Archival Production Planner - Fixed Term for Four Years

Kaiwhakamahere Hanga Hōtaka

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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 and 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 Archival Production Planner – Kaiwhakamahere Hanga Hōtaka who will plan and execute the digitisation and service delivery of Utaina, the four-year cross-agency mass magnetic media digitisation and preservation project.

You will be engineering the technical delivery of Utaina by planning, delegating and overseeing in-house and external archival workflows. Working with a team of Ngā Taonga archivists and an external digital preservation vendor, you will ensure that Ngā Taonga meets contracted delivery, output and preservation standards across the life cycle of the project.

You will need to have a strong respect for Māori tikanga and te reo Māori.

What are we looking for?

  • A very high level of technical expertise and experience in analogue-to-digital media handling and quality control.
  • Demonstrated evidence of project planning and delivery success in relation to archival best practice.
  • Experience at senior leadership level and/or as a senior member of a successful project team
  • 5 years of relevant experience in archival project management
  • 5 years of people management experience
  • A deep knowledge of archival ethos, practice and standards
  • Good business acumen in relation to accountability and outcomes reporting
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and supportive of both Māori and Pakehā perspectives, language and aspirations.
What is in it for you?
  • An environment that cares deeply about saving and sharing New Zealand’s audiovisual heritage.
  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others.
To Apply

Please visit our website on to download a position description and an application form. Send your application with CV and covering letter to

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Kate Roberts, Digital Preservation Manager - Kaiwhakahaere Whakapounamu Taonga Ataatarongo

Applications close: 5.00pm Tuesday 11 August 2020

Salary Range $71,178 - $99,193