Leadership & management

 Publications and resources supporting leadership and management functions. Includes job descriptions for senior management, directors, museum directors, board positions, and so on.

National Repatriation Policy for Kōiwi Tangata and Associated Burial Taonga within Aotearoa

This is a new Policy document prepared by the National Repatriation Network and reviewed alongside the MA Code of Ethics during 2020. 

It was adopted at the Museums Aotearoa Annual General Meeting on 24 June 2021.  

Queries can be sent to ethics@museumsaotearoa.org.nz 


Code of Ethics & Professional Practice 2021

This is the final draft of the revised Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics & Professional Practice for Governing Bodies, Manager and Staff of Museums and Art Galleries in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

It is intended for ratification at the Annual General Meeting on 24 June 2021.  Any comments can be sent to ethics@museumsaotearoa.org.nz by Thursday 10 June 2021.


Project Manager, Te Mana o Rangitāhua: Job description

11 Feb 2021

Museum Manager: Job description

11 Feb 2021

Director Organisational Development: Job description

11 Feb 2021

Kaiako Reo Māori: Job description

11 Feb 2021

Museum Manager

Closing date:

A great opportunity exists for a suitably experienced person to manage the future development of the Wairoa Museum. The position is approximately 35 hours per week.

You will need to have proven leadership and management experience, excellent communication skills, with an ability to work independently. You will be required to assume responsibility for all aspects of the museum operation, working with a small and dedicated team.

Director Organisational Development

Closing date:
  • Strategic Business Development

2020 Museum Sector Remuneration summary report

19 Nov 2020
Summary of the 2020 edition of the annual Museum Sector Remuneration Report, confidential to employers only.

Zui recording: Museum Hardship Fund Q&A

21 Aug 2020

Video recording of the zui kōrero 'Museum Hardship Fund Q&A' held on 21 August 2020.

This zui provided an update on the Museum Hardship Fund – covering the fund criteria, application processes and proposed time frames for opening the fund for applications. Kaimahi from National Services Te Paerangi and Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture and Heritage were on hand to talk about the fund and answer questions.