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The Minister of Internal Affairs (the Minister) is seeking nominations from candidates who are interested in bringing their skills and experience to the role of member on the Archives Council | Te Rua Wānanga (the Council).

The Department of Internal Affairs is coordinating the appointment process on behalf of the Minister.

Nominations close on Friday, 23 March 2020.

Archives Council | Te Rua Wānanga

The Council provides independent advice on recordkeeping and archives matters to the Minister responsible for Archives New Zealand.

The Council consists of up to seven members. Members are appointed for terms of up to three years and may be reappointed.

The Minister is seeking nominees who have knowledge and qualifications relevant to the functions of the Council.

Nominees should also be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • expertise in archives management;

  • experience working in archives, libraries and/or information management;

  • excellent communication skills;

  • public sector governance skills; and

  • knowledge of tikanga Māori as it relates to the archives and information management sector.

Further information about the Council's work and this position can be found in the attached summary sheet. The nomination sheet is included with the summary sheet as a PDF.

Applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including age, gender, and ethnicity are welcome.

Please note that this is a contestable appointment process and applicants will be assessed according to the Council's needs at this particular time.

Information required from nominees

Each nomination must be accompanied by a full, current curriculum vitae and a completed nomination form (as attached below).

For enquiries about the position, you can contact the Department of Internal Affairs' Appointments Team at


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