Canterbury Museum

Executive Assistant to the Director/CEO

Canterbury Museum

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Applications Close - End of Day: 23-10-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Varied and Busy Role
  • Unique Multifaceted Organisation
  • Collaboration. Accountability. Integrity.

Canterbury Museum is a must-see destination for visitors and the local community with a reputation for providing an informative, entertaining, dynamic and first-class experience. People are at heart of everything it does. Every single member of the Museum’s team of 75 staff (53 FTE’s) contributes to its record visitor numbers, its rating as a top Christchurch visitor attraction, its careful guardianship of the Canterbury community’s taonga and its world-class research initiatives. As an employer, the Museum has also achieved the internationally recognised “Investors in People” highest level of accreditation possible.

Providing support to the Museum’s Director/CEO (Anthony Wright) the new Executive Assistant will demonstrate passion, integrity, enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude in order to fit into this highly values based environment. The ability to manage a large and diverse workload together with the ability to build a close working relationship and deep level of trust with Anthony is essential for success.

You will fulfil the definition of a ‘true EA’ with core skills in secretarial and administrative functions and provide proactive support to the Director in all areas, including; correspondence, diary management, preparing PowerPoint presentations, collation of briefing & board papers, organising meetings and liaising with visitors etc.  The role will also provide secretarial support to the Canterbury Museum Trust Board and is additionally responsible for all the Museum’s HR Administration requirements.

Applicants will possess significant experience in providing wide-ranging Chief Executive level support and have a knack for quickly establishing their indispensability in this capacity. With a superior knowledge of MS Office, candidates will be well organised and display an exceptional work ethic, excellent attention to detail and impeccable judgement.  

This is a rewarding opportunity for a team player to work for a prestigious organisation “Celebrating Canterbury, discovering the world. For us and our children after us.”

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 604460ke. Applications close on 23 October 2017. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Nick Gee on +64 3 353 4354 (DDI).

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