Archival Digitisation Planner – Kaiwhakamahere Hanga Hōtaka

He mea whai take te pūranga taonga nā te whai take hoki nō ngā mea tuku iho. Kei ngā pūranga e puritia ana ā tātou kōrero, e toka ai ngā mea i pā ki a tātou, kō wai rā tātou, ko wai tātou ināianei. He whakarangatira tāna i tō tātou mana ā-iwi me tō tātou aro hoki ki ngā tikanga a iwi kē.

Archives matter because history matters. Archives hold our stories, give us evidence about what has happened, who we were and who we are. They enrich our sense of identity and our understanding of our cultures.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is New Zealand’s audiovisual archive. We save and cherish the stories, creativity and history of Aotearoa New Zealand in sound and moving images.

We are looking for an Archival Digitisation Planner – Kaiwhakamahere Hanga Hōtaka who will plan and execute the delivery of digitisation and collection workflows for Utaina, a four-year cross-agency mass digitisation and preservation project.

You will be overseeing the technical delivery of Utaina by planning, delegating and monitoring in-house and external preservation workflows. Working with a team of Ngā Taonga archivists and an external digital preservation vendor, you will ensure that Ngā Taonga meets contracted delivery, output and preservation standards for the term of the project.

You will need to have a strong respect for Māori tikanga and te reo Māori.

What are we looking for?

  • A high level of technical expertise and experience in the creation, management and archiving of digital audiovisual media files.
  • Demonstrated evidence of project planning and delivery success using archival, museum or audiovisual media best practice.
  • Experience as a senior member of a successful project team
  • Good business acumen in relation to accountability and outcomes reporting
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and supportive of both Māori and Pākehā perspectives, language and aspirations.

What is in it for you?

  • A rare opportunity to work on a large-scale project with a specialist audiovisual preservation vendor in New Zealand
  • An environment that cares deeply about saving and sharing New Zealand’s audiovisual heritage.
  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others.
  • A family-friendly workplace.

To Apply

Read the Position Description and fill out an Application, then send your application with CV and covering letter to

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Kate Roberts, Digital Preservation Manager, Utaina – Kaiwhakahaere Whakapounamu Taonga Ataatarongo, via email at