New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa

  • Unique environment surrounded by Aotearoa’s maritime history
  • Great team environment with a newly created, specialised role
  • Permanent, full-time role 

The New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa preserves, collects and interprets Aotearoa New Zealand’s maritime heritage. Being a place of learning and understanding; engaging our audience through unique maritime experiences. 

To learn more about the NZ Maritime Museum, please click here.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

The Production Manager, Collections & Exhibitions is a critical member of our team, as you will best tasked with delivering project management leadership and support to the Collections Team to deliver exhibition projects, oversee gallery maintenance and the delivery of innovative solutions to enhance collection care.

This role is essential to ensuring both internal and external expectations are met and the legacy of contributors to exhibitions and the museum are maintained.

Key responsibilities

Planning & implementation:

  • Work with Collections and Exhibitions team to scope, prioritise and plan projects
  • Ensure high standards of credibility, innovation and visitor engagement are maintained, delivered, and reported on
  • Lead the development of innovative and responsive solutions to collection management challenges 
  • Maintain supplies of materials and equipment for project requirements, including the management of project resources and budgets


  • Manage the coordination, scheduling and fabrication of the exhibition, gallery, and selected collection projects while ensuring strategic goals are achieved
  • The ability to lead from the front – you will be tasked with recruiting a Museum and Collections Technician, and will need the ability to work with and manage external contractors and the associated budgets 
  • Manage gallery maintenance processes and associated resourcing to ensure faults are dealt with quickly
  • Procure and maintain audio-visual, multimedia and lighting components in addition to forward planning of assets
  • An acute awareness of and the ability to work with Health and Safety best practice protocols, especially in busy environments like ours where visitors and staff will be in proximity of projects that may be underway

For a full position description, please click here.

He kōrero mōu: About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with exhibition delivery and associated project management, within a museum background 
  • A tertiary qualification in a discipline relevant to the project management needs of the museum
  • An understanding of, and interest in, NZ history and maritime history
  • A high level of approachability and flexibility - you will be working and interacting with people from all different walks of life, including artist and community groups
  • Creative problem solving skills and excellent time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to lead others, both your own staff and external stakeholders such as contractors
  • A strong understanding of budgets and financial processes

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a permanent, fulltime opportunity, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with some flexibility required on occasion after core business hours and on the weekend. 
We're a tight knit team, all working together to ensure our visitors have an enjoyable and memorable experience and leave with memories, and mementos, of Aotearoa's maritime heritage.
As part of our Auckland Council Group, you’ll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more.

We are committed to diversity and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual and collective contributions. 

As this is a critical role that shapes the unique and exciting visitor experiences we aim to produce for our visitors, we would highly encourage a bespoke covering letter outlining why you’re interested in our organisation and this role in particular, and what key elements of your experience and skills you feel would make you successful in this role.

Come join us and have the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to Tamaki Makaurau economic growth. 

Applications close 27 November 2022

Due to the timing of the listing for this position, this role will commence on the week of the 23rd of January, 2023, for the successful applicant.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited 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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