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Audiovisual Archive Specialist

Job details

Organisation
The University of Auckland
Closes
23 Aug 2022
Region
Auckland
Work type
Fixed Term
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Digital & Technology, Screen & Sound

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Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity  

Are you excited by the prospect of preserving and enabling access to Aotearoa New Zealand's social and political history through broadcast media? Media Services houses internationally significant broadcast media archives including the Chapman Archive of news and current affairs and extensive Māori language television collections. This fixed-term/secondment role will see you take on responsibility for our keystone Chapman news archive collection and a range of digitisation initiatives. In this hands-on role, you will also implement and support Media Services technology (both analogue and digital; hardware and software) to ensure the smooth operation of media services collections and access workflows. Please note that this role is called (Digital Collections Specialist) internally.

Waipapa Taumata Rau is values-led in our relationships, creating genuine opportunities for the communities we serve to engage in ethical and responsible partnerships. You'll bring your experience of working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, and Mātauranga Māori and Pasifika collections, to develop a cultural permissions process that enables appropriate access to materials cared for by the Cultural Collections team. You're a people person who recognises the importance of the collection in learning, teaching and research and you will lead outreach activities that highlight the collection, ensuring that relationships are developed and deepened with Māori and Pacific communities.

The salary range for this role is $58,500 - $68,200 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This role is full time, 37.5 hours per week, fixed term for 18 months.

For more information, please view the position description.

Qualifications

He kōrero mōu - About you 

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A degree in a library and information related, archives or equivalent discipline.
  • Proven collection management experience within a complex working environment
  • Demonstrated skills and experience with a range of digital technologies, both hardware and software (experience with audio-visual technologies preferred)
  • Proven communication skills and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a digital archives context
  • An understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand’s copyright context and experience with rights agreements

Additional information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer 

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.  

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours) 
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme 
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave 

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

For more information please visit Staff Benefits

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply 

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Tuesday, 23 August 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.  

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed via suhayl.mohammed@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. 

Equity

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to apply

Please apply via this link: https://smrtr.io/b9KDd

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