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Heritage Assistant - Archives

Job No: PNCC463
Location: Palmerston North

Are you passionate about providing an amazing service for our community within a public library setting? Then join an organization that delights in inspiring people to explore the pathways to the world.

You will be part of the Heritage team, helping to provide a wide range of services to inspire our community of users and to readily fulfil all their information and research needs as they relate to the history of New Zealand and the Pacific, and particularly our local history. The Heritage Team are responsible for the Ian Matheson City Archives and Manawatū Heritage, our online digital repository, and this role focuses particularly on ensuring the accessibility and preservation of our Council and community archives through processing new collections, contributing to our digitization programme, and the creation, curation and promotion of content.

In this role your professional knowledge and love of history will be an advantage when working directly with our content and the community, in person and from a distance. While much of your time will be spent in working with archives you will also support the wider work of the Heritage team, and the provision of a 7 day a week front facing service.

Experience and/or a qualification in archives is a must, and a knowledge of databases and metadata a definite advantage, in this role. We also want you because you can work autonomously and are self-motivated, you excel at communicating, and you have the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a professional manner.

If this is you, apply today!

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Monday 9th December 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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Consent to Access Information on Academic Record

I understand that the Palmerston North City Council may require verification of an applicant's academic record. I consent to the Palmerston North City Council seeking verbal or written verification on a confidential basis of my academic record as described in this application form or in any Curriculum Vitae I have provided. I understand that this information will be used for the purposes of assessing my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I authorise the release of this information to the Palmerston North City Council.


I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information supplied in this application and in any Curriculum Vitae provided is correct and I understand that if any false or deliberately misleading information is given, or any relevant material withheld, I will not be accepted, or if I am employed, my employment will be terminated. I also understand that any false information given in relation to my medical history with regards to gradual process, disease or infection, can result in my loss of entitlement for any compensation from ACC. I further understand that any offer of employment if made is conditional on my obtaining a full medical clearance through the Council's pre-employment medical examination or employment check.  In applicable areas of employment credit checks, Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction checks, and visa checks may be undertaken to assess candidate suitability for a position.  I understand that I may be required to give my consent for these checks and that any offer of employment if made is conditional on the results of these checks.

Consent to Contact Referees

I consent to the Palmerston North City Council seeking verbal or written information on a confidential basis about me from representatives of my previous employers and/or referees and authorise the information sought to be released by them to the Council for the purposes of ascertaining my suitability for the position for which I am applying.  I understand that the information received by Council is supplied in confidence as evaluative material and will not be disclosed to me.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

As part of the Council's Management Team Drug and Alcohol Policy, to ensure the safety of those who come into contact with Council, applicants for employment in safety sensitive positions must undergo a drug test before being employed. All applicants for employment outside of safety sensitive areas may undergo a pre-employment drug test at the Council's discretion.  If an applicant fails the test, he/she will not be considered for appointment, or if the applicant has already been appointed, the employment may be cancelled or terminated.

I consent to Palmerston North City Council having access to and using the information arising from the pre-employment drug test for the purpose of considering me for appointment or if I have already been appointed, the purpose of cancelling or terminating my conditional offer of employment and authorise the information to be released to the organisation.


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