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 developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events and educational programmes.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Rights Specialist to join the Museum on a fixed-term basis at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.

The role of Rights Specialist contributes to the delivery of a Collection Imaging project as part of a wider Collections Access and Readiness programme. The outcome of this project will be that all prioritised and identified objects from the collections will be photographed according to the Museum’s standards and clearly identified with appropriate rights and permissions statements.

This is a pivotal role within the Museum and a position which places the successful candidate at the forefront of liberating the Museum’s collections through online access. The role will realise tangible benefits day after day and will suit someone driven and who is looking to make a difference with their work.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A degree in Library Studies or relevant field is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience with EDRMS and recordkeeping best practices
  • Demonstrated extensive experience of New Zealand Copyright law, intellectual property, NZGOAL and Creative Commons licensing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of collection management processes and collection management databases, preferably Vernon CMS
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team work skills, with superior relationship and stakeholder management skills. Participative and democratic working style. Open, friendly and effective communication style with team members, other museum staff and managers
  • Advanced research skills across numerous platforms and the web
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand the principles of equal opportunities, diversity management and the Treaty of Waitangi as they relate to the Museum environment

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand 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 http://careers.aucklandmuseum.com and enter the job code 5691SK.


Closing date: Sunday, 12 July 2015 – 6:00pm