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Pou Rārangi Kōrero and Pouārahi Listing (2 positions)

Are you well-versed in researching histories of iwi/hapū around the motu? Are you keen to work as a Crown agent supporting their kaitiakitanga of cultural sites?

Two roles are available within Te Tira - the Māori Heritage Team.

For either role, you’ll be a team player, well-organised, flexible, and able to respond to the needs of Māori communities and your colleagues while navigating your way around archival research and maps, filing and database systems, legislation, and kōrero tuku iho. Ideally, you’ll be well versed in tikanga and te reo, have some experience working in the government sector, have existing networks in the Māori community and have qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, such as history, Māori studies, resource management, or similar.

  • The Pou Rārangi Kōrero (based in Wellington) contributes to the recognition of Māori heritage places by researching, writing and editing reports to an excellent academic standard and through administrative coordination of the statutory steps required for their entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (the List). The ideal candidate will thrive on working with colleagues to meet rolling deadlines, will have some experience in policy work, and will have a post-graduate qualification and experience researching Māori history. Read the position description.
  • The Pouārahi Listing (based in Wellington) drives the recognition of Māori heritage on the List and associated interpretation and conservation projects, and provides occasional leave cover for the processing of archaeological authorities.  This role can be based in the wider Te Upoko o te Ika region, and requires a self-starter who enjoys running projects working out in Māori communities, ideally a good writer who has experience working as a public servant and experience researching Māori histories. Read the position description.

The closing date for both these roles is Thursday 18 July at 5pm.

How to apply

If either sounds like your ideal role, then we’d love to hear from you.  Please complete an application form and send this with your covering letter and curriculum vitae to:

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6140

You must complete an application form to be eligible for this position.