Assistant Curator

  • Company:
    The Department of Internal Affairs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    19 hours ago
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Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Ni hao, Namaste, Salaam, Selam and Hello!• Exciting opportunity to work as part of the Turnbull Library’s Curatorial Team on cross team projects with analogue, digitised and born-digital archival and special collections in various formats. • Help promote and share the history of Aotearoa New Zealand through the ongoing development of the Turnbull collections.• Be part of a holistic system, working collaborating to improve the representation of all New Zealanders, especially those who have been historically underrepresented in the Library’s collections.We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced cultural heritage professional to join the Alexander Turnbull Library’s Curatorial Services Team. In this role you will report to the Manuscripts and Archives Curator and work collaboratively with staff across the Turnbull Library and the National Library to ensure the smooth functioning of our curatorial functions, including donor relationships, acquisitions workflows, appraisal, and special projects to improve collections management and access to and use of the Library’s collections. In this role you will work as a key contributor to the Curatorial Team, assisting with donor and researcher correspondence, appraisal and accessioning of new and backlog collections, identifying collections for digitisation, archival processing, and other key Library projects.To be successful in the role you will have:• The talent to communicate effectively with wide-ranging audiences and communities.• Experience working with cultural heritage collections in a Library, Archives or similar organisation and demonstrated understanding of the balance between ‘protecting privacy and copyright’ and ‘facilitating access to collections’.• Demonstrated knowledge of and engagement with archival theories and principles, especially strong appraisal, accessioning, as well as arrangement and description experience and knowledge. • Ability to work or quickly learn to work across archival formats, particularly manuscripts and archives, photographs, and on wider cross-Library projects. • Experience of working with donors and an ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with donors and dealers, your team, the wider business, and documentary heritage sector colleagues The Alexander Turnbull Library is part of the National Library of New Zealand and sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. Kōkiri, kōkiri, kōkiri!Whakarongo ake au ki ngā reo o te motuE karanga mai anaHuakina mai ngā tatau o tō whareKia mahi tahi tatou, kia inu ai mātouI Te Puna Mātauranga o AotearoaClearly asks usTo open our doorsSo that we may work together and share the informationHeld in the National Library of New ZealandCredit: Bella Tarawhiti The message from the peopleTo 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