Loans Assistant

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum

Loans Assistant

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
This permanent part-time (0.5 FTE) position is part of the wider Collection and Research directorate and is responsible for assisting the Loans Officer to administer Auckland Museum’s exhibition loans programme through negotiation with lenders and borrowers, arrangement of loan logistics and robust documentation and record keeping. This position will focus primarily on processing incoming loans of objects as part of the future Gallery Renewal programme, while also coordinating existing long term incoming loan renewals and short-term loans for Auckland Museum’s temporary exhibitions programme as required.

Desired Skills and Experience
To be successful in this part-time role, you will offer:

•    Relevant degree or relevant museum experience in Collection Management or Registration
•    A Museum Studies diploma or degree (or currently working towards one) is desirable
•    Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Museum Registration.
•    Knowledge and experience of the requirements for safe handling, packing, transport, conservation, display and storage of museum objects to current museum
•    Knowledge of the requirements for accurate record keeping and prior experience in the use of Vernon Collection Management System are desirable
•    Good manual dexterity and the ability to use mechanical equipment to access objects
•    Must hold a current and full driver’s licence
•    An ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, holidays and/or weekends on occasion as required
•    Cultural awareness and a strong desire to work in a values-led bicultural organisation
•    A collaborative approach and excellent interpersonal skills

Closing Date:  Monday 30th May 2022

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Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Vā and He Korahi Māori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits including 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 Tāngata ka ao   
Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

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