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This is an exciting opportunity for two experienced te reo Māori translators and writers to be part of a world-leading, bicultural, cross-disciplinary museum. Here, you can make a real difference for Aotearoa New Zealand’s communities.

We have two kaituhi Māori roles available in Te Papa’s writing team. One role is permanent, part-time, the other is a 12 month full-time role to cover secondment leave.

About the team

We are creative, hard-working and passionate about revitalising te reo Māori. Our mahi leads our sector in using and normalising te reo Māori in museum and art gallery exhibitions.

About the role

In this role, you’ll be working as a translator, writer, editor and proof-reader of te reo Māori museum and art gallery text. You’ll work on texts in a range of interesting topic areas, such as matauranga Māori, art, history and culture, science and nature. Your work will include translating from English to te reo Māori, writing in te reo Māori and translating from te reo Māori into English.

You’ll work on printed exhibition text (the labels that help our visitors understand our taonga and art). You’ll also work with other types of content, including web text, social media text, video scripts and captions, displays, signs, and learning resources.

You’ll work alongside English writers and editors as well as wider team members such as curators, exhibition developers, learning specialists and digital producers. You’ll also work with iwi to create content that serves and supports their iwitanga.

You’ll maintain our te reo Maori style guide and be a kaitiaki of te reo Māori policy and practices at Te Papa.

This work is interesting, varied and rewarding.

Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate and those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

About you

You are proficient in te reo Māori and have a good command of English. Ideally you will be a registered translator. You’ll have experience in te reo Māori translating and writing and you’ll understand editing and publishing processes. You’ll be experienced in working to tight deadlines.

About the application

The team is located in Wellington but we are open to applications from candidates who are based elsewhere in Aotearoa and are experienced in remote working.

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

For more information or to apply visit the Te Papa website.