People & Culture Coordinator – Kaupapa Māori

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People & Culture Coordinator – Kaupapa Māori

Want to join a dedicated and passionate team? Do you bring a Māori worldview to your mahi? Join us as we embark on our journey into te ao Māori!

MOTAT is an interactive museum with a focus on creating a fun, visually stimulating environment for our visitors. It is home to a unique mix of collections and experiences and our vision is to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.  This is an exciting time to join a team with a huge amount of experience and enthusiasm to position MOTAT as a ‘must experience’ venue here in Tāmaki Makaurau.

About the role

Embracing a Māori worldview, our People & Culture Coordinator – Kaupapa Māori provides hands on support in nurturing te ao Māori into the MOTAT Team. Working closely alongside our Advisor, this role is positioned to be a key touchpoint between our people and te ao Māori. If you thrive in an environment where you are trusted to push forward on initiatives, blow the scope on Kaupapa Māori within our unique Museum setting, and help build a framework that supports Kaimahi Māori bring their cultural world view to their work at MOTAT, then we would love to hear from you!

This is a 32 hours per week role (hours negotiable), with the benefit of flexible working hours and the ability to work a portion of hours from home each week. 

About you

Are you a People & Culture Coordinator who brings a Māori worldview to your mahi? Maybe you have worked in a Kaupapa Māori organisation or role in the past and want to try your hand at HR and supporting the business and its people? With a natural ability to walk in two worlds, you will be a key player in the team who will drive and deliver Te Puna Whāngai Māori, MOTAT’s Kaupapa Māori Framework. 

Ultimately, you are you, and we appreciate that everyone brings different strengths to the team. We want you to bring your unique flair to your work, acknowledging that we all come from different backgrounds, previous work contexts, and areas of expertise.  We want you to tell us about your experience working within Kaupapa Māori, building solid and longstanding relationships with Māori communities to co-develop people programmes. Share your broad knowledge and understanding of te ao and tikanga Māori, as well as your ability to take an inclusive and collaborative approach to your work. Ideally you will have an intermediate level fluency of te reo Māori, experience developing Kaupapa Māori training programmes and/or materials, and the ability to develop and conduct training for employees at all levels. Knowledge of human resources management practices and experience in the culture change space would be a huge advantage.  

About us

Why chose MOTAT? Here at MOTAT, we truly look to inspire your thoughts, ideas, and innovative ways of working. We want to create a working environment that provides you with the confidence to come to work as your true self, every day! Our commitment to those in roles where you are asked to break new ground, grow kaupapa, and draw on your cultural self is that you will have time in your work hours to contribute to your own iwi, hapū, and/or whānau to ensure your connections and ties remain strong and your cup is full. 
Not quite ready to apply and want to find out more? We are hosting an open evening on Thursday, 12 May from 3:00 – 7:00pm where you can come in a speak directly with our team and ask us any burning questions you have about our new roles. Ask us about our team culture, have a walk around some of our recent exhibitions, hear about the journey we are on, and find out what it’s really like to work at MOTAT!

Or if you’re ready to take the leap… apply now!

For the full position description and to apply please go to MOTAT’s job site:

Close Date: 20 May 2022

We reserve the right to interview before the closing date, so applications may close before the deadline.  

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