Project Assistant Archivist

Support the consolidation of our architecture collection including drawings and plans by some of New Zealand’s premier Architects and of some of our most iconic buildings.

Job ID: 20935
Campus: Auckland City Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Permanent/Fixed Term: Fixed Term

About the role

We are looking for a mid-level archivist to support the consolidation of our architecture collection. Working alongside our Senior Archivist who is a specialist in architectural collections, you will work through a large and unprocessed collection including drawings and plans by some of New Zealand’s premier Architects and of some of our most iconic buildings. This will involve a full cycle of processing, from ordering and describing the items to preparing entries in our database to maximise the visibility and discoverability of these exceptional items.

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is interested in architectural collections to gain exposure to our collection and this unique set of archival language, working alongside a specialist in this area.

Our ideal candidate

  • Archivist experience, ideally in a library setting, but commercial or museum experience is also valuable.
  • Able to work independently, under the guidance of our Senior Archivist.
  • Knowledge of archival management and the academic library environment.
  • A Master of Information Studies or other formal archival qualification would be beneficial but not essential provided you have a good level of experience.

Why work with us

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.


Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Friday 23rd August 2019 and include an up to date CV and cover letter.The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to