Meet our Team » Staff - Kaimahi
Responsible for strategic direction and leadership, relationships with stakeholders particularly the Joint Council and Whanganui District Council, securing funding and managing contracts, annual and strategic planning, developing and monitoring financial and business management plans, overseeing the management of all Museum programmes and leading major development projects.
Educator, Team Leader Education and Life-Long Learning
Employed under a Learning Experiences outside the Classroom (LEOTC) contract with the Ministry of Education. Responsible for developing and delivering innovative and exciting education services to primary and secondary schools in greater Whanganui, South Taranaki and Rangitīkei.
Responsible for the development, cataloguing, research and physical care and housing of the archives. Manages archives reference and advice services and is involved in specific archives projects, such as oral history development and exhibition projects.
Curator of Natural History
Responsible for development and interpretation of the Museum’s plant, animal, and geology collections, and coordinating natural history exibitions, particularly of the world-class moa bone collection. Research interests are avian osteology and evolution. Also contributes to Museum social media initiatives.
Manages the Museum financial and administrative systems. Also responsible for Front of House services and retail.
Collection Assistant / Photographer
Responsible for technical aspects of collection care, including photography, environmental monitoring, collection database additions and helping with exhibitions and events.
Responsible for the design, construction and installation of exhibitions plus the design and production of graphics and publications. Also manages the internal maintenance of the building and public spaces.
Responsible for leading the development and delivery of diverse public programmes and events around exhibitions, the New Zealand education curriculum and the wider Whanganui context. Manages Membership and Volunteer development.
Visitor Services Assistant
Front of House services and Museum Shop and Gallery retail development. Contributes to general reception, care of visitors in the Museum, sales and administrative services.
Responsible for ensuring that all objects coming into the collection are processed within our policy and legal guidelines, responsible for the physical care of the collection (storage, housing, environmental control, handling). Manages all loans in and out of the Museum and manages the maintenance of the electronic collection management database.
Responsible for developing and managing the exhibition programme plus managing the research, writing and community liaison required for each exhibition project. Also leads the policy and operations development and is the Museum’s editor.
Leads the administration team and operation of Front of House services. Executive Secretary to the Director.
Kaitiaki Taonga Māori
Responsible for tangible and intangible taonga Māori. Supporting the Museum’s bicultural structure. Maintaining iwi, hapū, hāpori, whānau and Māori relationships.
Responsible for developing and delivering inspiring, enjoyable and memorable Māori content services in Māori and/or English for primary and secondary schools. Employed under a Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom (LEOTC) contract with the Ministry of Education.