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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

Events Assistant

Date Listed

November 22, 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 an Events Assistant to join the team. This exciting role is a great opportunity to get into the events and hospitality industry

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

- assisting the Event Coordinator in planning and delivery of conferences and events

- assist with delivering internal events, meetings and functions

- assist with catering for other departments

- administration duties

- monthly stocktakes

- ordering equipment and stock

- assist in delivering events at our onsite café, Whare Waka Café

- managing our social media accounts for events and Whare Waka Café

What you'll need to be successful | Ō Pūkenga

Our ideal candidate is someone who is looking to step into the events and hospitality industry, who is well organised, has attention to detail, and has excellent communication skills.

This is a part time role (min 20 hours) role suited to someone how is passionate about providing a quality visitor experience to our guests. The role works closely with our Events Coordinator and is supported by our Hospitality and Events Manager.  The role is suited to someone who has administration skills and experience and hospitality experience.  The role may require evening and weekend work on occasion. If you are looking for the next step in your career and enjoy a role with variety, this would be a great opportunity.  There will be ongoing training and development.

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 Cover Letter and CV to our People & Governance Coordinator - lizkilby@waitangi.org.nz  by 2 December.

Kai Arahi (Tour Guide)

Date Listed

September 27, 2022

Contract - 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 Kai Arahi (Tour Guide) to join the team. This role is integral to the visitor experience, delivering the history of Aotearoa New Zealand to our visitors. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a major tourist destination and attracts visitors from around New Zealand and the world.

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

- delivering tours

- greeting visitors

- answering visitor questions

What you'll need to be successful | Ō Pūkenga

Our ideal candidate is someone knowledgeable about our histories and comfortable delivering tours to people of all ages and backgrounds. Someone with a moderate fitness level and availability to work a flexible 7-day schedule.

This is a part-time fixed-term role suited to someone who is passionate about sharing the story of our nation.

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.

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 14 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.

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