Collection Manager, Pacific

Submitted by johanna.sanders on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 12:28

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

This is a one-year fixed term and full-time position, providing cover for parental leave backfill reasons. The Collection Manager Pacific is part of the wider Collection and Research directorate and is one of the team responsible for the expert physical care, processing and documentation of the Museum’s renowned Pacific collection. This position will provide access to collections through hosting visitors, responding to enquiries and contributing to exhibitions, public programmes and collections online.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • A degree relevant to the Museum’s Human History collections, particularly pertaining to Pacific cultures
  • A high level of knowledge and experience working with Pacific collections and facilitating access and engagement with Pacific communities
  • Demonstrated experience in cultural protocols and practices, particularly relating to Pacific communities
  • Proficiency in a Pacific language is highly desirable
  • Proven effective interpersonal and time management skills, along with a strong work ethic
  • Experience in collection management databases, cataloguing processes, packing and handling of objects in a museum environment
  • A current and full driver’s license
  • An ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, holidays and/or weekends as required
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities, diversity management and the Treaty of Waitangi as they relate to the Museum environment

Closing Date:  Sunday, 23 January 2022  

You must be currently residing in and eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this fixed term position. To read the full position description click here.  Alternatively, if you are viewing this on the Seek platform, please select the apply button above to access 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 Vā and He Korahi Māori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits including 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 Tāngata ka ao   

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

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