Ngā Aramahi

Careers

Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers a diverse range of employment and career opportunities in the Bay of Islands, from customer service and hospitality to traditional 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. We retain the right to decline consideration of any application without comment. We do, however, appreciate all responses and thank you for your interest.

Job Listings

Learning Team Administrator

Date Listed

September 20, 2022

Who are we | Ko Waitangi tēnei

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s most important historic site. Located in the stunning Bay of Islands, the Treaty Grounds are an award-winning tourism destination and attract visitors worldwide.

What you'll be doing | Te whakamahere

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is looking for a Learning Team Administrator to join the team. This rewarding role is assisting our Learning Team with administrative duties and support.  

You will cover a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:  

- Managing all bookings by schools, kura, ECEs and youth groups

- Ordering of resources and equipment

- Supporting classroom set up and pack down

- Assistance with the promotion of our Learning programmes  

 

What you'll need to be successful | Ō Pūkenga

Our ideal candidate has experience in administration, excellent time management, and strong customer service skills. They are flexible, have a can-do attitude and a strong sense of humour.

This is a part-time permanent role suited to someone who is returning to the work force or an experienced administrator wanting to move from a full-time to a part-time role. If you are passionate about supporting the team that engages ākonga to learn about our histories, this might be the role for you!  

Why you'll love working here | Nau mai ki Waitangi

As a people-focused organisation, Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers a supportive workspace for employees to thrive and develop amongst growing business operations. We work hard but we have a great time doing it amongst the beautiful coastal views of the Bay of Islands. Our staff each have the opportunity to learn Te Reo Māori during paid hours, work from home (1 day a week if suitable for the role) and participate and/or plan events for our social club amongst many other perks.  

What's next | Te ara ki tua

If this sounds like an organisation you would like to have as your work whānau, we would love to hear from you!

Interested applicants, please send your Covering Letter and CV to theresewalkinshaw@waitangi.org.nz by 3 October 2022.


Barista and Café/Events Assistants

Date Listed

September 20, 2022

Casual

Who are we | Ko Waitangi tēnei

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site. Located on a 500ha estate overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands, the Treaty Grounds is an award-winning tourism destination and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, from all over Aotearoa and from around the world.

What you'll be doing | Te whakamahere

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is looking for a Barista and Cafe/Events Assistants to join the team for the busy summer season. These roles as fixed-term from October 2022 to February 2023.

The Barista will be located in the Whare Waka Cafe and the Cafe/Events Assistants will be located in the Whare Waka Cafe and also assist with bigger events.

 

What you'll need to be successful | Ō Pūkenga

Our ideal candidates will have 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 events and Hangi & Concert offering

Why you'll love working here | Nau mai ki Waitangi

As a people-focused organisation, Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers a supportive workspace for employees to thrive and develop. We work hard but have a great time doing it in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Our staff have the opportunity to learn Te Reo Māori during work hours, to work from home for 1 day a week if appropriate for the role, and to participate in and/or plan events for our social club, amongst many other benefits.

What's next | Te ara ki tua

If all this sounds good and you think you might like to join the Waitangi whānau, we would love to hear from you!

Interested applicants, please send your Covering Letter and CV to theresewalkinshaw@waitangi.org.nz by 30 September 2022.

Visitor Services Assistant

Date Listed

September 20, 2022

Permanent - Part time

Who are we | Ko Waitangi tēnei

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site. Located on a 500ha estate overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands, the Treaty Grounds is an award-winning tourism destination and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, from all over Aotearoa and from around the world.

What you'll be doing | Te whakamahere

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is looking for a Visitor Services Assistant to join the team. This fast-paced role is an essential part of our visitor experience.

You will cover a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

- Welcoming visitors to the grounds

- Use of reservations system

- Setting visitors up for tours that depart regularly throughout the day

- Regular museum security and housekeeping checks

- Communication point for all visitors, tour groups, onsite meetings and contractors.


What you'll need to be successful | Ō Pūkenga

Our ideal candidate would have experience in delivering world-class customer service, ability to work under pressure, good time management, a positive attitude, able to work weekends and public holidays when required, trustworthy, reliable, and excellent communication skills.

This is a part-time role suited to someone who is friendly, outgoing and looking to optimise their potential in customer services.

Why you'll love working here | Nau mai ki Waitangi

As a people-focused organisation, Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers a supportive workspace for employees to thrive and develop. We work hard but have a great time doing it in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Our staff have the opportunity to learn Te Reo Māori during work hours and to participate in and/or plan events for our social club, amongst many other benefits.

What's next | Te ara ki tua

If all this sounds good and you think you might like to join the Waitangi whānau, we would love to hear from you!

Interested applicants, please send your Cover Letter and CV to theresewalkinshaw@waitangi.org.nz by 30th September.

Kaiwhakaako - Educator

Date Listed

September 6, 2022

Contract - Full Time

Me tiro whakamuri, ki anga whakamua | If we want to shape Aotearoa New Zealand's future, start with our past.

Are you passionate about learning and teaching? Are you keen to make a difference to the learning of ākonga from all across the country? If you would you like to immerse yourself in teaching Aotearoa New Zealand's histories at one of the most important historic places in the country, this role might be for you.

We are looking for experienced educators to join our Learning Team at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in casual or in fixed-term roles. You must be confident in working with learners of all ages and from all backgrounds, passionate about bringing our stories alive through innovative teaching approaches, and confidently incorporating the use of digital technologies into your lessons. Fluency in te reo Māori, confidence in tikanga Māori and the ability to deliver in te reo Māori is an advantage.

If you are confident you’re the educator we are looking for, please apply now!

Please send Covering Letters and CVs to theresewalkinshaw@waitangi.org.nz by 23 September 2022

Reservation and Executive Coordinator

Date Listed

September 20, 2022

Permanent - Full time

We are looking for an administration and reservations superstar to take on this challenging and rewarding role at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

To succeed in this role, applicants must have strong computer literacy, a strong eye for detail, and proven experience in administration. Experience in the tourism sector is an advantage.

You will work with the sales and marketing team coordinating all our reservations, you will also be responsible for administrative support to the team and executive team. In this role, managing your time and prioritizing the workload is essential to your success.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced professional to join the team at New Zealand’s most important historic site during exciting growth and development.

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment and are located in one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. If you are confident you’re the person we are looking for, apply now!

Interested applicants, please send your Covering Letter and CV to Therese Walkinshaw, Head of People & Culture at theresewalkinshaw@waitangi.org.nz by 16 September.

Performers for Te Pito Whenua Kapahaka

Date Listed

September 13, 2022

Permanent - Full time

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 powhiri. 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 ona Tikanga will be necessary. Experience with Mau Rakau, Māori weaponry and/or Tirakau, Tititorea and Poi are essential in the role.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds encompasses a world-class visitor experience including Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Te Rau Aroha Museum (which tells the story of Māori commitment to the armed forces including 28 Maori Battalion), the Treaty House, Te Whare Rūnanga, world’s largest ceremonial canoe and carving studio.

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 theresewalkinshaw@waitangi.org.nz