Principal Access & Discovery Advisor, Kaitohutohu Matua - Āheinga, Mahi Tūhura
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Closing Date : 25 Jul 2019
He mea whai take te pūranga taonga nā te whai take hoki nō ngā mea tuku iho. Kei ngā pūranga e puritia ana ā tātou kōrero, e toka ai ngā mea i pā ki a tātou, kō wai tātou, ko wai tātou ināianei. He whakarangatira tāna i tō tātou mana a ā-iwi me tō tātou aro hoki ki ngā tikanga a iwi kē.
Archives matter because history matters, Archives hold our stories, give us evidence about what has happened, who we were and who we are. They enrich our sense of identity oand our understanding of our cultures.
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is New Zealand's audiovisual archive. We save and cherish the stories, creativity and history of Aotearoa New Zealand in sound and moving images.
We are looking for a full time Principal Access and Discovery Advisor - Kaitohutohu Matua - Āheinga, Mahi Tūhura, based in our Wellington office, who will enjoy thinking strategically and working collaboratively to provide solutions-focused subject expertise, thought leadership and project management for the access and discovery functions of Ngā Taonga.
Ths is a newly created position that recognises our increased emphasis on making the collections we care for more accessible and discoverable. Reporting directly to the Group Manager, Information Services, and working closely with Information Services managers, you will be ensuring that all standards, priorities and workflows for access, research and cataloguing across all collections is best-practice , consistent, straightforward, in line with archival principles, kaupapa-centred, and with strong customer service ethos.
You 'll be an experience project manager with experience in customer service, databases, right management and an understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards. You'll also be adaptable and versatile with a can-do-attitude.
You will need to have strong respect for Māori tikanga and te reo Māori.
What are we looking for?
- Three or more yeas project management preferably with a background in audio-visual or digital media collections,
- Three of more years' Collection Management Database experience,
- An understanding of customer service principles and practice,
- An understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards,
- Experience in building and managing stakeholder relationships,
- Knowledge of rights management,
- Knowledge of the client supply and/or research and cataloguing aspects pertaining to the heritage and production sectors,
- A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and supportive of both Māori and Pakehā perspectives, language and aspirations,
- A high level of personal motivation, initiative and adaptability, and
- The ability to think innovatively and as part of a team.
What is in it for you?
- An environment that cares deeply about saving and sharing New Zealand's audiovisual heritage.
- Connecting people to the taonga in collections.
- Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others.
- A family-friendly workplace.
- Exciting projects to get involved in.
Please visit our website on www.ngataonga.org.nz to download a position description and an application form.
You must have the right to live and work in this location apply for this job.
Send your application, CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 5.00pm Thursday 25 July 2019.
For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Honiana Love on 04 896 4853.