Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

Junior Graphic Designer – Māori/Pacific design focus

Are you a talented Graphic Designer embarking on your design career and passionate about making a difference for Aotearoa New Zealand’s communities?


This is a great opportunity to be part of a bicultural, cross-disciplinary museum, where you can learn about exhibition design, work alongside experts in various fields, and also share your own fresh perspectives, especially in relation to reaching Māori and Pacific audiences.

Reporting to the Design Team Leader, this position sits in the Experience Design and Content Team, within Te Papa’s Audience and Insight Directorate.


We’re looking for someone passionate about Māori and/or Pacific design, with an evolving understanding of associated forms, motifs, and tikanga. You’ll be keen to explore and expand your practice alongside our Design Team, and to mix with incredible storytellers and researchers in the museum sector.


The role will involve a range of activities, from business-as-usual tasks like laying out general exhibition labels and updating wayfinding signage, to supporting the design of iwi/community-based exhibitions, to contributing to our collaborative mahi more generally.

Guided by our more senior designers, and working alongside the wider creative team and subject experts, you’ll do the following:

Aside from bringing your design talent, you’ll also be the following:


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, CV, and portfolio with examples of your work.

Given that this is an entry-level opportunity, which will come with lots of coaching and support, the starting salary will be $60,000.

To apply: https://jobs.tepapa.govt.nz/jobtools/jncustomsearch.viewFullSingle?in_organid=17768&in_jnCounter=225046463

Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Appointment to a position at Te Papa requires evidence, before commencing work, of a My Vaccine Pass issued by the Ministry of Health.

Before Te Papa can confirm any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken, including criminal-conviction history and reference checking as a minimum.