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Senior Photography Kaiako (Contemporary Art)

Job details

WINTEC - Te Pukenga
16 Oct 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Education & Development, Visual Arts


About the role 

You will be teaching studio practice at undergraduate level in our Bachelor of Contemporary Art, in specialist photographic core and elective papers.

The role will also include teaching in critical and professional practice papers across our suite of creative degrees. As a senior academic you will contribute meaningfully to our ākonga’s learning experience, the development of our academic programmes and to the research environment in the School of Media Arts at Wintec Te Pūkenga. You will also have the opportunity to engage in postgraduate supervision within our postgraduate programmes.

This role joins a team of kaiako working to ensure our graduating students have an individuated professional art practice and are culturally responsive practitioners who can operate successfully across the Aotearoa art scene and beyond.

To flourish in this role, you'll be a teacher and photographic practitioner who enjoys working collaboratively with others, with demonstrated knowledge in your field of expertise, programme development and teaching at tertiary level. 

We are looking for a strong team player and positive influencer, who can support and enable the School of Media Arts academic teams, in a dynamic vocationally oriented tertiary environment.

This is a full-time permanent position that includes a research allocation (depending on experience) and will start in January 2023.

Are you an ideal candidate?

If you love all things photography and have excellent teaching skills to match your photographic practice, this position will be a rewarding career move.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have substantial knowledge in the pedagogies of contemporary art and photographic practice specifically,
  • be able to adapt this knowledge into new teaching situations
  • have a proven passion for teaching in a studio practice environment and demonstrated tertiary teaching experience
  • understand how Te Tiriti o Waitangi is relevant and applied meaningfully to both the tertiary educational environment and to contemporary art practice in Aotearoa
  • have the ability to develop encouraging, safe, and inclusive learning environments
  • have a readiness to undertake postgraduate supervision
  • have the capacity for productive, high-quality creative arts research
  • at minimum have, (or be working towards) a relevant Masters degree

Beyond qualifications and experience, we are seeking a person who brings the following attitudes and values to this role:

  • A commitment to uphold the integrity and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Deeply interested in the experience and success of learners, and dedicated to pastoral care
  • An ability to support diversity and inclusion in the classroom, with a commitment to equity of outcomes for all learners
  • An actively supportive attitude within team environments
  • An ability to enact Wintec Te Pūkenga’s ākonga-centered approach to teaching and learning
  • A constructive problem solver, keen to collaborate with others and to navigate through new or challenging situations
  • Committed to continual learning and development of your teaching practice

 If this sounds like you, then apply now! 

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13 Sep 2022