Museums Aotearoa, Te Tari o Ngā Whare Taonga o Te Motu, is the independent professional association for New Zealand’s public museums and galleries and their staff and volunteers.  Our members are vital to community wellbeing, education and learning, research, scientific advancement and the creation of new knowledge. Members help people make sense of their world and offer spaces of knowledge and refuge.  We facilitate creativity and innovation, inspire career and educational pathways and provide platforms for creative and artistic expression.  We support the partnership between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti and the aspirations of iwi and hapū in the care of their taonga and stories. 

We are seeking a Chief Executive to lead Museums Aotearoa on the next phase of our journey.  This is a key leadership role for our sector and you will be a ‘public face’, an advocate and key relationship lead, as well as ensuring efficient and effective functioning of the organisation.  With a small, dedicated team and an engaged board, the association is ready to deliver even more value to our members.  Advocacy is a real focus for our members, as is ensuring effective communication and support for our extremely diverse sector groups.

As our successful candidate you will have had experience in the GLAM sector and understand our challenges. You will be a skilled influencer and communicator, comfortable in any setting be that with Ministers, central and local government officials, on site with our galleries and museums, on marae or with community groups. You will be well organised and able to bring common sense, structure and process to the role, as well as relentless focus on getting things done.  Your commitment to working in partnership with Māori will be evident, as will your passion for seeing our sector thrive.

For an initial discussion and more information please contact Raewyn Brown Raewyn@amytea.co.nz.

To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter to apply@amytea.co.nz.

Applications close on Sunday 10 October.

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