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Content and Interpretation Developer – AWMM

Closing date:   April 28, 2019
Institution:   Auckland War Memorial Museum
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   Fixed -term to December 2020, 40 hrs per week
Location :   Auckland, NZ
Contact name:   Not supplied yet.
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

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 and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum’s stories.

We encourage candidates to share their talents at this unique workplace, which embraces diversity and both acknowledges and nurtures our bicultural capabilities, as demonstrated in our Teu le Vā and He Korahi Māori strategies.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum will be undergoing an exciting period of exhibition projects over the coming years and subsequently has an opportunity in the Public Experience Directorate for a Content and Interpretation Developer (fixed term to December 2020, 40 hrs per week).

This position will have experience in the development of gallery, exhibition and interpretive media content along with a thorough understanding of visitor needs and learning requirements in a museum context. They need to have an understanding of the Museum’s current Treaty of Waitangi obligations in Auckland’s diverse cultural, political and socio-economic landscape.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in developing a variety of gallery and exhibition experiences within a complex environment.

Key responsibilities for this role are

  • Supporting the development and delivery of the exhibition programme in line with audience, content & interpretation strategies.
  • Developing innovative and engaging content and interpretation for visitor experiences including approaches that confidently integrate and assert M?ori and Pacific content.
  • Creating appropriate interpretive approaches for target audiences.
  • Digital, media, and interactive briefing.
  • Supporting the development of integrated gallery projects working with internal stakeholders such as, digital, learning and engagement, commercial, marketing, sponsorship, and fundraising.
  • Community collaboration, stakeholder liaison on a range of partnership projects. Experience building relationships with Iwi and M?ori and Pacific communities and experts is desirable enable diverse and unique T?maki Makaurau stories and perspectives to be shared with Auckland Museum visitors and audiences.
  • Audience advocacy.

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

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 and reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

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