Exhibitions Developer - Mātauranga Māori

· Auckland, Auckland
Employment Type Fixed Term, Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Bring a Māori worldview to exhibitions development

Do you have a love of storytelling and knowledge sharing, particularly with youth audiences? Do you bring a Māori worldview to your mahi? Would you like to work with a creative and experienced team sharing and science and technology  digital, audio visual, and written storytelling?

MOTAT has an amazing opportunity  to join the Science and Technology Centre (‘SciTech Centre’) project team. At its heart this is a storytelling role where you will be working as part of a team to:


  • support the integration of te Ao Māori in this flagship project for MOTAT
  • develop content for the new SciTech Centre at MOTAT
  • build relationships within and outside of the MOTAT Team, specifically those that bring mātauranga Māori
  • help shape how MOTAT visitors connect with science and technology through your mahi


MOTAT’s SciTech Centre (scheduled to open in 2024) is at the heart of the Museum’s vision to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow and we are committing to embedding mātauranga Māori and a dual world view in this kaupapa from the outset.


With a natural ability to walk in two worlds, you will thrive in an environment where   and the successful delivery of interactive exhibitions and programming is measured, not just by numbers, but by the quality of the experience and diversity of the audience they attract. You could be an experienced exhibitions developer looking for a project that really motivates you or be inexperienced but with drive, a willingness to learn and grow, and a true love of storytelling. We have some amazing, experienced exhibitions professionals leading this project, so can provide an opportunity to learn and grow   the right person. Take a read of the full position description.


Our commitment to you is that you will have time in your work hours to contribute to your own iwi, hapū, and/or whānau to ensure your connections and ties remain strong and your cup is full.


We would love to be able to offer a permanent role, but at the moment this is a two-year project and fixed-term role tied to the delivery of the SciTech Centre.


About You

There is no blueprint for the perfect person for this role. You’ll have:


  • a love of storytelling and knowledge sharing
  • great teamwork and communication skills
  • a confidence in sharing your understanding and lived experience of te Ao Māori
  • an interest in (or previous experience) working in the cultural sector


Let us know in your application what motivates you about this role and what you would bring to it.


Not quite ready to apply and want to find out more?

Contact Emma Crozier on 09 815 5815 or email emma.crozier@motat.org.nz.


Close Date: 24 August 2022

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  • Location
    Auckland, Auckland
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term, Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience