Fixed Term contract roles available at Ngāti Tama

Kia ora e te iwi, Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust have some exciting projects this year and we have fixed term contract roles available to support these projects.

These roles will be available to whānau until the 2nd of April, if we are unable to fill the position we will advertise these roles to the wider public. We welcome all applications and will consider covering costs of travel to Te Tauihu for the right person to be part of the team.

Fixed Term contract roles:

  1. Experienced Videographer
  2. Production Assistant
  3. Archiver

If any of these roles are of interest to you, contact Christina Harris on 03 548 1740 or email, Monday-Thursday.

Apply with your cover letter and resume via email to

Applications for all these roles close: 30th April 2021

Experienced Videographer

Employment Type: Fixed Term, Contractor
Commencing: May 2021
Ceasing: May 2021
Hours per week: 50 hours per week (2-3 weeks)
Location(s): Wakapuaka, Whakatu, Mohua, Poneke, Tamaki Makaurau

We are currently seeking a reliable, experienced videographer to join our production team for a one-off film project capturing iwi stories from our whānau. We are looking for a skilled videographer who is knowledgeable about lighting, sound and camera operation, able to work part of a small dynamic team, is adaptive and able to solve problems on the go.

Reporting to the Te Pou Whakawhiti, you will be responsible for set up and operation of sound and lighting gear, working closely with the production Manager to capture the vision of the project.

Ideally you will:

  • Demonstrated competency in operating audio-visual equipment;
  • Demonstrated competency in operating audio and lighting systems;
  • Camera Operator skills (must) ;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Have good customer service skills.
  • Have the ability to lift heavy items.
  • Be a team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
 This is a one-off contract working long 10-hour days, on location in Mohua, Whakatu, Wakapuaka and also travel to Poneke (Wellington) and Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) for 2-3 weeks.

Production Assistant

Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full-time, Contractor
Commencing: May 2021
Ceasing: May 2021
Hours per week: 50 hours per week (2 weeks)
Location(s): Wakapuaka, Whakatu, Mohua

We are looking for an enthusiastic Production Assistant who has an interest in, or experience, in video production. This is an entry level position supporting our Production Manager and production team to capture iwi stories from our whānau who reside in Te Tauihu.

Our ideal candidate will a certificate level or higher qualification in film and media or equivalent or alternatively experience in the industry.

Reporting to the Te Pou Whakawhiti, key duties will include the set up, pack down of sites, monitoring lighting and sound equipment, transporting equipment, going on supply runs and possible driving duties. You will assist with general housekeeping tasks such as tidying facilities, ensuring the production team have all they need to undertake their work and at times you will be tasked with taking care of our talents needs.

This is a one-off contract working long 10-hour days, on location in Mohua, Whakatu and Wakapuaka.  Some training and support can be given.


Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full-time, Contractor
Commencing: May 2021
Ceasing: June 2021
Hours per week: 40 hours per week (6 weeks)
Location(s): Whakatu / flexible work arrangements

We are looking for a detail orientated Archiver for to digitise and archive our historic oral history content.  You will be responsible for creating high-quality object records, rehousing and at times digitising items from our unpublished manuscripts and collections.

Our ideal candidate will have a Degree and/or postgraduate qualification in information management, archives management or equivalent. We are looking for someone with strong experience with records management within an iwi or a strong desire to work in a Te Ao Māori space.

Having worked in Te Ao Māori environments, or similar, your communication skills will be required to influence and manage effectively all stages of the archiving process. You will operate with energy and passion and will demonstrate a collaborative approach where you work well with others and model best practice principals and behaviours.
To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Proven experience of best practice in handling archive is essential
  • A relevant Tertiary qualification and/or Museum Studies qualification
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivation, effective organisation skills and an ability to cope well under pressure
  • Extensive experience in archives and/or records management
  • describe records and other materials so they are easy to find on databases
  • advise on how to store archives & prepare and package materials for storage

Reporting to the Te Pou Whakawhiti, your work will also support the small Production Team to capture iwi stories from our whānau and recording and arching our data for future use.
This is a one-off 6-week contract working full-time working from the Nelson office, flexible working arrangements are available for the right candidate.