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Principal Project Manager Public Programmes

Kaiārahi Hinonga Matua, Torotoronga Hapori

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.

We are looking for a permanent full-time Principal Project Manager Public Programmes – Kaiārahi Hinonga Matua, Torotoronga Hapori to join the Archive’s Outreach & Engagement team. Our public programming allows New Zealanders to connect in a meaningful way with the stories contained in the audiovisual taonga we care for. We need someone who shares our passion for delivering those experiences.

This is an exciting role offering plenty of variety. We’re looking for someone with a range of skills and experience including solid experience in managing and presenting audience-focussed professional public programmes and events. You’ll enjoy building strong relationships that ensures we’re effectively collaborating with organisations across the culture and heritage and GLAM sectors. You’ll also have a sound knowledge of our nation’s history and Māori tikanga, the ability to support the team improve their project management and presentation skills and a strong interest in and respect for archival practices.

In addition, the role is part of a small thought-leadership group across the archive, consisting of those in Principal or ‘Principal-level’ roles.

What are we looking for?

  • Three or more years’ experience with project management of public programmes, ideally in an audiovisual context
  • Experience in building and managing stakeholder relationships, ideally in the culture and heritage and/or GLAM sectors.
  • Awareness of tikanga Māori and openness to working with iwi and Māori communities
  • Demonstrable track record in the development and implementation of engaging audience experiences
  • Knowledge of New Zealand history
  • A collaborative team member
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and supportive of both Māori and Pakehā perspectives, language and aspirations. 
  • An understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards would be an advantage

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.
  • A family-friendly workplace.
  • Exciting projects to get involved in.

Salary Range: $68,854 - $77,500

To Apply


Please download a position description and an application form. Send your application with your CV and covering letter to mahi@ngataonga.org.nz. If the application form requires a passcode to edit, use "1234".

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Jeanette Bullen, Group Manager Outreach & Engagement on 04 896 4833.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Applications close Friday 31st May at 3pm.