Job vacancies

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


Visitor Services Co-ordinator - Old St Paul's

Old St Paul’s, managed by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, is one of Wellington’s highest profile heritage sites and a popular visitor attraction.

We are looking for an energetic team player to join us working at Old St Paul’s. The Visitor Services Co-ordinator, reporting to the Property Lead, is a core part of our small team. The role is varied and interesting, and includes a wide range of exciting opportunities to promote heritage and provide high quality visitor experiences.

The Visitor Services Co-ordinator works both behind the scenes and with the public ensuring the smooth running of Old St Paul’s front-of-house operation. You would be tasked with coordinating Old St Paul’s retail operation and merchandise planning, coordinating our volunteer programme, hosting visitors, guiding tours, supporting event delivery, and assisting with a range of administrative tasks.

Our ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, be hands-on and practical, and have training and/or experience in a heritage or tourism-related role. Experience in retail and/or working with volunteers would be advantageous.

The role is full-time and includes one weekend day. It may also involve working on some evenings when there are events. If you are a good communicator and enthusiastic about working in a visitor-focused environment, this role is for you!

The salary range for this position is $45-55,000 per annum. Read the job description(pdf)

Applications for this role close at 5pm on Sunday 9 February 2020.

How to apply

Apply online via the Seek website here - please complete the application form (Word) and attach this in your Seek application.  Alternatively, send this with your covering letter and CV to recruit@heritage.org.nz.


Director Policy / Kaiwhakahaere Matua Kaupapa Here

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services, and as a member of Te Manawa (the Senior Management Team), the Director Policy will be responsible for  the delivery of policy, frameworks and oversight for the functions of heritage listing, archaeology and statutory advocacy. 

You should have a sound background of establishing and managing strategy, policy, systems and processes, preferably in a heritage environment. You will need experience as a senior manager, good understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural nature and current Treaty context, excellent communication and presentation skills, and demonstrable ability to lead and coach specialist staff to collaborate effectively with the operational side of the organisation.

A tertiary qualification and professional experience in a relevant field such as architecture, history, resource management, archaeology or Māori studies is required.

The salary range for this role is $115-135,000 per annum.  Read the position description (pdf).

Applications for this position close at 5pm on Friday 14 February 2020.  

How to apply

Apply online via the Seek website here - please complete the application form (Word) and attach this in your Seek application.  Alternatively send this with your covering letter and CV to recruit@heritage.org.nz.