Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

Learning Specialist – AWMM

Closing date:   December 12, 2022
Institution:   Auckland War Memorial Museum
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   Full-time
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, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum’s stories. We are Auckland’s home of commemoration as well as the country’s oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

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 Va and He Korahi Māori strategies.

We are looking for an experienced Natural Science Learning Specialist to develop and deliver an ongoing series of learning programmes within our Learning and Public Programme team. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop and deliver education programmes that inspire curiosity, increase accessibility and strengthen.

The successful candidate will bring with them a knowledge and passion for natural science in education and experience of delivering learning programmes to learners of all ages. Expertise in developing and delivering education programmes within a GLAM institution or similar is preferable.

The Learning Specialist is an advocate for the museum locally, regionally and nationally and will possess a high degree of integrity and professionalism.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Quality degree in education, museum studies, or related speciality
  • Knowledge of New Zealand education system and key policy documents such as the New Zealand Curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, National Standards, Ka Hikitia, Pasifika Education Plan, Ministry statement of strategic intent,   and key web-based resources such as TKI.
  • A minimum of two to three years’ experience in the education and/or GLAM education sectors.
  • Strong knowledge of MS suite of services and software applications.
  • Working knowledge and broad familiarity with current trends and events in popular culture, museums, and learning and digital technologies.
  • Excellent pronunciation of Te Reo Māori with understanding and experience of tikanga and mātauranga māori.
  • Driver’s License essential.

Whanaungatanga (sense of belonging) and Kaitiakitanga are at the heart of what we do here at Auckland Museum. It all starts with Manaaki, the care and support we provide for our people. That’s why we offer a range of benefits and development opportunities or Wai Ora to nurture the holistic well-being and development of our people.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Flexible work arrangements to enhance your work and home life.
  • Availability to purchase additional annual leave
  • An award-winning wellbeing programme including free membership with Boost which offers discounts on a range of products and services.
  • An active social club which is part of the fabric of Museum life
  • Life insurance from your first day
  • Income protection insurance after two years of service
  • L&D opportunities to grow in your career

You will be joining an organisation who truly values and looks after their people.

Applications close on Monday 12 December 2022, however we reserve the right to bring forward the application deadline.

You must be currently eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. To read the full position description, please check here.

Apply here

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, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries


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