Auckland War Memorial Museum

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

The Senior Collection Manager, Human History, is a full-time permanent role that leads the team responsible for the Museum’s Human History collections and their processes relating to acquisitions, loans, deaccessions, programmes and public access. This is achieved through provision of extensive collections management expertise directed towards the registration, care, development and digitisation of the Human History collections at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum.    

 Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • At least five years’ experience working in collection management of a related field. A degree relevant to the Human History collections and activities is essential and a Museum Studies post-graduate qualification is highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of Museum registration procedures as applicable to the legal and practical requirements of acquiring, deaccessioning, lending and borrowing of museum objects
  • A good understanding of tikanga Māori and the principles and practice of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to the work of the museum
  • Knowledge of the legislation framework relevant to good collection management practice
  • Proven experience with and ability to lead staff, and to engender enthusiasm and commitment
  • Considerable experience in database management and development, and in the use of computerised systems for managing museum collections (preferably using Vernon CMS)
  • Ability to negotiate priorities and communicate outcomes to team members and stakeholders.

Closing Date:  Sunday 25 September 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 such as flexible work and leave and 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 Tangata ka ao   

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries


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