Job: Senior Digital Archivist

8.8.17 –  Senior Digital Archivist
Information and Knowledge Services, National Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: National Library
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $70,661 – $95,600

Are you passionate about supporting the researcher of the future?

Are you experienced in collecting, storing and providing access to born-digital content?

Do you have a track record of exploring and innovating with digital collecting tools and technologies?

Our work is all about collecting, storing and preserving important things that are precious to New Zealand. In the Digital Collections Services Team, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders by helping to manage contemporary born-digital collections for the future.

The Senior Digital Archivist is a significant role that supports and improves the Library’s efforts to collect and manage the born digital documentary heritage and that is important to research in New Zealand.

In this role, you will act as subject matter expert for the systems and processes used to acquire and manage born digital collections. You’ll lead efforts to assess, test, and improve workflows, processes, access, and use of born digital collections. You will also manage the work of the Digital Archivist, perform ingest and technical appraisal, and lead or coordinate efforts to resolve complex born digital ingests. You will work collaboratively with the curatorial, arrangement and description, and digital preservation teams within the Library on issues relating to born digital collecting, preservation and access.

To succeed in this role you will need to have:

  • Post graduate qualification in the field of library and information science, archival studies, or related field or demonstrated relevant experience
  • Strong command of archival theory and practices
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a research library, archive, or cultural heritage organization
  • Experience processing and working with analogue and born digital or electronic  archives and records

For this role you will be:

  • An excellent communicator and influencer, with the ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organisational boundaries
  • A problem solver and critical thinker
  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

Applications close: 5PM Thursday 31 August 2017
For more information please contact: Jessica Moran on 04 460 2862 or
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Job: Digital Preservation Process Administrator (2)

3.29.17 –  Digital Preservation Process Administrator (2 jobs)
Archives New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Sarah P’s comments:  The deadline is in 2 days: March 31, 2107 (5 pm NZ time). Sorry, I was away traveling but wanted to post ASAP because there are two positions. Not sure what is happening but New Zealand but this is the third job listed in one year. That may not sound like much but is definitely a new trend and a chance to live in a fab country…

Type: Permanent (Two Positions available)

Hours: Full time

Location: Wellington

Business Group: Archives New Zealand

Branch: Information and Knowledge Services

Salary: $65,124 – $88,109

  • Preserve the digital memory of government
  • Administer the government digital archive
  • Build relationships in an evolving field
  • Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

Working with a small team your role will be critical in supporting the smooth transfer of digital information into the government digital archive and ensuring it is available for future generations.  Specifically, you will:

–        Manage business configuration settings for the digital preservation system

–        Manage the preservation system content according to business needs

–        Build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders to further the effectiveness of the government digital archive

To succeed you must have:

–        Knowledge of digital preservation theory and best practice

–        Basic knowledge of scripting languages

–        Experience in maintaining and administering a major digital assets repository

–        Ability to communicate complex technical ideas in simple language

There are two positions available.  We welcome applications from people who are skilled and experienced in digital preservation, and those who have a basic knowledge in digital preservation and are looking for the opportunity to expand their skills.

If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who do some fairly spectacular work for New Zealand – then make sure you get in touch.

Applications close: 5PM, Friday 31 March 2017; NZ time

For more information please contact: Mike Chapman on  or 027 570 2239


Job: Content Manager Team Leader

1.17.16 –  Content Manager Team Leader
Palmerston North City Council, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Sarah P’s comments:  I would normally say this position was restricted to Kiwis but, since it was posted on ALAJobs, it would seem they are open to other nationalities applying…


Applications close: 5.00 pm, Sunday 29 January 2017

Are you passionate about providing amazing library materials for our community? Join an organisation that delights in inspiring people to explore the pathways to the world.

Delivery of content and resources in libraries is rapidly changing. You will be interested in this role if you feel passionate about facilitating community created content, have a format agnostic approach to content management, are innovative and forward-looking in thinking about access and promotion of content, have a strong background in traditional collections management and want to lead and enable a team of highly skilled people to provide the best library materials for our community.

The Content Management team aims to have a positive impact on communities of Palmerston North through selection, acquisition, development, creation, curation, display, promotion, access, and delivery of content across a wide range of formats in an effective, innovative and efficient manner.

You will coach, encourage, and develop the team to ensure they deliver the Unit and team’s required outcomes. This will involve integrating policy, workflows, strategy and working across the Libraries and Community Services Unit to provide accessible resources that meets community needs.

To find out all about living, working and studying in Palmerston North visit

Does this exciting opportunity interest you? Then please apply online today at


Job: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies

10.24.16 – Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies
School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, New Zealand


An exciting opportunity to undertake teaching and research of high quality in Information Studies within the School of Information Management whilst establishing relationships with external practitioner communities.

The School of Information Management (SIM) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Information Studies to teach and conduct research of high quality, and to assist in programme development, particularly for the Master of Information Studies and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Information Studies programmes. Contributions to our growing undergraduate programme are also expected. You will be part of new teaching initiatives using a mixture of conventional face-to-face delivery along with flexible modes of delivery involving distance, online and asynchronous classes. The appointee will be an active researcher in his/her field with a clear record of research and scholarship activity and peer-reviewed journal publications commensurate with experience. We are interested in applications from individuals across the entire Library and Information Studies spectrum, especially those with Archives and Records Management expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates able to teach in the following areas:

· Managing Archives

· Records Management

· Preservation in the context of archives and libraries

Victoria University of Wellington is the only New Zealand university offering a post-graduate programme in Information Studies and as such it holds a special place nationally. It has successfully offered this programme for over 30 years. SIM is located in the Victoria Business School in New Zealand’s capital city and is well positioned to develop close links with national institutions such as the National Library, the National Archives and Te Papa Museum. For more information on SIM, see A completed or nearly completed PhD in a relevant domain is required.

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 13 November 2016

For further information and to apply online visit

Job: Archive Manager

4.24.16 –  Manager, Archive of Maori & Pacific Music (AMPM)
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Sarah P’s comments: highly specialized, but oh so interesting…

Libraries & Learning Services:

The Archive of Māori & Pacific Music houses an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Māori and the Pacific which is of national and international significance.  Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of Māori, and other peoples of the Pacific Islands, it includes material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands, commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, oral histories, stories and language resources.  The Archive is open to the general public as well as researchers, scholars and students.

The University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services team is seeking an experienced audio-visual archivist to manage the Archive. The appointee will be familiar with current best practice in the preservation and digitisation of audio-visual archives, with experience in appropriate handling of obsolete or deteriorated audio-visual materials, as well as familiarity with audio-visual formats, playback equipment, and digital editing software.

The successful applicant will have an in depth understanding of the issues surrounding the creation, preservation and management of digital audio-visual objects. Experience in the maintenance and calibration of audio-visual equipment would be an advantage. Familiarity with ethical issues surrounding ethnographic recordings is important and knowledge of Maori and/or a Pacific Island language would be useful.

Desired qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualifications or comparable industry experience indicating relevant technical credentials in audio-visual media technology, sound and video engineering, materials science, audio-visual media archives, or related areas. The mix of tertiary qualifications and comparable experience must include a high level of expertise in audio technologies.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in conservation or comparable professionally recognised institutional training and experience, including both practical and theoretical conservation theory and materials science.

The Archive Manager’s primary duties will include:

  • Responsible for ensuring the ongoing development and maintenance of the archive through the development and implementation of preservation, digitisation and collection management plans.
  • Managing the description of all Māori & Pacific Music Archive collections through appropriate metadata standards, and to facilitate discovery of the metadata via the Archive’s and Library’s discovery systems.
  • Managing the provision of access to, and copies of AMPM recordings within the conditions of donor agreements
  • Supervision of the AMPM Library Assistant

This is a full-time 37.5 hours permanent level 6 position, working Monday to Friday.

If interested in this position, please include with your online application, a cover letter, CV and two referees.

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

 Applications close: 8th of May 2016 (NZST)




Job: Director, Library and Learning Services

5/22/15 –  Director, Library and Learning Services
The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Sarah P’s comments:  Positions in New Zealand and Australia for non-residents were non-existent until these past few years.  Now I seem to see one pop up every 3-4 months.  They are usually only Director level positions however this is an interesting trend which I hope continues.


Director, Libraries and Learning Services
~~The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led University. Established in 1883, it is an international centre of learning and academic excellence. With 6,000 staff and over 40,000 students studying across eight academic faculties, the University of Auckland is a large and comprehensive university, and the only New Zealand university to feature in the top 100 in the QS World University rankings.The University’s commitment to Libraries and Learning Services is embedded within its Strategic Plan and is fundamental to its aspirations and activities. These objectives include providing a high quality learning environment; disseminating research that has the greatest possible impact and value for New Zealand and the rest of the world; and infrastructure of the highest quality possible to support our teaching, learning, research and community engagement.The Director, Libraries and Learning Services (who also holds the title of University Librarian) leads a committed and highly professional team of 250 FTE staff making this division the largest tertiary library in the country, both in terms of size and breadth of services provided. The portfolio includes 13 subject specific libraries, the stand-alone Kate Edger Information Commons (including Student Learning Services and the English Language Enrichment facility), as well as the development and delivery of a range of University-wide initiatives such as the compulsory Academic Integrity programme for students and research publications services for academics.

As a member of the University Senior Leadership Team, the Director, Libraries and Learning Services will have the experience and interpersonal credibility to engage and contribute strategically at the highest levels of the University.

The successful candidate will bring a track record of successful leadership of large, complex library services, with at least some management experience in the tertiary sector. Your leadership approach and management skills will inspire confidence and ensure success while continually developing this high performing unit. Your proactive, action oriented, mature and professional approach will enhance your ability to influence and build credibility with stakeholders and the international professional community.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual seeking to progress their career and make a tangible difference to our challenging and rewarding environment at The University of Auckland.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

Please contact the University of Auckland (as below) for further information regarding the position, University and life in Auckland:

Clare Litten, Senior Academic Search Consultant, The University of Auckland
DDI: +64 9 923 9096   Email:

Dr Kathrin Soehnel, Senior Academic Search Consultant, The University of Auckland
DDI: +64 9 923 9006   Email:

Job: Director Library, Teaching and Learning / University Librarian

2/28/15 – Director Library, Teaching and Learning / University Librarian
Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Sarah P’s comments:  An opportunity for someone with a lot of experience in a country which rarely lists positions as they have a robust librarian group themselves.

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based University, globally ranked, and delivering research, training and graduates to the dominant and growing sectors of the New Zealand economy. Library, Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University provides highly integrated library, learning and research services in a modern learning environment.

We now seek to appoint an experienced Director and University Librarian to take up a key leadership role during one the most exciting chapters in Lincoln University’s long history.

As the Director Library, Teaching and Learning / University Librarian, your role will be responsible for the development and delivery of library, teaching and learning services to support the Learning and Teaching, Research and Whenua Strategies of the University.

You will play a key role in developing and refreshing these strategies and other strategic initiatives for the University including, giving effect to its open access position. As the Lincoln Hub develops, this role will be expected to work across organisational boundaries to develop cohesive and innovative models of collaboration.

With a highly experienced Library, Teaching and Learning team in place, you will be immediately working with a team ready to be further developed and empowered. You will have significant leadership experience at this level, enjoy driving change and organisational development to improve internal performance, not just within your team, but within and across the wider organisation in the rapidly changing environment.

We are very interested in hearing from applicants who:

  • Bring proven success in developing the strategic direction within a modern library, learning environment;
  • Are pro-active, enthusiastic, and can demonstrate the ability to lead qualified, professional teams, in a changing environment;
  • Have recent, demonstrable library and educational experience;
  • Have experience in managing a range of complex and interesting professional relationships both internally and externally, e.g. tertiary institutions, research sector, industry.

In return, you will receive:

  • The ability to lead a high performing team in the development of the University Library and its learning and teaching services;
  • The opportunity to work as part of the Executive Leadership Team within a role and organisation that offers a real platform to add value not just to the organisation, and a key sector of the economy, but also to your career;
  • Excellent working environment, within a proud and focussed organisation;
  • An attractive benefits package including a generous holiday entitlement.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please email Sheelagh Matear (Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Programmes & Student Experience)

How to apply: Further information, including a full position description and person specification, is available through our website All applications must include a completed application form, covering letter and CV.

Applications close on Friday 27 March 2015 at 5.00pm.