Position: Associate

Job type: Part-time

Salary: Negotiate

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Pou Tohu Matua – Senior Performance Adviser Te Aka - Policy and Sector Performance Group

Permanent, full-time or part-time, secondment (*flexible options available)


Promoting a confident and connected culture

Part of an energetic team focused on advising ministers Relationship Management with our Crown-funded cultural agencies Important work area that contributes to the wellbeing of all New Zealanders

This is your opportunity to join a growing Manatu Taonga and support the delivery of the recent significant investment that has been made for the arts, culture, heritage and media sectors based in our historical building on Lambton Quay in the heart of the CBD.

Manatu Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 160 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from di?erent sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.

We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Maori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our matauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories re?ecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.

Manatu Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

You will work closely with Ministers and key stakeholders in entities on the performance of New Zealand’s cultural sector to support Ministers in meeting their legislative obligations.

This role is part of a team of specialist performance advisers responsible for advising on the performance of 10 Crown entities and five non-governmental organisation contracts. The team advises on Board appointments, strategic direction, financial and organisational capability, investment business cases and budget proposals. Entities that the Ministry advises on for include Te Papa, Sport New Zealand, New Zealand Music Commission, and Creative New Zealand.

You provide knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to the development of performance advice. You will exercise initiative and act as a mentor for less experienced staff. You will be able to lead across the team on Ministerial deliverables and performance issues.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

A proven ability to develop and manage effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders Ideally, experience in providing advice on crown entity performance issues An ability to apply knowledge of te reo, tikanga and the Treaty of Waitangi, or have the willingness and commitment to learn Relevant experience in providing advice on strategy, financial and non-financial performance, performance measurement, business cases and budget proposals A proven understanding of government processes and public sector planning, reporting and the Budget cycle

We are proud to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all. We continue to actively work on building a more diverse workforce that’s representative of all New Zealanders. If you are exploring opportunities at Manatu Taonga we would love to hear from you.

Te Aka – Policy and Sector Performance Group

Te Aka works closely with Ministers and key decision makers to support our cultural sectors and the entities that comprise them to thrive. We take a deliberate development focus and provide opportunities for you to be exposed to a wide range of work.

Me pehea te tono – How to apply

To apply, click on the apply for this job button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

We are looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and you need to be living in New Zealand at the time of applying.

For enquiries about this position contact Michelle Borowicz, Executive Assistant **********

Salary range $90,000 – $110,000(successful candidates will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience).

How to Apply

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 12 September 2021. Aheinga - EligibilityIf you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatu Taonga in order to work for Manatu Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.
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