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18/069 Director, Content Services

Department of Internal Affairs
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Permanent Hours: Full time Location: Wellington Business Group: National Library Branch: Information and Knowledge Services Salary: $141,078 - $190,869

  • Leadership role within the National Library of New Zealand 
  • A unique chance to shape the direction of nationally delivered library services 
  • Impact outcomes for New Zealand's knowledge system and literacy skills

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department's epicentre of information management, culture and heritage.

The National Library's strategic mission to 2030 is to create cultural and economic value for New Zealanders through leadership and collaboration. The National Library works to remove barriers to knowledge, ensure New Zealanders have the skills to create knowledge, and preserve knowledge for future generations.

An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen in the National Library that will be instrumental in shaping the direction of our Content Services directorate.

The Director Content Services leads the effective delivery of collection services for the National Library, including responsibility for the administration of the legal deposit system and the strategic and operational management of digital and physical repositories.

The role is part of the National Library's senior leadership team, which shares responsibility for implementing Turning Knowledge into Value, the National Library's strategic directions to 2030, working with iwi Māori and other partners and sector stakeholders, across three themes of taonga, knowledge and reading.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Previous experience at a senior management level in a dynamic library and/or archival environment 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and credibility in the New Zealand library, information and archival sectors 
  • Experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams in a complex and changing environment

We believe in a workplace culture that's supportive, collaborative and innovative. If you want a job where the work you do matters to New Zealand, we would like to hear from you.

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 5th March 2018 For more information please contact: Bill Macnaught on 04 474 3107 or Job description: To review the full job description, please click here, if you are unable to open this link, please view the full job description on our careers website.

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