Our Vision

To be the “must experience” venue that uses New Zealand’s heritage, Kiwi ingenuity, transport, technology and the associated stories in a creative and interactive way to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Stewardship

Working at MOTAT

As a leading Auckland museum and family attraction, MOTAT has a diverse collection of New Zealand’s national transport and technology treasures.

Each MOTAT Team Member’s passion and professionalism, helps develop and preserve these treasures and support the rich learning experience that Aucklander’s have come to love. Whether you are a student, retiree or working professional, there are a wide range of roles which will allow you to share your passion, experience, wisdom, and knowledge with visitors young and old.

Join our team as we continue to develop into a place where both local and international visitors explore New Zealand's innovative past, through exciting and interactive exhibitions and events.

Current Vacancies

  • Collections Assistant (Fixed Term)

    As Collections Assistant, you will focus on the accurate inventory of MOTAT collection objects and information updates in the database. Ideal applicants will have experience in object handling, attention to detail, and a sound understanding of museum standards and practices. Exposure to Vernon is desirable. If you have a positive attitude, a willingness to bravely enter every storage space at MOTAT and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this role is for you! This fixed-term role will end on 30 June 2018.


    Applications Close: 3 September 2017 so apply today!

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  • Customer Service Team Member - Casual Weekday Hours

    As Customer Service Team Member you will be the friendly face that greets visitors, and you understand the value of great service to keep customers coming back to MOTAT time and time again. We have one casual  vacancy available. Ideal candidates will have proven experience in customer service and cash handling, strong communication skills, available for weekday casual hours and enjoy working with people.

    Applications Close: 29 August 2017 so apply today!


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  • Steam Operator (Part-Time)

    MOTAT is looking for a small team of part-time steam operators to join our Collection Operations team. In this unique position, you will operate heritage steam boilers and equipment across MOTAT but primarily in the pumphouse. Each machine has its own story; you will be sharing those stories with our visitors while stoking the boilers. This is hot and heavy work as you are required to shovel coal to keep the fires burning in a 40 Hp boiler, at times this boiler is used to operate MOTAT's historic Beam Engine. Boiler Operator qualification an advantage but training provided. 

    Application Close: 1 Aug 2017


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  • Hosts Part-Time

    As a MOTAT Host you will be responsible for assisting visitors through exhibition spaces, facilitating some of our interactive experiences and overall, ensuring all guests to MOTAT enjoy their visit. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in a customer service or host-based role and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and ages. There are three Part-Time vacancies available. Apply today to make your mark at MOTAT!

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