Educator | The Maritime Museum

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Unleash Your Creative Spirit: Dive into the Opportunity!
  • Bring your proven track record in developing educational initiatives to life
  • Work with a diverse audience and close knit, friendly team


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


Now, picture yourself as the catalyst of inspiration, igniting young minds with the Learning and Education Manager as your guiding light and Leader. In this exhilarating role, you'll shape and elevate Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa's reputation as a leading educational destination and resource for Tāmaki Makaurau.


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


This permanent, full-time position invites you to embark on a captivating journey, Monday through Friday, as you explore the depths of educational excellence.


To view the position description, please click here: Educator


Core aspects of this role:

  • Effectively develop, where required, and deliver high quality, creative educational programmes for all museum audiences. This will include but not be limited to Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) led programmes.
  • Meet the core requirements of the Ministry of Education ELC contract. These unique and engaging educational experiences shall complement and enrich classroom learning. They will be hands-on, interactive learning experiences for children and young people. 
  • Work in partnership with schools, other educational institutions, and visitors to ensure that the programmes meet their learning needs and support effective teaching and learning.
  • Contribute to the values and culture of Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa.


He kōrero mōu: About you


As an Educator, you 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 an indelible mark on every visitor's experience. Your exceptional talents as an educator, communicator, and organizer will take centre stage.


Naturally, you'll bring New Zealand teaching experience, coupled with a relevant teaching qualification. In addition, you'll possess:

• A thorough understanding of Te Ao Māori and a confident command of te reo is vital, enriching the cultural fabric of our team and programmes.

• 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, breathing life into every endeavour and embracing the challenges that come your way.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


As part of the Auckland Council family, the New Zealand Maritime Museum opens doors to a vast array of discounts and exclusive partnership benefits.


To view a snapshot of these incredible partnership discounts and benefits please click here: Benefits Examples


If you're ready to infuse your teaching experience with the essence of uniqueness, creativity, and cultural significance, take the plunge and make Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa your next home!


Band:  E

Salary: 60-65k based on skillset and experience


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.


Note for applicants:

You need to be present in New Zealand at the time of application and have the right to work in NZ already. We are unable to support visa applications for this role.

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 Maori and te Ao Maori.



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.