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Senior Adviser, International Indigenous Exchange

Job details

Creative New Zealand
4 Feb 2022
Auckland, Wellington
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Toi Maori, Other


E aku nui, e aku rahi, kei aku raukura, aku piki kōtuku, aku hou amokura. Koutou, te mūrau a te tini. Koutou te wenerau a te mano. Ngā puna o te kī, ngā whakaniko i te kupu. Tēnā koutou katoa! He karere tēnei e pā ana ki tētahi tūnga ki Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai ki roto i te ao Toi.

Do you believe in the power of arts and creativity to change lives?

A Toi Aotearoa – Our organisation

At Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand, we believe that having access to great arts experiences is essential to New Zealanders’ well-being and our country’s unique identity. As the national arts development agency of Aotearoa, we encourage, promote and support the arts, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Ko Tā mātou mahi – Our role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Adviser within the International Services & Initiatives team to lead, develop and deliver a portfolio of internationally focused ngā toi Māori and indigenous cultural exchange programmes that contribute to our vision of ngā toi Māori being visible everywhere, highly valued as part of our unique identity, which is admired globally. 

The role will work collaboratively to develop strong working relationships with key partners including the indigenous leads of international Arts Councils and organisations focusing on indigenous art and cultural exchange. The Senior Adviser will also be responsible for providing international audience and market development advice to key internal and external stakeholders and be of service to ngā toi Māori artists, practitioners and organisations across the range of artforms, to build their international profile, capability and capacity.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

  • Cultural competency in te ao Māori including an understanding and confident use of te reo and tikanga Māori.
  • Knowledge of Māori arts and cultural sector, ngā toi Māori arts practices and networks
  • Proven experience in relationship/partnership management as well as project management roles in the arts/cultural sector, preferably involving high profile and/or international projects.
  • Ability to form and maintain strategic relationships based on trust, authenticity, and integrity, including a commitment to the principle of kanohi kitea.
  • Expertise in project planning, monitoring reporting and evaluation.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally.
  • Highly self-organised and able to manage sophisticated processes through to completion, with an unrelenting focus on efficiency, consistency, and continuous improvement.
  • Proven and genuine commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and willingness to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positivity, empathy, curiosity, drive, discretion, integrity and enthusiasm.

We take immense pride in the diversity of our people and we welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to our whanau.

Ngā tāpaetanga kei a mātou:  What we offer

In addition to competitive salaries and annual leave, we offer Wellbeing Days (4 per year), additional leave over the Christmas/New Year period, a range of insurances including full Southern Cross Health Insurance and genuinely flexible working arrangements.

At Creative New Zealand we are committed to the hauora (wellbeing) of our people, and we support the growth and development of our whanau in flexible, mana enhancing ways.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 4 February 2022


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Creative New Zealand

10 Jan 2022

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