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Tairāwhiti Commemorations Programme Director

Te Hā Trust

Job details

Organisation
Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust
Closes
22 Dec 2017
Region
Gisborne
Work type
Contract
Work classification
Culture & Heritage

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Dual Heritage - Shared Future

He rae ki te rae, he ihu ki te ihu, te hāu ka rere, te hā ka tau.

A meeting of peoples, a mixing of cultures, a blending of heritage, a sharing of future.

In 2014, the New Zealand Government agreed the 250th anniversary of the first meetings between Māori and Europeans as a major national Tier 1 commemoration. Gisborne and Tairāwhiti have a special position as the first landing site of Cook, Tupaia and others on the Endeavour, and will be the place where commemorations of this historic event will begin in 2019.

Formed in 2013 by iwi and members of the wider Tairāwhiti / Gisborne community, the Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust is an independent, community driven, charitable trust, mandated by Government as the co-ordinating body for the 250th commemorations in Gisborne and Tairāwhiti.

The Trust is developing a programme to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first meetings in October 1769 between Māori and Europeans on and off the shores of Tairāwhiti/Gisborne, and to celebrate the feats of our ancestors in exploring the world's largest ocean. The Trust is facilitating a programme of local, national and international events and initiatives leading up to and including the commemorations in 2019, and to generate legacies for the benefit of the region and the nation. For more information please refer to www.teha2019.co.nz

The Trust is now recruiting a team to lead this work, in Tairāwhiti / Gisborne. Applications for this role now close at 9am on Friday, 22 December 2017. Further information, including job descriptions are available by contacting Sharon@teha2019.co.nz or at www.teha2019.co.nz/vacancies.  Any queries should be directed to Sharon van Gulik, on 021 663 597. 

Tairāwhiti Commemorations Programme Director

Working with local and national organisations, including Crown entities and their representatives, you will develop a comprehensive month long programme of events and meetings in October 2019 and lead their implementation, including activity in 2018 as a build up to the 2019 commemoration, procuring all services and contributions, and managing milestone achievement and funding accountability.

You will lead the event, Festival and delivery teams, including associated marketing, communications and community engagement, managing relationships with partner organisations, funders, sponsors and stakeholders.

You will have proven experience in the development, leadership and implementation of a programme of local, national and international significance; excellent relationships within the Tairāwhiti community, in particular with mana whenua, event creatives, producers, and suppliers; exceptional project leadership, planning and management skills; proven experience managing budgets and fulfilling compliance requirements of funders and supporters; and excellent written and spoken communication skills.  This is a fixed term full-time contract to March 2020.

 

How to apply

Applications close at 9am on Friday, 22 December 2017. Further information, including job descriptions are available by contacting Sharon@teha2019.co.nz or at www.teha2019.co.nz/vacancies.  Any queries and applications should be directed to Sharon van Gulik, on 021 663 597 and Sharon@teha2019.co.nz. 

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Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust

5 Dec 2017