Creative NZ: Senior Communications Adviser – Māori focus (deadline: 4th April)

Wellington or Auckland based

E aku nui, e aku rahi, kei aku raukura, aku piki kōtuku, aku hou amokura. Koutou, te mūrau a te tini. Koutou te wenerau a te mano. Ngā puna o te kī, ngā whakaniko i te kupu. Tēnā koutou katoa! He karere tēnei e pā ana ki tētahi tūnga ki Toi Aotearoa mō te hunga e hiahia ana kia mahi ai ki roto i te ao Toi. Do you want to make a substantial and meaningful difference for Ngā toi Māori?

Ko Tā mātou mahi – The role

Creative New Zealand are seeking a Kaiārahi Whakawhitiwhiti Kōrero to join their high performing tight-knit Communications team. They’re looking for someone who is positive, proactive, self-managing and wants to work for an agency dedicated to supporting, developing and advocating for the arts – in particular ngā toi Māori – for the benefit of all New Zealanders. They’re open to applications from senior communications/PR practitioners or experienced and driven advisers looking to transition to a more senior role.

As Kaiārahi Whakawhitiwhiti Kōrero, you’ll be expected to:

  • develop, implement and maintain communications strategies for Toi Aotearoa Creative New Zealand projects and initiatives, with a particular focus on ngā toi Māori
  • develop clear and effective communications material appropriate to target audiences on relevant platforms
  • establish and maintain a strong network of media contacts, particularly in Māori media
  • identify and develop media opportunities for our funded projects or initiatives
  • develop and implement communications plans for our events and initiatives
  • develop strong relationships within the Communications team and across the organisation
  • contribute to the development of our organisation’s responsiveness to Māori and Pacific peoples, including support for Te Kaupapa o Toi Aotearoa – our organisational development programme and initiatives
  • contribute to the development and strengthening of Māori responsiveness in all we do.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

The person in this position will work across a variety of initiatives, projects and audiences. This role will have a particular, but not exclusive, focus on ngā toi Māori. Authentically engaging with Māori arts communities is essential in this role, so you will identify as Māori. In essence: we’re looking for a storyteller from a Māori worldview.

You’ll be involved in projects ranging from regular funding rounds to high-profile awards and events, including the annual Māori arts awards, Ngā Taonga Toi ā Te Waka Toi. Be prepared to work hard, tautoko your teammates and their mahi, as well as get involved in team activities (…which usually involve food #snackscidents).

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent on-the-job experience.
  • Proven communications and/or media experience, including the use of a wide variety of digital platforms.
  • Experience in developing, planning and implementing communications strategies.
  • Knowledge in te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and te reo Māori.
  • Experience engaging with Māori audiences and communities.
  • Highly developed communication skills – both verbal and (particularly) written.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and collaboration skills.
  • Project and event management expertise.
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritisation skills.
  • A high level of initiative, proactivity, collaboration and positive energy.

They welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your unique world view would bring to our whānau.   

Deadline: Monday 4th April.

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