New Plymouth District Council

  • Posted: 22 Jul 2021
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Work Type: Part Time
  • Classification: Government & council
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The Govett-Brewster Len Lye Centre is a contemporary art museum of the Pacific, located in Ngāmotu New Plymouth, Taranaki, with an international reputation and reach. Founded on the vision of New Plymouth-born Monica Brewster and her aspirations for an art museum for her city, the Gallery continues to build on its 50 year legacy of presenting meaningful national and international cutting-edge art that explores and celebrates who we are - our people, our place, our communities, our cultures, our histories and our understanding of the world.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an educator who is fluent in Te Reo o Taranaki me ōna tikanga to join our public engagement team in the permanent 16 hours per week part-time role of Kaiako Māori. Reporting to the Curator of Public Engagement, this role is responsible for the development and delivery of education programmes for kura kaupapa, bilingual and main stream education groups with a Te Reo focus participating in Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre education programmes.

To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and biculturalism and aligned with the Govett-Brewster's kaupapa. You will have a tertiary learning or teaching qualification or relative teaching experience, be experienced in planning and implementing arts education programmes for young people and have knowledge of both Ngā Toi Māori and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

The Kaiako Māori is an accomplished communicator with sound interpersonal skills and a warm professional approach, demonstrating an ability to form strong relationships with kura kaupapa, bilingual and main stream education groups with a Te Reo focus and a diverse range of people. Most importantly, you will be a collaborative team member working together with our gallery educators, well organised and bring a strong capability in planning and implementing arts education programmes. You will also support the organisational values of Mana Tangata, Oranga Tangata, Kotahitanga and Hāpaitanga.

At Te Kaunihera-ā-rohe o Ngāmotu / New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this, 16 hours per week permanent part-time role with us, between $62,214 and $67,743 pro rata. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff

If you are interested in being part of a leading contemporary art museum of Aotearoa that is valued locally, nationally and internationally as a vibrant, people-focused, sustainable organisation then we want to hear from you!

Please include a CV and statement of experience addressing the key accountabilities and core competencies.

To view the job description, click here.

Applications close on Thursday, 29 July 2021.