Library and Archives Manager


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  • Business unit management and people leadership
  • Innovative, forward-thinker
  • Challenging senior role

With an average of more than 500 visits every day, the Masterton Library and Archives is the beating heart of our community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, creative and compelling leader to take the Masterton Library and Archives into its next phase.

We’re just about to open Te Puna Ako, a new library learning centre, and have allocation for a new library building in the next few years. It’s an exciting time to join the Masterton District Council!

With a focus on leading the future development of our library and archive services and driving a culture of continuous improvement, our preferred candidate will bring proven experience in business unit leadership and people management.

In this role you will focus on leading change, building culture and providing professional management so that we can provide high-quality library and archive services which are accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of our diverse community.

You will take a strategic view of library and archive programmes and services and employ sound business practices to prepare reports and robust business cases that inform annual and long-term planning.

You will have at least five years’ experience in a leadership role. You will be a strategic thinker but be able to translate strategy into tactical and actionable work plans that deliver results.

While a library qualification or knowledge of the profession is a nice-to-have, the must-haves include:

  • Proven experience as a compelling and strategic leader
  • Internal and external relationship management
  • Setting and managing operational budgets
  • Experience delivering business results aligned with strategic plans.

If you have a passion for the Masterton community, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.  You can contact Vicki McLachlan, People and Capability Manager, for a confidential chat on 06 370 6267, or send us your application (CV and covering letter) specifically addressing your fit to the competencies we are looking for to

Applications close at 5pm on 17 January 2020 and applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.


Permanent Full Time

Job no: LCAO945366

Location: Wellington, Masterton

Closing Date: Applications close 5pm, Friday 17 January 2020