Job Vacancy: Te Manawa Museum Project Archivist, Fixed-Term

The Peter Bush collection is a newly acquired archive of the life’s work of the celebrated Photo-
Journalist Peter Bush. The archive consists of approximately 300,000 negatives and photographs plus

related ephemera and objects from Peter’s studio. The archive is known for its many iconic Rugby
images but also contains historically significant events such as the Māori Land Marches and Vietnam
War Protests through to celebrities such as the Beatles and Eartha Kitt. This is an exciting
opportunity to be a part of this one of a kind project with many exciting discoveries to be made.
The project archivist will work alongside a project manager and another archivist to set up the
archive and begin the processing of this significant collection.

This job would suit a graduate with an interest in photography and history alongside 1-3
years experience in records indexing, record description, museum registration or similar. A
passion for Rugby would be an added bonus! You will have excellent observational skills for
viewing and interpreting negatives with an attention to detail to ensure fullness and
accuracy of this important archive’s records.

This role is 0.8 FTE and fixed-term to 31 January 2025.

Te Manawa Museum is the cultural heart of our region, responsible for inspiring exhibitions,
innovative learning programmes, and exciting and inclusive events. It is a place that values
openness and is led with a spirit of Manaakitanga.

We are passionate and excited about the collections we care for, and the experiences we
shape with them. Those experiences touch us emotionally, inspire us creatively and give life
and mana to our collective heritage—making our region an exciting place to live, work and
play.

We are passionate and excited about the collections we care for, and the experiences we
shape with them. Those experiences touch us emotionally, inspire us creatively and give life
and mana to our collective heritage—making our region an exciting place to live, work and
play.

If you are interested in this role, please apply by visiting the Te Manawa website here.

For any questions about this role please contact enquiries@temanawa.co.nz

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 21 January