Senior Collection Manager, Collection Care
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland City, AUK
4h ago
source : ExploreJobs

Auckland City, AucklandFull-time, PermanentTāmaki Paenga Hira : Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.Auckland War Memorial Museum : Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas.

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland's identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections and the employees and volunteers who tell the Museum's stories.

We are Auckland's home of commemoration as well as the country's oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

This position is part of the wider Collection and Research directorate and is one of the teams responsible for the expert physical care, processing and documentation of the physical collections.

The Senior Collection Manager, Collection Care leads a professional team responsible for providing and implementing expert physical care and preventative approaches, monitoring, storage and handling.

The role has a focus on strategic planning, communicating and delivering optimum storage solutions and requires effective collaboration with peers to lead development, formulation of and reporting on the annual Collection Care plan, efficient planning of and timely delivery of projects.

  • To be successful in this busy role, you will offer : Sound Collection Management System (Vernon) and collection cataloguing experience essentialA Museum Studies or Preventative Conservation tertiary qualification is highly advantageous, with relevant tertiary study essentialDemonstrated success in People Management, or demonstrating the necessary competencies to be an effective team leader;
  • effective interpersonal and time management skills, clear written and verbal communication, ability to influence, fair and respectful manner and demonstrated strong work ethicProven sound knowledge and experience in the expert physical care of museum objects;
  • handling, conservation, display, packing and storageA confident and positive communicator, ideally with experience in presentations to various groups both in and outside the museumSound knowledge in and the ability to progress the Integrated Pest Management Plan, and / or dust and vibration monitoring is highly advantageousTactical planning understanding and applicationProven competency in MS Office Suite, including the ability to project manage and produce reports onlineExperience using mechanical equipment to access objects (e.

    g. forklift, wave lifter, etc.) as well as significant manual dexterity and the physically capability to move heavy objects (to 7kg maximum)A current and full Drivers LicenceUnderstanding of the principles of equal opportunities, diversity management and the Treaty of Waitangi as they relate to the Museum environmentClosing Date : Sunday, 5 January 2020You must be eligible to currently work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

    Candidates may apply via the Museum website or alternatively send their cover letter and updated CV directly to : tmatthews aucklandmuseum.

    comAuckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori 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.

    He Oranga Tangata ka aoEnriching lives : Inspiring discoveries

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