Leadership & management

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

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. 

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

19 Aug 2020

This National Repatriation Addendum has been created to offer guidance for museums in taking an ethical approach to the respectful management of kōiwi tangata within their care.

Consultation on the adoption of this addendum is part of the review of the Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics, August-October 2020.

Feedback on the review is open until 12 October.

Several online hui are being held to offer discussion and feedback opportunities. See events listings for details.

Job description: Manager, Central Stories 2020


A selection of job description exemplars is available to MA members.

Job description for the position of Manager at Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, last updated July 2020.

Social distancing and team working guidance

Email to MOTAT team managers providing guidance on social distancing and team working.

Job description: Project Manager - Works, Auckland Museum 2019

Job description for the position of Project Manager - Works at Auckland Museum, last updated November 2019.

Job description: Museum Director, Rotorua Museum 2019

1 Sep 2019
Job description for the position of Kaihautū Mahi Toi Museum Director at Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Rotorua Museum, last updated September 2019.

Job description: Manager, Russell Museum 2019

Job description for the position of Manager at Russell Museum, last updated June 2019.