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Canterbury Museum seeks an outstanding leader of people; an ideas person; someone who loves challenges, and can ‘make things happen’.

You will develop and lead a Public Engagement Strategy which delivers

An outstanding candidate may be considered for additional assistant/deputy director responsibilities.

Canterbury Museum, located in the heart of Christchurch City, is a leading New Zealand museum which already attracts 700,000 visitors a year. At the core of the Museum is a world-class collection of well over 2 million treasures which drive exhibitions, story-telling and research. The collection is brought to life by a passionate, award-winning staff team of 75.

Since the devastating earthquakes of 2010-11 the Museum has taken a leading role in the city’s recovery. It has provided additional tourism attractions and a strong programme of popular, community-focussed events. These include the Quake City attraction in the Re:Start container shopping mall, Rebuild Zone bus tours, Nights at the Museum and the RISE Street Art Festival.

To find out more about this position and the method of application please visit the vacancies page at

Applications not in the format set out will not be accepted.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 22 February 2015