The listing below is advertising a vacancy for:
Registrar, Te Manawa
Customer Liaison Officer, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Collections Assistants, MOTAT
Museum Technician, MOTAT
Please distribute to staff and colleagues who may be interested. You can view these and other vacancies on our website, here.
Registrar, Te Manawa
Te Manawa is one of New Zealand’s distinguished and premier regional attractions in the Manawatū. A cultural museum of art, science and history, Te Manawa provides visitors an interactive experience with immersive exhibitions, events, public and educational programmes for national and international visitors. It is a showcase and store-house of the region’s nationally significant taonga, contemporary art, science and heritage collections and has the official, internationally recognised, New Zealand Rugby Museum housed within the same building.
Te Manawa Museums Trust is seeking an experienced Registrar to join a highly motivated team working in a unique environment and involved in providing outstanding exhibitions to the community. Key responsibilities include management of the collections, in particular the art collection, co-ordinating and documenting incoming and outgoing loans, providing registration functions including condition reporting for incoming exhibitions and touring exhibitions generated by Te Manawa.
Applicants must have:
- Work experience in the registration operation of an art gallery, museum or similar institution;
- Experience with Vernon collection management software, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, record keeping systems and digital photography;
- Experience with preventative conservation principles and specialist packing methods;
- A commitment to best practice collection management;
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail;
- High level of interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively;
- A full, clean driver’s licence and;
- A qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. Museum Studies, Collections Management or Art History.
This position offers the opportunity to work in a unique and creative environment.
If you think you this is the right role for you, visit www.temanawa.co.nz for an application form and send it along with your resume and covering letter to Anna Richards: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Recruitment: Executive Assistant
Private Bag 11 055
PALMERSTON NORTH 4414
Applications close 9am, Monday 7 May 2012.
Customer Liaison Officer, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (610/720)
Dunedin Public Art Gallery has never been busier, and is now on the lookout for an enthusiastic person with exceptional customer service skills to ensure the efficient running of our Gallery events.
The Customer Liaison Officer is responsible for assisting in the co-ordination and organising of hire functions whilst providing support to the Retail business area and members of the Art Gallery team.
We are looking for a proactive person with excellent people skills, who is a good communicator and team player. Furthermore, they will have experience in events management, hospitality, an interest in the Arts, a good understanding of AV equipment, exceptional organisational skills and have the ability to multi-task.
The hours of work are 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday but some evening work may also be required.
It is a requirement of the role that job holders are physically capable of climbing stairs and frequently moving heavy furniture.
For an application pack please refer to our website www.dunedin.govt.nz/jobs or contact our Customer Service Agency in the Civic Centre, telephone 03 477-4000, PO Box 5045, Dunedin. Email address: email@example.com
Applications close 30 April 2012.
Collections Assistants, MOTAT
Full-time, 12 months fixed-term
Fantastic foundation for museum registrars in the making
Vibrant, busy and extremely professional environment
Collaborative, communicative, passionate and friendly team
Join New Zealand’s largest and leading transport and technology museum and you’ll travel through the decades as you deal with the paperwork for the museums collection objects. Working in one of two 12 month contract positions your focus will be on either loan items or donated objects as you take original paper documents and load them into an electronic system. Following an established process you’ll accurately electronically collate the details of each item, identifying any anomalies and getting to the bottom of any issues along the way.
This is where your experience working in a museum setting and understanding of the Vernon collection management system will stand you in good stead. You’ll get to prove you know all about mail merges and that you’re process-driven, focused and accurate – and not one to shy away from repetitious tasks. A museum studies or history qualification will also be ideal.
Anyone with an eye on a museum registrar role down the track will find this busy role provides the perfect foundation. You’ll benefit from the support of an approachable manager and your warm, pleasant demeanor will go down a treat within the collaborative, communicative, passionate and friendly team. What’s more, you’ll love coming to work in a unique environment that, every week, attracts thousands of visitors and provides them with an interactive journey through many of the technological achievements that have shaped our country.
If you want to have your consistency, optimism and excellent eye for detail really appreciated, then spending the next 12 months working in this unique, vibrant and interactive setting is the place to make it happen.
Apply to Katrina Tolomaki online at Seek.co.nz Keyword Search: Frog MOTAT
Close Date: Monday 7 May 2012.
Museum Technician, MOTAT
Full-time permanent role
Get hands-on with a diverse mix of collection objects
Vibrant, busy and professional environment
Approachable and friendly team that thinks outside the square
Thinking creatively, solving problems, preserving and repairing, organising logistics and being an all-round helpful individual… It sounds like a unique mix of talents, and it’s a unique mix of talents that you’ve got down pat – and it’s the exact mix that New Zealand’s leading transport and technology museum is after.
Apply your many skills as a MOTAT Museum Technician and you’ll be responsible for the relocation, display and storage of collection items, helping present collection items to the public and acting as the key contact for people accessing stored items. On top of getting involved in exhibition design and set up you’ll assess the condition of objects and assist with cleaning, preservation, restoration and repair. You’ll also monitor storage and display environments, providing monthly reports and researching and preparing information about object conservation.
As a solutions-focused individual with mechanical aptitude and good spacial sense here you’ll take real pride in your work. You’ll prove that you’re creative, yet able to work within all sorts of constraints, and you won’t shy away from technology or the odd bit of heavy lifting. Your ability to multitask and methodical approach to precise detailed work will also come to the fore. And, as you’ll be working with a real mix of internal and external contacts, your polite, friendly and confident nature will be critical. Experience in a museum environment and a qualification in museum studies, history or applied arts is also essential.
Become part of this entertaining, educational and interactive organisation and you’ll love working alongside a team of committed individuals in a vibrant, collaborative and professional environment. Plus you’ll get a real kick out of working behind the scenes on a collection that attracts thousands of visitors and provides them with an interactive journey through many of the technological achievements that have shaped our country.
To have your many and varied hands-on talents really appreciated contact Katrina Tolomaki online at Seek.co.nz - Keyword Search: Frog MOTAT
Close date: Monday 7 May 2012.