17 Nov 2023

Full-Time Senior Adviser Taonga Tūturu or Adviser Taonga Tūturu

Ministry for Culture & Heritage – Posted by HainesAttractWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Vacancy 2023/41

Pou Tohu Matua Taonga Tūturu – Senior Adviser Taonga Tūturu orPou Tohu Taonga Tūturu – Adviser Taonga Tūturu

Te Hua -Delivery Group-Fixed-term / Secondment / Full-time / Wellington

Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi Culture is thriving, the people are well

Manatū Taonga’s work touches all New Zealanders’ lives, ranging across arts, heritage, media, and sport, and supporting sectors from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to museums, and more. Our Mahi connects New Zealanders with their stories and with our unique cultural identity and contributes to building an inclusive and cohesive society. We take a whole-of-system approach and develop effective partnerships across government and with iwi and communities.

This is a 12-month fixed-term or secondment role.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are seeking a Senior Adviser or an experienced Adviser to provide high-quality advice and sound administration of significant legislation centered around Aotearoa New Zealand’s heritage and taonga. The role specifically performs the administration of Manatū Taonga’s responsibilities under the Protected Objects Act 1975 relating to taonga tūturu and their care, custody, and conservation treatment.

In this role, you will help lead/or support Manatū Taonga in Māori-Crown relationships in respect of taonga tūturu and other protected New Zealand objects. Using your sound understanding of relevant legislation and policies you will be confident that the Crown is fully meeting its obligations under the Act with respect to care of and claims for newly found taonga tūturu. You work in partnership with Māori, and in collaboration with the sector, government, and other external agencies, to enable the priorities and aspirations Māori have for their taonga tūturu, within our mandate.

This is a critical relationship management role that requires significant sensitivity.

You can build and maintain significant relationships with Māori and cultural sector groups (including senior leadership within these entities), and represent the Ministry in your engagement with them.

This fixed-term or secondment position is expected to be approximately 12 months in duration.

Kōrero mōu – About you

You will have experience or a sound understanding of:

  • the culture and heritage sector, including taonga Māori
  • of te reo Māori comprehension and are comfortable in te Ao Māori spaces and places
  • tikanga Māori, and working in partnership Māori (iwi, hapū, whānau)
  • the public sector, particularly working with legislation, and an awareness of the political environment, processes, conventions, and ethical standards
  • Fluency in Te Reo Māori would be a significant advantage.

In addition, a senior adviser will have the following:

  • Be able to build credible, respected relationships with diverse stakeholders, Māori, cultural sector groups, senior leaders and key external stakeholders
  • Be able to write with clarity on complex issues, including writing for Ministers and Cabinet

Ko wai mātou – About us

Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 180 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare. Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers

Me pēhea te tono – How to apply

For the position description and to apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be redirected to Govt. Jobs to upload your CV, and cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

For enquiries about this position contact Natasha Sewnath Natasha.Sewnath@mch.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2023.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit this link: https://jobs.govt.nz/jobs/NZ-2023-41

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time.

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