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Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme 2019 | Calling for applications!

Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme 2019 | Calling for applications!

Job details

Toi Māori Aotearoa
23 Apr 2019
Work type
Full time employment, Contract, Internships
Work classification
Management & Admin, Toi Maori



An internship provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a working environment to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter into a career in the arts.

  • Gain valuable work experience which you can add to your CV.
  • Apply knowledge learned in training or education in a work environment.
  • Enhance your skills and learn new ones through workplace based learning.
  • Explore a new career path.
  • Enhance your career prospects.
  • Gain networking opportunities and keep close to the labour market.
  • Build your confidence through work experience.
  • Access and connection with the Toi Māori Aotearoa networks.
  • Support from the Toi Māori office. 

Interns must be of Māori descent, have a tertiary qualification and/or minimum of three years continuous experience working in the arts as an artist, producer or administrator.   The internships are paid and will run for a maximum of 20 weeks based on 37.5 working hours per week. 

The Host Organisations for the 2019 MAI Programme are:

  • SOUNZ, Centre for New Zealand Music, Wellington
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Wellington
  • The BATS Theatre, Wellington
  • The Court Theatre, Christchurch
  • Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
  • Performing Arts Network (PANNZ) Auckland/Wellington



To find out more information on the programme, please visit Toi Maori website or check out our  Frequently Asked Questions and our Intern Information Sheet.

Please make sure to read through both of these documents thoroughly before applying and ensure your availability for our interview dates. 




How to apply


To apply please email the following:

  • a cover letter telling us your goals and aspirations for the future and your preference for a host organisation*
  • your curriculum vitae​

You can also contact Mayet (email below) if you would like to see the position description for each role.

Applications can be emailed to Mayet Regala Rigg at mayet@maoriart.org.nz

*Please note that the preference you provide will not necessarily guarantee a place at that host organisation, however we will take this into consideration for those who are successful in reaching the shortlist.


Written by

Toi Maori Aotearoa

29 Mar 2019

Interests Toi Māori aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Maori art.