Learning Specialist - Mātauranga Māori

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Fixed term contract - Ideal secondment position for teachers

Calling innovative kaiako and educators

E nga mana, e nga reo, ko Te Papa Tongarewa te pa e tu watawata mai ana nga taonga o te Motu ki Te Upoko-o-Te-Ika. Papaki mai ana nga tai o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, ko Pukeahu, ko Matairangi nga taumata korero. Ka tangi te Keo ki nga mate o nga hau e wha, moe mai ra te iwi nui kei te po. Nau mai ra te hunga ora. Tenei Te Papa Tongarewa e kimi ana, e rapu ana i tetahi pouako kia whanake te kura, kia whai wahi ai a tatou tamariki ki nga taonga o te motu.

He waka akoranga | Empowering life-long learning

Te Papa is seeking a Learning Specialist to support our Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures programme.  Raranga Matihiko delivers innovative digital technologies curriculum learning to those with limited digital learning opportunities [link removed]. This role will contribute to the development of our learning programmes for ākonga in Māori Medium and English Medium contexts. You will empower our learners through weaving digital technologies curriculum learning with Te Papa's collections, exhibitions and resources by designing and facilitating meaningful learning experiences, resources and products for ākonga. You will help us grow our learning communities and expand our reach and accessibility through learning.

You will be part of a collaborative team responsible for leading the development and delivery of Māori Medium and English Medium programmes integrating The New Zealand Curriculum Digital Technologies content and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Hangarau Matihiko content.

This role is a full time (40 hours) fixed term contract to 18 December 2021 to help Te Papa deliver Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures programme. This is an ideal year long experience for a teacher secondment.  Bring your classroom skills and insights, learn new skills in an innovative context and then return to school refreshed and energised for 2022.

We are looking for:

  • A skilled kaiako, well versed in Te Marautanga, Te Ao Māori and Mātauranga Māori
  • a passionate and talented teacher or kaiako who engages learning and technology to make a real difference to the organisations and communities you work with.
  • confident in working with groups of ākonga of all ages, and you have particular experience in working with on teaching in a Māori medium context
  • lifelong learner with a growth mindset who enjoys creative problem solving. You enjoy developing new programmes and products, and you believe in testing ideas and experimenting. You're a team player with great ideas and the skills to bring them to life.

Fluency in Te Reo Māori, confidence in tikanga Māori and the ability to deliver programmes in Te Reo is essential.

About us:

Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, research-driven, innovative and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and our ability to represent our communities. Our vision is Changing Hearts, Minds and Lives. Biculturalism, mana taonga and learning are at our core.

Te Papa is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment process, we will require Police Vetting of preferred candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Applications close Monday 30 November 2020

Please apply here


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