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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.

Pou Kaitaki Māori | Cultural Experience Manager


Full time, permanent role

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is looking for a unique person to fill the important role of Pou Kaitaki Māori | Cultural Experience Manager. If you are passionate about Te Tiriti and how it weaves together our nation, believe in the transformative power of Te Reo and tikanga, and have leadership experience working with teams focussed on the key cultural elements of visitor experience then this could be the role for you.

The Pou Kaitaki Māori | Cultural Experience Manager is integral to ensuring an authentic and world-class experience at the most important historic site in New Zealand. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the development and delivery of the cultural experience for our visitors across the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, leading the kapa haka and toi whakairo teams, as well as developing and implementing new and exciting experiences. Coordination and delivery of the Waitangi Day annual commemorations and other ceremonies and events throughout the year, and the planning and implementation of sound practice to upskill our team in cultural competence are the other key elements to this position.

The right person for this role will have proven experience in managing and leading diverse teams, have a high level of cultural competence and advanced knowledge of tikanga, Te Reo and te ao Māori. This is a key role within the management team, so a positive, creative and can-do attitude is essential along with the skills to contribute effectively and positively across the team.

If you feel that you meet the above skills and can take the Waitangi Treaty Grounds cultural experience to the next level, please apply now with a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience and CV to kaylajonas@waitangi.org.nz by Friday, 16 July 2021.