Tumu Whakairo Rākau
Te Puia, home to the NZ Maori Arts and Crafts Institute has an immediate vacancy for a Tumu Whakairo Rākau.
Purpose of position
· To provide leadership in the development and practices of Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau.
· To manage all aspects including the day to day operations and the maintenance of tikanga Māori practices of Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau.
· To teach and take responsibility for iwi/Māori techniques and to develop and maintain a learning environment which encourages the retention, and perpetuation of such techniques as well as innovative new ways to develop and utilise the techniques.
· Collection and maintenance of appropriate resources for Te Wānanga Whakairo Rākau.
· Create, maintain and manage relationships with key stakeholders and in particular iwi Māori mai ngā hau e wha.
· Promote the maintenance and promotion of whakairo techniques and processes locally and internationally through involvement and engagements as approved by the GM NZMACI.
· Develop and encourage whakaaro which ensures and maintains the integrity of the wānanga practices.
· Support the systems, development and operation of the Āhua Gallery.
· Support and participate in the organisation’s international development programme.
· Other duties as requested by the GM NZMACI which may be considered part of the total operation of the business.
· Provide advice and expertise to the business on matters related to whakairo.
· Highly experienced whakairo rākau practitioner.
· Minimum two years managerial experience. Ideally with an understanding of running and operating their own business in the same or similar profession.
· Acknowledged and demonstrated tutorial abilities in whakairo.
· Knowledge of Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga with an ability to conceptualise and apply these skills across NZMACI activities as appropriate.
· Hard working, reliable, consistent and professional individual who views the kaupapa as core and who takes responsibility for direct outputs as well wider organisational strategies and targets.
· Leadership qualities with a demonstrated ability to effect, influence and lead people.
· A team player who revels in working with groups of people at all.
· Proven communication (written and oral) skills and abilities.
· Knowledge of traditional Māori material culture and origins.
· Knowledge of Institutes history and legacies and its future activities and aspirations culturally and commercially.
· Acknowledged by peers as highly skilled and respected in the field of whakairo
· Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and intermediate computer skills.