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

Public health crisis management playbook for archives, libraries, and museums

20 Sep 2022

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 


Code of Ethics & Professional Practice 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

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.

For a copy of the job description please contact or email the Museum 06 838 3108

Applications close Friday 5 February, 5pm

Director Organisational Development

Closing date:
  • Strategic Business Development
  • Project Planning, Feasibility Evaluation, Communications, Promotions and Funding
  • Future Focused - Wellington based

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is New Zealand’s leading Heritage organisation. 

Heritage New Zealand has exciting short and long term growth plans to increase the profile of heritage nationally.  The focus of the Organisational Development Directorate is to ensure that the organisation continues to develop its services in order to remain at the forefront of positive heritage outcomes. 

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive – Strategy, Policy and Corporate Services, the Director of Organisational Development  has responsibility for the delivery of a future focused business that includes the functions of business development, commercial property and asset management, publications, communications and media, funding development, membership management, project management, collection management and marketing and promotions management.

We are looking for an experienced, successful and creative Senior Manager with proven ability in developing future focused solutions.  Candidates need to be highly collaborative in their approach with the ability to manage work across a diverse range of functions to create effective shared outcomes. Strong experience across business development, project planning and promotions management will be an advantage.

This is a key appointment for the ongoing growth and development of Heritage New Zealand.

Applications close on Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 5pm.

For more information about the role an application form and how to apply, please refer to our website:

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.