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 an influential, 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 is committed to developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events and educational programmes and providing strong management of the taonga we care for, underpinned by He Korahi Maori (bi-cultural focus) and Teu le Va (Pacific dimension).

Auckland Museum has an opportunity for a motivated and experienced Head of Learning and Community Participation. This is a new role to be shaped by the right candidate, leading an existing, motivated team.

This is a vital role for the development of audiences and for the positive profile of the Museum externally. The Head of Learning and Community Participation will lead and manage the Learning & Engagement team to achieve the aspirations of the organisation for this area, as articulated in strategic plans and in the Annual Plan. They must ensure that ambition, innovation, intellectual rigour, excellence and external   collaboration are at the heart of the learning and engagement programmes and digital learning content. The aim is to grow the number and the diversity of people who take part in museum activity, wherever that occurs and to increase access to the collections.

The successful candidate will have experience at   a senior managerial level in an environment that has a strong learning and/or community focus. With outstanding interpersonal skills, the candidate will have a proven ability to lead and manage individuals and teams. The Museum is also looking for someone who was knowledge of the New Zealand learning and community environment and who understands the potential of digital engagement in museums, especially for learning. Knowledge and experience of tikanga Maori and/or Pacific cultures will be advantageous.

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.

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 http://careers.aucklandmuseum.com and enter the job code 4850SK

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

Applications close 5.00pm, Sunday, 8 March 2015.