Published: 12/11/2021
Job Location: Te Tauihu / Nelson / New Zealand Job Type: Permanent Work Type: Full Time Category: Cultural Manager

Tama tū ki te Tauihu, Tama ora ki te ao.
Ngāti Tama will stand tall in Te Tauihu and flourish in the world.

Mō mātou – About us

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust based in Nelson represents ngā uri o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu and was established to manage and administer the Trust Fund for the benefit of whānau, now and into the future.

The Trust priorities include:

• Ahumahi – Developing opportunities to work and live in Te Tauihu.
• Ahuora – Exploring options to support whānau wellbeing and independence.
• Ahurea – Stimulate learners of Te Reo, Tikanga and whakapapa.
• Ahuwhāiti – Fit for purpose systems and operations.
• Ahuwhenua – Enhance our significant lands and waterways.

Mō te tūranga mahi – About the role

The purpose of the Te Pou Ahurea role is to ensure the successful delivery of cultural and whānau engagement initiatives. Working closely with Te Pou Hāpai Tikanga and Te Pouwhakawhiti to plan and implement the Ahurea strategic priorities. You will provide opportunities for the development of mātauranga amongst Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu whānau through Te Rautaki Reo o Ngāti Tama, and various whānau wānanga

Mōu – About you
We are looking for someone who has an understanding of traditional Māori values and knowledge including history, traditions and stories on which they are based. You will be well organised with excellent communication and report-writing skills with a dedication to refine and strengthen the cultural wānanga experience for whānau.

The Ideal Candidate will have the following:

• Tertiary qualification or experience in a related field preferred – Communications, Teaching, Te Reo
• Proficiency in Te Reo Māori and understanding of the tikanga and kawa of Ngāti Tama
• Expertise in programme development and wānanga facilitation
• Demonstrated ability in culturally sensitive situations
• Shows respect for Iwi and their unique relationship with the land and its people, show humility and kindness, gain trust and  confidence of kaumātua, Trust Board members and the Ngāti Tama whanau.
• Has a passion for ongoing learning of Te Ao Māori, history and current issues.

As part of a close-knit team, you must be willing to participate and work alongside all poumahi to maintain a strong cohesive team that delivers on all Ngāti Tama priorities. At times you will be required to pitch in at whānau wānanga and our annual AGM and all poumahi are encouraged to participate in our cultural activities for personal development .

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or Sacha MacDonald 027 386 9288 or alternatively you may apply with your cover letter and resume via (portal link). All enquiries and applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Applications close: 30 November 2021

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