Assistant Curator, Kaiarahi

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

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, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff 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.

Job Description

The Assistant Curator, Kaiarahi is a permanent, full time position in the Human History team within the Collections and Research Directorate. This role supports the Curators, Pou Arahi and Taonga Māori to develop Auckland Museum’s taonga Māori collection, enrich the content of the collection, promote collection access, answer public enquiries, contribute to the development of exhibitions, public programmes and digital content, and support research activities. This position makes an important contribution to optimising research access to collections that are important to Māori including taonga and resources such as manuscripts, archives and library collections. This role and the contribution of the Human History team are at the heart of many of the Museum’s aspirations as expressed in its five-year strategic plan, making the collections available onsite, offsite and online. 

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Knowledge of taonga Māori collections, of best practice in collection care and development relating to taonga Māori collections and experience in meeting the needs of Māori in relation to visits and enquiries about taonga 
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to taonga Māori and their interpretive value, and as a core resource for museum activities
  • An awareness of tikanga Māori and cultural ethics
  • Strong networks with the Māori community at local and national levels
  • Written and oral Te Reo fluency preferred, or at least intermediate proficiency
  • Superior orals and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to provide written reports on work accomplished against agreed targets
  • A collaborative approach and effective interpersonal skills will be essential in dealing with diverse groups including community groups, iwi and whanau, museum project teams, the public

Link: https://aucklandmuseum.elmotalent.co.nz/careers/opportunities/job/view/65

Closing Date:  Thursday, 25 November 2021

You must be currently residing in and eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. Please view the position description here. Should you be viewing from within Seek, please select the apply button above to link through to the full position description. 

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

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