Team Administrator, Natural Sciences

Auckland Museum

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Auckland

Tāmaki 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, science 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.

Te Mana o Rangitāhua is a five year MBIE Endeavour-funded research programme, co-led by Ngāti Kuri and Auckland Museum. The Team Administrator will support the Head of Natural Sciences and Co-Director of Te Mana o Rangitāhua, and the Senior Collection Manager to fulfil their responsibilities to the Natural Sciences team and the Te Mana o Rangitāhuaprogramme. This is a fixed term role, requiring 40 hours of work a week.

 To be successful in this role, you will offer: 

  • At least two years of experience as a Personal Assistant or in a similar high-level administrative support function in a 'front-line' customer service context
  • Proven ability to successfully prioritise and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills with a high level of professional discretion
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to multi-task and work within tight timeframes
  • An ability to make sense of information from a range of sources, and to know when and how to elevate issues (and possible solutions) as needed
  • Commitment to the functions and values of the museum
  • Ability to liaise at a leadership level and work calmly under pressure
  • Experience working in a scientific research environment is desirable
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and lively organisation
  • Hold a passion for dynamic museums, the environment and for working in a cross functional team environment

Closing Date: 5:00pm Sunday 25 April 2021

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

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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 Kōrahi 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.

He Oranga Tangata ka ao    

Enriching lives: Inspiring discoveries

Job Details

Reference # 17931
Posted on 07 Apr 2021
Closes on 25 Apr 2021 17:00
Expertise Administration, Personal/Executive Assistant
Job level(s) Graduate, Experienced
Work arrangement Fixed term - full time
More details (document) PD - Team Administrator, Te Mana o Rangitāhua, April 2021.pdf
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