Archives Assistant

Listed 15 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. We currently store over 4 kilometers of physical storage, host 213,000 individual digital records and encompass 9 regional, district and city councils across the central North Island.

The role 

We are seeking a motivated individual who is interested in information management archives and local 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.

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.

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

Applications close 8am Wednesday, 3 March 2021.

Sound like what you are looking for?

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

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