Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

He whare taonga matua a Tāmaki Paenga Hira, he pātaka kōrero tuku iho, he pou whenua nō Tāmaki Makaurau e manaaki ana i ngā taonga whakahirahira, e whakawhanake ana, e whakaatu ana hoki i ngā kaupapa whakahirahira ki ō mātou wharetoi, ki ngā whakaaturanga me ngā hōtaka mātauranga. Koinei te kāinga o ngā hui whakamahara o Tāmaki Herehere, waihoki nō mātou anō te whare rangahau tawhito rawa o te motu, ā, he whare tāpoi matua hoki tēnei e muia ana e ngā tūruhi. 

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

He tūranga matua te Curator Archaeology, ko tāna he whakapuare i ngā tatau ki ngā kohinga o ngā taonga whaipara tangata o Tāmaki Paenga Hira. He tūranga tūturu tēnei, he tūranga wā kikī mā tētahi pūkenga taonga, hei whakawhanake i te kohinga taonga whaipara tangata o Tāmaki Paenga Hira, hei whakapai ake i te kohinga taonga, hei mahi rangahau, hei mātai whaipara tangata, hei whakapuare mai i te kohinga, hei āwhina anō i te whakahoutanga o ngā whakaaturanga taonga me ngā kaupapa mā ngā manuhiri, hei whakautu hoki i ngā pātai a te iwi whānui.

The Curator Archaeology is a pivotal role unlocking the potential of Tāmaki Paenga Hira's Archaeology collection. This permanent, full-time role provides extensive curatorial expertise to develop the Museum's archeology collection, enrich the content of the collection, undertake research and fieldwork, promote collection access, contribute to gallery renewals and public programmes and answer public enquiries. 

 Desired Skills and Experience

Anei ngā pūkenga e tika ana i tēnei tūranga:

  • He tohu paerua e hāngai ana ki te tūranga (Ko te Tohu Kairangi te tohu e tino pīrangitia ana), kua whai mōhiotanga kē rānei e pā ana ki tētahi kaupapa e whai pānga ana ki te tūranga
  • Kua whakaputaina e koe ētahi kōrero e pā ana ki te mātai whaipara tangata ki Aotearoa
  • Kua tū koe hei kaiārahi, kua whai wāhi hoki koe ki ngā mahi huaki whaipara tangata
  • Kua whai mōhiotanga, kua mātau hoki koe ki te tātaritari i ngā kohinga taonga whaipara tangata, arā, ko ngā kohinga taonga nō te wāhi kotahi me ngā taonga nō te rohe o Tāmaki Makaurau me Te Pae o Hauraki
  • Me mātau ki te whakaputa kōrero ā-waha, ā-tuhi hoki, ki te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, ki te tātaritari kōrero, ki te whakatakoto mahere, ki te whakatutuki mahi i te wā tika
  • Me mōhio ki te mahi tahi, ki te whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro, ki te mahi tahi ki ngā iwi, ki ngā kaipupuri whenua, ki ngā tari kāwanatanga hoki kia tutuki pai ai ngā āhuatanga o te ture
  • Me whai mōhiotanga ki te ao Māori me te whanaungatanga i waenganui i te tangata me te taiao
  • Me whai mōhiotanga ki ngā tikanga Māori e pā ana ki ngā kohinga taonga
  • Ko te painga atu mēnā kei te mōhio te kaitono ki te reo Māori

Rā Kati: 12 Hui-tanguru 2023

To be successful in this role, you will offer; 

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications (PhD preferred) or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Proven record of publication on NZ archaeology and material culture
  • Experience of leading and participating in archaeological excavations
  • Demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge of analysis of archaeological collections particularly site assemblages and the archaeology of Auckland and the Coromandel regions
  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical, planning and time management skills
  • A collaborative approach and excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with Iwi, private landowners and government agencies to ensure compliance with legislation
  • An awareness of Mātauranga Māori as a structure of knowledge about the relationships of people and the environment
  • Knowledge of tikanga Māori especially relating to collections
  • Knowledge of Te Reo Māori desirable

Closing Date:  12 February 2023

Click here to apply.

He whare manaaki, he whare atawhai a Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Ka manaakihia ngā momo tāngata rerekē, ka poipoi mātou i ngā tikanga a iwi kē i raro i ā mātou rautaki e rua o Teu le Vā me He Korahi Māori. He nui anō ngā hua papai e whakawhiwhia ana ki ngā kaimahi pērā i ngā whakaritenga ngāwari mō te mahi me ngā rā whakatā. Kua whakawhiwhia tō mātou hōtaka hauora ki tētahi tohu whakanui.

He tūranga whakahirahira tēnei mā tētahi tangata e kimi mahi ana ki tētahi o ngā whare whakahirahira o Aotearoa e kaha ana ki te whakapuaki i ngā kōrero ā-motu me ngā kōrero a Tāmaki Makaurau e whakaata ana i tō tātou tūranga motuhake ki Te Moananui-a-Kiwa

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this permanent position. Please review the full position description here, or select the apply now button to view if on Seek.

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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