Poutaki Taonga Māori

Manager Collections, Taonga Māori

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 Taonga Māori to join our Accessible Collections team. This is a leadership position, managing the Collection Archivists team who play a vital role in the acquisition, cataloguing, preservation, provision and management of material across all Ngā Taonga collections.

A key requirement of the role is to proactively develop partnerships and collaborative working relationships with external agencies in the sector and increase digital capability across the Archive.

Ko tāu: You will

You will be recognised for your ability to work and lead in a te reo Māori environment and for your knowledge of te Ao Māori. The experience you bring as a senior executive in an archival role is an advantage.

You will contribute to the wider organisation strategic planning, policy and protocols development and champion best practice rights management of taonga. Ensuring the correct tikanga is upheld by the Collections Team and sharing your knowledge of emerging trends that relate to Māori and indigenous rights is an important aspect of this role.

Exceptional interpersonal skills are essential, as well as a recognised tertiary qualification in Māori studies, history, film, media and or archives, museum or library studies.

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.