Join Cawthron’s Te Kāhui Āio team

Join Cawthron’s Te Kāhui Āio team

Are you great at building and maintaining relationships, have exceptional organisational and co-ordination skills and want to work with a close-knit team? Apply now to become a Programme Co-ordinator within Cawthron Institute’s Te Kāhui Āio team.

This newly created role will help co-ordinate programmes of work with whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori entities to support knowledge and expertise in relevant Cawthron research programmes.

The role will report to the Tumuaki Te Kāhui Āio and work in a team of six scientists. Part of the role will include liaising with Cawthron science leaders and subject matter experts to increase engagement and ensure clear and effective communication is maintained between internal and external stakeholders.

About Cawthron

Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation. Established more than 100 years ago, its world-class science supports the growth of primary industries and the protection of marine and freshwater environments.

Te Kāhui Āio is a Cawthron team of established and emerging Māori and indigenous researchers who work alongside whānau, hapū, Iwi, Māori enterprises and Pasifika to help them to

meet their kaitiakitanga and developmental aspirations through kaupapa Māori and multi-disciplinary research.

Cawthron plays a role in overseeing how the institute accounts for and implements Vision Mātauranga in its thinking and operations as a fundamental principle, alongside Te Tiriti o Waitangi, WAI262 in a way that embraces the principles of collaboration and equitable partnerships. 

Click here for more information about working at Cawthron.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply via Cawthron’s careers site with your CV and cover letter

For a copy of the position description or if you have questions about the role, please email



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