Kaiatawhai Taonga Māori – Accessible Collections

Collections Archivist, Taonga Māori – Accessible Collections

Nei rā a Ngā Taonga e karanga atu ana ki a koe e rapu ana i te tūranga hou mōu. Tēnei mātou ngā kaipupuri i ngā taonga ataata, i ngā taonga rongorongo hoki o te motu, arā, ngā tutuku a ngā mātua tūpuna. E ngākau whakapuke ana ki ēnei momo kōrero tuku iho o Aotearoa? Tēnā whakapā mai ki a mātou.

Ngā Taonga is the audiovisual archive for Aotearoa New Zealand. Set up as a Charitable Trust and committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi we collect, preserve, care for and share taonga that bring our nation’s history and heritage to life. Our unique collections spans 120 years and encompasses films, radio, television, sound recordings and documents.

The 70+ staff who work for us are passionate about caring for this precious taonga and their role ensuring that it’s always in safe hands. This work ensures all New Zealanders, including future generations, will be able to know their stories and connect with their cultural identity.

He nui ngā kaupapa whakaharahara kei mua i te aroaro o Ngā Taonga i tenei wa.

Te Tūranga: The Role

We are looking to appoint two Kaiatawhai Taonga Māori to join our Accessible Collections team.

These roles are responsible for providing a range of services which include cataloguing in te reo Māori as well as applying your matauranga o te Ao Māori to provide Māori subject headings and traditional knowledge labelling.

Other responsibilities include carrying out prioritised, project-based and specific accessioning, rights clearance and cataloguing tasks across material held by Ngā Taonga and new additions to the Taonga Māori collection.

These roles may also identify potential audiovisual deposits, and where selected, negotiate with the owners and rights holders to acquire them to add to the archival records.

Ko tāu:

Your proficiency in te reo Māori, understanding of tikanga to be observed when handling taonga Māori and experience working with iwi and Māori is essential for your success in this role.

Your attention to detail and accurancy is important as this role will involve selecting, rehousing, labelling material and handling analogue material and digital files to quality control measures that are required.

Your analytical, organisational and strong interpersonal skills are ideal for these roles as well as having a passion for preserving records of value that can be accessible to people now and into the future.

Ko ngā whiwhinga mōu: What we offer

  • be a part of an organisation that truly values their people.
  • belong to a great team that is doing exciting, meaningful and impactful work
  • have opportunities to learn from your colleagues and through professional development

Me pēnei te tono mai: Next steps

View or download the Job Description. To discuss the role you can contact Lyn Harrison at Atahaia Consultancy Limited on 027 245 2477 and to submit your application, send your cover letter and CV to

Applications close on Friday 22 January 2021 at 5pm