It would be assumed that you would have a passion for Māori culture and seeking a career that ties with your dedication and commitment to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and aligns with your values of manaakitanga and whakawanaungatanga in your everyday work.
Your background should be as broad as you can make it – bring all of that knowledge to your plans. That does not necessarily need to be at a tertiary level, it could be learning from within other industries or businesses in any role.
These types of roles are relatively new to the industry, so there are not as many clearly defined pathways into these roles. Getting these roles can be challenging because they are not always advertised.
So, make sure you highlight your unique qualification for this role, and showcase your ability to create an impact. Using your relationships and connections, as well as reaching out directly to the businesses you would love to join, let people know you are looking at this kind of role, and be open to advice.