R.T. Shannon Assistant Curator Of Entomology

R.T. Shannon Assistant Curator Of Entomology

Auckland War Memorial Museum

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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.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Curator of Entomology for a fixed period of two years. The primary purpose of the role is to curate and document a large collection of exotic butterflies and moths. The Assistant Curator will also provide curatorial support across all other areas of the Entomology collection: enrich the collection's content, promote collection access, answer public enquiries, contribute to the development of exhibitions, public programs and digital content, and undertake and support research activities.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Postgraduate tertiary qualification in a field relevant to entomology or biological science
  • Expertise in Linnaean classification, and knowledge of the principles of entomological systematics and taxonomy
  • A minimum of two years working experience and familiarity with preparation and handling entomological collections and specimens
  • Experience with collection management databases, Vernon CMS preferred
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective time management skills

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

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

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Closing date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 - 5:00pm