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Museum Educator Pouako vacancy

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga

Tairāwhiti Museum is a much-loved community organisation, committed to sharing the art, culture and history of Tairāwhiti through exhibitions, collections, events and educational programmes.

We are looking for a motivated and inspiring Educator Pouako to join our team.

Our mission is to utilise the museum’s unique resources to provide rich, learning experiences which support teachers and impact positively on student achievement in Tairāwhiti.

The successful applicant will work as part of the museum education team to develop, promote and deliver innovative, interactive education programmes in Social Sciences and the Arts as part of the museum’s LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom) service.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a university degree or post-graduate degree or diploma in Education, Māori Studies, Art, History or other relevant area of study
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in a school, museum or similar environment
  • Be a skilled communicator with strong written, verbal, analytical and reasoning skills
  • Have a strong, positive attitude with a focus on solutions and innovation
  • Have the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Be a self-directed learner with a strong understanding of the NZ Curriculum, Key Competencies and modern learning practices
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with programme partners and stakeholders

Fluency in te reo and tikanga Māori or digital and collaborative learning will be an advantage.

This is a permanent, full time position.

Applications close 5pm Friday 22 February 2019

To apply please submit a completed Application Form, CV and Covering Letter, by email, post or to the museum reception.

For more information contact:

Julie Noanoa, Team Leader Education, Tairāwhiti Museum, PO Box 716, Gisborne, email:
julienoanoa@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz, phone 06 867 3832

Find out more about the museum’s education programmes here

Educator Position Description 2019

Tairawhiti Museum Application Form – Educator 2019

Weekend Receptionist vacancy

(part-time, fixed term – maternity leave cover)

Tairāwhiti Museum is a much-loved organisation within Gisborne, committed to developing and sharing the unique stories of te Tairāwhiti through its exhibitions, events and educational programmes.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and positive ‘people person’ to join the museum as one of a team of weekend receptionists.  The successful candidate will be the face of the museum so an enthusiastic, friendly attitude is essential.

To be successful in this role you will have high professional standards, initiative, reliability and sound computer and organisational skills.  Previous customer service or visitor host experience is preferred, but most importantly you will have an interest in museums and art galleries, and a willingness to go the extra mile to provide a fantastic experience for our visitors.

This position is for 10.5 hours per week, for three weekends in every four.  This is a fixed-term maternity leave cover contract from late March to late August 2019.

Applications close 5pm Friday 1 March 2019

To apply please submit a completed Application Form, CV and Covering Letter, by email, post or to the museum reception.

Position Description Weekend Receptionist 2019

Tairawhiti Museum Application Form Receptionist 2019

For more information contact:

Eloise Wallace, Director


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