Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Repository Assistant | Kaiāwhina Pātaka Taonga

Ngā Taonga is the audiovisual archive for Aotearoa New Zealand and an independent Charitable Trust committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This is an opportunity to join an organisation passionate about caring for and sharing the precious taonga in the collection ensuring all New Zealanders will be able to know their history and connect with their cultural identity.

What’s in it for you?

  • A flexible working environment including working 32.5 hours per week full-time and some working from home.
  • An environment that cares deeply about saving and sharing New Zealand’s audiovisual heritage.
  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others.
  • Working in an organisation that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Salary: $64,365.90 – $75,714.00 + superannuation

The role will see you:

  • Overseeing the physical safety and security of collections through the maintenance of archival environments and adherence to archival standards of storage, handling, access, logistics and record keeping.   
  • Supporting the maintenance of our repositories, physical safety of our collections and collection retrieval processes.  
  • Monitoring the services of external contractors ensuring regularity of visits and supervising where required.
  • Supporting large-scale collection movements.
  • Supporting site administration at the Archive’s Avalon / Motutawa facility in Lower Hutt.

About you

We’re looking for someone who is excited by the idea of joining the Repositories and Facilities team to improve our physical collection care, including future housing, safety and security. Knowledge of archival standards for the safe storage, handling and access to collections are therefore integral to success in this role.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Three or more years’ experience working with archival material.  
  • Experience in accurately recording technical and descriptive metadata.  
  • Experience with vault monitoring equipment and reporting.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • The ability to operate with discretion and integrity.  
  • A commitment to archival ethos, practice and standards.  
  • A high standard of relationship management and communication.  
  • Comfort operating in a tikanga / Kaupapa Māori environment.  
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite.   
  • Full NZ Drivers’ Licence.

About Us

We are an independent Charitable Trust with 80+ kaimahi that are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and protecting our precious taonga, while recognising multiple world views. We have been working with our kaimahi towards an improved structure to meet our organisational goals. If you are interested in joining our kaimahi, keep an eye on our Career’s page for opportunities arising throughout the year.

How to apply

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your CV and cover letter here.

For access to the Position Description see our Career’s page. You are also welcome to reach out to our People Practice team for more information at

Applications close on midnight Monday 5 June 2023.

Please note that applications will be assessed as we are advertising so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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