Takawaenga ā-Iwi Reo Motuhake

Client Access Liaison Māori Specialist

He mea whai take te pūranga taonga nā te whai take hoki nō ngā mea tuku iho. Kei ngā pūranga e puritia ana ā tātou kōrero, e toka ai ngā mea i pā ki a tātou, kō wai rā tātou, ko wai tātou ināianei. He whakarangatira tāna i tō tātou mana ā-iwi me tā tātou aro hoki ki ngā tikanga a iwi kē.

Archives matter because history matters. Archives hold our stories, give us evidence about what has happened, who we were and who we are. They enrich our sense of identity and our understanding of our cultures.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is New Zealand’s audiovisual archive. We save and cherish the stories, creativity and history of Aotearoa New Zealand in sound and moving images.
With strong values of connection, creativity and conservation our purpose is to collect, share and care for New Zealand's audiovisual taonga. Our kaupapa expresses our commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and reflects Māori and Pākehā perspectives, language and aspirations. It guides the way we work with each other, with audiovisual taonga and with those connected with it.

The Information Services team is looking for a full time Takawaenga ā-iwi Reo Motuhake - Client Access Liaison Māori Specialist to join them in providing access to the collections we hold, working in our busy Wellington office. In this unique and varied customer service role, you will be working closely with our taonga, cataloguing them in te reo Māori, and assisting a wide range of clients with access and research requests, including the production community, iwi and Māori organisations, and the heritage sector. You will also be providing research support to our Pou Ārahi – Strategic Advisor, Māori for iwi engagement projects.

This role would suit someone with proven customer service experience and an interest in pursuing a career in working with audiovisual media in the heritage sector.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • A strong customer service ethos
  • Fluency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga - Level 3 LFE or above
  • Experience working with iwi and Māori communities
  • Tertiary qualification or relevant experience
  • An understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards
  • A high level of personal motivation, initiative and adaptability 

  • The ability to think innovatively and as part of a team 

What is in it for you?

  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others
  • An opportunity to work with some amazing taonga held in our collection
  • Great opportunities for career progression and professional development
  • Exciting projects to get involved in
  • An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

Salary Range: $48,410-$55,000
Remuneration will be commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant.

To Apply

Download a position description and an application form . Send your completed application form with your CV and covering letter to .

Applications close Friday 22nd March at 3pm.

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Sarah Davy on 04 896 4846.