Curator Marine Invertebrates

Auckland War Memorial Museum
Closing date
28 November 2023

Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Connecting through sharing stories of people, lands and seas

Auckland Museum is a much-loved culture and heritage organisation at the heart of Auckland's identity, committed to outstanding management of its world-class collections, developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events, educational programmes and the permanent and volunteer staff who tell the Museum's stories. We are Auckland's home of commemoration as well as the country’s oldest research institution and a major tourist destination.

Job Description

The Curator of Marine Invertebrates will provide a high level of curatorial expertise in marine invertebrate biodiversity directed towards generating research outputs, collection development, promotion of collection access, the development of exhibitions and public programmes, and responding to enquiries for the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

The Museum holds one of New Zealand’s major biodiversity collections and our Natural Sciences Curators deliver high quality research outputs on the biodiversity and ecology of Aotearoa and the regional Pacific. The Marine Invertebrate collection contains more than 200,000 specimen lots representing over 20 phyla.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful in this permanent and full-time role, you will offer:

  • Postgraduate qualifications (PhD) or equivalent experience in a relevant field for a Curator of Marine Invertebrates.
  • Evidence of strong networks with research and professional communities locally, nationally and internationally.
  • An active research programme in marine biodiversity that is relevant to the Auckland region and adjacent regions of New Zealand and the South Pacific.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice in collection development of marine biodiversity collections.
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the development of public programmes and exhibitions.
  • A collaborative approach and excellent interpersonal skills will be essential in dealing with diverse groups including the public, iwi and whanau, researchers, museum project teams, and across all tiers of the museum.

Closing Date: Sunday 28 November 2023

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role. Please view the position description here,

Auckland Museum offers a rich and fulfilling work life where we embrace diversity and nurture our bicultural capability as demonstrated in our Teu le Va and He Korahi Maori strategies. We also offer a range of great benefits such as flexible work and leave and an award-winning wellbeing programme.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

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