Digitisation Technician

New Zealand Maritime Museum

Full time, 12-month fixed term

  • Rewarding and dynamic position
  • Share our passion for New Zealand’s maritime heritage
  • Help generate a comprehensive collection inventory 

The New Zealand Maritime Museum (NZMM) houses one of New Zealand’s most important heritage collections, comprising approximately two million items. 
As an institution of national significance in the cultural heritage landscape of New Zealand, a Digitisation Project is being undertaken to generate an extensively digitised collection that will enable NZMM to provide greater access and high quality information to the community; and to secure the collection for generations to come.

To achieve this, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is bringing together a team of specialists to deliver this project.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Reporting to the Photography Lead, the Digitisation Technician is a key member of this project and will help generate an extensive digital record of the New Zealand Maritime Museum’s collection.

In this rewarding role, you will support the Photography Lead with rapid digitisation, including scanning and process based photography of documents and objects. Following best practice guidelines you will digitise, tag and create files of a specific type and size. This digital record will be connected with the catalogue record, allowing greater public access and providing a long-term, functional inventory of the collection. 

He kōrero mōu: About you
You will bring 1+ years’ collection handling experience, alongside some basic experience with photography, familiarity with the Adobe suite, in particular Lightroom or similar image management software. Some studio experience would be an advantage, but full training will be provided. 

You will be comfortable with and ideally have experience doing repetitive tasks, be naturally adaptable, practical and resourceful with excellent computer skills, and a desire to contribute towards a positive and collegial team culture.

With your clear communication and attention to detail, you will be goal-orientated and ready to take on this challenge.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
The New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa is the place where the stories of people and the sea are preserved, shared, and explored with our visitors.
This role provides a fascinating, close-up view of a slice of New Zealand’s history and is a vital cog in this Digitisation Project, providing a valuable contribution to the local and international community.

This is a 12-month, fixed-term, full-time role, working 40 hours across Monday to Friday, with some flexibility around start and finish times.

Primarily based in Auckland’s vibrant Viaduct Basin on Hobson Wharf, you will also be required to work some days at our Avondale site, with the option of booking RFA vehicles. A full NZ Driver’s License is required.

Join us and our enthusiastic team! Apply now via our careers site, and ensure you attach a bespoke covering letter that is written for this position. We want to know why you're interested in this role and what makes you a great fit!

A grant has been received from the Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund to hire this position to be part of the Digitisation Project for the New Zealand Maritime Museum collection. 

For more information and to apply visit the Auckland Council Careers website.

Applications close Tuesday 5th January at 11.59PM

Auckland Unlimited, a CCO of Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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