Educator | NZ Maritime Museum

Date: 21 May 2024

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Do you have a passion for Maritime History & Culture?
  • No more after-hours work, reports, and sports practices!
  • An exciting ever-changing environment based in the vibrant viaduct.




He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


Embark on a journey with Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa, the New Zealand Maritime Museum, as we celebrate the connection between our nation and the mighty ocean.

Sitting at the gateway of Auckland’s vibrant Viaduct Basin on Hobson Wharf, the Museum is Auckland's primary CBD-based waterfront visitor attraction.


We provide special discovery experiences to ensure present and future generations can continue the legacy of innovators, of dreamers, and of pioneers.


Picture yourself as the catalyst of inspiration, igniting young minds, shaping and elevating Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa's reputation as a leading educational destination and resource for Tāmaki Makaurau.


During term time, you'll have the opportunity to engage with students daily, planting seeds of knowledge and fostering growth. When school breaks come, you'll unleash your creative powers, crafting new lessons and materials that will shape future learning. 


This role will give you the opportunity the ability to grow, develop and create awesome programmes that connect students to the moana along with their whakapapa and identity as citizens and future decision makers of Aotearoa. 


This is a permanent, full-time position 40 hours per week.



To view the position description, please click here: Educator PD



He kōrero mōu: About you


You will bring New Zealand teaching experience, coupled with a relevant teaching qualification to be successful.


As an Educator, you will possess the remarkable ability to breathe life into our museum, transforming it into a hub of inspiration and growth. With your radiant personality and unwavering enthusiasm for learning, you'll leave a mark on every visitor's experience.


Your exceptional talents as a communicator and organiser will also set you apart from the rest.



In addition, you'll possess:


  • A thorough understanding of Te Ao Māori and a confident command of te reo
  • A proven track record in developing educational initiatives that resonate with diverse audiences.
  • Flexibility and resilience, upholding the highest standards of professionalism as you navigate a dynamic educational landscape.
  • A hardworking, adaptable, and reliable personality


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a beautiful setting that is steeped with cultural significance. You will also be joining a small, but friendly, perfectly formed tīma, which means your voice is heard and your contributions are valued.


As part of the Auckland Council whanau, working for Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa opens doors to a vast array of discounts and exclusive partnership benefits.


To view a snapshot of these please click here: Snapshot


The museum setting provides numerous opportunities for professional development. Educators can gain experience in public speaking, event planning, exhibit design, and more.





Band:  E


Salary: $65,000 - $68,000k based on skillset, qualifications, and experience.


Tono mo te mahi/To Apply


  • Please provide a bespoke cover letter
  • No need to add your roles in the non-mandatory fields if your CV is up to date
  • You need to have the right to work in NZ already. We are unable to support visa applications for this role
  • There is no close date, we will advertise and shortlist until we find the right person for this role. We reserve the right to remove this advert at any time, so please don't delay in making your application.



If you have specific questions regarding this role after reading this advert and the position description, please contact 




As part of the selection process, if you are shortlisted, there will be a practical component demonstrating the content of our core programmes incorporating te reo Māori and te Ao Māori.



Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.