Summer Studentship Opportunities

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

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 developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events and educational programmes. We are Auckland's home of commemoration as well as the country's oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

Our summer studentship opportunities enable students to learn more about the research and practice of Auckland Museum. Students will work alongside Museum staff to undertake a project that enables them to gain experience in an area of museum practice or research that they are interested in and that complements their studies.

Please refer to the descriptions of each summer student project, available on our website.

A stipend of $6,000 is awarded to each successful student and the programme will cover a ten-week period between mid-November and mid-February

To be successful, you will have:

  • Completed at least two years of a tertiary qualification, in a field related to the project that the student is applying for
  • Have a strong academic record
  • Be able to work independently
  • Be curious, interested, eager to learn
  • Some previous work experience
  • Evidence of ability to manage time
  • Ability to take initiative and 'have a go'
  • Ability to think creatively in terms of problem-solving
  • Strong attention to detail, but also an interest in 'the big picture'
  • Great communication skills
  • Be hard working and diligent

You must be currently enrolled in a New Zealand tertiary institution and have completed at least two years of a tertiary course to be eligible to apply for the summer studentships.

Please include your academic transcript, along with your brief CV and a cover letter when you apply. You will be asked to indicate which of the projects you are applying for.

Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits 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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