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Policy Adviser 2020/02

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Policy Adviser
Vacancy 2020/02
Fixed Term (12 months)/Full time*
Salary Range: $71,868 - $84,551 midpoint


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture

Make a difference to arts, culture and heritage outcomes in New Zealand.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for a Policy Adviser to join our Arts & Media Policy team. 

Reporting to the Director Policy (Arts & Media) you will draw on your public policy experience to advise Ministers on exciting reforms in New Zealand's arts and media sectors.  The work programme for the team is varied and challenging.  Our projects include strengthening New Zealand's public media system, reforming media content regulation, growing the cultural and economic impact of the screen sector, and improving the sustainability of cultural sector careers.


Kōrero mōu | About you

To succeed in this role, you will need the ability to:

  • Contribute to complex policy projects and programmes
  • Deliver clear and compelling messages fit for purpose and audience
  • Anticipate Ministers and senior officials' requirements
  • Build relationships across the arts and media communities.

Experience working with stakeholders in other government agencies, iwi/Māori, and public sector agencies would be desirable. Experience with legislative and regulatory processes would also be useful, although not essential. Please consider the position description for more details.

We will support your development and give you opportunities to learn new skills.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 150 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse – we support many of New Zealand's art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural and public media matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

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Me pēhea te tono |How to apply

Download the position description for more details. Please complete the application form and attach your CV and cover letter by clicking Apply Now.

For enquiries about this position, please contact Deborah Ready -


Applications close 5pm on Sunday 26 January 2020


*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We're open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.



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