AWMM Board appointments by RFA on behalf of Auckland Council and the Auckland Museum Institute

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Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is Auckland’s place of gathering, welcome and orientation, where we share knowledge of our taonga and explore the many stories of Tāmaki. We are committed to supporting a culturally-rich and creative Auckland, outlined in our vision ‘He Oranga Tangata Ka Ao – Enriching Lives: Inspiring Discoveries’, and we continue to revitalise our galleries and transform the way communities interact with our collections. Our ambitions are bold and will see us becoming a truly 24/7 global, digital museum, accessible by all.

Strong governance is central to The Museum’s success and requires a Trust Board that is entrepreneurial, customer-centric and collaborative. Regional Facilities Auckland (on behalf of Auckland Council) and Auckland Museum Institute seek applications from directors with a genuine interest in and passion for the Museum, who bring diverse personal qualities, experiences and professional expertise to the table.

Skills and competencies sought

All candidates must be experienced directors with outstanding strategic and interpersonal skills. In this year’s Board appointment process, we are looking for candidates who can also demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and experience of the local government political and funding environment, with the political savvy and influencing skills to champion the Museum’s strategy, vision, objectives, requirements and outcomes to this audience

  • Experience in research, scholarship and the sharing of knowledge across collections of all kinds

  • Experience of strategic planning, and demonstrated professional practice in long-term master planning

  • Experience in built heritage conservation and asset management, including collections, buildings and services.

  • Practitioner of tikanga Māori, with mana and experience through working with mana whenua, iwi and Māori groups and organisations (a strong advantage for candidates with one or more of the above competencies)

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a connection to Auckland’s diverse communities, active interest in and contribution to community-based organisations during their careers, and a commitment to the spirit of partnership and goodwill envisaged by the Treaty of Waitangi.

How to apply:

This Board appointment process is being managed by MartinJenkins, supported by Vaney Executive Search and Amy Tea Consulting. For further information about the Museum, key candidate requirements, remuneration and how to apply, please refer to the Candidate Information below.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 30 March 2020.


If you require a confidential conversation, please contact:
Bridget Vaney
Mobile: 027 663 3298

Amy Tea
Mobile: 027 435 3000