New Zealand Defence Force

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Navy Museum's Collections department seeks to research, collect and care for the heritage of the navy. The collection includes social history, technology, uniforms, medals, artwork, photographs and manuscripts.

As the Photographic Archivist, you'll be responsible for the care and management of the Navy Museum photographic collection including negatives, prints, slides, and film; and stewardship of the New Zealand Defence Force negatives.

Your duties will include:

  • Digitisation and reproduction of the museum's photographic collection;
  • Accessioning and cataloguing photographic material, as well as assessing offers of donation; and
  • Responding to image requests and photographic queries including providing copyright permissions.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience

We're seeking a person who has experience in cataloguing and digitisation of historic photographs. In addition to this you'll need to have knowledge of the preservation, handling, and management of photographic collections along with an understanding of copyright legislation.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness of the concept of Matauranga Māori and other cultural issues in the museum context.

Ideally you'll also bring a qualification in photography, museum studies, records management or a related discipline.

Mō mātou | About Us

The Navy Museum's mission is to capture and preserve New Zealand's naval culture and heritage for current and future generations through collection, preservation, presentation, education, research and scholarship.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

  • Great benefits for you and your family.
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000.
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year.
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby amenities.
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture.
  • Opportunities for career development.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

To view the position description and to Apply, CLICK HERE

Please note:

  • Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close 2 December 2022.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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