Imaging & Digitisation Technician in a Natural Science CollectionWe are seeking a talented imaging and digitisation technician with a high level of independence, initiative, and excellent attention to detail to work alongside scientists, curators, and technical staff in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (The National Collection of insects & other invertebrates). About the opportunityThe main purpose of this role is to provide specialist imaging and graphics in support of research and scientific publications on the taxonomy and systematics of insects and other invertebrates. Another significant role is to participate in the day-day digitisation and collection management within the New Zealand Arthropod Collection, including data capture from specimens, data management, editing records, and using collection management software.This position is open term (permanent), full time, and based at our Auckland site.About youYou will possess a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g., natural sciences, museum or library studies, photography and imaging, archives, data management).You will have experience in digital photography, digital imaging, and a thorough knowledge of micro- and macro-photography techniques. Proficiency in the use of image processing and editing software is important and proven experience in the maintenance of photographic and imaging equipment and trouble-shooting software/hardware issues is a must.Experience working in a museum, library, archive, or other collection-based institution and managing small teams is preferred. Knowledge of natural sciences, particularly in entomology, invertebrate zoology, and systematics would be an advantage.Experience in data entry, digital asset management systems, database, or record management are important skills; as are familiarity with data capture, data quality best practices and metadata standards.We are looking for someone who is open to learning new skills and who has a flexible attitude in the type of day-day tasks that need to be carried out. A proven ability to organise, prioritise, and manage multiple projects, whilst having an excellent attention to detail is essential.Though you may not be able to meet all the key accountabilities and specifications, we encourage you to apply, as we expect the successful candidate to grow into role with skills developed over time.Note: Candidates that are long listed may be asked to provide evidence of photography and imaging skills by way of sharing some of your portfolio (e.g., via online links) prior to the short-listing and interview stages. Why Manaaki WhenuaOur land, our future – this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand’s rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water, and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of Māori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. What we offerAs an employee of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.