Job Vacancies

Job vacancies at Heritage New Zealand are advertised on this website, and across a range of other appropriate media including daily newspapers.

Heritage Adviser Planning

Based in Christchurch

Heritage New Zealand has a vacancy for an experienced resource management planner for Canterbury and West Coast based in the Southern Region office in Christchurch.  Some travel within these areas will be required.

This position provides a real opportunity to make a highly significant contribution as part of Heritage New Zealand’s Southern Region team in promoting the protection and conservation of New Zealand's important historic places.  Your expertise, personality and creativity is needed to complement a committed multidisciplinary team of specialists in our central city office.

The position involves proactive engagement with local authorities and property owners to develop strategies, policies, plans and consenting processes to recognise and provide for the retention and ongoing use of historic heritage.  It is a busy, but rewarding, position for a planner with an understanding and appreciation of the importance of heritage and how it enhances the places New Zealanders call ‘home’.

A tertiary qualification in planning or related field is required.

The salary range for the position is $68,000 - $77,000. Read the position description.

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we’d love to hear from you.

Applications for this position close at 5pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

How to apply

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we’d love to hear from you.  Please complete an application form and send this with your covering letter and curriculum vitae to:

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6140
email: information@heritage.org.nz.


Property Lead Hayes Engineering Works and Ophir Post Office, Central Otago

Visitor Destinations Guru

We’re looking for a dynamic person with a love for heritage, a passion for people and proven organisational skills to keep two popular Central Otago visitor destinations humming!

Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead in Oturehua and the Ophir Post and Telegraph Office are popular stops on the Central Otago Rail Trail.  Hayes is an engineering marvel that pays tribute to one of New Zealand's greatest pioneering families, while Ophir is still a working Victorian-era post office situated in a village of architectural treasures reminiscent of the area’s historic gold rush.

We want a superstar Property Lead with passion and vision to run the show at these Category 1 listed properties and build on the great work already in place.

Ideally you will be a person who loves to know and explain how things tick. You will have a passion for heritage and history and, even better, engineering and/or postage. You will definitely have great skills in project management, tourism marketing and stakeholder engagement.

It would also be helpful, but not essential, if you had experience or qualifications in a relevant field such as like marketing, tourism, heritage or museum management.

If this sounds like you, we’d love you to get in touch!

The salary range for the position is $68 000 - $77 000. Read the position description (pdf).

Applications close Sunday 17 March 2019 at 5pm.

How to apply

If this sounds like your ideal role, then we’d love to hear from you.  Please complete an application form and send this with your covering letter and curriculum vitae to:

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6140
email: information@heritage.org.nz.