Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

He whare taonga matua a Tāmaki Paenga Hira, he pātaka kōrero tuku iho nō ngā tāngata me te rohe o Tāmaki Makaurau. Ka whakapau kaha mātou ki te manaaki i ngā taonga whakahirahira, ki te whakawhanake, ki te whakaputa hoki i ngā kaupapa whakahirahira ki ō mātou wharetoi, ki ngā whakaaturanga, ki ngā hōtaka mātauranga hoki hei whakapuaki mā ngā kaimahi tūturu me ngā kaitūao o tēnei whare taonga. Koinei te kāinga o ngā hui whakamahara o Tāmaki Herehere, waihoki nō mātou anō te whare rangahau tawhito rawa o te motu, ā, he whare tāpoi matua hoki tēnei e muia ana e ngā tūruhi.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas.

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland's identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum's stories. We are Auckland's home of commemoration as well as the country’s oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

 Job Description


He wāhi nui tō te Associate Curator Māori i te whakapuakitanga mai o te hōhonutanga o ngā kohinga taonga Māori rongonui a Tāmaki Paenga Hira, kei raro anō i te atawhai o te Curator Taonga Māori me te Pou Ārahi Curator Māori. Ko te mahi a tēnei tūranga, he hāpai i ngā mahi rauhī hei whakawhanake i te kohinga taonga Māori o Tāmaki Paenga Hira, he whāngai i te kounga o ngā kohikohinga, he whakatairanga i te whakapuaretanga mai o te kohinga, he whakautu i ngā tono a te marea, he āwhina i te whakawhanaketanga o ngā whakaaturanga, he whakahaere i ngā hōtaka mō te iwi whānui me ngā kōrero ā-hiko, he tautoko hoki i ngā mahi rangahau e pā ana ki ngā taonga Māori. Ko te hiahia, ka whakapakarihia ngā mahi rangahau a ngā kairauhī e ngā pūkenga o te Associate Curator.

The Associate Curator Māori is a pivotal role in unlocking the potential of Auckland Museum’s renowned Taonga Māori collection, under the leadership of the Curator Taonga Māori and Pou Ārahi Curator Māori. The role supports the provision of curatorial expertise to develop Auckland Museum’s taonga Māori collection, enrich the content of the collection, promote collection access, answer public enquiries, contribute to the development of exhibitions, public programmes and digital content, and support research activities related to the taonga Māori collection. It is expected that the Associate Curator Māori will bring strength in research areas that are complementary to the existing curatorial team.

 Desired Skills and Experience

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Mōhiotanga

Ka tutuki pai i a koe tēnei tūranga mēnā kei a koe ēnei āhuatanga;

  • He tohu paetahi, he mōhiotanga rānei ki tētahi kaupapa e whai pānga ana ki tēnei mahi 
  • Kua whai mōhiotanga, kua whai mātauranga hoki e pā ana ki ngā taonga Māori
  • Kua whai mōhiotanga mō te mahi tiaki taonga me te whakawhanaketanga o ngā kohinga taonga Māori.
  • E mārama ana, e ngākaunui ana ki ngā taonga Māori, ki te hirahira hoki o ngā kōrero ā ngā kohinga hei rauemi matua mō ngā kaupapa o te whare taonga
  • He mōhio ki te tuhituhi, ki te kōrero hoki i te reo Māori
  • He mārō ngā taura here tangata ki te ao Māori me ōna tāngata kei ngā rohe, kei te motu whānui anō
  • He mārama ki ngā ariā me ngā tikanga a Te Tiriti o Waitangi me ngā pānga ki ngā mahi a te whare taonga
  • He mātau ki te whakapuaki kōrero ā-waha, ā-tuhi hoki, ki te wetewete whakaaro, ki te whakatakoto mahere, ki te whakahaere mahi hoki.
  • He mōhio ki te mahi ngātahi, ki te whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro hoki i waenga i ngā rōpū rerekē, pērā i ngā iwi me ngā whānau, i ngā rōpū o te hapori, ki te iwi whānui, ki ngā rōpū mahi o te whare taonga, ā, ki ngā kaimahi kei ngā taumata katoa o te whare taonga.

To be successful in this role, you will offer;

  • Relevant post graduate qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of taonga Māori collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice in collection care and development relating to taonga Māori collections.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to taonga Māori and their interpretive value, and as a core resource for museum activities.
  • Written and oral Te Reo fluency preferred or at least intermediate proficiency.
  • Evidence of strong networks with the Māori community at local and national levels.
  • Understanding of the principles and practice of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the implications of this for the work of the museum.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical, planning and time management skills.
  • A collaborative approach and excellent interpersonal skills will be essential in dealing with diverse groups including, iwi and whānau, community groups, the public, museum project teams, and across all tiers of the museum.

Closing Date: 23 September 2022
Rā Kati: 23 o Mahuru 2022

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Me whai mana koe hei kaimahi ki Aotearoa i mua i tō tono ki tēnei tūranga. He whare manaaki, he whare atawhai a Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Ka manaakihia ngā momo tāngata rerekē, ka poipoi mātou i ngā tikanga a iwi kē i raro i ā mātou rautaki e rua o Teu le Vā me He Korahi Māori. He nui anō ngā hua papai e whakawhiwhia ana ki ngā kaimahi pērā i ngā whakaritenga ngāwari mō te mahi me ngā rā whakatā. Kua whakawhiwhia tō mātou hōtaka hauora ki tētahi tohu whakanui. He tūranga whakahirahira tēnei mā tētahi tangata e kimi mahi ana ki tētahi o ngā whare whakahirahira o Aotearoa e kaha ana ki te whakapuaki i ngā kōrero ā-motu me ērā ā Tāmaki Makaurau, e whakaata ana i tō tātou tūranga motuhake ki Te Moananui-a-Kiwa
He Oranga Tāngata ka ao

You must be eligible to currently work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Vā and He Korahi Māori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits such as flexible work and leave and an award-winning wellbeing programme. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tāngata ka ao

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

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