Emerging Māori Writer in Residence

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Wellington

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, is currently seeking an Emerging Māori Writer in Residence for three months in the first half of 2021.

This is an exciting new opportunity for emerging Māori Writers in Aotearoa.

Applications are invited from Māori writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry (page and performance), devised performance, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, etc. Projects may be written in English or te reo Māori.

Spend three months working on your latest project with backing from Victoria University of Wellington's renowned creative writing school and Creative New Zealand.

There is a writer's stipend of $15,000, a space to write and creative support.

Role Description

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith at 04 463 6854 or modernletters@vuw.ac.nz

Applicants should follow all steps listed below. The application documentation required is listed on the role description.

About us

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. We care about your privacy and personal information. You can review the University's privacy notice or alternatively find out more about working at the University using the links at the top of the current vacancies page.

Important - application steps.

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click the apply now button at the base of the advert and follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please note: our system only allows for one supporting document to be uploaded with an application so please consider combining files in pdf format prior to uploading.

Email completed the completed application form, cover letter, and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz along with any further supporting documents stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.


Applications close Friday, 30 October 2020.

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