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Library and Research Coordinator
January 20, 2022
Job Description:

Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School celebrates a whakapapa that spans over 50 years of nurturing talented performers, designers, and craftspeople through discipline specific training . We offer 5 full-time tertiary courses that develop independent practitioners who are creators, innovators, and initiators. They are creative voices who make their own work, they are entrepreneurial, and they leave us ready to carve their own career paths in the arts. Tikanga and Mātauranga Māori are at the heart of Toi Whakaari.
A rare opportunity to lead and develop our library as a resource for research and learning

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Library professional to lead the development of the Nola Millar Library as a resource and play a pivotal part in the development of the Toi Whakaari's developing research programme.  

This newly created role will oversee the day to day running of The Nola Millar Library at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. The library is New Zealand’s specialist performing arts library and serves Toi Whakaari and the New Zealand School of Dance as well as a small base of subscribers. 

Reporting to the Academic Leads, this role will coordinate the school’s developing research programme, support student learning outcomes, as well as managing relationships with the Performing Arts community to ensure that information services meet expectations and objectives.

This role will be responsible for the operations and strategic direction of Toi Whakaari’s Nola Millar Library through the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of the information services which support the teaching, learning and research activities of Toi Whakaari staff and students. Key to this role will be the strengthening of a robust research culture within Toi Whakaari that fosters Kaupapa Māori, Practice-based and Theoretical Research frameworks.

This position would suit someone looking to lead the ongoing development of an already exciting specialist learning library and team 


To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

·      A commitment to and interest in the exploration of contemporary educational pedagogies

·      Academic Research experience and at least 5 years of Library experience

·      An ability to strategize, plan, and lead 

·      Relevant post-graduate qualification

·      A knowledge of and commitment to te Reo me ona Tikanga Māori

·      Demonstrated commitment to student development in a higher Education environment


Please NOTE

The successful applicant will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide us with consent to conduct a Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction check.


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Applications Close:
January 28, 2022