Archivist - Sound

Kaiatawhai Pūranga

He mea whai take te pūranga taonga nā te whai take hoki nō ngā mea tuku iho. Kei ngā pūranga e puritia ana ā tātou kōrero, e toka ai ngā mea i pā ki a tātou, kō wai rā tātou, ko wai tātou ināianei. He whakarangatira tāna i tō tātou mana ā-iwi me tō tātou aro hoki ki ngā tikanga a iwi kē.

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.
With strong values of connection, creativity and conservation our purpose is to collect, share and care for New Zealand's audiovisual taonga. Our kaupapa expresses our commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and reflects Māori and Pākehā perspectives, language and aspirations. It guides the way we work with each other, with audiovisual taonga and with those connected with it.

You will join the Sound Preservation team to advance the preservation of New Zealand’s radio and sound history.

This role provides you an opportunity help preserve everything from early Māori-language broadcasting and unique audio recordings on a diversity of legacy formats through to today’s commercial radio, ensuring it is kept alive for audiences and researchers now and into the future.

You will contribute to the following strategic outcomes:

• Building a solid, stable foundation for the audiovisual archive for all New Zealanders, by helping to create a:
o Future-oriented digital archive
o Kaupapa-centred organisation

• Showcasing the collections, and the work of the archive, in the best possible light
o Provide exceptional archival services
o Enabling access and engagement

What are we looking for?

• At least 2 years’ professional experience with both analogue and digital audio formats and
• 1 – 3 years’ experience in audio production workflow, including quality control
• Understanding of archival practices, including safe object handling
• Experience in use of collection management database systems (particularly Vernon and
FileMaker Pro)
• Experience in an audiovisual archive is desirable
• Tertiary qualification desirable, with particular emphasis on audio production
• Awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi and its application to cultural heritage

What is in it for you?

• Saving New Zealand’s audiovisual heritage for future generations!
• Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others
• Great opportunities for career progression and professional development
• An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

To Apply

Download a position description and an application form. Send your completed application form with your CV and covering letter to

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Louise McCrone, Poutakinga Rōpū Ratonga Kohikohinga - Group Manager Collection Services (Acting)
on 04 896 4822.

Applications close Friday 25th January at 3pm.