Kaitohutohu Mātauranga Māori

Mātauranga Māori Outreach Advisor

Nei rā a Ngā Taonga e karanga atu ana ki a koe e rapu ana i te tūranga hou mōu. Tēnei mātou ngā kaipupuri i ngā taonga ataata, i ngā taonga rongorongo hoki o te motu, arā, ngā tutuku a ngā mātua tūpuna. E ngākau whakapuke ana ki ēnei momo kōrero tuku iho o Aotearoa? Tēnā whakapā mai ki a mātou.

Ngā Taonga is the audiovisual archive for Aotearoa New Zealand. Set up as a Charitable Trust and committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi we collect, preserve, care for and share taonga that bring our nation’s history and heritage to life. Our unique collections spans 120 years and encompasses films, radio, television, sound recordings and documents.

The 70+ staff who work for us are passionate about caring for this precious taonga and their role ensuring that it’s always in safe hands. This work ensures all New Zealanders, including future generations, will be able to know their stories and connect with their cultural identity.

He nui ngā kaupapa whakaharahara kei mua i te aroaro o Ngā Taonga i tenei wa.

Te Tūranga: The Role

We are looking to appoint two Kaitohutohu Matauranga Māori to join our Share and Promote Group. The Group is responsible for the Archive’s marketing and communications, public programming and the supply of collection material to customers.

The purpose of these roles is to work collaboratively with the wider Share and Promote rōpū, and support the Pou Ārahi to develop and deliver public outreach engagement initiatives to reconnect iwi, hapū and whānau Māori with their taonga.

These positions play an important role in collaborating on varied projects with and for Māori, and facilitating access to the significant matauranga Māori within our Taonga Māori collections.

Ko tāu:

Proficiency in te reo Maori, mātauranga Māori, understanding of tikanga, knowledge of New Zealand history and experience working with iwi, hāpū, whānau and Māori communities are required for these roles.

Your experience engaging audiences via public events, marketing initiatives and/or customer service is also required with excellent presentation skills being a plus.

You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working in digital mediums.

You will ideally have experience in taking responsibility to ensure taonga Māori and mātauranga Māori interests are considered and included in all your work activities. You will be a strong advocate for the use of te reo Māori.

Ko ngā whiwhinga mōu: What we offer

  • be a part of an organisation that truly values their people.
  • belong to a great team that is doing exciting, meaningful and impactful work
  • have opportunities to learn from your colleagues and through professional development

Me pēnei te tono mai: Next steps

View or download the Job Description. To discuss the role you can contact Lyn Harrison at Atahaia Consultancy Limited on 027 245 2477 and to submit your application, send your cover letter and CV to

Applications close on Friday 22 January 2021 at 5pm.