Assistant Librarian – Institutional Archive & Records

Library & Archives · Western Springs, Auckland
Department Library & Archives
Employment Type Fixed Term, Full-Time

An exciting opportunity has opened at The Walsh Memorial Library for a qualified Information Management professional to work with MOTAT’s institutional archive. Established in 1964 on MOTAT’s Great North Road site, the Walsh Memorial Library is a specialist library which houses an extensive collection of material reflecting the MOTAT collection and includes published, archival, documentary heritage, pictorial, and oral history collections.


As an Assistant Librarian you will be driving the development and implementation of MOTAT’s Information Management Framework to capture and manage business records through their lifecycle. You will also be responsible for sorting and recording holdings specific to MOTAT's institutional archive using Vernon CMS.


To be successful in this role, you will need:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Library & Information Studies, Museum Studies, or equivalent 
  • Demonstrated competency working with Vernon CMS, EDRMS or equivalent.
  • Experience in documenting and cataloguing archives, records, and collections
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft packages
  • Understanding of how to appropriately care for and handle collection items.
  • Understanding of all relevant legislation including the Public Records Act 2005. 
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills – you would be required to work across all levels of the Museum.
  • Exceptional attention to detail


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This is a fixed-term position for 24 months and a unique opportunity to join a fantastic team of passionate and capable library and archive professionals. Not only will you get to work on a truly fascinating collection, but you will also get the benefit of flexible working hours, Birthday Leave, Study Leave, additional KiwiSaver contributions, and a MOTAT annual pass for you and your family.


Applications Close: 27 May 2020

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  • Location
    Western Springs, Auckland
  • Department
    Library & Archives
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term, Full-Time