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We’re a cool place to work!  We believe in an excellent “work-life balance” and put family and customer first wherever possible.  This includes the option for flexible hours for example. 

Positions come up from time to time.  If you are interested in working with us, please give us a call or send your CV here.

We have 1 current open position:


Reporting to: Southern Regional Manager

Type: Fixed Term - 3 Months

Location: Central City, Christchurch

About the Company

NZMS (New Zealand Micrographic Services Ltd) is New Zealand’s leading digitisation and imaging bureau for cultural heritage materials such as photographs, manuscripts, books, newspapers, maps, and works of art. We work with organisations from the “GLAM” Sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) across New Zealand, but our clients also include government agencies, private companies, iwi and individuals. We place the preservation of heritage materials at the forefront of our operations and believe strongly in the duty of care that is entrusted to us.

Our 25+ staff comes from diverse backgrounds, and we are ‘family friendly’ and value a flexible working environment that balances work time and personal life.

Our offices and main facility are based in Tawa, 20 minutes north of Wellington. We also have an imaging facility located within the Archives New Zealand building  in Wellington and regional offices in Christchurch and Auckland

Purpose of the Position

This position involves being the part of a small team based at our Southern Regional Office located within Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.
Initially, the role will be a fixed term of three months, but it is expected this will become a permanent position for the right candidate.

Our technician will be expected to work both in our Christchurch office, onsite at client locations around Christchurch and occasionally further afield, within the region.

Key Duties

  • Scanning and post-scanning work, as per job specifications.
  • Communication,  in conjunction with management, to clients  on the progress of their project
  • Equipment maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Establishing and clarifying the technical and business requirements of each job
  • Maintaining an up-to-date job sheet

Working Relationships

Southern Regional Manager
Southern Staff
Management Team, Wellington
Northern Regional Manager
Operations Manager
Operations Coordinator
Customer Relationship Coordinator
Other NZMS staff
Staff at Desktop Imaging (our sister company of ~45 staff)









Individual Clients



Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • An interest in the preservation of our unique heritage
  • Collection preparation - knowledge of handling a variety of fragile, rare and unique heritage materials from books, through manuscripts and photographic materials to large format documents, objects, and artwork
  • Able to “read or interpret an image”, making efficient decisions about colour and tonal corrections
  • Able to recognise digital defects or unwanted artifacts in an image
  • A high level of computer competency. Proficiency in working with Macs and an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, Photoshop)
  • A quick adapter to various technology and software
  • Demonstrates initiative, common sense, and good judgment
  • Trustworthy and discrete
  • The ability to manage time well and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Digitisation experience, with a good technical understanding of relevant equipment and software
  • Experienced within a scanning or digital production environment
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues and pose innovative or creative solutions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, with both internal staff and external clients- verbally and written
  • Ability to provide high-quality service – understands requests and meets expectations.
  • A self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Hold a current driver’s licence


  • Leadership potential
  • Experience working with heritage materials
  • A photographic background
  • Experience with Abbyy FineReader or other OCR software
  • Experience with XML


To apply, please send your CV here.