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Collections Photographer, Te Awe Project – AWMM

Closing date:   July 23, 2017
Institution:   Auckland War Memorial Museum
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   2 year fixed-term basis
Location :   Auckland
Contact name:   Not supplied yet.
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

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

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Collection Photographer to join the Museum on a 2 year fixed term basis at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.

The role of Collections Photographer, Te Awe project contributes to the delivery of our Collections Readiness programme under oversight of the Collection Imaging project. The Te Awe project is focussed on record enhancement, photography and digitisation, conservation and storage improvements of the Museum’s internationally significant Taonga Maori collection. The Te Awe Collection Photographer will photograph the Taonga Maori collection according to the Museum’s standards, linked to the collection database and clearly identified with appropriate rights and permissions statements.

The Collections Photographer Te Awe project position is a unique opportunity for people with a strong photographic background to make a meaningful difference to the understanding of the indigenous culture of New Zealand.

To be successful in this role, you will offer;

  • Advanced photography skills with particular focus on studio imaging and lighting, still life and product photography and production workflows
  • A Degree or higher level Diploma in Photography or relevant field is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience of the Adobe Photographers Suite and Creative Cloud, as well as other industry standard imaging applications
  • Awareness and experience working with taonga Maori is desirable
  • Knowledge of Tikanga Maori, especially in relation to museum collections is desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of collection management processes and collection management databases, preferably Vernon CMS
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team work skills, with effective relationship and stakeholder management skills. Participative and autonomous working style.
  • Approachable and effective communication style (both written and verbal) with team members, other museum staff and managers
  • Object handling and packaging experience, with proven effective research skills
  • A demonstrated understanding of digital asset management, archival practice, rights management and heritage imaging techniques
  • Understand the principles of equal opportunities, diversity management and the Treaty of Waitangi as they relate to the Museum environment

Please include a link to an online portfolio of your work with your application.

To apply for this job, please visit our job site http://careers.aucklandmuseum.com and enter the job code 10614.

Candidates must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this fixed term position.


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