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2020/06 Educator/Historian

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


Vacancy 2020/06

Full time/Permanent


Salary Range: $71,868 to $84,551 (85% to midpoint of Grade 5)


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture 

Are you someone who wants to make a difference educating young New Zealanders? 


Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

The Educator-Historian role has a primary function of delivering educational programmes to both Primary and Secondary school students visiting Pukeahu National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu).  The education programme at Pukeahu has been in operation since 2015. Initially developed to support the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, it has since broadened its focus. Pukeahu's primary purpose is as a commemorative and reflective space. Visitors can explore a range of ideas that will deepen their knowledge and understanding of themes relating to not only conflict and its impact on our society, but the broader themes of national identity, expressions of citizenship and the local, place-based history of the site, including the history of mana whenua.

With the announcement in September 2019 that New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura by 2022, this is an exciting opportunity to support the Ministry's contribution to this kaupapa.  This role will work closely with the Lead Educator-Historian in providing specialist education advice and content in support of the Ministry's wider role of helping New Zealanders better connect with our past to enable them to better navigate our present and future.

For more details please download the position description for this role.


Kōrero mōu | About you

A key to succeeding in this role will be your strong presentation skills and experience in the classroom or in an education services-oriented position.   You will have proven knowledge of The New Zealand Curriculum.  Ideally you will have the ability to build strong relationships with schools and other relevant agencies and institutions to develop and promote the educational programme.

You will be expected to contribute to a range of Ministry projects as and when required, including research and writing for the Ministry's websites, especially New Zealand history and its Classroom section. You will have the ability to conduct original research, synthesise other research and produce engaging multi-media content that meets Ministry standards for authoritative research and writing.


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 kaimahi (employees), 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 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.

Want to know more about us? Take a look at our website.


Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

For enquiries about this position please contact Lyn Belt:

A position description for this role is attached.  Please complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter via the Apply Now button.

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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