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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.

A thrilling opportunity exists for three highly motivated Collection Technicians to join the Relocations team at Auckland Museum on a 1 year fixed term basis at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.

The roles of Collection Technician – Relocations are focused on delivering the programme of works to decant and relocate collections from the collection stores and exhibition gallery spaces. This project will enable the Future Museum Phase I programme of gallery renewal and major building upgrade works currently underway. These works will support a wide range of future programmes which are the basis of the Museum’s revised onsite, offsite and online programmes anticipated by Future Museum.

The Collection Technician – Relocations positions are a unique opportunity for people with a collection management background to be involved in a major museum redevelopment programme within a leading cultural icon.

To be successful in these fixed term roles, you will offer:

  • 1-2 years relevant museum experience with good overall understanding of collection management disciplines, with Vernon database experience an advantage
  • Experience in packing and handling objects is essential
  • Awareness of and experience working with sensitive cultural material in relation to museum collections, especially knowledge of Tikanga Maori
  • Crate and pallet making experience is desirable
  • Proven effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills (including, tact, discretion, flexibility and confidentiality)
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and in cross-functional teams
  • Empathy for bringing the Museum alive, being part of its team, and a well-developed sense of public/community accountability

You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for these fixed term positions.

This is a great opportunity for candidates 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.

To apply for this job, please apply online or go to our job site http://careers.aucklandmuseum.com and enter the job code 10792.