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Tāmaki 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 Senior Storage Technician to join the Museum on a fixed term basis, until August 2019, at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.

The Te Awe project and the Pacific Collection Access project are undertaking record enhancement, photography and digitisation, conservation and storage improvements of the Museum’s internationally significant Taonga Māori and Pacific collections. The role of Senior Storage Technician contributes to the physical care of the Taonga Māori and Pacific collections through preparing and housing the collection appropriate to their needs and condition. This role will oversee and manage the small team of Storage Technicians who are working on the Te Awe project and the Pacific Collection Access Project.

The collections and knowledge about them are often the essential basis for Museum exhibitions, public programmes and events. The care of the collection is essential for providing collection access now and for future generations. This position supports the Museum’s responsibility to provide the best care and protection to ensure the Taonga Māori collection and Pacific collection is stable and healthy to withstand future access.

The Senior Storage Technician position is a unique opportunity for people with a collection storage background to make a meaningful difference to the care and understanding of the indigenous culture of New Zealand and the Pacific.

To be successful in this fixed term role, you will offer;

  • Staff management or supervision in a museum context
  • Experience in setting team workflow and monitoring outputs to ensure project objectives are met
  • Expertise in museum storage systems and options
  • Proficient in the use of spread sheets and other planning tools
  • Experience in storage redevelopment
  • Experience in packing and handling objects
  • Metal and/or wood working experience (in particular crate and pallet making)
  • Ability to communicate design intent through drawing and other methods
  • A current Drivers License
  • Experience using mechanical equipment to access objects (e.g. forklift, wave lifter etc.)
  • Excellent manual dexterity and experience in making object supports
  • Excellent spatial sense and ability to work in tight spaces and handling large objects
  • Good overall understanding of collection management disciplines
  • Awareness of and experience working with taonga Māori and Pacific objects
  • Knowledge of Tikanga Maori is desirable
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and in cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to ethical and safe work practices
  • Experience working with the Vernon database is an advantage
  • Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively and in cross-functional teams
  • Understand the principles of equal opportunities, diversity management and the Treaty of Waitangi as they relate to the Museum environment

To apply for this job, please apply online or go to our job site and enter the job code 11971.

Candidates must be currently eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this fixed term 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.