We offer a range of services to keep our 1500+ members informed and to strengthen the work that they do. Advertising through our services is also available to non-members.
Information & media services
News & Notices
Our regular email to members includes news, items of interest, job listings and events in Aotearoa and around the world.
To include your sector-related opportunities in our e-news (and potentially through our social media platforms), contact us.
If you’re a staff member or active volunteer (e.g. committee member, regular host) at a member museum or gallery and want to receive these emails, get in touch.
Targeted email to members
We can send direct emails to our list of over 1500 members. This is an ‘instant’ method of contacting all Museums Aotearoa members efficiently and effectively with notices, expressions of interest and job vacancies.
Members discounted rate per email: $180.00 + GST
Non-members rate per email: $310.00 + GST
Publications and advertising
When you advertise your current vacancies with us you reach the best candidates. Your vacancy will appear in our weekly job opportunities email service, on social media and in our careers section.
Members discounted rate for unlimited job listings: $180 + GST
Non-members rate for unlimited job listings: $310 + GST
Online articles and publishing
Our website is a place where museum and gallery professionals can communicate about what is happening in the sector. We profile projects and practice in museums and galleries around Aotearoa – including information, opinion, discussion, ideas, advertisements and opportunities.
Members can also download recent electronic back issues of our flagship magazine Museums Aotearoa Quarterly through our publications repository. We are working on making these more openly available.
Previous issues of Te Ara and AGMANZ journals are available on the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū website.
Previous Museums Aotearoa blog posts are also available on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
Membership card scheme
Our MA membership card gives members access to a wide range of exclusive benefits and discounts at museums and galleries around the country.
We also work with hotels during our conference to negotiate special rates for our members. You can find out about these opportunities in our conference this year section.
We regularly perform research into the state of the museum sector and issues facing our members.
Members can find all of our publications and research reports in our publications repository. Some are also available for download by non-members or on request.
Our visitor research survey (developed with Victoria University of Wellington) has run annually for over a decade. It gives a comprehensive database of individual surveys from around 100 New Zealand museums, galleries and heritage properties. The aim of this national framework is to give our museum sector better information about its visitors at both an institutional and a sector-wide level.
Museum sector remuneration survey
We run an annual sector remuneration survey in partnership with Strategic Pay. The survey analyses rates of employee remuneration within New Zealand’s public museums and galleries, based on job size and job function comparisons.
The resulting reports hold information on benchmark job roles, and share analysis and trends of employment policies and practices.
Careers and skills development for the museum sector
Museums Aotearoa works with Industry Training Organisation ServiceIQ and National Services Te Paerangi to support workplace-based training in the museum sector. We also support museums and galleries to develop a bicultural kaupapa.
Advocacy and public relations
Museums Aotearoa is recognised as the authoritative voice for Aotearoa New Zealand’s museums and galleries. We have strong relationships with key influencers and regularly advocate on behalf of our members.
Our Executive Director is available to speak with the media and other interested parties on policy and other matters relating to the museum sector in New Zealand.
Making the most of our services
To take up any of our service offers please contact us.