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Library Assistant – 12 Month Fixed Term (Part Time)

Library & Archives – Auckland, Western Springs
Department Library & Archives
Employment Type Fixed Term, Part-Time

As New Zealand’s largest transport and technology museum MOTAT is home to some of the world’s most unique examples of operational industrial and transport history.  The Walsh Memorial Library opened in 1964 and houses an extensive collection of material reflecting the varied collection here at MOTAT.  The strength of the Walsh Memorial Library collections is in aviation and other forms of technology. 

We are looking for someone to contribute to the delivery of a quality library service, assisting library users with research queries and work across the entire collection, with particular emphasis on published materials.  As a member of this close-knit team you will provide support to senior library staff in all aspects of the library and archive.  With a focus on assisting visitors with queries, this varied role will include tasks such as enhancing existing Library holdings, conducting database searches and identifying items needing conservation treatment.

The normal days for this role are Monday to Friday, 24 hours per week to be worked during peak hours.  Start time is flexible and we are happy to discuss options with you.  There is also the possibility of some weekend work. 

Key responsibilities in this role include:

  • To meet the information needs of the public.
  • Accurately record information on library holdings to internationally recognised standards.
  • Contribute to the Library team and Museum goals as in the Annual Business Plan.

Ideal candidates for this role will have:

  • Experience working in a library, or similar customer service role.
  • A Tertiary level qualification or be working towards a Library, Museum or Heritage related qualification.
  • Experience and ability in searching and accessing information via different web-based platforms.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and thoughtful professional, who is happy to roll up their sleeves and is looking to build their career in this unique setting. Along with joining a team of passionate and capable people, you will also get the benefit of flexible working hours, Birthday Leave, an entitlement to Study Leave, additional KiwiSaver contributions, and a MOTAT annual pass for your family.

Apply today for a chance to make your mark at MOTAT!


Applications Close: 4 October 2019


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