The Otago Museum's new director is proposing to drop one of his senior managers in a bid to get the organisation out of financial difficulty.
The museum will have lost about $500,000 by the end of this financial year, partly because of a funding freeze imposed by local councils.
Otago Museum director Ian Griffin says under the proposal one of four managers would go and he would take on that person's responsibilities.
Dr Griffin says restructuring at a management level is the best option and all front line staff will keep their jobs.
He says the museum's lack of finances needs to be urgently addressed.
There is a two week consultation period before a final decision is made.