Director, Puke Ariki

Job details

New Plymouth District Council
31 Jan 2013
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, is an integrated museum, library and visitor information facility that has set a new benchmark in knowledge and cultural heritage service delivery. Not only does Puke Ariki house one of the most important heritage collections in New Zealand, but it also acts as the central library for the District. There are also five community libraries, three of which also provide a Council service centre to their community, and a mobile library.

We are now looking for a highly-skilled and inspirational person to take over the role of leading Puke Ariki, and continue to deliver an innovative and award-winning programme for Taranaki and our visitors.

Your job will be to manage 75 fulltime equivalent staff, and ensure that Puke Ariki meets, or exceeds, best professional practice in the museum, library and visitor information fields. You will also network locally, regionally and nationally to improve Puke Ariki.

Your ability to develop and implement service strategies, plans, practices and protocols - ensuring delivery on the collective vision within budget - will be essential.

Key skills

Of particular importance is your ability to work with Puke Ariki’s partners and foster a bi-cultural environment helping Puke Ariki to build relationships and to stretch its achievements.

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