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

  • Maintenance Team Member

    As Maintenance Team Member you will be part of the team working hard to ensure MOTAT is looking it's best for all who come through our gates. Providing general maintenance to buildings and across the site, you will have demonstrated experience from similar roles elsewhere. Full driver's licence required and forklift licence desirable.


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  • Exhibitions Curator

    As an Exhibitions Curator, you will produce creative and innovative content for exhibitions, temporary displays and more, as well as manage a team of Exhibition developers and volunteers. To be considered for the role, you will have 3 - 5 years' demonstrated experience in a similar role and a relevant tertiary qualification. To find out more, click the 'Apply Now' button and view the full ad!


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  • Exhibition Technician

    As an Exhibition Technician, you will provide hands-on assistance to construct, install and maintain MOTAT's exhibition spaces and display items, including digital and audio-visual interactive elements. This role is great for someone with experience in building materials & techniques. This is a part time role with requirement to work one weekend day. Click the 'Apply Now' button to find out more!


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  • Conservation Technician

    As the Conservation Technician you will work with the Conservation team to assess and carry out support programs and procedures for the long-term preservation of the Museum’s Collections, including environmental monitoring, IPM, object cleaning and treatment. We are looking for someone with relevant qualification in Conservation and two years’ experience working in a conservation setting.

    The Museum has two full time permanent Conservation Technician roles. 

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  • Assistant Librarian - Pictorial

    As an Assistant Librarian, you will work on recording and cataloguing the pictorial collection. You will also assist with research enquiries that come into the Walsh Memorial Library from both the MOTAT Team and MOTAT visitors. To be successful in this role, you will need a demonstrated understanding of appropriate care and handling of pictorial items along with proven research experience. 


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  • Steam Operator

    MOTAT seeks a knowledgeable person to bring our steam exhibitions to life. You will operate the Pumphouse and other steam engines and boilers around MOTAT with the purpose of providing an exciting experience by demonstrating steam technology for our museum visitors.

    This role requires you to work Wednesday to Saturday between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, with potential work on Sundays on an adhoc basis.


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