Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Tumu Here Iwi Relationships Manager
Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.
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.
The Tumu Here Iwi Relationships Manager will provide advice and guidance that will enable Auckland Museum to build strong, constructive relationships with whānau, hapu, iwi, Māori communities that are underpinned by sound tikanga Māori advice and direction in key Museum priorities. The Tumu Here Iwi Relationships Manager will facilitate and lead engagement with Māori, Pacific and other communities for the repatriation of Human Remains held at Auckland Museum. Coupled with this important objective, the role holder will facilitate and support Museum engagement with Māori, Pacific and other communities that increase the awareness and care of taonga held at Auckland Museum. The role position, with the support of the Māori and Pacific Development team, will grow and guide approaches that increase Tikanga and Te Reo Māori within the Museum and between the Museum and Māori.
Desired Skills and Experience
Advanced tikanga Māori knowledge including knowledge of the differences in tikanga and kawa of different hapu and iwi.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role working in a Museum or similar organisation.
• Bachelor’s degree qualification in Māori Studies, Museum Studies or other relevant qualification.
• Advanced fluency in Te Reo Māori (to the standard of fluency of a native speaker).
• Experience in leading the development and implementation of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori in a
• Proven experience in the practical application of tikanga Māori, Whaikōrero, Te Reo Māori, Mātauranga
Māori and Treaty of Waitangi principles.
• A strong and extensive network within Māori communities and demonstrated ability and experience
interacting successfully with Māori communities and colleagues.
• Confidence and standing to operate in a tikanga Māori environment and other cultural settings.
• Ability to analyse and make sense of Mātauranga Māori and indigenous knowledge and apply it
appropriately in a museum setting.
• Advanced written and oral presentation skills.
• Confidence to appropriately apply Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori, or Pacific languages and custom,
particularly when handling human remains belonging to Māori, Pacific and other indigenous
• Ability to lead in the practice and implementation of tikanga Māori in the workplace.
To view the position description please click here,
Closing Date: 19 June 2022
You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this 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 Va and He Korahi Maori 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.
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