Archives Assistant

Listed 20 days Ago
Government - Local/Federal

About us  

Manawatū-Whanganui Local Authority Shared Services (MW LASS) was established to support strategic collaboration between councils within the Region. Archives Central has been set up under MW LASS to maximise collaboration for the storage and management of councils’ archives and provide access to the public.

The role  

We are seeking a motivated individual who is interested in archives and history to join our small team of professionals based in Feilding. We provide a range of access and advice services to the public and council staff, both in person and via our remote reference service.  This is a full time position (40 hours per week) based in Feilding.  

The key tasks of Archives Assistant includes the following tasks: 

  • Answering council and public research requests; 
  • Assisting with accessioning council archives; 
  • Digitisation of records and images; and, 
  • Creation and uploading of records to our digital repository.

About you 

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Ability to perform in-depth research; 
  • A customer-focused approach to solving problems; 
  • Ability to use digitisation tools such as cameras and scanners; 
  • Experience with excel spreadsheets, metadata and digital repositories; 
  • Archives and/or Records Management knowledge; and, 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  

To make this role your own you will have strong computer skills, good written and oral communication skills along with your initiative and a commitment to providing quality service to a wide range of clients. You will possess and enthusiastic, can-do attitude and be an integral part of a dedicated archives team.

Why should you apply? 

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through:  

Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing 

  • Flexible family friendly work environment 
  • Assistance with tertiary education 
  • Positive health and safety culture 
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and 
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.  

Sound like what you are looking for? 

For further information regarding this role, contact Evan Greensides on (06) 952 2839.  

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 31 January 2020.  

MW LASS are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.  

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