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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

Senior Visitor Services Assistant

We are looking for an experienced and committed visitor services professional to help manage the day to day running of the Main Entrance at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

The successful applicant for this role will be experienced in all aspects of customer service, including staff training, sales experience, exceptional customer service and cash handling. Experience with rostering and use of reservation systems (particularly CustomLinc) is an advantage.

You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality and consistent service to a wide range of guests, be capable of operating under pressure during the busy season and comfortable to lead the team in the absence of the Visitor Services Supervisor.

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

If you have a passion for the tourism industry and would love to work at the most important historic site in Aotearoa, then please apply now with your covering letter and CV.

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

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