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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.

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Board Vacancy

Waitangi National Trust seeks to appoint a Tangata Tiriti Trustee “as a representative of the Pakeha residents of the Bay of Islands district” in terms of the Waitangi National Trust Board Act 1932.

The Trust is a non-profit charitable organization and provides governance over an estate of 504ha, including Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The Trust manages, through a subsidiary company, a number of land leases and commercial activities to provide income to support the maintenance and development of the estate on behalf of the people of New Zealand.

Applicants should demonstrate skills, experience and knowledge relating to general governance, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and the objectives of Waitangi National Trust. Experience working with local communities (including Māori) is essential, as is a broad understanding of the issues of the Bay of Islands. Experience in the tourism sector and knowledge of Te Reo Māori would be an advantage.

Applicants should post or email a covering letter and CV by 18 May 2022 to:

lizkilby@waitangi.org.nz  or post to “Board Appointment”, Waitangi National Trust, P O Box 48, Paihia 0247.

Kapa Haka Performer

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is looking for outstanding performers to join our world-class Kapa Haka Te Pito Whenua.

If you are passionate about Māori culture and sharing your knowledge and stories through performance, then this is the role for you.

To be successful you will be able to work in large team and deliver high quality cultural experiences for the visitors to the Treaty Grounds, as well as to private groups and pōwhiri. You will have proven previous experience in a kapa haka group and the ability to play guitar is beneficial. Good communication skills and competency with Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga will be necessary. Experience with Mau Rākau, Māori weaponry and/or Tirākau, Titītōrea and Poi are essential in the role.

If you are an enthusiastic and confident team player with the experience we need, please apply now!

Please send your cover letter and CV to kaylajonas@waitangi.org.nz. Closing date is Sunday 6 March 2022.