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Kairauhī / Subject Librarian (Māori)

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Are you looking for a great opportunity to support Māori scholarship and make a real difference? Do you want a role which will provide you with extensive professional development opportunities? Do you want to work in a supportive and varied academic environment?

We are looking for someone to join the Academic Support team, as Kairauhī / Subject Librarian (Māori) at Victoria University Library. You will liaise and develop strong relationships with Māori staff and students, and provide targeted library services and facilitate access to world class resources to support quality research, learning and teaching across the University’s wider Māori community.

You will be confident within a marae setting and using Te Reo Māori. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a wide range of people using a range of communication methods is important. You will have a demonstrated commitment to supporting Māori scholarship and student success, a strong client focus, sound analysis and judgement, and enjoy working co-operatively as part of a team. We offer a chance for you to make a real difference.

This is a permanent, full-time role of 37.5 hours per week based at the Kelburn campus.  The subject portfolio will support Te Kawa a Māui - the School of Māori Studies, part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Te Kura Māori, part of the Faculty of Education. The role also facilitates access to library services and support for Victoria University’s wider Māori community.

The successful applicant will also be able to demonstrate and develop a strong understanding of:

  • developing and managing highly productive relationships and partnerships
  • current developments in research, learning and teaching (including ako Māori) in higher education
  • emerging technologies and their implications for higher education.

The Kairauhī also supports Library Academic Services activities, projects and initiatives.

Applicants should address in their cover letter, the requirements outlined in the ‘Selection criteria’ section of the role description.

Applications can be made via the website:

If you have any queries or require further information please contact the Business Support team within Library Resource Services on or check out the Working at the Library Section of our website

Vacancy Ref 1548.  

Applications close midnight Sunday 23 April 2017.

Closing date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Victoria University of Wellington
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