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Curator-Accoutrements & Social History, National Army Museum

NZ Defence Force
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Central Plateau - Waiouru
Central Plateau
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The National Army Museum plays an important role in telling the story of, and protecting and caring for, New Zealand's unique military heritage and its contribution to society by:

  • Ensuring that sacrifice is never forgotten;
  • Connecting us with our whakapapa and our stories;

  • Helping us to understand our development as a nation, and our place in the world today.

What you will do

The Curator – Accoutrements and Social History is responsible for the care, management and research of the museum's Accoutrements and Social History (and Medical) Collections. The position provides collection information to a diverse range of customers and to assist with the acquisition of artefacts which will develop and enhance the National Army Museum's Collections.

You will also assist with marketing, educational and display initiatives, exploring ways to make the collection more accessible.

This role is busy and varied and ready to be filled by someone with a passion for Museology.

What we need

Ideally you will have sound understanding of collection management principles including preventive conservation. We are also seeking someone with

  • Proven knowledge of New Zealand's history, preferably with a focus on military history.

  • Proven research and analytical experience

  • Proven experience working with manual systems and computerised collection management databases, preferably Vernon Systems

A minimum of three years' experience in an area relevant to the care of museum collections, along with an undergraduate university degree in a relevant field. A Museum qualification at a graduate level is preferable.

The Museum is very proud of its bi-cultural history, therefore strong knowledge of tikanga Māori in a museum context, will be advantageous.

Why Us

We can reward you with challenging opportunities, professional development opportunities, and the chance to drive real change during a dynamic and exciting time for the Museum.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers page or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Windsor Jones on 06 387 6911, quoting NZDF-1902022

Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 25 February 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application

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