Puke Ariki Pouako Ara Māori

New Plymouth District Council

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Taranaki

Puke Ariki Museum and Libraries Pouako Ara Māori

Ko wai mātou - Who are we

Te Kaunihera-ā-rohe o Ngāmotu - New Plymouth District Council is a local government organisation located in the heart of New Plymouth. Our vision is to be the Sustainable Lifestyle Capital, and our district boasts a spectacular natural beauty from Taranaki Maunga to the moana. In 2021, we were awarded the most liveable city (for a population between 75,000 and 150,000) by the International Awards for Liveable Communities. We work collaboratively with iwi, Government, not-for-profits and businesses to achieve outcomes that benefit our community.

Te āheinga - The opportunity

This is an exciting new role at Puke Ariki to join a Learning team and work with other Kaiako to contribute to designing and delivering education programs that are responsive to the needs of the Māori community. We are looking for a Māori educator with an understanding of curricula and responsive to the needs of Māori and other learners to develop, communicate and deliver education programmes for kōpae, kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa, bilingual and main stream education groups with a Te Ao Māori and Te Reo focus. Interested in building relationships between Puke Ariki with local iwi and hapū, you will engage with the Public Programs and Learning and wider Puke Ariki team to advance the delivery of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo resources and programs. If you are interested in identifying the needs and opportunities for learning services at Puke Ariki to connect Tangata Whenua and tauiwi to Mātauranga Māori and Te Ao Māori related to Taranaki and beyond, we want to hear from you.

Tino takohanga - Key responsibilities

As part of the Learning team, develop, communicate and deliver education programmes for kōpae, kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa, bilingual and mainstream education groups with a Te Ao Māori and Te Reo focus. Connect iwi/hapū and whānau with the Museum and Libraries through learning programs that are relevant, meaningful, inviting and safe, and foster and maintain quality relationships. Contribute to team and organisational goals and planning and deliver plan outcomes. Uphold partnership under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako - Essential skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of kura and school curriculum and teaching methods, including Te Aho Matua
  • Māori whakapapa preferred
  • Working knowledge of Te Reo
  • Experience in planning and implementing arts education programmes for young people
  • Tertiary learning/teaching qualification or relative teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and local histories
  • Knowledge of Ngā Toi Māori is an advantage

He aha ai a Taranaki? - Why Taranaki?

With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki is one of the best regions in New Zealand and the world. In Taranaki it's easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions' dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!

Ōu mātou rourou - What we offer

At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff including solid career pathways, learning and development opportunities as well as personal and professional development.

You can expect to start in this permanent, full-time role with us between $71,965 and $77,561.

If you think this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Applications close on Rāhina (Monday), 1 Hōngongoi (July) 2024.


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