Puke Ariki Museum and Govett-Brewster Māori Public Programs Officer

New Plymouth District Council

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Taranaki

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 and opportunity to join a the Cultural Experiences Public Program team and work with other like-minded curators and Kaiako to design and deliver public engagement programs that are responsive to the needs of the Māori and Taranaki communities. Part of a team strengthening relationships between Puke Ariki and the Gallery with local iwi and hapū, you will advance the delivery of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo programs engaging audiences with toi, tribal and regional histories, and ideas of the past, present and future. If you have a passion to create, communicate and provide impactful Māori public programmes with maanakitanga and kaitiakitanga we want to hear from you.

Tino takohanga - Key responsibilities:

  • In this new role you will develop, communicate and deliver impactful Māori public programmes working closely with the Museum curators and the Govett-Brewser Art Gallery-Len Lye Centre team, in accord with strategies, priorities and plans
  • You'll consult internally with curators and team members and externally with iwi, hapū and other groups to determine relevant program content, participants and forms of events for different age and interest groups
  • A key part of the role is to collaborate with team members to plan, coordinate and communicate the overall program and provide content for marketing and communication to relevant participants
  • You will have a high standard of working relationships and engage in collaboration across the Puke Ariki and the Gallery with Public Programs and Learning team members, and as part of programming across the Cultural Experiences facilities
  • You will bring a keenness to create and maintain good working relationships with iwi, hapū and whānaui and contribute to a positive team culture
  • You will plan and deliver events and ongoing programs with manaakitanga and to a high standard, and engage local participants and create positive working relationships

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

  • Whakapapa Māori preferred
  • Tertiary qualification in Arts, Māori or Toi Māori Studies, Education, Museum or Cultural Studies or a related field or related experience
  • Minimum of three years' experience in a gallery or museum educational institution, preferably but not necessarily in public programs
  • A working proficiency in Te Reo, and experience in applying Matauranga Māori and Te Reo in a museum or gallery context
  • Knowledge of tikanga and able to practice manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, māramatanga and whanaungatanga within the role
  • Demonstrated experience of programming with a focus on public and community engagement, sharing of ideas and knowledge and ability to create community relationships
  • Knowledge of Ngā Toi Māori and/or tribal and iwi histories is an advantage
  • Proven experience in planning and scheduling events and ability to budget
  • Excellent writing and public speaking communications
  • Knowledge of the cultural sector and ability to research program participants

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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