21/056 Preservation Technician (Project)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Collections Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 152448
  • Job Title: 21/056 Preservation Technician (Project)
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Type: Fixed Term (6 months)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Archives New Zealand
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services 
Salary: $46,744 –  $63,241 

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The holdings at Archives NZ contain vital records of government your job will be to help survey and rehouse specific collections within the holdings. 

Working from collections databases, finding aids and in the repository, you will seek out, identify, record and categorise photographic negatives (position 1) or works of art on paper (position 2). 

These surveys will help inform our conservation and preservation priorities for the coming months and years.

Archives sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. Our branch is all about collecting, storing and preserving important things that are precious to New Zealand.

At Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga we work to ensure effective, trusted government record-keeping for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We preserve and protect more than seven million official records, from 19th century treaties to 21st century documents and data. Our goal is for all New Zealanders to easily access and use this taonga, connecting you to your rights and entitlements and stories now and for the future.

You will have at least 2 years experience as a conservation technician, or working a related field such as in a technical, museum, library or archives environment. You know about the principles of conservation and preservation management, and have some understanding of New Zealand history, government and cultures, as well as a demonstrated awareness of health and safety practices. 

This role requires a level of physical ability, including the use of ladders and lifting boxes and an awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and application of the principles of the Treaty in the workplace 

You ll be working with a team of conservation and preservation specialists caring for some of New Zealand s most important archives.

If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who do some fairly spectacular work for New Zealand then make sure you get in touch. 

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To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we’re a great place to work, click here.


We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:



  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government
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Applications close: 5pm, Saturday 13 February 2021
For more information please contact: Louise McCrone, Manager, on  027 224 8241 or at louise.mccrone@dia.govt.nz
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