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Museum Educator Pouako vacancy (permanent part time 25 hours per week)

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 strong background and/or interest in the arts (including visual, dance, drama and music )and/or social studies and local history
  • Have experience with digital learning and creating innovative learning programmes
  • Have an innovative and collaborative approach to learning
  • Be highly motivated, enthusiastic, willing to work as part of a team
  • Be able to speak Te Reo Māori and an understanding of tikanga Māori (desirable)
  • Have a university degree or post-graduate degree or diploma in Education, Māori Studies, Art, History or other relevant area of study (desirable)
  • Have a minimum of two years teaching experience in a school, museum or similar environment (desirable)

Applications close 5pm 4th January 2021.

This is a permanent, part time position 25 hours per week (negotiable)

Download the Educator Position Description 2020

Please return a completed Application Form, together with your CV and cover letter to:

eloisewallace@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz or

Eloise Wallace, Tairāwhiti Museum, PO Box 716, Gisborne

Contact Te Manuhuia Paenga, Education Team Leader for more information at temanuhuiapaenga@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz or on 06 8673832.

Please note that only applications which contain a completed application form, Curriculum Vitae and a Covering Letter will be acknowledged and considered.



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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