Kaitohutohu Matua Mātauranga Māori

Senior 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 a Kaitohutohu Matua Mātauranga Māori to join the Mātauranga Māori Outreach team in our Share and Promote rōpū. The Group is responsible for the Archive’s marketing and communications, public programming and the supply of collection material to customers.

This role will work collaboratively with the other teams within the Share and Promote rōpū and the Pou Ārahi, to develop and deliver varied outreach mahi so as to reconnect iwi, hapū and whānau Māori with their taonga. Ko te hāpai i te taonga Māori te kaupapa nui me ōna mātauranga.

The role is also responsible for researching the significant mātauranga Māori within our Taonga Māori collections as well as providing coaching and mentoring to others in the team when appropriate.

Ko tāu:

You will possess specialist skills and knowledge of mātauranga Māori, tikanga Māori and fluency in te reo Māori. Your experience in senior roles delivering varied audience engagement initiatives, ideally in the GLAM sector is valued, as are your established relationships and networks with whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities. Experience presenting to varied audiences across different mediums is a definite plus.

Your digital skills will be evident and you will share your knowledge and support staff to increase their understanding and skills with this medium. Excellent written skills are a must.

Haria mai ōu pukenga.

You will also provide expert strategic advice and leadership on mātauranga Maori across Nga Taonga and your support to embed our Kaitiaki Framework across the organisation. This has as its key principles Mana Taonga, Mana Tuturu and manaaki, , which are critical aspects to this role.

Mehemea kei a koe te ngākau hihiko mō tēnei mahi, tukuna mai tō tono.

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
  • Ka taea e koe te whāwhā i ngā taonga Māori me ōna mātauranga.

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.