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Auckland Museum is seeking an experienced, forward-thinking museum professional to lead our Collection Care team in an exciting period of the Museum’s development.

This is a key management role as the Museum embarks on a number of capital projects will significantly affect the use and storage of the extensive wide-ranging collections.

The Head of Collection Care leads the long-term preservation of the Museum’s collections through both advocacy and direct management of people and activities to upgrade and enhance the care and condition of the collections. The position is responsible for maintaining and improving the physical state of collections through preventive care strategies, policy and procedure development and through management of projects which optimise the care of the collections. Contributions to Museum-wide programmes and building development projects are vital parts of the long-term success of the role.

The Museum’s collections span a wide range of formats, subjects and materials across the human history, natural science and documentary heritage fields. A key challenge of the role is managing the skilled professional and technical team and the long-term care of diverse collections while also enabling various modes of access and collection use. A core responsibility will be to advocate strongly for appropriate conditions and sensitive collection care in the context of Museum planning, gallery developments, storage renewal and digitisation projects.

We are looking for someone with management experience who is eager to provide outstanding leadership to the Museum’s team of Collection Managers, Conservators and other project staff who work on the preservation, storage and conservation treatment of the collections.

The successful candidate will be a positive player in our diverse organisation and will have strengths in building relationships and provoking new thinking in the care, storage and management of museum collections, and managing change.

The successful candidate will have:

We invite motivated applicants with management and team leadership experience and thorough knowledge of current practice in collection management, conservation and public access to museum collections.

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.

To apply for this job, please apply online or go to our job site and enter the job code 4630.

You must apply via our Careers site. Applications submitted incorrectly will not be processed.