Museum Assistant

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Unique environment surrounded by Aotearoa’s maritime history
  • Great team environment
  • Multiple casual opportunities

New Zealand is one of the most maritime nations in the world and the story of every one of us is affected by the sea, through immigration, trade, design, innovation and leisure. 


We house one of the nation’s most important heritage collections, which covers the breadth of our relationship with the sea; from the Great Pacific Migration a thousand years ago, to the cutting edge modern technology and design used in America’s Cup and modern Yatching.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We have multiple vacancies to join our Visitor Service Team on a casual basis – in this role you will provide frontline customer service to visitors to Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa and visitors to Auckland. 


Your key responsibilities include:


•    Selling tickets for Museum entry and vessel trips
•    Assisting in the delivery of events, public programmes and activities
•    Selling products from our retail shop
•    Providing information of the surrounding Viaduct and Auckland area to assist visitors with directions to create a warm, engaging and friendly atmosphere


To view the position description for this opportunity, please see here.
He kōrero mōu: About you
Your people-centric nature will be highly valued in this role – we are looking for engaging, outgoing individuals that love meeting new people.


You will be sharing your knowledge, proactively looking for opportunities to secure sailing and tour bookings, and promoting the sale of our items from our retail shop in this role, making this a dynamic position that will keep you engaged. Due to the variety of work you’ll be doing, you will be able to apply and fine-tune a mixture of your sales, customer service and story-telling skills.
In terms of availability, we are looking for applicants who are available to cover a minimum of 3 shifts per week on a casual basis, including weekdays, Saturday and Sunday, and public holidays.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
This is a role where flexibility is key, on both sides. We can offer you hours to fit around your current lifestyle.
We're a fantastic team with a really supportive culture and we are offering the living wage of $22.75 per hour, which will be increased to $23.65 from the 1st of September 2022.
As part of the Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa whānau, your work will help to enrich the lives of Aucklanders and will directly impact residents and visitors to our city, ensuring they have an enjoyable and memorable experience and leave with memories, and mementos, of Aotearoa's maritime heritage.


Please don't hesitate to apply if you are interested in this vacancy - we will be interviewing suitable applicants prior to the application close date.

Applications close Friday the 19th of August, 2022, at 11.59PM.

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process. This position is deemed a safety sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing. Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting of candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable Children Act.