Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Ko Tāmaki Paenga Hira, hewaengarahi ake, he ngakau mahaki mo te kaitiakitanga taonga pū korero, pakiwaitara, korero tipua ano hoki mai i ngā 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.

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Collection Manager, Human History to join the Museum at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.  The role is as varied as the working environment and will require enthusiasm, warmth and flexibility.

You will work with the Human History Collection Management team and the Head of Human History to provide expert support to the wider Human History department on a range of collection related activities.  You will lead the team responsible for the Museum’s Human History collections and the processes relating to acquisitions, loans, deaccessions, programmes and public access through physical management of the collection, and robust documentation and database management.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A degree relevant to the Museum’s Human History collections and activities and/or Museum Studies post-graduate diploma
  • Knowledge and experience of managing museum registration procedures including acquisition and accessioning processes, deaccessions, inventory, and loans
  • Proven ability to lead, train and supervise staff and to engender enthusiasm and commitment
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of requirements for the safe handling, packing, conservation, display and storage of museum objects to current museum standards
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of computerised systems for accurately managing museum collections
  • Considerable experience in database management and development
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Ability to negotiate priorities and communicate outcomes to team members and stakeholders
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and in cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing volunteers working in a collection environment in a museum
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to ethical and safe work practices
  • 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 NZ 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.

For more information or to apply visit the AWMM website.