Tasman Bays Heritage Trust, operating as Nelson Provincial Museum, is seeking an outstanding Collections Management professional to join our team. The Collections Leader role works to lead the growth, refinement, recording and care of the Museum’s collection. Nelson Provincial Museum intends to relocate its collection in the next five years and this role will have key input into designing the new facilities, as well as auditing and preparing the collection for relocation. In addition, the Museum sees this position as having a critical role within exhibition development, and the successful candidate will work within the development team to make exciting, accessible, fun exhibitions that will appeal to visitors within the Nelson Tasman regions as well as to both local and international tourists. The Collections Leader will also develop policies and standards regarding acquisitions and deaccessions, and will lead staff through an exciting change period in the Museum’s 175-year history.
The ideal applicant will have:
A post-graduate qualification in Museum Studies and at least five years collection management experience.
Proven leadership and people management skills, including experience leading teams through change.
Demonstrated commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and experience working with iwi.
Commitment to the Museum’s vision and role in the community.
Technical understanding of Vernon and relevant information and web based systems.
Demonstrated commitment to providing excellence in visitor experience, and a track-record in facilitating innovative solutions.
A positive attitude and will be unflappable in dealing with unexpected challenges.
If you’d like to be part of our passionate, forward-thinking team, download the job description and application form below.
Please email your completed application form, cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Nelson Provincial Museum, PO Box 853, Nelson. Applications close at 5 pm, Friday 7th December 2018.