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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 and the employees and volunteers 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.

The Collection Care department currently has an opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Collection Manager, Collection Care to join the Museum on a fixed-term basis (for up to 12 months).

This position is part of the wider Collection and Research directorate and is one of the teams responsible for the expert physical care, processing and documentation of the physical collections. The Senior Collection Manager, Collection Care leads a team responsible for providing expert physical care, monitoring, storage, and handling.

To be successful in this role you will offer:

  • Capable People Management competencies – effective interpersonal and time management skills, along with a strong work ethic
  • Confident Collection Care communications
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is expected and in addition, a Museum Studies Diploma or Degree would be highly advantageous
  • Sound Collection Management System (Vernon) and collection cataloguing experience is essential
  • Experience in packing and handling objects
  • Experience using mechanical equipment to access objects (e.g. forklift, wave lifter, etc.) is desirable
  • A reasonable level of fitness for the physical demands of the role including the ability to move heavy objects (to 7kg maximum)
  • Significant manual dexterity
  • Must have strong and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • A current Drivers license required
  • 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 currently work in New Zealand to apply for this fixed term position.

Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work-life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits such as flexible work and leave and an award-winning wellbeing programme.

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

For more information and to apply click here.