Family and Early Years Programmer

Job details

Organisation
Auckland Museum
Closes
18 Nov 2012
Region
Auckland
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Management & Admin

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Auckland Museum is an influential, much-loved organisation at the centre of Auckland’s identity, committed to developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events and educational programmes.
 
An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Family and Early Years Programmer to join the Museum at an exciting time of redevelopment and renewal. 
 
This role is responsible for the development, coordination, management and delivery of the Museum’s family and early years programme, with a particular emphasis on learning experiences that align with formal curricula.  This includes programmes based on displays, special exhibitions, collections, events and the Children’s Discovery Centre.  The Family and Early Years Programmer also works closely with the Interpretation & Events Programmer to provide a holistic programme and contributes to outreach and digital programmes and master planning.  The role is as varied as the working environment and will require enthusiasm, warmth and flexibility. 
 
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary or early childhood education qualification, and/or experience in Museum interpretation, development of exhibitions and/or children’s television programmes, or similar creative environment.
  • Be a creative thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, excelling at establishing relationships with colleagues, community stakeholders and allied organisations.
  • A high level of energy, enthusiasm and initiative with the ability to add value to the outputs of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • A working knowledge and broad familiarity with current trends and events in popular culture and museums.
  • A knowledge of Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum and/or contemporary learning theory with the ability to translate to a museum environment.
  • A high level written, communication and analytical skills for the preparation and evaluation of proposals and business case analysis.

Closing Date: 18 November, 2012
 
You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this 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.

Key skills

A relevant tertiary or early childhood education qualification, and/or experience in Museum interpretation, development of exhibitions and/or children’s television programmes or similar

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12 Nov 2012

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