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Library and Research Coordinator

Job details

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
4 Feb 2022
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Research, Education & Development


A rare and exciting part time opportunity (20 Hours a week)  for a suitably qualified Library professional to lead the development of the Nola Millar Library as a resource and play a pivotal part in the development of the Toi Whakaari's developing research programme.  

This newly created role will oversee the day to day running of The Nola Millar Library at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. The library is New Zealand’s specialist performing arts library and serves Toi Whakaari and the New Zealand School of Dance as well as a small base of subscribers. 

Reporting to the Academic Leads, this role will coordinate the school’s developing research programme, support student learning outcomes, as well as managing relationships with the Performing Arts community to ensure that information services meet expectations and objectives.

This role will be responsible for the operations and strategic direction of Toi Whakaari’s Nola Millar Library through the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of the information services which support the teaching, learning and research activities of Toi Whakaari staff and students. Key to this role will be the strengthening of a robust research culture within Toi Whakaari that fosters Kaupapa Māori, Practice-based and Theoretical Research frameworks.

This position would suit someone looking to lead the ongoing development of an already exciting specialist learning library and team


 to be successful in this role you will need:


  •  A commitment to and interest in the exploration of contemporary educational pedagogies

  • Academic Research experience and at least 5 years of Library experience

  • An ability to strategize, plan, and lead 

  • A relevant post-graduate qualification

  • A knowledge of and commitment to te Reo me ona Tikanga Māori

  • A demonstrated commitment to student development in a higher Education environment


Applications close 28 January 2022

Written by

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

20 Jan 2022

Toi Whakaari was New Zealand’s first drama school and is the leading educator of stage, screen and event professionals in the country. The kura aspires to be one of the great performing arts schools of the world while developing a teaching practice that is uniquely New Zealand.