Kaiārahi Mātauranga Māori
For nearly two decades, Te Papa has housed, nurtured and empowered the legacies of Aotearoa and its people. We are built on a foundation of innovation and co-creation – a striking collision of community and culture that has transformed our history and our heritage into something tangible, something engaging. As our journey continues, we embrace the idea of renewal and the opportunity to once again delve into Aotearoa, its past, present, and future. We pride ourselves on what our predecessors have created, something that is contemporary, cutting-edge, and unique to our country.
Kua tata ki te rua ngahuru tau a Te Papa Tongarewa hei whakaruruhau, hei kaitiaki mō te mana taonga ā-motu o Aotearoa. Ko te hiringa, ko te tikanga rua te tūāpapa o tēnei pātaka iringa kōrero – koia i ihutahi ai te hāpori whānui ki ōna tikanga maha, koia i whanake ai ngā taonga me ngā kōrero tuku iho kia rangona te ihi, te wehi me te wana. Ka tere tēnei waka uta ki te taonga i ngā wai tuku kiri o Aotearoa, ka aro whakamuri ki te au o te waka, ka aro whakaroto o te waka, ka aro whakamua ki ngā tai e papaki mai ana. Kua oti kē tēnei whare taonga te waihanga, nāna i para te huarahi, he kaupapa hou tonu, he motuhake ki tēnei whenua.
Here is an opportunity that is unlike any other. As our Head of Mātauranga Māori, you’ll play a vital role in the Collections, Research and Learning Directorate, developing and delivering a sound intellectual and strategic direction for Mautaranga Maori and the management of its exhibitions and collections.
Koinei tētahi tūranga e kore tōna rite e kitea anō. Hei Kaiārahi Mātauranga Māori, ko koe kei te urungi o te waka o te Collections, Research and Learning Directorate e whakawhanake ana i te hiringa mahara, e whakamahere ana i te aronga rautaki mō te Mātauranga Māori. Māu ngā kohinga me ngā whakaaturanga e tiaki.
As Te Papa embarks on a monumental renewal process, you will lead a proposition that drives the further reach of Maori culture and heritage, bringing education and learning within a Maori medium to a place where it is embedded in everyday practice. You will have overarching management across the entire approach, from acquisition policy and risk management to collection and exhibition supervision. Conducting independent research on a regular basis will ensure you are at the forefront of any emerging trends, and with a heavy focus on bringing our collections into the digital era, you’ll create a successful and interactive structure that will enhance our online offering. You will also lead the curatorial team, fostering their creativity and innovative minds, enabling them to bring your strategies and ideas to life.
I te whakahoutanga o Te Papa Tongarewa, ka riro māu tētahi kaupapa whātoro atu i ngā tikanga me ngā taonga tuku iho a te Māori e kōkiri, kia whai wāhi mai hoki ngā kaupapa ako kia Māori, kia whakatōkia ki te papa kia māori. Kei ō ringa te whakahaere whānui i te katoa o tēnei kaupapa whakahou, mai i ngā kaupapa here kohi taonga mai, ki te aro matawai mānukanuka, ki te tiaki whakaaturanga, ā, tae atu ki te tiaki kohinga taonga. Kia auau noa tō rangahau takitahi, mā reira e tū ai koe ki te kei o te waka i ngā iarere toi taketake ka puta i te wā. He aronganui kia tōia mai ngā kohinga a Te Papa ki te pātaka matihiko. Ka hangaia e koe tētahi pātaka pāhekoheko, whai hua, hei whakatairanga i te wāhi o Te Papa Tongarewa ki te ipurangi. Māu te kapa ringaraupī e ārahi, whangaia te auahatanga, ō rātou hinengaro hihiko, kia tutuki i a rātou āu rautaki, ō whakaaro anō hoki.
Your subject matter expertise is second to none and it’s likely that you have a relevant PhD to your name. You’re one to inspire and mentor, encouraging people to be inventive and imaginative. You have a number of high quality national and international networks with which you can connect to at a curatorial level, and you’re well renowned for your successful and innovative research outputs. That ambassadorial bent of yours will motivate key stakeholders and partnerships as well as the wider community to engage with your concepts, meaning that what we present to Aotearoa and the world is beyond compare.
He mātanga, he pūkenga koe, kāre e kore he tohu kairangi tāu. He rangatira whakaawe, he kaiakopono, ka taea e koe te akiaki tangata kia tene, kia auaha. He hononga mātanga whare taonga āu puta noa i te motu ki tarawāhi rā anō e āhei ai koe te toro atu. Kua hau te rongo mōu me āu putanga rangahau whai hua, auaha hoki. Ko koe hei māngai mō Te Papa Tongarewa, māu te hunga whai pānga matua, ngā hononga ā-ūmanga me te hapori whānui tonu e whakakipakipa kia kōrero mai ki ō ariā, ā, he whakaaturanga, he kaupapa, he kohinga taonga nui whakaharahara puta noa i Aotearoa, ki te ao nui tonu.
Now is your time to bring your exceptional abilities to an organisation that is constantly breaking new ground and will allow you to fully immerse yourself in some of the most amazing work in the world – work that is both tangible and incredibly rewarding.
Kua rite te wā mōu hei kawe mai i ō pūkenga whakahirahira ki tētahi ūmanga para i te huarahi. Ka rukuhia tēnei puna hōhonu–he mahi whakamīharo, he mahi whai hua, he mahi rangatira.
If you’re ready to take part in one of the most important and inspiring evolutions in both New Zealand and the museum sector worldwide, we would love to talk to you.
Pēnā kua rite koe ki te kuhu mai ki tētahi o ngā kaupapa nui whakaharahara, whakaawe i Aotearoa me te umanga whare taonga puta noa i te ao nui tonu, ka ngākaunui mātou ki te kōrero ki a koe.
Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.
For more information or to apply visit: Museums Aeotearoa