Project Assistant Archivist - Special Collections, Library & Lending Services

Project Assistant Archivist - Special Collections, Library & Lending Services

University of Auckland

 Full-time, fixed-term until December 2019

About the role

We are looking for a mid-level archivist to support the consolidation of our architecture collection. Working alongside our Senior Archivist who is a specialist in architectural collections, you will work through a large and unprocessed collection including drawings and plans by some of New Zealand's premier Architects and of some of our most iconic buildings. This will involve a full cycle of processing, from ordering and describing the items to preparing entries in our database to maximise the visibility and discoverability of these exceptional items.

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is interested in architectural collections to gain exposure to our collection and this unique set of archival language, working alongside a specialist in this area.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Archivist experience, ideally in a library setting, but commercial or museum experience is also valuable
  • Able to work independently, under the guidance of our Senior Archivist
  • Knowledge of archival management and the academic library environment
  • A Master of Information Studies or other formal archival qualification would be beneficial but not essential provided you have a good level of experience

Why work with us

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • flexible employment practices
  • career development programmes
  • a competitive salary with five weeks annual leave.

We also offer a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit 'Staff Benefits' on our careers site.


Applications for this job will close temporarily from Friday, 16 August-Monday, 19 August as we transition to a new recruitment system. You will therefore not be able to apply for this job during this time. We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to receiving your application.

Applications close Friday, 23 August 2019.

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Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.


Closing date: 
Friday, 23 August 2019 - 5:00pm