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Te Kāhui Creative Writing Facilitator

Job details

Youth Arts New Zealand
12 Mar 2021
Online, Auckland
Work type
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Literature & Publishing


Te Kāhui is a creative writing programme dedicated to offering equitable opportunities for self-expression to young inmates in corrections. We deliver face-to-face and remote creative writing programmes, each focusing on empowering participants' stories and voices. We are looking for a facilitator and feedback writer to help champion our mahi for approximately 4 hours per week. This will involve...

  • Providing written feedback to young inmates who ask for thoughts on their work;
  • Copywriting for young inmates who ask for designed, typed-out copies of their work;
  • Attending weekly meetings and helping inform the future of our mahi;
  • Potentially facilitating face-to-face programmes for young inmates.

We're looking for someone who...

  • Is preferably aged 24 or under;
  • Is based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland;
  • Is willing to make a dedication to cultural competency throughout their work;
  • Is proficient in creative writing and copywriting;
  • Can exercise leadership, work independently in a timely manner, and communicate well with other team members;
  • Proficiency in Te Reo and Te Ao Māori would prove incredibly valuable to this role, but is not a condition for applying;
  • Experience working with Canva is also valuable, but not a necessity.
How to apply

Please apply with your CV and cover letter (or just a brief blurb about you and why you think you would be a good fit for the role) to

Interviews will be held as applications are received, so don't delay in responding. The role is currently vacant so the successful applicant could start immediately.

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Youth Arts New Zealand

1 Mar 2021