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Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021

Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021

Job details

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
19 Mar 2021
Work type
Full time employment, Internships
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Education & Development, Pasifika


After suspending our Internships for 2020 due to COVID-19 we are delighted to announce that our Tautai Oceania Internships Programme has re-launched for 2021!


Applications are open from 25th January – 19th March 2021.


Tautai is thrilled to open applications for the Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021. The Programme is funded by Creative New Zealand and proudly delivered by Tautai to develop future Pacific arts managers and leaders, support Pacific arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Pacific practitioners to build their arts management skills.


Five internships are available to Pasifika arts practitioners residing in Aotearoa across all disciplines that are keen to build their experience in arts administration. We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic and determined people who are serious about forging a career in the arts.


The Internships are paid and will run for 20 weeks, working 40 hours a week. The 20 week placement needs to be completed between May - December 2021.


The Internship programme will operate on a Tuakana Teina model. Tuakana (mentors) will look after our Teina (interns) – supporting them throughout the duration of their Internship journey and strengthening their connections to the wider Pacific arts sector.


Applicants must have a tertiary qualification and/or a minimum of three years continuous experience working within the arts. Tautai will work with the selected interns to align placements with appropriate host organisations throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

How to apply

To apply to be an intern, please email a cover letter and a CV to


If your organisation is interested in hosting an intern, please send an email detailing your organisation and a draft job description to


Applications close March 19th and selections will be made by late April with placements beginning in May 2021.

Written by

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust

26 Jan 2021

Interests Tautai supports the development of contemporary pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual artists.