Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

Would you like to work as part of a collaborative and energetic Policy team in a central Wellington location?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at the forefront of New Zealand's cultural and heritage sector, supporting the Ministry's Policy functions.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

We are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to support two busy Directors in our Policy and Sector Performance Group. In this role, you are able to be their partner in identifying priorities, fielding communications and ensuring their time is spent in the right places (and knowing when and when not to pull them out of a meeting).

Kōrero mōu - About you

Using your great organisational and time management skills, you will be exceptional at email and diary management.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • outstanding communication and stakeholder management skills
  • intermediate to advanced computer literacy of Office 365 - including being able to write, routing communications well, and turn notes into solid documents
  • the ability to take initiative and work under pressure.

Ko wai mātou - Who we are

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 150 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse - we support many of Aotearoa's art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

  • We have a leadership role across the cultural sector. We work with our funded agencies and partners to help shape national conversation about New Zealand's culture and heritage
  • We're a Treaty partner. We work in partnership with Māori and are guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • We're a public sector agency. We work to deliver nationally significant programmes that speak to the heart of our national identity

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and complete the application form here.

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 25 August 2019.

Te Mahi Hangore - Working flexibly*

We're committed to providing a supportive environment for our people and so we embrace flexible working arrangements at Manatu Taonga. We want you to be your best both inside and outside of work and we're open minded about how you achieve that. We'd love to hear what flexible working arrangements may work for you, so don't forget to include those in your cover letter. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time or implement some altered work patterns to fit around other commitments in your life, we'd love to talk about it with you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Āheinga - Eligibility

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.


Closing date: 
Sunday, 25 August 2019 - 5:00pm