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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 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.

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Collection Photographer with studio expertise to join the Museum on a 2 year fixed term basis at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.

The role of Collections Photographer, Te Awe Project contributes to the delivery of our Collections Readiness programme under oversight of the Collection Imaging project. The Te Awe project is focussed on record enhancement, photography and digitisation, conservation and storage improvements of the Museum’s internationally significant Taonga Maori collection.

The Te Awe Collection Photographer will photograph the Taonga Maori collection, in a studio environment, according to the Museum’s standards, linked to the collection database and clearly identified with appropriate rights and permissions statements.

The Collections Photographer Te Awe Project fixed term position is a unique opportunity for people with a strong photographic background to make a meaningful difference to the understanding of the indigenous culture of New Zealand.

To be successful in this role, you will offer;

  • Extensive photography experience, particularly from a studio environment
  • Advanced photography skills, with particular focus on studio imaging and lighting, still life and product photography and production workflows
  • Demonstrated experience of the Adobe Photographers Suite and Creative Cloud, as well as other industry standard imaging applications
  • A tertiary level qualification in photography or a relevant field is desirable
  • Awareness and experience working with taonga Maori is desirable
  • Knowledge of Tikanga Maori, especially in relation to museum collections is desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of collection management processes and collection management databases, preferably Vernon CMS
  • A demonstrated understanding of digital asset management, archival practice, rights management and heritage imaging techniques

Please include a link to an online portfolio of your work with your application.

Please also note that previous candidates need not reapply.

To apply for this job, please apply online or go to our job site and enter the job code 10614.