Director - Digital Delivery

Job type
NZD160000 - NZD180000 per annum
Director - Digital Delivery
  • Newly created role in a green fields environment
  • Opportunity to build a prominent digital delivery practice that helps propel Archives NZ towards its future vision
  • Create a legacy that contributes to Aotearoa NZ’s digital public service
 Who we are:

At Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga we work to ensure effective, trusted government information for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We preserve and protect more than seven million official records, from 19th century treaties to 21st century documents and data. Our goal is for all New Zealanders to easily access and use this taonga, connecting us to our rights, entitlements and kōrero pono (stories) – now and for the future. The kaupapa is centred on connecting people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation.

The Background/Context

This is a newly created role in a green fields environment, which not only means that the change journey will be large scale and far reaching but it will contribute to an uplift in Archives New Zealand capability and in the wider archives sector. This will be a digital transition journey where you will lead the vision for a refreshed government digital archives service, building from the ground up.

There are three established workstreams and areas of focus as part of the future vision.
  • Transition to Digital - move the organisation towards modern, digitally focused services 
  • Tāhuhu - Preserving the Nation’s Memory - A programme which includes the upgrade and construction of modern, purpose-built facilities designed to ensure New Zealand’s documentary heritage is preserved and protected across Archives New Zealand (Archives), the National Library of New Zealand (National Library) and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (Ngā Taonga).
  • Mātauranga Māori  - Enhance and preserve Māori knowledge by supporting iwi, hapū and whānau to protect and revitalise Mātauranga Māori. Upholding our obligations as a Tiriti partner, we recognise the connections whānau, hapū and iwi have to the taonga tuku iho in our care and we support whānau, hapū and iwi to access these holdings in various ways.
The Opportunity

This is a pivotal leadership role that will truly move Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga forward through digital capability and digital service delivery. You will lead the roadmap for the transition to a Digital Delivery environment encompassing people, strategy, and technology – this is the opportunity to create a legacy. Reporting into the Kaipupuri Matua (Chief Archivist) you will be enabled and empowered to bring your innovative thought leadership and experience in the digital service delivery of core systems to a wide range of stakeholders.
The building of these services will support the success of the Tāhuhu work programme.

Skills and experience
  • A strong track record of digital service delivery and an intricate knowledge of the ins and outs that come along with digitising different services
  • A collaborative mindset and ability to work productively with stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Strong technical knowledge and leadership skills across Information Management, Business Intelligence, Systems Infrastructure and Data
  • Understanding of Te Ao Māori and Mātauranga Maori
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and requirements
  • Politically savvy 
  • Knowledge and credibility in the government, cultural and heritage sectors would be an advantage
Te Tari Taiwhenua (DIA) are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. They recognise that a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes and are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.
They work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through four outcome areas:
  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government
If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply below.

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 26 September 2021