Wellington, New Zealand: Manager of Preservation and Repository Services, Archives New Zealand

Are you interested in helping to ensure that all key government records of long term value are preserved and available for all to access? If you are – come and work at Archives NZ!

Archives NZ is a business unit in the Department of Internal Affairs – Te Tari Taiwhenua, and is looking for an experienced manager to lead the preservation and storage of its physical holdings in Wellington and to pursue commercial opportunities for its newly created Film Preservation Laboratory (Film Lab).

The Manager Preservation and Repository Services is a complex management role. It is responsible for ensuring the long term viability of the broad range of our holdings (art, maps, prints, documents, film, audio), and for the effective management of the Wellington repository and the organisation’s Digital Imaging and Film Preservation laboratories. One of the key challenges for this role is to develop a commercial strategy for the Film Lab enabling it to deliver high quality revenue generating services to other archival institutions and the film industry. The ongoing sustainability of the Film Lab will depend on this being successful. Responsibility for the Digital Imaging Laboratory also requires the development of key internal customer services to user support requests for digital files.

The Manager Preservation and Repository Services will have:

Experience in sourcing, negotiating and delivering commercial contracts
Experience in successfully developing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers (internal and external)
Experience in the management of preservation and/or repository services
Proven experience in building a cohesive high performing team which delivers quality results
Experience in developing and delivering integrated, prioritised work programmes
Experience leading and implementing complex projects
Experience in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museum sector would be an advantage

Position posted here.

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