Arts & Culture Pou Arahi Māori
Auckland Council
Auckland City, AUK
10h ago
source : ExploreJobs

Unique Opportunity in Māori Arts & Culture!Progressive and Dynamic Team EnvironmentPermanent, Full time roleHe angitūtanga : The opportunityIn your new role as Pou Arahi Māori, you will develop a world-class programme of Toi Māori activity across our beautiful and vibrant city of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Working alongside our wider teams in the Arts, Community and Events department you will develop an arts and culture programme that is informed by contemporary understanding of the wider regional arts and culture landscape.

You will lead and participate in cross-unit teams to strategize and plan programmes, working with the production team and facilities managers to schedule appropriate resources required to deliver programmes across Auckland.

Key focus areas include Matariki, Waitangi, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and increasing the profile of the Māori language and culture.

Providing curatorial leadership for the Māori portfolio in the programming team, you will also support cross-organisational strategy and programmes that achieve Māori outcomes.

You will actively manage and service Mana Whenua relationships (specifically iwi manaaki partnership) to enable creation of integrated programmes for Auckland and capacity building opportunities for the sector.

He kōrero mōu : About youYour background will demonstrate significant relevant experience in Māori art and culture curatorial or similar work programming experience.

You will likely also bring high level qualifications in the creative sector.Understanding of Māori Interests within Tāmaki Makaurau is key here, as well as advanced Te Reo Māori and Matauranga Māori capability and a good understanding of Te Ao Māori including Mana Whenua and Mataawaka in Auckland.

You will have confidence in generating and leading creative work and be able to support decisions with rationale, expertise and a strategic vision mapping back to our unit and organisational goals.

Your knowledge and ability to develop an effective programme of work will ensure appropriate implementation and ownership of our Kaupapa-centred approach.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively, to a range of different audiences and in a variety of formal and informal situations will ensure you are able to build successful stakeholder relationships, demonstrating your understanding of multiple perspectives.

Political acumen and understanding the workings and functions of local government and council is also highly advantageous.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offerAuckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.

5 million people. We are dedicated to making Auckland the best place in the world to work, study, invest and enjoy an outstanding quality of life.

We are committed to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi and support the revitalisation of te reo Māori, encouraging all employees to use te reo Māori in their daily business activities, develop an understanding of tikanga and demonstrate openness to Māori perspectives.

Please contact Tash Puketapu for more information : tash.puketapu aucklandcouncil.govt.nzApplications close : Sunday 22nd November 2020Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Employees in receipt of salary protection and / or on the predecessor Council terms and conditions of employment, please note that the salary protection and / or predecessor Council terms and conditions, including relocation, apply to your current position.

Should you change to a new position (other than any secondment) you will be issued with a new employment letter of offer with current Auckland Council terms and conditions.

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