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Lamps seen through the front window of KMHG



Permanent, part-time.

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden (KMHG) is a writer’s museum and Category 1 historic place in Thorndon, Wellington. It offers a unique insight into 19th-century Wellington and the life, loves and literature of its most famous former occupant, internationally acclaimed New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield. KMHG also hosts regularly changing exhibitions and a range of events and activities through its public programming.

KMHG is looking for someone to provide Saturday visitors with a warm welcome and excellent customer service. We would love to find someone who can make the visitor experience memorable through their enthusiasm for the house and garden, the life and work of Katherine Mansfield, and local history. You don’t need to be an expert in any of these areas – if you bring a high level of interest and strong communication skills, we can work with you to build your knowledge.

You will be responsible for the care and security of KMHG each Saturday, including opening and closing procedures. You will also contribute to the safety of visitors by following health and safety plans and policies. We need someone reliable and proactive, who is able to self-manage but also work effectively with others to assist with the delivery of Saturday events and activities.

KMHG is administered by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society Inc., a registered charity, and staffed by a small, dedicated team of staff and volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and skills in the museum and heritage sector and there is scope for input into other museum projects in order to upskill in areas of interest.

Hourly rate $20. You can find the role description here.

To apply, please email a cover letter and CV to director@katherinemansfield.com

Applications close 5pm Friday 5 March.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.