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Chief Archivist - Archives New Zealand Deadline: July 31, 2020

17 Jul 2020 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Archives New Zealand - Department of Internal Affairs

Chief Archivist, Archives of New Zealand

Location:  Wellington, New Zealand

Compensation:  NZ$200,000

About the Organization

  • Strategic leadership position
  • Independent statutory responsibilities
  • Set the direction for Archives New Zealand

We are looking for a Chief Archivist who can take our government archives to the people, oversee the preservation and protection of more than seven million official records, lead a passionate team of experts and be part of the transformation of our nation's documentary heritage sector.

With significant recent investment in Aotearoa New Zealand history, this is an exciting time to join Archives and a key role in leading the work to better safeguard and preserve our holdings so current and future generations can access our unique stories and heritage.

Description and Duties

You will be a highly experienced senior leader with a background that includes archives management. Comfortable navigating a complex organisation, you will have a well-developed understanding of the role of state sector agencies. You will be skilled in operating in our Te Ao Māori world including in partnership with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

If you want a job where the work you do matters to New Zealand, we would like to hear from you.

Read the full job description and supporting information via

Read more about the work of Archives New Zealand at

All applications must be lodged via the DIA careers page 

For more information please contact Jo Bell on +64 21 173 3523 or

Application Deadline: 5:00 (NZT) on Friday 31st July 2020

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