Director, Collections & Research

Auckland War Memorial Museum
New Zealand - North
Closing Date
Thu, 28th September 2023
Position Type
Full Time
New Zealand - North

This executive level role combines strategic leadership with intellectual and academic capability both within the specific areas of responsibility and as a member of the Museum’s Executive Team.  This role is responsible for leading the planning and delivery for advancing the Museum’s collections, that provides the foundation for the Museum’s public offer through its comprehensive collection of human history, natural sciences and documentary heritage resources.  This role is also responsible for developing Auckland Museum’s research strategy and services.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

·         Relevant post-graduate tertiary qualification with a demonstrable track record of contributing to the corporate management of a large and complex organisation.

·         A minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience, including a minimum of five years involved in strategically leading and influencing collection development and management within a cultural institution or community organisation.

·         Proven organisational leadership in a digital environment with an advanced understanding of digital practice and delivery.

Closing Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023

You must be eligible to 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 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 ao   

Enriching lives. Inspiring discoveries



Tamaki Paenga Hira: Stitching together people, land and sea.

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, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff 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.

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