Pou Whirinaki |Team Administrator

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Vacancy 2022/ 61

Pou Whirinaki |Team Administrator



Salary Range $50,628 - $59,562  

Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi
Culture is thriving, the people are well 

Are you a high performing administrator with significant experience supporting managers to organise their work, manage projects and teams and successfully deliver – then we want to hear from you!

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for an experienced and high performing Team Administrator to support Te Pae Māpuna team in our Te Hua | Delivery Group.   Find out more about Te Hua

This role provides the full breadth of team administration and support and high-quality business support. You anticipate demands and pro-actively manage constantly changing diary and meeting requests. Your ability to prioritise and make judgements on responding to correspondence and emails allow your managers to succeed in their roles. 

In addition to strong administration capability, we are looking for capable writer and proof-reader, as you will be called upon to assist in the preparation of meeting papers and minute taking.  You will also have advanced word processing and computer literacy skills, and confidence in financial administration.

You will be supported by the ministry’s wider administration support team. 

Kōrero mōu | About you

You will have:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible ‘can do’ attitude   

Your ability to prioritise work and build professional rapport with internal and external stakeholders will contribute to your success in this role.

It would be advantageous if you have an understand of the machinery of government and are familiar with government processes.  An interest in the arts, heritage, media and/or sport sectors would also be beneficial. 

Ko wai mātou | About us 

Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 170 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.  

We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reflecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.

Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers 

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply 

For the position description and to apply for this role, click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button to be redirect to Government Jobs. 

We are looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

For enquiries about this position contact Sarah De Renzy, Executive Assistant sarah.derenzy@mch.govt.nz      

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 21 August 2022

*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you. 

Āheinga | Eligibility

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatū Taonga in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information 

Please Note: In accordance with the Public Service Workforce Guidance for the COVID-19 Protection Framework, . Manatū Taonga does not require employees, contractors and visitors to be vaccinated to enter Ministry premises but it is encouraged. New COVID-19 variants, outbreaks or Government protection framework settings may result in a change to vaccination requirements to protect the general population. Should this occur, unvaccinated people may be required to take additional steps to comply with any updated policy (including working remotely where required). 



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