Careers and job vacancies

Job vacancies at Heritage New Zealand are advertised on this website, and across a range of other appropriate media including daily newspapers. Find out more about  the diversity of roles in the organisation.

Careers in heritage

What are we looking for?

Generally, we're looking for graduates with a passion for heritage and history.  Some roles may require postgraduate qualifications. Maturity and ability to work with all members of the community and a genuine desire to help care for and promote Aotearoa New Zealand's heritage are crucial.  Job advertisements and role descriptions will provide information about specific roles and the required skills and experience.

Students are encouraged to gain experience through volunteering, internships, field schools even taking part in research.  This type of experience is invaluable irrespective of your career choice.  Curiosity and enjoyment count too!

Careers in heritage

We've put together some profiles of our people (pdf) to give you an idea of the diverse roles within Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, and the equally varied pathways taken to careers in heritage.

Web and Digital Advisor

A unique opportunity to play a pivotal new role within a dynamic future-focused team. Based in Wellington.

Are you a tech savvy writer and communicator who is fascinated by history and understands its value?

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading bicultural heritage organisation. We care for and tell stories of the country’s heritage in all its diversity from the grim to the glorious. The redesign of our website and prioritising of our digital platforms presents a rare opportunity for you to play a vital role in shaping the way New Zealanders learn about and experience heritage.

The role sits within Organisational Development – a dynamic team charged with championing heritage, making it visible and relevant now and for future generations. You will be part of a marketing and communications unit, leading the charge with finding creative ways to curate our digital content.

We’re looking for a team-player who is also a self-starter. You’ll be someone who loves working collaboratively, values relationships, and understands working in the public sector.

Does this sound like you?  

  • A problem-solver with a positive attitude
  • Confident with content management systems (skills in programming and design also good!)
  • Successful in curating engaging digital content and experiences
  • Experienced in managing social media channels
  • An excellent writer with an eye to the big picture as well as the small details
  • Terrific at understanding end-user needs
  • An interest in new technologies such as VR and AR.

Project coordination experience would be advantageous.

If you have creativity to burn, along with a passion for heritage to compliment an ability to translate business needs into stunning and effective digital content, then we’d love to hear from you.

The salary range is $75,000 - $82,000. Read the job description.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to