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419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Otago Museum is open in Red. 

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  • Conservator (Fixed Term)

    The Otago Museum is seeking a Conservator (fixed term 1 year) to assist with conservation activities within the Museum.

    The Museum holds a diverse and significant collection encompassing Archaeology, Indigenous material from around the world, with a focus on New Zealand and the Pacific, European Dress and Textiles, Arts and Ceramics and the Natural Sciences.

    The Conservator will work within a wider collections team to enhance the longevity, stability and accessibility of collection items for the Otago community and further afield. The successful applicant will have the knowledge, qualifications, and experience to carry out conservation and collection care activities according to the highest professional standards and practices.

    Experience of, and interest in preventive conservation would be advantageous as this will be a focus of the role.

    Please note that applicants must be eligible to work in Aotearoa New Zealand and must be fully vaccinated.

    To apply for the role, please do so by completing the online application form, and uploading a single document cover letter and CV.

    If you would like more information please contact the HR Manager at

    Closing date: 5pm Monday 14th February

    Provisional interview dates: 22nd & 23rd February

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  • Project Officer (Fixed Term)

    The Otago Museum is seeking a Project Officer (12 months fixed term) to assist with the management and delivery of Otago Museum’s Environment and Heritage Lottery funded Hidden Hazards Project.

    The project will develop New Zealand specific guidelines, protocols and best practice methodologies for the identification, management and disposal of hazardous items in museum and heritage collections in the Otago region.

    The project officer will work within the wider Otago Museum team as well as with external consultants and regional stakeholders to deliver the much needed outcomes of the project.

    Experience of or an interest in hazards in collections, risk management or material science would be advantageous given the nature of this role.

    Please note that applicants must be eligible to work in Aotearoa New Zealand and must be fully vaccinated.

    Closing date - Monday 14 February 5pm

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  • Shop Assistant

    We currently have a part-time permanent position available in our Museum shop. If you have an awesome personality and love working in a busy retail environment then this job is for you!

    This position requires someone with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with the public in a busy retail environment, you will be able to give clear and accurate information to our visitors, ideally you would have had previous experience with ticket sales and are confident working a computer ticketing and sales system.

    You will have an eye for detail and a flair for product sales that will leave our visitors with amazing memories and mementos from their Otago Museum experience. The ideal applicant will be available to work across the weekends as their set days of work with availability to work casual hours during the week when required.

    In return you will get to work in an exciting and dynamic workplace amongst an awesome team of people.

    Applications close 5:00 pm, Wednesday 2nd February.

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