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Work With Us.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers a diverse range of employment and career opportunities in the Bay of Islands, from customer service and hospitality to traditional Māori carving, education and cultural performance. Join us to be part of the team that promotes New Zealand culture and history to the world.

Current opportunities are listed on this page and may also be available through other job listing sites, as well as through Paihia job listings. To apply, download, print out and fill in the Job Application Form, and send it with your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of the manager indicated in the current vacancy.

Please note: the appearance of a vacancy does not necessarily indicate that it remains unfilled, or even as specified, so we do retain the right to decline consideration of any application without comment. We do, however, appreciate all responses and thank you for your interest.

Visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Visitor Services Assistant

We are looking for an experienced and committed Visitor Services Assistant to join our Waharoa team here at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.  This position is for a period of 6-7 months covering Maternity Leave.
We are seeking someone who is energetic, passionate about the tourism industry and able to think on their feet. 

You must be flexible, reliable and available to work weekends and public holidays. 

Key responsibilities for this role include: 

  • Exceptional customer service 
  • Sales experience 
  • Outstanding communication 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Cash handling 
  • Passion for the tourism industry 
  • Local knowledge 

If you think you have what it takes, please apply now!

Send your C.V. and covering letter to, kaylajonas@waitangi.org.nz

Qualified Chef

We offer great work-life balance with mostly daytime work and flexible rosters, not to mention a happy and supportive environment with opportunities for growth and development.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds has a number of catering operations, including Whare Waka Cafe which has grown significantly over the last year. We now wish to lift the standard of food and service to the next level, including both a la carte and cabinet offerings.

We also have a brand new events space with a commercial kitchen servicing a range of functions from sit down plated style, buffet and cocktail events. We also have multiple marquee sites for sit down dinners, cocktail functions and weddings and in summer we offer a very popular hangi and concert product.

To succeed in this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • A recognised qualification in Cooking and Food Preparation
  • Previous experience in a busy restaurant or café environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a high service standard with an eye for detail
  • Leadership experience with a positive attitude and proactive problem solving skills
  • Function experience is desirable
  • Experience with menu planning, costing and stock control
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Food safety knowledge

You must be passionate about food and hospitality and be able to create quality food using local ingredients. We are a small team striving to be the best for ourselves, Waitangi and our guests so you will be first and foremost a team player.

We offer a supportive and friendly work environment with excellent remuneration and opportunities for growth.

If this sounds like you please apply now!

Email Kayla Jonas here or phone (09) 4027437 for more information


Ngā Ringa Atawhai provide cleaning services to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and provide a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene while presenting a professional and safe environment for our visitors and staff.

We are looking for a cleaner to join the team on a casual basis to cover sickness and leave.

This position will involve working unsupervised to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene which require an individual with the willingness to work flexible hours and can manage their own time to meet deadlines.

You must have your own transport or be able to find your own way to get to work. We are looking for a candidate who has great pride in their work, friendly and positive with a ‘can-do’ attitude and with cleaning experience.

Please contact Kayla Jonas here or phone (09) 4027437 for more information

Kitchen Assistant

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and customer focused Kitchen Assistant. We need someone who enjoys working with a team who are driven by offering a first-class customer experience to their customers. Located in a stunning location in the Bay of Islands, the Treaty Grounds are a major tourism destination and attract visitors from around New Zealand and around the world.

The successful applicant for this position will have:

  • An excellent understanding and high standards in all aspects of food handling, hygiene and quality control
  • Able to work under pressure
  • A positive attitude
  • Flexible and adaptable working style
  • Able to work nights and weekends
  • A love for food is essential

Immediate start preferred.

If this is you, please apply now!

Please email Kayla Jonas here


Waitangi Treaty Grounds is seeking an experienced Kaiwhakairo / Carver to join our team and work in the on-site carving studio.

This role is responsible for designing, creating and producing high quality taonga to suit the style and needs of our Whare Hoko Taonga (retail shop) on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The carving studio is set up for carving in different materials, including wood, pounamu or bone.

To be successful you will be passionate about what you do, have proven experience in the art of carving and be able to balance production of high quality pieces while working in an interactive space with our visitors, contributing to our world-class visitor experience.

If this sounds like you, please apply now!

Please contact Kayla Jonas here or phone (09) 4027437 for more information