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Join our team

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.

Duty Manager

We are looking for an experienced hospitality professional to manage the delivery of functions and events through our busy summer period.

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds hosts a wide range of functions and events each year, including many VIP functions. During the summer season we also offer a very popular Hangi and Concert evening 4 nights per week.

This is a fixed term position for the summer season, offering very competitive remuneration and excellent working conditions.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supervising the delivery of the Hangi and Concert product
  • Planning and executing functions to a high level
  • Staff supervision

Qualifications and skills required include:

  • Proven experience managing functions in a similar environment
  • Proven staff supervision experience
  • General Manager’s Certificate (or willingness to gain one prior to starting)
  • Excellent presentation and the ability to lead by example and set the standards for the functions team
  • A can-do attitude and ability to work on your own or in a team
  • A friendly, confident and reliable approach
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

If all the above sounds good, we would love to hear from you!

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Retail Assistant

We are looking for an experienced and committed Retail Assistant to join our summer team here at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
We are seeking someone who is customer focused, energetic and passionate about retail and the tourism industry.

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

Essential skills required for this role include:
• Exceptional customer service
• Retail sales experience
• Outstanding communication
• Attention to detail
• Cash handling
• Passion for the tourism industry
• Local knowledge

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If you think you have what it takes, please apply now with your covering letter and CV to kaylajonas@waitangi.org.nz

Commis Chef

We currently have an opening in our cafe team for a qualified Commis Chef.

Duties of the successful applicant will include:
– Food handling/preparation
– Breakfast/grill cooking
– General kitchen work
– Creative input on new dishes
– Stock control and ordering

Ideal skill-set/experience:

– Ideally have passed Level 4 NZ Certificate in Cookery
– Must be passionate about food
– Must have previous experience in a professional kitchen
– Must have experience with prepping and creating awesome cabinet food
– Must be able to prepare food at a fast pace whilst maintaining a high standard
– Must be able to work well in a team environment
– Have a high standard of presentation
– Have a positive attitude

As we are a 7 day a week business, the ability to work weekends and nights for our Hangi & Concert evening product is a must.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If this is you, please send your C.V. and covering letter to kaylajonas@waitangi.org.nz

Café Assistant

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, customer focused Café Assistant for our busy summer season. We need someone who enjoys working in a fast paced environment and with a team who are driven by offering world class customer service to their customers.

Located in the stunning Bay of Islands, the Treaty Grounds are a major tourism destination and attract visitors from around New Zealand and around the world.

We are looking for someone with the following skills:

  • Experience in giving world class customer service
  • Experience in hospitality; front line work and barista skilled
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A positive attitude
  • Flexible with the ability to work weekends and nights for our evening Hangi and Concert offering

Immediate start is preferred.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If this is you, please send your C.V. and covering letter to kaylajonas@waitangi.org.nz

Volunteers

We’re looking for highly motivated volunteers at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Volunteer positions are available in Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, working in our heritage gardens and working on the beautiful Treaty Grounds. These are all roles that involve customer interaction so we are seeking volunteers who love to meet people and who can help to make the experience of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds a memorable one. Volunteers will receive benefits and discounts at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To apply, download, print out and fill in the Volunteer Application Form, and send it to volunteers@waitangi.org.nz.