He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a cultural leader in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our purpose is to be a creative catalyst for art and ideas, offering transformational experiences that strengthen and enrich our communities.

We are not just a gallery; we are a hub of creativity, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Our vision extends beyond the ordinary, and we are committed to celebrating the richness of our indigenous culture while nurturing talent within a broader artistic context.

To support this, we are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as the Head of Kaupapa Māori.

You will play a pivotal role in our leadership team, collaborating with the Director, Deputy Director, and other key leaders. Your mission? To craft and execute a cultural framework that champions our indigenous heritage and empowers it to flourish within our gallery's vision.

He kōrero mōu: About you

We’re looking for a visionary leader who embodies cultural sensitivity and respect and a strategic thinker with a proven track record in driving transformative initiatives.

If you resonate with the following, we invite you to embark on this transformative journey with us:

Experience: You have a minimum of 10-15 years of impactful involvement in roles such as cultural advisory, HR, communications, and/or public/stakeholder relations. Your rich experience equips you with a deep understanding of multifaceted organizational dynamics.

Cultural Fluency: Your confident command of Te Reo Māori and your practice of tikanga Māori reflect your commitment to and respect for indigenous culture. Your ability to communicate effectively in Te Reo Māori strengthens your capacity to connect authentically.

Māori Engagement & Insights: Your track record demonstrates tangible experience in Māori engagement, collaborating with iwi, hapū, and Māori communities. You understand the importance of building meaningful relationships and honoring diverse perspectives. Your established networks and experience within the Toi Māori sector provide you with valuable insights into the intricacies of indigenous art and cultural expression. Your appreciation for this realm enriches our gallery's offerings.

Political Savviness: You have thrived in complex political stakeholder environments, ideally within the public sector. Your understanding of the political landscape enables you to navigate challenges and seize opportunities effectively.

Learn more about the role and find a full position description here.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 12th October 2023.

Image courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, photo by David St George.