Pou Arataki o Te Pae Tangata / Manager Partnerships

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Vacancy 2024/ 02

Pou Arataki o Te Pae Tangata / Manager Partnerships
Te Hononga | Māori Crown Partnerships
Fulltime * / Permanent

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

We have a new exciting permanent leadership opportunity to join Te Hononga – Māori Crown Partnerships team.

Kōrero mō te roopu | About Te Hononga

Manatū Taonga’s work touches all New Zealanders’ lives, ranging across arts, heritage, media, and sport, and supporting sectors from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to museums, and more. Our mahi connects New Zealanders with their stories and with our unique cultural identity and contributes to building an inclusive and cohesive society. We take a whole-of-system approach and develop effective partnerships across government and with iwi and communities.

At the heart of our strategy, lies Te Arataki, our plan and vision to become a better Te Tiriti partner through our ability to engage effectively with iwi Māori, by striving to ensure that Māori culture is understood and valued by all New Zealanders and by focussing on effective partnerships to realise the promise of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

This new role will focus on actively supporting the Deputy Secretary lead our Māori Crown Partnerships business group.  You are specifically accountable for the effective management of Te Tai Whakaea Settlement Stories, Taonga Tūturu, and Māori heritage research and content.

Kōrero mōu | About you

You are comfortable influencing people up, down and across the organisation; you are looking to the future and managing in the present; and you are working autonomously and within a broader leadership team.

As a leader you can see what’s possible and you know how to deliver it through your team. You can see the potential in people and know how to get the best out of each person in a way that benefits them and the organisation.

You recognise and harness the power of the collective. This means you see and make connections across all Manatū Taonga work and ensure that what we do is well informed by the Crown’s Treaty obligations. You work with your leadership team to manage risks and capitalise on opportunities so our organisation, and the system we are stewards of, is responsive, sustainable, and strong.

Given this is a leadership role, it is essential that you are committed to encouraging and supporting your peers to progress their own development of te reo and tikanga Māori as the Ministry works to build our cultural capability in te reo and tikanga Māori together.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. We operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. 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.  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, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be redirected to Govt.Jobs to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 February 2024

For enquiries about this position please contact Debbie Moody – debbie.moody@mch.govt.nz 

*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.



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