Auckland War Memorial Museum

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

Ko Tamaki Paenga Hira, hewaengarahi ake, he ngakau mahaki mo te kaitiakitanga taonga pu korero, pakiwaitara, korero tipua ano hoki mai i nga kai para korero.

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.

Auckland Museum has a full-time and permanent opportunity for a highly motivated Collection Manager to join the Museum at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal. This position is part of the wider Collections and Research team and is responsible for the collection management aspects of the planning, removal and replacement of collection objects currently on display, consulting closely with the Gallery Improvements team and Curators. You will work with Curators to identify suitable replacement collection objects for minor refreshes of content in the permanent galleries, manage and administer collection access, ensure objects are packed and handled with care and to museum standards, and organise and track all object movements

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • A relevant degree
  • Proven experience in collection management, with some curatorial experience an advantage
  • A high level of knowledge and experience working with Humanities collections
  • Database and collection cataloguing experience
  • Effective interpersonal and time management skills, with a strong work ethic
  • Relevant museum experience including object handling and packing
  • Knowledge of tikanga Maori
  • A current full driver’s licence
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings, holidays and/or weekends

This exciting role sits at the heart of many of the Museum’s key strategic Future Museum aspirations and delivers on Auckland War Memorial Museum’s guiding principle of kaitiakitanga – providing care for the collections and stories entrusted to us. The role is key to sharing our collections with our communities, coupled with contributing to the Museum providing exciting and compelling exhibition experiences for visitors to Auckland Museum. This role will require enthusiasm, hard work and flexibility.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in either collection management or curatorship. You will 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.

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

To apply for this job, please apply online or go to our job site and enter the job code 11051.