21/557 Assistant Archivist

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Christchurch City
Business Group: Archives NZ
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $47,594 - $64,391

  • Do you have a passion for archives and experience working in a reading room and research environment?
  • Do you have excellent organisational and administrative skills and enjoy working in a varied role?
  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively in a supportive team where every day is different?

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. Our branch is all about collecting, storing and preserving important things that are precious to New Zealand. Archives New Zealand is committed to working effectively with Māori, and upholding mātauranga Māori.  

The Christchurch Regional Office cares for and provides equitable access to public records in the region through reading room, reference, digitisation and government loans services. The Christchurch Regional team are co-located with Ngāi Tahu Archives Team at our Wigram site, working independently but with a special, collaborative relationship. 

We have a full time, permanent vacancy for an Assistant Archivist to join our team. In this role you will be supporting our Archivists to deliver reference services in the reading room and via remote reference and research requests. 

You will also support the team by providing administration support, including routine financial administration and purchasing tasks. As Assistant Archivist you will be flexible to assist the team with a variety of tasks including retrieval of archival material, digitisation and assistance with archival arrangement and description. 

If you have experience working with archives, have excellent organisational skills, and enjoy working to uphold mātauranga Māori we would love to hear from you. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need 
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving 
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand 
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 26 September 2021

For more information please contact: Joanna.Condon@dia.govt.nz

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