Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
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Head of Documentary Heritage

Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas.

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland’s identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum’s stories.

We encourage candidates to share their talents at this unique workplace, which embraces diversity and both acknowledges and nurtures our bicultural capabilities, as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies.

Auckland Museum is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to take up the newly-established role of Head of Documentary Heritage. This permanent position will lead the team of curators and collection managers who develop, manage and provide access to the Museum’s significant documentary heritage collections including books, serials, maps, ephemera, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories and archives. If you are keen to make a contribution through enhancing the interpretation, profile and utility of these important collections and be part of a time of exciting transformation at Auckland Museum we’re keen to hear from you.

To be successful in this new role, you will ideally offer:

  • A postgraduate qualification in a field relevant to the Museum’s collections or practice
  • A Library qualification or certification   
  • 10 years’ specialised work experience  in libraries or archives, or potentially museum collections, or a closely related field
  • Experience in the development, management and care of collected heritage materials
  • Broad knowledge of New Zealand history and cultures and/or natural sciences
  • Thorough knowledge of current developments in digital technologies as they relate to online service provision, collection access and digital collecting
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically analyse contemporary research and future trends of documentary heritage collections
  • Demonstrated experience as a team-player and in successfully managing people, resources and projects in a multi-disciplinary organisation
  • Experience in the development and monitoring of operational budgets
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings, holidays and/or weekends as required
  • Should hold a current and full drivers licence

Application Closing Date: Sunday 24 February 2019.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories and reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao  

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries


Closing date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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