Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is committed to the revitalisation of te reo Māori for Aotearoa.

The work we do supports the government’s Māori language strategy – Maihi Karauna, issued under the Māori Language Act 2016.

Our vision is the landscape of Aotearoa will resonate with our indigenous language.

With a strong and supportive team of committed advocates we are committed to making this happen. We are looking for people with appropriate qualifications who relish the opportunity to be part of our organisation and contribute to the development and implementation of our strategy in Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. 


Senior Māori Language Advisor – Fixed Term

This role plays a pivotal role in providing specialist skills that focuses on ensuring the quality of the Māori language in all aspects of the role of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, including ongoing lexical and lexicography developments and the procedures to develop and support ongoing orthographic conventions of the Māori Language. You will be required to translate, interpret and provide quality assurance to te reo Māori.

To apply for this job, you must have proven expertise in Māori language translations, be skilled in reading, writing and speaking te reo Māori and be an outstanding communicator in both Māori and English. You must be skilled in research and analysis and have strong writing and attention to detail skills. You will need experience in customer service responding to public enquiries in either Māori or English that range from being straight forward to complex in nature.

If you are ready for an exciting career in an innovative Māori organisation please forward your cover letter and CV to Wiremu Tamaki at vacancy@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz

Position Description [PDF, 146 KB]

For a copy of the position description please email vacancy@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz

Applications close Friday 18 January 2019.


Senior Language Planning Advisor Permanent and Fixed Term (Six Months)

As a member of the Language Planning and Evaluation Centre you will identify opportunities for the introduction and revitalisation of te reo Māori within government agencies and the private sector. 

You will lead the development of language planning approaches and identify key business drivers to which te reo Māori can add value to agencies, organisations and businesses. A key part of this role will be your relationship management experience as you will engage with senior leaders to influence the acceptance and/or need for a language plan. 

To apply for this role, you will need demonstrated experience in language planning design and relationship management. Some policy design experience and the ability to speak te reo Māori is an advantage, as would a commitment to improve your reo Māori development and use.

Position Description [PDF, 166 KB]

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 20 February 2019


Language Planning Advisor - Fixed Term Six Months 

This role identifies opportunities for the introduction and revitalisation of te reo Māori within government agencies and the private sector through the development of a language plan reflecting the organisation’s goals, its ability and readiness. 

To apply for this job you will need experience in Māori Language revitalisation and in building strong business relationships at appropriate professional levels internally and externally. With well-developed influencing skills with a sound understanding of business culture and drivers, you will be an outstanding communicator in both English and Māori. You will also need to have knowledge and experience of working within the public service (ie knowledge of machinery of government). 

With planning and project management skills, you will have a sound understanding of key issues impacting on Māori Language development and regeneration. You will also have a good understanding of technological developments and how relevant digital media contributes to language revitalisation. Facilitation and workshop management skills are also advantageous. 

The ability to speak te reo Māori is an advantage, as would a commitment to improve your reo Māori development and use. 

If you are ready for your next challenge, please forward your cover letter and CV to Wiremu Tamaki at vacancy@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz 

Position Description [PDF, 167 KB]

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 20 February 2019


Roles are located within a Crown Entity, so knowledge and experience of working within and across the government sector is required. You will also have a good understanding of technological developments and how relevant digital media contributes to language revitalisation.

 

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