Treaty Settlement Histories - Project Leader

Job details

Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
11 Feb 2013
Work type
Work classification
Management & Admin


A unique opportunity exists for an experienced person to lead a project to tell the histories of Treaty of Waitangi settlements. This is an exciting centrepiece heritage project for Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage with support from the Ministry of Justice.

The project leader’s main tasks will be to conceptualise, plan and implement the Treaty Settlement Histories project. The project leader will help establish the scholarly quality and credibility of the Treaty Settlement Histories project and develop the partnerships and relationships essential for the project to succeed.

This position requires a person with a proven track record of planning and managing history or related projects. Māori history and research experience and expertise are priorities including considerable experience and knowledge of the Treaty settlements process. Excellent communication skills are important, and Māori language skills are an advantage. A proven ability to engage effectively with iwi and hapū, history and other research communities and institutions is essential.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for one year. Applications are welcome from those who can work significant part-time hours. It is anticipated that the project will proceed for a further period pending confirmation of further resources.

The Ministry

Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage funds several of the nation’s iconic cultural institutions including Te Papa, the New Zealand Film Commission, the NZSO and Te Matatini. We provide advice to government on cultural matters, and produce award-winning websites including Te Ara (the Encyclopedia of New Zealand), the 28th Māori Battalion and NZHistory websites. We administer significant heritage sites such as war graves and the National War Memorial.

Key skills

This position requires a person with a proven track record of planning and managing history or related projects.

How to apply

Further information

For further information please contact Ripeka Evans, Pou Ārahi Whakahaere on 04 471 6442 or by email at or Chief Historian Neill Atkinson on 04 496 6355 or by email at:

The job description and person specification is attached or please phone Leanne Tamaki on 04 471 3382.

To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and application form by clicking here.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 11 February 2013.

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