Archivist/Senior Archivist

Kaiatawhai Pūranga/Kaiatawhai Pūranga Matua

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.
Join the Documentation & Artefacts Preservation team to advance the preservation and research of New Zealand's audiovisual history.
This role provides you with an opportunity to help preserve paper-based documents and artefact collections related to film, television and sound production in Aotearoa. The associated formats help to give historical context behind the making of the audiovisual taonga, to ensure 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:
  • Future-oriented digital archive
  • Kaupapa-centred organisation
  • Showcasing the collections, and the work of the archive, in the best possible light
  • Provide exceptional archival services
  • Enabling access and engagement
What are we looking for?
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in paper-based and artefacts preservation, including research capabilities
  • 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 archiving or museum studies
  • 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
This role is fixed- term, fulltime position until 31 March 2020.
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.

To Apply

Please visit our website on to download a position description and an application form. Send your application with your CV and covering letter to Applications close 13 June 2019 at 5pm.

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Mishelle Muagututi’a, Preservation Services Manager – Poutaki Ratonga Mahi Tohu on 04 8694 832.