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Pouārahi Traditional Arts / Pouārahi Tautiaki Taonga Ref 244

Part time
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Based in our Wellington or Auckland office

0.6 FTE (three days per week)


­Tairangahia a tua whakarere; tātakihia ngā reanga o āmuri ake nei

Honouring the past; inspiring the future


About us

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the national agency for place-based heritage in Aotearoa. We celebrate, research, care for, and assist communities to recognise and protect these places for the benefit of future generations.

For over twenty years, our Māori Built Heritage Team has been working with whānau, marae, hapū, and iwi to identify, conserve, and protect our taonga places. We have a fixed term vacancy that will see you providing advice on some of the most significant taonga in Aotearoa – our many marae across the country. If the conservation and restoration of our heritage marae building is the kind of work that you value, we want to hear from you.

About the role

This permanent part time role (three days per week) reports to the Kaiwhakatere Tautiaki Taonga/ Manager Māori Built Heritage under the leadership of the Director Kaiwhakahaere Tautiaki Taonga me Kaupapa Māori.

The Pouarahi Traditional Arts is responsible at a regional and national level for providing conservation and traditional arts advice and developing training programmes for iwi, hapu, and marae to support and promote the preservation of Māori built heritage.

Your skills and expertise could be from a hands-on taonga conservation background, the Māori built environment, or as an experienced toi Māori arts practitioner in one or more of the arts of the marae, such as whakairo, tukutuku, kōwhaiwhai, and raranga. All these specialist areas are critical to helping us achieve improved heritage outcomes for Māori and for Aotearoa New Zealand. 


About you

Your knowledge and experience that will see you succeed in this role:

  • Ability to articulate a Māori world view and apply it to the work of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga 
  • Your ability to advance and promote Māori values and principles in a heritage context, and heritage values in a kaupapa Māori context.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles.
  • Experience developing and maintaining networks, credibility, and relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi and other hāpori Māori. 
  • Experience working with Māori communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mātauranga, tikanga and Te Ao Māori, and a keen appreciation of the local circumstances.
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field is desirable.




Applications close Monday 6 May at 5pm.


How to apply

For more information about the role and how to apply, please refer to our website: