Experience Wellington Job Listing

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!

E karanga atu ana mātou ki te hunga e whakaaro ana mō tēnei tūranga, ko te Mātanga Akoranga i Experience Wellington. He tūranga whakahirahira hei hāpai i te whakaaro me te tikanga-ā-iwi i tō mātou whare taonga (Wellington Museum). Mēnā he tangata whai pukenga, whai wheako, whai mātauranga hoki koe ki tēnei momo mahi nau mai haramai. Tukuna mai tō tono.

Bring local histories to life at Te Waka Huia o Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Wellington Museum.

Experience Wellington is seeking an innovative Learning Specialist with social sciences and hītori Māori education expertise. Bring your passion for sharing stories about our local histories with tamariki and ākonga. Design inspirational experiences that connect our world class exhibitions to the lives of tamariki and ākonga.

The role is primarily based at Te Waka Huia o Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Wellington Museum and includes Nairn Street Cottage and the Cable Car Museum. It offers the opportunity to collaborate across other Experience Wellington sites – Capital E, City Gallery Wellington, and Space Place. This position is permanent, fulltime. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Te tūranga | The role

You will:

  • Design, deliver and evaluate engaging history and social sciences learning programmes.
  • Develop innovative ways to work with kaiako to bring local curriculum to life.
  • Actively support our aims to embrace Te Ao Māori and increase engagement with Māori audiences, through your learning programmes.

Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako | The essential skills and experience for the role

You will:

  • Be a strong educator: confident in working with and responsive to tamariki and ākonga.
  • Have a sound knowledge of history and social sciences within national curriculum frameworks. Knowledge of LEOTC/ELC programming is an advantage.
  • Have deep knowledge of Aotearoa New Zealand histories and strong networks in history and social sciences education communities.
  • Have undertaken professional learning and development in relation to Te Ao Māori, including te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
  • Possess the ability to enrich the local curriculum through learning programmes that connect with mana whenua.
  • Possess excellent communication and facilitation skills.
  • Be a great team player – collaborative, creative, reliable, proactive, and positive.
  • Hold a genuine interest in research and innovation to design responsive and engaging learning programmes for early childhood and school groups.

Ko wai mātou | Who are we are

Our vision is engaged, curious communities.

We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and support mana whenua as kaitiaki. We provide a culturally safe and inclusive environment, meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for Māori and enhanced career pathways for our Māori kaimahi to succeed as Māori.

If you want to work with like-minded community builders, and you are passionate about art and culture we would love to hear from you.  To join our team, please submit your CV, a cover letter and complete our online application form for our consideration on our careers site https://experiencewellington.org.nz/work-with-us/.  For further information on the role please contact hr@experiencewellington.org.nz.

Applications close on Friday 1 December. Applications will be shortlisted as they come in. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 December.


How to apply


  • Position Description 
  • To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, to this link.
  • If you have any questions, please email hr@experiencewellington.org.nz
  • Applications Close Friday 1 December 2023