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18/346 Director Public Engagement

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
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: $123,522-$167,117

  • Leadership role within the National Library of New Zealand
  • A unique opportunity to build public engagement in a national institution
  • Sharing knowledge, protecting our documentary heritage and helping to build a nation of readers.


The newly established role of Director Public Engagement will be responsible for the National Library's brand presence and increasing customer and external stakeholder awareness of its role and services. We want to position the National Library as an inspirational institution for sharing knowledge and ideas, debate and learning.


We are looking for candidates with:

  • Previous success in leading marketing and communications, fundraising or public relations
  • Previous success at a senior management level in a dynamic cultural,  heritage or education sector organisation
  • Demonstrated success in service innovation and improvement, delivering results through collaboration and partnership


You will have lead responsibility for building the National Library's engagement with New Zealanders including visitors, donors and partners.  You will be responsible for managing the relationship with the charitable trust – Te Puna Foundation - that supports the work of the National Library. You will also lead the work of our public programmes and exhibitions team.


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.


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 in the Department of Internal Affairs. The National Library's strategic mission to 2030 is to create cultural and economic value for New Zealanders through leadership and collaboration.


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 20 August 2018
For more information please contact: Bill Macnaught on 04 474 3107
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