Cataloguing and Digitisation Coordinator

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 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 Information and Access team is part of the Collections and Research Directorate and is responsible for digital preservation, collections online, delivering our Research Strategy and cross collections imaging and data enrichment. 

This team has a new vacancy for a fixed term but full-time Cataloguing and Digitisation Coordinator, who will be responsible for the workflow and management of a team of Cataloguing Technicians as part of our new 3-year Digital Access Project. The goal of this project is to enhance the collection information by digitising object records and imaging a selection of objects. The resulting enriched catalogued records will support a wide range of future programmes and research as well as increasing information available through Collections Online. 

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • At least two years of staff management or supervision experience in a museum context, along with demonstrated success managing recruitment drives to secure effective team members
  • Experience in setting team workflow and monitoring outputs to ensure project objectives are met, both against the timeframes and quality required
  • Extensive collections database experience, preferably in Vernon CMS
  • Ability to negotiate priorities and communicate outcomes to team members and stakeholders
  • An understanding of the principles and practice of the Treaty of Waitangi and the implications for the work of the museum

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.

For more information and to apply, visit the Auckland Museum website.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao.

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries.

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