Poutaki Mātauranga Māori

Manager Mātauranga Māori Outreach

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 a Poutaki Mātauranga Māori to join our Tūhono rōpū, and lead a team responsible for delivering the Iwi Engagement Strategy. This role is central to our success in developing enduring partnerships with iwi and to reconnect whānau, hapū and iwi Māori with their taonga through the delivery of varied outreach initiatives. These include public events and programmes, marketing and communication activities and supply of collection material to those whānau, hapū and iwi.

Ko tāu:

You will be recognised for your management experience leading public outreach in a te reo Māori environment and for your knowledge of te Ao Māori. He tangata mōhio koe ki te kōrero Māori? E mōhio ana hoki koe ki ngā tikanga me ngā take o te Ao Māori?

Delivering effective audience engagement initiatives and building strong relationships across a range of audiences is crucial to the success of this role.

You style of leadership is collaborative, as you will work with the Pou Arahi, other Share & Promote teams, dedicated matauranga Māori staff and other teams across Ngā Taonga on iwi/Māori engagement and research projects, as well as contribute to strategic plans and annual planning processes. Ko te hāpai i ngā taonga Māori te kaupapa nui.

Your experience working in an audience engagement capacity in the Gallery, Library, Archives and Museum (GLAM) sector is an advantage, as is your understanding of archival ethos and practice. Presentation skills and an understanding of digital mediums are a plus.

Ko ngā whiwhinga mōu: What we offer

  • be a part of an organisation that truly values their people and the role of Kaitiaki
  • belong to a great team that is doing exciting, meaningful and impactful work
  • have opportunities to learn from your colleagues and through professional development
  • Ka whāwhā koe i ngā taonga tuku iho a ngā tūpuna e pupuritia nei e mātou.

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.