Emerging Māori Writer in Residence

  • Kelburn
  • Contract
  • Wed May 31 22:04:58 2023
  • 6310

  • Do you want the chance to spend three months working on your latest project with great creative support?
  • Are you an emerging Māori writer, in the early stage of your career with a growing body of work?
  • Would you like to be supported from a Mentor from the Māori literary community?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently seeking an Emerging Māori Writer in Residence for three months in the first half of 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity for emerging Māori writers in Aotearoa.

Applications are invited from Māori writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry (page and performance), devised performance, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, but excluding writing for film or television. Projects may be written in English or te reo Māori.

Spend three months working on your latest project with backing from Victoria University of Wellington’s renowned creative writing school and Creative New Zealand.

There is a writer’s stipend of $15,000, a space to write and creative support.

The application documentation required is listed on the Role Description.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 31 October 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith (04 463 6854, katie.hardwick-smith@vuw.ac.nz). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.