Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington City
Business Group: Archives
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $53,973 - $73,022 *
Enabling trusted government information
An Archivist is being sought to fill a fulltime permanent role in Archives New Zealand’s Disposal and Acquisition team in the Department of Internal Affairs.
Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department’s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage.
At Archives we work to ensure effective, trusted government record-keeping for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We preserve and protect more than seven million official records, from 19th century treaties to 21st century digital documents and data. Our goal is to support the Government sector in the proper management of its information and to ensure all New Zealanders can access this taonga, connecting them to their rights and entitlements and stories – now and for the future.
· Have you previously worked in the field of information management or the archives profession?
· Is information appraisal, retention and disposal an area you want to develop your career further?
· Are you keen to assist in the development and maintenance of quality information management practices across government in an everchanging digital environment?
If the answers are yes to these questions, then you may be interested in the opportunity we have in our Disposal and Acquisition Team.
The role will involves support the development and implementation of an effective disposal and appraisal framework across Government. This will help enable the Government sector to manage its information ensuring both accountability and its other business needs are met. This would include contributing to the proper, management, maintenance and destruction or transfer of born-digital records.
We are seeking applicants with direct experience in the relevant fields of expertise and with a working knowledge of the processes and systems involved in supporting these priorities. A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience is required.
Other previous experience in, or knowledge of, the following areas would be an advantage:
· A background in information or records management, or archival practice
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· A knowledge of the government sector, its development and functions
· An awareness of, and experience with, information technology
· Comfort with operating in the ambiguity common to rapidly changing environments
· Working successfully with regulated parties across the spectrum of regulatory practice and tools
If you would like a stimulating, rewarding career working with a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring that the Government’s records of value are identified, preserved and are accessible for future generations, we would very much like to hear from you.
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We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:
- People can easily access the services and information they need
- Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
- People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
- New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 30 October 2020
For more information please contact: Vernon Wybrow (Manager) on Vernon.Wybrow@dia.govt.nz
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