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Investing in Māori language revitalisation

Investing in Māori language revitalisation

Investing in Māori language revitalisation

Te Mātāwai

Closing Date : 27 May 2019

Te Mātāwai is now recruiting for a Kaiwhakahaere Whakapāpātanga: Communications Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to display your skills as a thought leader in communications. We are looking for someone with communications and marketingexperience that will not only promote the work of Te Mātāwai, but inspire and engage other organisations, individuals, iwi, hapū and whanau to be part of the kaupapa of te reo Māorirevitalisation.

The position is full-time and based in Wellington. Competency in Te Reo Māori is preferable.

The Communications Manager will report directly to the Tumu Whakarae (Chief Executive) and be responsible for a Communications Advisor (yet to be appointed).

Te Mātāwai background

Te Mātāwai was established by the Māori Language Act 2016. The Act is written in te reo Māori and English, with the Māori language text prevailing – a first for the New Zealandlegal system. Literally translated Te Mātāwai means fountainhead. In the context of te reoMāori revitalisation, Te Mātāwai embodies the fresh waters from a spring contributing to the preservation of te reo Māori as a taonga of Aotearoa.

Te Mātāwai recently finalised the Maihi Māori Strategy. The vision of the Maihi Māori Strategy is Kia ūkaipō anō te reo – te reo Māori is restored as a nurtured first language.

For a copy of any of the detailed position description (including indicative salary range) please contact Applications close at 5pm on 20 May 2019. Interviews will be scheduled from 27 May 2019 onwards.


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