A Brief Note On Toit Ī Otago Settlers Museum

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Overview of the Organisation
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (TOSM) is a regional museum that focuses on the history of the early settlers to Otago. As New Zealand’s first great city, Dunedin holds a lot of history and was one of the main settlement sites of New Zealand.
Toitū is considered a Dunedin City Council facility and underwent a redevelopment several years ago. The museum reopened its doors in December of 2012 and has since seen a large increase of visitor numbers in comparison to the ‘old’ museum.
Kiri Griffin – Collections Manager
Job Description
Kiri Griffin is currently the Collections Manager of Toitū; and as a member of the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Management Team she oversees collections, conservation, and archives, whilst supporting the work of exhibitions, visitor experience, and communications and operations. Key responsibilities of the collections manager include managing the Museum 's collections team, developing and implementing collection policies and procedures to ensure the long term preservation and access to the Museum collections.
The official “position purpose” in the job description states:
The Collections Manager is a member of the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (TOSM) Management Team and is responsible for the care and safety of all of the Museum’s collections, including the Archives collection. The job holder will manage all aspects of the collection management systems, policies and procedures, including facilitating access to the collections…

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