Kaiako - Museum educator
The role of the Museum educator is to assist the lead educator to develop and deliver innovative education programmes with a focus on Te Taiao - natural history, science and Te Ao Māori. This role is part-time, 16 h/pw – fixed-term until November 30, 2021.
The educator will:
- Deliver innovative education programmes which enhance and acknowledge Te Ao Māori Mātauranga Māori, history and science
- Weave te reo Māori throughout all education programmes
- Uphold the principles of Te Tiriti of Waitangi
- Assist in developing, promoting and evaluating the Museum’s education and public programmes
- Assists in managing and developing partnerships with schools to offer curriculum-based programmes related to the museum’s exhibitions and collection, in the museum and/or off site
- Promote the education role of the Nelson Provincial Museum locally and nationally
- Assist in promotion of the concept of ‘whole of life’ education
- Assist in effectively managing education programmes and resources, including record keeping.
The ideal candidate will have:
- An education qualification in an area of museum’s specialisation. Ideally, this means the candidate will be a trained teacher. An ability to teach across all levels would be advantageous
- Previous experience in education in designing and developing programmes for different areas of a museum is desirable. Experience in the delivery of digital learning programmes would be welcome
- Sound knowledge of the objectives and curriculum of the New Zealand school system
- An appreciation of of museum collections, environments and standards
- A commitment to Tikanga Māori and the place of Mātauranga Māori in the NZ education system.
This role can also be found on our website.
Nelson Provincial Museum