Auckland War Memorial Museum

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.

The Collection Manager, Relocations and Storage is responsible for the oversight and management of the offsite collections facility Manu Tāiko, promoting and delivering on expert physical care, storage, and handling of collections. This role sets best practice standards for packing and storage across the organisation, and continually upgrades our collection storage through Storage Optimisation projects.

This role, working closely with the Relocation and Storage Technician, bridges between our collections onsite at the museum and the collections at our offsite collections facility, providing expert care in the transportation of items between sites. This is a full-time, permanent position based mostly at our offsite collections’ facility, Manu Tāiko, with at least one day per week required onsite at the Museum in Parnell.

 Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a museum or heritage institution
  • Sound Collection Management System (Vernon) experience
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the safe handling, packing, and storage of museum objects
  • A Tertiary qualification relevant to the Museum’s collections and activities, with Museum Studies or Preventive Conservation highly desirable
  • Experience in using lifting equipment and machinery, such as forklifts, scissor decks etc  
  • Metal and/or wood working experience (crate and pallet making), with experience using workshop machines and tools

Closing Date:  Sunday, 4 December 2022

You must be eligible to currently work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. Please view the full position description here.

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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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