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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, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum’s stories. We are Auckland’s home of commemoration as well as the country’s oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

Job Description

Auckland Museum holds one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent documentary heritage collections and research libraries that includes manuscript, ephemera, oral history, books, maps, serials and newspapers, photographic, and paintings and drawings collections that cover social, cultural and conflict history from the 19th century to the present day.

The Assistant Curator is a full-time and permanent role that supports the delivery of key business functions of the Documentary Heritage curatorial team. This includes coordinating the enquiry service and assisting with tasks associated with collection development, research, exhibitions and publications, and audience engagement. The role includes assessment of donation offers and assessing and processing the Documentary Heritage acquisition backlog. In this role the Assistant Curator will play an essential part in ensuring our collections are grown strategically and sustainably in line with current collection policies and the Museum’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • A degree in a field relevant to the Museum’s activities
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking documentary heritage collection development or assessment, with curatorial experience an advantage
  • A familiarity with collection management systems (Vernon preferred)
  • Proven effective oral and written communication skills
  • Established exceptional planning and time management skills
  • A collaborative approach and excellent interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of the principles and practice of the Treaty of Waitangi

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this position. Click here to view the position description, or if viewing within Seek, select the apply now button above to access the position description.

Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits such as flexible work and leave and an award-winning wellbeing programme.

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, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao   
Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

For more information or to apply visit: Museums Aotearoa.