Wānanga Administrator – Te Puia, Rotorua


Based in Rotorua, the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute (NZMACI) is the home of the National schools of carving (including bone, pounamu, stone and rākau), and weaving.

The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Act 2020 sets out the Institute as a legal entity, as well as defining its functions to preserve, promote and perpetuate Māori arts and crafts.

It is this legislation that governs the day to day activities of both NZMACI and Te Puia.

As a recipient and guardian of a strong nationally focused cultural legacy, NZMACI has been able to position itself at the forefront of Māori cultural representation, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Act reinforces this foundation and is unique internationally in its explicit recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to the preservation and practice of their traditional arts, crafts, and culture.

We are seeking a super organised individual to provide administrative assistance and support to Tumu me ngā Pouako o ngā Wānanga, and the NZMACI management team.

If this is you, you will be:

  • highly communicative in both written and oral language
  • have advanced computer skills and above average administrative skills
  • a background in education would be highly advantageous
  • be empathetic, yet decisive and strong
  • understanding of te Reo me ōna tikanga highly advantageous
  • must be able to work weekends and public holidays (if required)
  • be able to work autonomously, to task, budget and timelines.

This is a permanent part-time position – minimum 27.5 hours per week (generally Monday to Friday).

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