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Local History Librarian

Rolleston, New Zealand
Reference: 6001964

Selwyn Council's Arts, Culture and Lifelong Learning Team is an innovative, dynamic, and talented team that provides a wide range of cultural, literacy, and learning experiences right across the Selwyn District.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced professional from the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum) sector to help lead our important local history work. We will be working alongside our community, helping them document stories - of the Selwyn's past, and also of the present. We are creating a ‘living heritage' - digital content that will be of interest to people of all ages from throughout Selwyn.

In addition to a strong interest in local history, we require qualifications and a high level of experience related to archives, records management in the GLAM sector. To achieve great results in this role you will have strong computing and web-based skills including some understanding of HTML, operational knowledge of website construction and software applications.

You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the links between disparate information systems - to be able to enhance metadata linkages and search outcomes. You'll have excellent work management skills and enjoy communicating with people.

This new role is a permanent position, working 40 hours per week in Rolleston and across the wider district. Some days you might be working in the new Te Ara Ātea, or at Council's HQ, and on other days you might be at Arthurs Pass or meeting with locals at Southbridge, Lake Coleridge or Glenroy.

The role will also involve some weekend and/or evening work - depending on the meetings and programmes you will be attending throughout Selwyn.

The work will be varied...

  • Part of the time you'll be working with our colleagues and with Selwyn residents and local history groups, assisting them to share their resources onto our digital platforms.
  • Often, you'll be applying your professional knowledge, experience and skill to organise the digital information, apply metadata and create searchable pathways, while also editing content to ensuring consistency and accuracy.
  • You'll be responsible for all associated administration and will be quite busy as the primary contact point for heritage related enquiries.
  • You'll also be supporting the planning and delivery of local history and heritage programmes and activities delivered by Council

To find out more about this role how it fits within the Arts, Culture and Lifelong Learning team, and within the wider Selwyn Council, please contact recruit@selwyn.govt.nz

To apply for this job go to: https://sdcjobs.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 6001964.

Applications Close: 28 Sep 2022

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively in a supportive team?
  • Keen to be involved with democratisation of archives through digitisation and online access?
  • Collaborating across Te Rua Mahara and the GLAM sector

Type: Fixed term - June 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington 
Business Group: Archives NZ
Branch: Enterprise Partnerships
Salary: $57,561 - $77,876

At Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga we work to ensure effective, trusted government record-keeping for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We preserve and protect more than seven million official records, from 19th century treaties to 21st century documents and data. Our goal is for all New Zealanders to easily access and use this taonga, connecting you to your rights and entitlements and stories – now and for the future.

Whakapapa is all about recording important information that helps to paint a detailed picture of how life is and how life was, and we make that information available to everyone. We are passionate about this country and the people that call it home.

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga sits within Te Haumi – Enterprise Partnerships - the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. Our branch is all about collecting, storing, and preserving important things that are precious to New Zealand. At Te Rua Mahara | Archives New Zealand we care for public archives and taonga tuku iho.

Te Maeatanga is responsible for the delivery of systematic digitisation of our archive holdings in order to make them available to our customers online anywhere any time. Moving from Physical to Digital access helps to preserve the original paper record. The Digitisation Archivists play a key part in the success of this mahi.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Identifying, scoping, and surveying archival holdings for Digitisation
  • Providing workflow support to the Digitisation Assistants
  • Working in our Collections systems
  • Ability to manage complexity.

If you have the following skill sets and experience, we would very much like to hear from you:

  • A sound background working in collections management and the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector
  • Worked with collections information management systems/ collections databases and can learn new systems
  • Good communicator and storyteller, can contribute content to our online channels
  • Has experience with research, scoping & planning archives and/ or collections projects
  • Comfortable working in an analogue and digital environment
  • Is detail orientated, but is pragmatic and is also able to see the big picture
  • Takes a design thinking approach to problem solving
  • Enjoys working in a team environment and mentoring others

If you thrive on cutting edge projects, a genuine challenge, and knowing that what you do, you do for the good of New Zealand, we would very much like to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, 21 September 2022
For more information please contact: Rebekah.Rogers@dia.govt.nz

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