Radio/Music Collection Team Leader

Kaiārahi Tira Kohinga Oro

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 Radio/Music Collection Team Leader-Kaiārahi Tira Kohinga Oro leads a small team responsible for the growth of our collections by identifying potential radio, music and supporting documentation, deposits. You will work directly with depositors to ensure we are collecting and housing audiovisual taonga in accordance with our Selection and Acquisition policy.

The Radio/Music Collection Team Leader-Kaiārahi Tira Kohinga Oro will contribute to the following strategic outcomes:

  • Active and informed selection and acquisition – ensuring the growth of our collection in accordance with our selection and acquisition goals and objectives
  • Professional and standards-based collection management – new deposits are accurately labelled, databases are appropriately updated and material is housed according to our standards 
  • Provider of exceptional archival services – by putting the customer at the heart of what we do

What are we looking for?

  • 3 years experience in collection management and registration; specifically negotiating and obtaining collection material and ensuring it is appropriately housed and identified in our databases.
  • 3 years experience working with audiovisual formats (broadcast, film, sound or digital).
  • Minimum 2 years of people management experience. 
  • A tertiary qualification or relevant experience. 
  • Experience in, or knowledge of the radio broadcasting or music sectors in NZ.
  • Accuracy in data entry is essential
  • 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
  • Great opportunities for career progression and professional development
  • Exciting projects to get involved in
  • An environment that encourages creativity and innovation

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.

This role is for a permanent full-time position from the time of appointment.

Salary Range: $58,804 - $62,479

To Apply

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

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Shane Farrow, Depositor Experience Manager – Poutaunaki Hunga Tuku, 04 896 4820.

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

Applications close Wednesday 29th May at 3pm.