Emerging Māori Writer in Residence (1536) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Are you at an early stage in your writing career but with a growing body of work?
  • Would you relish the opportunity to to write full-time within a creative institute and with the support of a literary mentor?
  • Are you passionate about fostering Māori writing in Aotearoa?

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 2022. 

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, etc. 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.

Close Date for Vacancy: 30 September 2021 

Contact Details for Vacancy:  If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith on 04 463 6854 or by email: 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.  Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form. 

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.