These two Kaihautū (Director Ratonga Māori) roles are new positions within these organisations. Each role presents a unique opportunity to be a leader of your own people, a leader of your community, a leader of practice and a leader for how these organisations do things in the future.
There are exciting opportunities on the horizon to do more with the material that the National Library and Archives New Zealand hold, alongside creating relationships and growing engagement as you play an important part in how our history will be seen and accessed in the future.
Key to success in these roles will be the ability to set a clear kaupapa Māori direction and strategy, inspiring staff to deliver a high level of performance and growth in capability. This will include supporting non-Māori leaders to be more confident in building their own cultural capability.
You will have broad and deep experience of Te Ao Māori, including fluency in Te Reo Māori and leadership in tikanga, and you will have substantial knowledge of the documentary heritage environment and awareness of the National Library and Archives New Zealand
With a proven ability to lead in two cultural contexts, characterised by changing expectations and public service complexity, you will have proven empowering and mana enhancing management experience is required, especially within a taonga or information-related setting.
Kaihautū Director Ratonga Māori – National Library, Information and Knowledge Services
As a member of the National Library Leadership Team, the purpose of the Kaihautū (Director Ratonga Māori) role is to provide thought leadership, and direct policy and services to deliver on the National Library’s commitments and obligations to Māori. A priority for this role will be the focus on building and strengthening partnerships with Māori and communities, and the opportunity to connect the National Library’s collections with communities will excite you.
You will work closely in partnership with the Kaihautū, Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga Archives NZ, National Library specialist Māori staff, He Tohu partners group, Te Komiti Māori, iwi Māori, Internal Affairs, and the library and documentary heritage sectors.
You will strengthen the relationships with Iwi Māori and work more closely with communities to make sure that heritage materials are looked after in the right way. You will support these communities to look after their own information and taonga, so it is appropriately accessible.
You will have the opportunity to drive Māori work programmes toward successful delivery, providing strategic thought leadership, identifying ways to work with Māori to improve the collection, preservation, protection and accessibility of mātauranga Māori and taonga Māori.
You will set a clear kaupapa Māori direction and strategy, inspiring staff to deliver a high level of performance and growth in capability. This will include supporting non-Māori leaders to be more confident in building their own cultural capability.
Kaihautū Director Ratonga Māori – Archives New Zealand, Information and Knowledge Services
The purpose of the Kaihautū (Director Ratonga Māori) role, as a member of the Archives New Zealand Leadership Team, is to provide thought leadership, and direct policy and services to deliver on Archives New Zealand commitments and obligations to Māori. A priority for this role will be the focus on building and strengthening partnerships with Māori and communities.
You will bring an understanding and respect for the significance of Archives New Zealand, and the importance of maintaining and documenting the heritage and history of New Zealand. You will work closely in partnership with the Kaihautū – National Library, He Tohu partners group, Te Komiti Māori, iwi Māori, Internal Affairs, and the Kaitohutohu Matua Principal Advisor(s).
For Archives New Zealand, there is a responsibility to develop their workforce and develop capability right across the sector, particularly in their relationships with iwi and whare taonga – to look at developing accessibility for Māori, but equally to support the regulatory side of the work that Archives New Zealand does.
This role will lead and influence how the whole of government manages information and data for the benefit of Iwi Māori – from data sovereignty through how government information is handled, created, and maintained on behalf of Māori.
Driving Māori work programmes toward successful delivery, you will provide strategic thought leadership by identifying opportunities for working with Māori in the management of and access to Mātauranga Māori and indigenous information.
Together with the Kaihautū (Director Ratonga Māori), National Library, you will represent Internal Affairs and the Crown in building relationships with iwi/Māori so that key constitutional records and holdings of Archives New Zealand are presented and cared for in keeping with their importance to both treaty partners.
To find out more about either role, or to apply, visit the How to Apply page.