Digital Channels Outreach Manager

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Te Papa is offering a rare opportunity of a two-year fixed-term position for a Digital Channels Outreach Manager, a role that will manage a programme implementing strategic content partnerships which extend the reach and impact of Te Papa's digital collections. Using Te Papa's Collections Online and tools such as the Collections API (Application Programming Interface), the position works with internal subject experts and external partners to put Te Papa content and research on priority external platforms, and to evaluate the value of contributing to those platforms. Examples include Wikidata and Wikimedia, Google Cultural Institute, and GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with the wider digital culture and heritage sector across Aotearoa and the world, and have real impact by making Te Papa's cultural and scientific mātauranga and research and available to audiences across the globe.

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Extensive knowledge of metadata standards and frameworks, and understanding of cultural and natural science data at scale
  • Awareness and alignment with Open Access content or with the Open Access community
  • Ability to analyse user data, extract insights, and understand impact
  • Familiarity with te reo Māori/te ao Māori, bilingual/multilingual content, and the Treaty of Waitangi
  • You will be audience focussed, collaborative and highly organised.
  • Experience working in a digital role in a library, museum, archive, or information-related organisation would be an advantage

Sitting in the Digital Channels team, the position is part of the Audience and Insight Directorate, which leads the design and delivery of exceptional experiences for our visitors, on-floor, online and in-person. As such, the role is critical to ensuring ongoing reach and impact of the Digital Museum beyond our walls.

This role is a full-time (40 hours), fixed-term contract, for two years from an agreed starting date.

The salary range for this position $66,702 to $83,000 Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate and those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

Applications close Sunday, 30 January 2022.

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Enquiries are welcome to Adrian Kingston,

Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Prior to Te Papa confirming any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken including criminal conviction history and reference checking as a minimum.

Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, research-driven, innovative and fun. Our vision is Changing Hearts, Minds and Lives.

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