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Manager Collections and Research

Job details

Whakatane District Council
15 Mar 2019
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Research, Culture & Heritage


The Whakatane District Council is seeking a highly-motivated heritage specialist to deliver of outstanding collections and research activities at our redeveloped Museum and Research Centre - Te Whare Taonga o Taketake.

If you have the knowledge, experience and vision to lead the development and preservation of our collections and archives and provide exciting opportunities for our community to explore and appreciate our rich culture and heritage, then this is a role you must apply for.

Key attributes and prerequisites include:

  • The ability to develop and implement an effective business plan and deliver activities which meet the needs of key stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and the ability to inspire, empower and engage internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Cultural awareness and a commitment to excellent customer service
  • Strategic thinking and innovation in the development of activities to promote community engagement and awareness of the region's culture, heritage and natural environment
  • A highly-organised approach and the ability to develop effective operating systems and policies

Proven experience in a senior museum curatorial role services is essential; and a Masters degree in museum and heritage studies, or equivalent, is highly desirable. Sound budget management; experience in local government or the state sector; and a commitment to maintaining high health and safety standards are also desirable.

We offer potential candidates the opportunity to work as part of a motivated, professional and community-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. You will be working with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular natural environment.

For an appreciation of what the Whakatane District has to offer, visit www.whakatane.com

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Big Splash Ltd

25 Feb 2019