L A Spedding Associate Curator Maori


Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Ko Tāmaki Paenga Hira, hewaengarahi ake, he ngakau mahaki mo te kaitiakitanga taonga pū korero, pakiwaitara, korero tipua ano hoki mai i ngā kai para korero.

Auckland Museum is a much-loved organisation at the centre of Auckland’s identity, committed to developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibitions, events and educational programmes. An opportunity exists for one full-time Curator to join the Museum for a fixed term period of 12 months to provide Parental Leave cover at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal.

The L.A. Spedding Associate Curator, Māori position is part of the wider Collections and Research Directorate, but will work across key aspects of the museum’s business and report to the Curator, Māori. This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced curator passionate about working with taonga Māori collections. You will be responsible for collection access – physical and digital, enquiries, providing curatorial expertise to the development of exhibitions and public programmes, and supporting loan and research activities relating to the taonga Māori collection. 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A Masters of Graduate level tertiary qualification
  • 3-5 years working experience in similar role or related field
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of taonga Māori collections is essential
  • Prior experience in collection development
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing content to the development of exhibitions
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Prior experience managing volunteers in a museum’s collection environment is highly advantageous
  • Written and oral Te Reo fluency to at least an intermediate level is highly beneficial
  • Understanding of kaitiakitanga and manakitanga
  • Evidence of strong networks with the Māori community at local and national levels
  • Proactive awareness and engagement with a wide range of cultures and associated protocol and traditions within Auckland, with particular reference to the Māori Dimension (He Kōrahi Māori) and Pacific Dimension (Teu le Vā)
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to taonga Māori and their interpretive value, and as a core resource for museum activities

Closing Date:  30 November 2018 at 5.00pm  

Please note you must be eligible to currently work in New Zealand to be considered for this fixed term position.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories and reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific. Job Details

Reference # 13713
Posted on 16 Nov 2018
Closes on 30 Nov 2018 17:00
Expertise Curatorial
Job level(s) Graduate
Work arrangement Fixed term – full time
More details (document) PD – L A Spedding Associate Curator, Maori PD 2018.pdf


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