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Hei Kanohi Ora Project Coordinator (one-year, fixed term)

On 7 October 2019 the exhibition Tū te Whaihanga: A Recognition of Creative Genius opened at Tairāwhiti Museum.  This year-long exhibition includes 37 taonga which have returned home to Tairāwhiti for the first time in 250 years, after having been taken to Europe onboard HMS Endeavour on its first voyage to Aotearoa in 1769.

This exhibition has been the result of relationships that have been established and nurtured over a number of years between tangata whenua – through iwi governance group Hei Kanohi Ora, Tairāwhiti Museum and the five institutions in the UK and Germany who are the custodians of these taonga.

Hei Kanohi Ora and Tairāwhiti Museum are now looking for a Project Coordinator to lead a variety of activities to support pathways for connection to the taonga while they are at home, as well as activities to sustain the legacy of the taonga, the exhibition and Hei Kanohi Ora in to the future.

We are looking for a person who has great networks within Tairāwhiti iwi, a demonstrated interest in working with taonga and experience in project and/or events coordination.  You will be an accomplished communicator, with great administration and organizational skills.

This position is a one-year fixed term, full time position, however we are open to considering secondments and other employment models for the right applicant.

To apply please email or post your Curriculum Vitae, covering letter and application form to Eloise Wallace, eloisewallace@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz or Tairāwhiti Museum PO Box 716 Gisborne, 4040.

Applications close 18th December 2019

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We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

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