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MAI Māori Arts Internship | Calling on Hosts for 2020!
MAI Māori Arts Internship | Calling on Hosts for 2020!

Job details

Toi Māori Aotearoa
28 Feb 2020
Work type
Call for entries, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Toi Maori



What is the MAI Programme?

The programme aims to develop future Māori arts managers, professionals and producers, to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts. 

We have FIVE internships available for people who are keen to build administration and management experience – in the arts area of their choice. We are now inviting expressions of interest from organisations that are able to provide the best possible learning environment for our interns.


Organisations that submit an expression of interest to become a host organisation in the MAI Programme must first be able to meet the following criteria. Each organisation must:

  • Have a dedicated, senior staff member who can mentor the intern during the course of the intern’s 20 week tenure and oversee the work of the intern.
  • Be a New Zealand based arts and cultural organisation for example festivals, theatre or dance companies, performing arts venues, archives and art galleries (including galleries that are operated by a Tertiary Education Organisation). Schools and education organisations are not eligible to be hosts.
  • Be able to submit a position description which clearly outlines the capabilities that are required for the role, and the key tasks and outcomes that are to be achieved when undertaking the role.
  • Be aware of the Health and Safety Act 2015 and must have health and safety policies and procedures within their own organisations.

It would be advantageous, if the intern is able to work on a kaupapa Māori event or project during their tenure.


​The Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme is supported and funded by Creative New Zealand.


How to apply


Each organisation must submit the following information when applying for the programme:

  • A completed Expression of Interest Form which outlines the core requirements to be MAI Programme Host.
  • A position description that outlines the core capabilities, key tasks and outcomes for the intern’s role.
  • Please feel free to attach additional documents to support your Expression of Interest

Important Dates

 Call for Expressions of Interest:                      31 January 2020

 Applications Close:                                            28 February 2020

 Interview dates:                                                 16 – 27 March 2020

 Confirmation of Host Organisations:              03 April 2020

 Call for Intern applications:                             06 April 2020

 Intern applications close:                                  04 May 2020

 Placements begin:                                              08 June 2020 (dates may vary slightly) *                         

                         Placement Ends:                                               30 November 2020 (dates may vary slightly) *

                         Location:                                                            Nationwide - New Zealand (*Please note that locations may vary and will be dependent on the Host organisation).

*Please note that you will need to ensure that you are available during the interview dates and placement dates.


To apply email the above information to Mayet Regala Rigg at admin@maoriart.org.nz

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 28 February 2020

For further information check the FAQ’s on our website - www.maoriart.org.nz, phone or email Mayet Regala Rigg at mayet@maoriart.org.nz | 04 801 7914

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Toi Maori Aotearoa

30 Jan 2020

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