Collections Technician

Submitted by johanna.sanders on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 12:09

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and a privilege to work in this region.

Waihōpai Invercargill is New Zealand's southernmost city and the heart and hub of Southland. We're known for our lush green spaces like Queens Park, our long summer daylight hours and our local legend Burt Munro.

Our city has character, charm and a laidback atmosphere. There's outstanding nature reserves, Ōreti Beach, the Waihōpai River, a lively restaurant scene and a sensible gridded layout with wide streets and a 10-minute drive to work.
We are in a chapter of immense growth, building a vibrant city centre and reinvigorating our culture and spaces, and this is an exciting time to join a Council that is focused on the future of our people and our city.

We are searching for a Collections Technician to join our small team of skilled specialists at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha. This role will see you assisting the Team Leader - Museum Collections with the care of our collection and the ongoing development of the collection database.

The position will require a degree in a subject relevant to the care of museum collections or equivalent experience. Additional formal qualifications in museum studies and experience working with Vernon Collection Management Software would be an advantage.

The role requires someone who is well organised, innovative, and has an eye for detail. A good level of physical fitness is also required to meet the physical aspects of the role which would include the movement, lifting and carrying of items in the collection.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults. As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting as per the Children's Act 2014 and a Pre-employment Alcohol and Drug Screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

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Applications close 11 October 2021

With the current border and quarantine restrictions in place, successful applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, first priority will be given to those applicants who are currently residing in New Zealand.

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