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  • Events Officer - full-time, Parental Leave cover until June 2025

    If you are looking for a dynamic and amazing role in the world of events, we can deliver!

    Tūhura Otago Museum has a huge array of events, from large-scale after-hours parties to fascinating and educational talks, workshops, balls, private conference bookings and much more. We are looking for an Events Officer to help plan, run, and organise public and private events, for a fixed term period to cover Parental Leave.

    You will be working alongside experienced and supportive team members whose events have gained nationwide attention. This is a role that is fun, dynamic, and you will be working with groups across the city to create some of the coolest and most diverse events in the region.

    Industry experience is not necessary but would be helpful so that you hit the ground running. You could have a background in sales, customer service, hospitality, or administration with a passion for the events and venues industry. Your skillset could be helping to increase commercial sales by proactively seeking out bookings, or you could be experienced in hospitality and know how to run a seamless event that is highly organised and that participants love.

    On a day-to-day basis you will be planning calendars and schedules; budgeting; liaising with clients, suppliers, and community groups; setting up and running events, acting as a Duty Manager; and working with our internal museum team and external partners to offer varied events. The role will suit someone who has great communication skills, is efficient, creative, organised and a people person.

    Hours for this role will vary across weekends and evenings as required.

    You will be joining an organisation who cares about its people and a culture that is fun, creative, and has a positive impact on the community.

    Take a look at and and see what we do - then let us know what you can do for us!

    Please note that applications close Friday 28 June 2024.

    Please apply at by selecting the role you wish to apply for, completing the online application form, and uploading a single document cover letter and CV.

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  • Visitor Hosts (casual)

    We are currently seeking passionate and customer-oriented Visitor Hosts to join our team at Tūhura Otago Museum on a casual basis.  

    Are you passionate about museum collections, science, and excellent customer service? Join our Visitor Experience team, where you'll have the unique opportunity to engage with visitors, both one-on-one and in group settings, enriching their experience with captivating and accurate information.

    As a successful candidate, you'll develop the knowledge and experience necessary to connect with our museum collections and science centre. You'll confidently deliver engaging and informative content to our visitors. 

    This position does not involve regular shifts but provides staffing for busy periods, special events and staff leave. Ideally you will be available to work through holiday periods.

    Tūhura Otago Museum is a dynamic and community-focused workplace where we blend purposeful work with enjoyment. Join our team and be a part of our mission to create an unforgettable experience for our visitors! 

    To apply, complete the online application form and upload a single document cover letter and CV.

    Please note applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. 

    Applications close Wednesday 26 June 2024. 

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