Seeking Shift Hui Coordinator

group of young people posing with shift hui posters and a giant rainbow flag on a sunny deck

Part-time; fixed-term (four months), Wellington-based.

InsideOUT is a national youth charity seeking someone to coordinate our national youth hui, Shift. As a project that sits within te ao Māori we are very interested in providing this opportunity to organise Shift to someone who is Māori/takatāpui.
The videos below give more insight into the space Shift creates!

You will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of a national hui for young people aged 15-21, held across four days – April 23rd-26th 2021.

This will include developing and updating a risk management plan that reflects the risks of Covid-19, managing and supporting volunteers and overseeing the overall coordination for the event. This includes things such as liaising with Horouta Marae and ensuring tikanga is respected, overseeing promotion and publicity, working with volunteers to develop the programme, menu and more. You will also be responsible for reporting regularly to our Managing Director, gathering feedback, overseeing evaluation processes and reporting on these.

InsideOUT is a growing organisation that works to support youth, whānau, schools, community groups, youth services, government agencies and other relevant organisations to provide safer schools and communities for rainbow young people. Shift is a hui (gathering) for rainbow/takatāpui young people that supports them to make connections, learn about different issues facing rainbow and takatāpui communities, take part in workshops and activities and gain new skills and knowledge to help them make their schools and communities a safer place.

We are looking for someone with superb organising and communication skills (written and verbal) who is able to stay calm under pressure and quickly solve problems. The ideal applicant will be self-motivated with strong time management skills, with proven experience planning and coordinating successful events or projects. Knowledge of the challenges faced by rainbow and takatāpui young people and experience in youth work and cultural competency would be an advantage. Experience working on or with marae and strong knowledge of tikanga would also be an advantage.

This is a contract for up to 235 hours, spread across four months (February-May). Hours will build up over this time, with a significant amount of these taking place at the hui (April 23rd-26th). Days and times worked outside of this are negotiable. The applicant will be paid above a living wage.

Download the full job description: Shift Hui Coordinator JD E-mail your CV and cover letter or any questions to tabby@insideout.org.nz by Friday 18th December to apply.