Learning Specialist – Mentoring

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/2106
  • Job Title: Learning Specialist – Mentoring
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  • Summary:

Learning Specialist (fixed term contract) – Ideal secondment position for teachers

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, research-driven, innovative and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and our ability to represent our communities. Our vision is Changing Hearts, Minds and Lives. Biculturalism, mana taonga and learning are at our core.

We are seeking a Learning Specialist to support our Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures programme. This role will contribute to the development of our learning programmes with an emphasis on resource development and mentoring teachers in Māori Medium and English Medium contexts. You will empower our kaiako through weaving digital technologies and Aotearoa New Zealand histories learning with Te Papa’s collections, exhibitions and resources by designing and facilitating meaningful learning experiences, resources and products for kaiako.

To be successful in this role you will be a passionate and talented teacher or kaiako who engages learning and technology to make a real difference to the organisations and communities you work with. In addition to this, you will:

  • Be creative, innovative and skilled in supporting learning inside or outside of the classroom.
  •  a strong educator, confident in working with groups of ākonga of all ages
  • bring a range of innovative learning practices and you create empowering learning experiences with emerging learning technologies
  • an advocate for learning and  passionate about contributing to educational innovation
  • enjoy developing new programmes and products, and you believe in testing ideas and experimenting
  • evidence of successfully mentoring others
  • a team player with great ideas and the skills to bring them to life
  • Whilst not essential fluency in Te Reo Māori and confidence in tikanga Māori is a distinct advantage.

This role is full time (40 hours) fixed term contract to 18 December 2021. This is an ideal year-long experience for a teacher secondment. Bring your classroom skills and insights, learn new skills in an innovative context and then return to school refreshed and energised for 2022.

Te Papa is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment process, we will require Police Vetting of preferred candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Applications close 14 February 2020