Collections Specialist

Submitted by sophie.davis on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 09:12

New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

An opportunity for a Collections Specialist has arisen at the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa!

Our museum tells the stories of Aotearoa’s profound relationship with the sea—from the remarkable first navigators who voyaged across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa to those responsible for the flying machines which recently won the America’s Cup, and everyone and everything maritime in between.

As our Collections Specialist, you will apply the best museum practice to the daily care, logistics and documentation of the 2 million plus permanent collection and loan items. You will also contribute to a vast variety of the museum’s exhibitions and projects and form strong working relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.

He kōrero mōu: About you

With at least 3 years experience of working with heritage collections, you will have extensive knowledge of museum object handling, packing, tracking and other related back-of-house processing.

Your caring and tidy nature is coupled with your curious mind, positive attitude to work, excellent communication skills and passion for challenges.

Your genuine interest in maritime related technology will be appreciated.

You must be physically fit and comfortable lifting up to 20kg’s, not afraid to work at heights occasionally, and possess a full NZ driver’s license. Being certified to operate a forklift would be advantageous but is not essential - we will assist the successful applicant in acquiring a licence. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or equivalent professional experience.
PG Diploma in Museum Studies is preferred and working knowledge of CMS Vernon is highly desired. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a permanent full-time role working 40 hours Monday to Friday. You will be based at the Maritime Museum in Auckland’s exciting Viaduct, as well working at our off-site collection storage facility. With flexible working plus access to a large number of partnership benefits and discounts, your work will help to enrich the lives of Aucklanders, residents and visitors to our city.

For more information and to apply, visit the job page on the Auckland Council website.

Applications close 7th May, 5pm

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