Programme Manager, Māori – Nui Te Korero

Creative New Zealand

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Programme manager, Māori – Nui Te Korero (Fixed Term 12 months) 

  • Exciting opportunity to work on a leading, national conference for the Arts in Aotearoa
  • Part time – 25 hours per week
  • Ideally Wellington or Auckland based

E ngā mātā waka o te motu, e ngā karangatanga maha, te iti me te rahi  tēnā koutou katoa, he panui tēnei e pā ana ki ētahi tunga hou i Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai i roto i te ao Toi.

Ko tā mātou mahi – The role 

The Programming Manager, Māori is responsible for managing and developing the format and content of the Nui te Kōrero programme within a Mātauranga Māori framework. 

Under the direction of the Co-Sponsoring Managers, Nui te Kōrero, you will work collaboratively with the Project Manager, Nui te Kōrero to develop and deliver an inspiring conference programme for 2023. You will provide guidance in tikanga and Mātauranga Māori to uplift the speakers and participants and to ensure the quality and relevance of the programme content for Nui te Kōrero.

You will work with the curators to draw on their extensive networks and knowledge of the arts to pursue high-caliber, quality speakers and content creators, guests, industry leaders and decision-makers, both within and outside of the arts.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Lived experience working in a Māori context, including tikanga Māori, te reo Māori and active demonstration of kaupapa Māori.
  • Current knowledge and understanding of key trends and players in the arts sector in Aotearoa and other aligned sectors.
  • Demonstrated direct experience in programming a major event such as a festival or conference with evidence of previous successful outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills which can be applied to writing programme notes and briefing speakers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively with the project team, including the curators, speakers, as well as industry stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application 

Ngā tāpaetanga kei a mātou:  What we offer 

We offer a positive, supportive, collaborative and flexible working environment. In addition to annual leave, we offer a wellbeing/hauora package, additional leave over the Christmas/New Year period, Southern Cross Health Insurance, Life insurance and genuinely flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to the hauora of our people, and we support the growth and development of our whānau in flexible, mana enhancing ways.

Applications close Friday 19 August 2022

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