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 close at 9am on Monday, 11 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.
Are you an innovative, versatile General Manager that can lead our small team to enhance the social, cultural, ecological and economic aspects of our region? If so, you will have a clear understanding of the Trust’s vision: Dual Heritage-Shared Future, an ability to lead and manage complex projects/services, experience in financial management, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Your ability to work closely with national and local stakeholders will be key, in particular with Iwi and mana whenua. Strategic and political astuteness, confidence in public speaking, strong relationship skills, and a proactive, solutions-focused approach are essential. You will also be responsible for leading revenue and fundraising strategies for operational and project plans.
Reporting to the Trust Board Chair, you will lead the Trust in its role to coordinate and support the planning and delivery of events and initiatives that situate Tairāwhiti as the host of the Sestercentennial events in 2019 to an international standard, and facilitate the generation of meaningful legacies. This is a full-time contract role to June 2020.