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Outreach Liaison: Māori

Outreach Liaison: Māori

Job details

Jolt Dance Company
10 Dec 2021
Work type
Part time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Toi Maori


Employer: Jolt Charitable Trust

Jolt has 20 years experience working with the disability community in Ōtautahi and has developed a broadranging programme including;

  • Weekly classes involving 200 participants of all ages
  • New Zealand’s first ongoing dance teacher training for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Primary School and Retirement Home workshops led by dancers with disabilities 
  • Interactive performances developed specifically for audiences with disabilities
  • Residency programmes that bring together mainstream students and students with disabilities
  • Collaborations with professional arts organisations such as the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music New Zealand

Reporting to the General Manager, this is a new role offered as a fixed term employee contract, based on 10 hours per week, for three years​​.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Engage with Māori with intellectual disabilities and whānau to support individual needs and encourage participation in Jolt programmes
  • Build relationships with kura kaupapa and schools with bilingual units, and Māori health providers
  • Initiate engagement with iwi, hapū and whānau to grow an awareness of Jolt’s mahi
  • Collect and evaluate data that identifies current awareness of Jolt’s mahi, barriers to participation and the support needed to alleviate barriers
  • Co-ordinate performance opportunities on marae
  • Take a lead role in the development of a strategy for integration of Te Ao Māori across the Jolt organisation
  • Support the development of resources to connect with Māori 

Personal qualities

  • Possess connections into local and regional Māori communities that have both breadth and depth
  • Confident in the use of te reo Māori
  • Highly motivated and able to self-start
  • Have a passion for disability arts and service to the community
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with a strong moral compass
  • Embody integrity and warmth
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills


How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jolt General Manager Mark La Roche

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21 Nov 2021