Conservator, Textiles

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum

Conservator, Textiles

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Auckland
Job Category: Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment,Science & Technology

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

The Conservator, Textiles is a full time and permanent role responsible for specialist conservation and care of Auckland Museum’s textile collections, to enable their use within the Museum and to increase access for a range of external communities and stakeholders.

This position will lead the approach to preventive and interventive conservation for textiles across all collecting areas (Human History, Natural Sciences and Documentary Heritage) using risk management and best practice guidelines.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this specialist role, you will offer:

  • A Tertiary qualification in Textile Conservation
  • Membership of NZCCM or internationally recognised Conservation affiliations
  • A minimum of 3 years conservation experience in museums or heritage institutions
  • Experience treating a wide range of objects and materials
  • Experience in working with taonga Māori or other culturally sensitive material

A collaborative approach and excellent interpersonal skills including proven effective written and verbal communications  

To apply:

Closing Date: 17 July 2022

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. Click here to view the position description, or if you are viewing from within Seek, select the apply now option 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 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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