Data Wrangler

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.

The Data Wrangler – Kaiwhakaneke Raraunga is responsible for the security, integrity, performance and monitoring of all digital deliveries of preservation data, adhering to the agreed standards of file naming, format, data structure and integrity checking. You will work directly with Archivists and ICT Operations to ensure data is moved around the LAN and WAN efficiently and securely, monitoring and managing available space on all storage repositories across the network including importing to and vaulting LTO media from tape libraries. 

The Data Wrangler – Kaiwhakaneke Raraunga will contribute to the following strategic outcomes:

  • Professional and standards based collection management – contributing to the development of and adhering to agreed standards of file naming, data structure
  • Future-oriented digital archive – ensuring that our data wrangling practices support long-term preservation of our digital collections

What are we looking for?

  • In-depth knowledge of efficient file management across Mac, PC and Linux platforms
  • Experience managing storage repositories including SAN, NAS, LTO tape media and libraries
  • Experience managing and monitoring digital file transfer technologies
  • An exceptional attention to detail 
  • A tertiary qualification or relevant, equivalent experience in ICT or Digital Information Management. 
  • Ability to work in a kaupapa-centred environment
  • A high level of personal motivation, initiative and adaptability 

  • The ability to think innovatively, independently and as part of a team 

What is in it for you?
  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others
  • Exciting projects to get involved in
  • An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

This role is for a fixed-term, fulltime position for 12 months from the time of appointment.

Salary Range: $51,339 - $57,757, applications close Thursday 13 June at 5pm

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 Pakehā 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

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Louise McCrone, Poutakinga Rōpū Ratonga Kohikohinga - Group Manager Collection Services on 04 8964 822.