Job Vacancies

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

Archaeologists based in Auckland

2 positions: full-time 40 hours per week,  part-time 16 hours per week

These roles are an exciting opportunity to make a highly significant contribution as part of Heritage New Zealand’s Mid-Northern team of heritage professionals in the protection and conservation of New Zealand’s historic heritage through the archaeological provisions of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (HNZPT Act) and other statutory tools.

You will work as part of a supportive, friendly, central city team with archaeologists in Auckland and nationwide as professional colleagues. The Mid-Northern area covers the greater Auckland, Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts and travel within those areas will be required.

Heritage New Zealand is seeking applications from people with knowledge and experience of the statutory archaeological processes under the HNZPT Act and other legislative processes along with proven skills and competence in archaeological assessment and investigation, reporting and site management. Experience in the direction or management of archaeological works would be an advantage. You will be required to communicate expert archaeological advice to internal and external stakeholders including archaeological consultants, property owners, local authorities, developers and whānau/hapū/iwi together with the ability and confidence to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

A tertiary qualification (MA) in New Zealand archaeology or equivalent is essential.

Salary range: $66,000 - $73,000 full-time equivalent.  Read the job description (pdf).

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 22 April 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


Visitor Hosts

Kerikeri Stone Store and Kemp House (2 positions)

The roles are rostered on:

  • 2 days per week
  • 3 days per week.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a dedicated organisation that is committed to telling our national and Northland stories and reflecting on our unique place in the South Pacific.

We are seeking committed and motivated team players who will organise and strengthen our front-of-house functions while keeping the site well maintained. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to enter the tourism business and gain experience at one of Northland's busiest tourist destinations. The roles will include weekend work.

This role requires you to:

  • To welcome and engage with all visitors to the site
  • Manage tour groups including school groups
  • Participate in the day-to-day customer service operations of the Stone Store and work in the re-stocking and operating of our retail area
  • Balance till floats and use Point of Sale system
  • Promote Heritage NZ and its properties.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Initiative and excellent customer service
  • How to be a team player, adaptable and proactive
  • Strong storytelling skills and audience engagement
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Have an understanding of conservation and museum practices
  • Strong awareness of Health & Safety within the workplace.

You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this position. The salary range for the positions is $20-22 per hour.  Read the position description.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 23rd April 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.


Achieving the sustainable development of the historic environment is a global objective. You can make a difference in New Zealand for the conservation and protection of historic heritage in planning work under the Resource Management Act 1991 and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014. Your everyday business will involve working with our multi-disciplinary heritage team and councils, property owners and developers, infrastructure agencies, iwi and local communities involved with a diverse range of heritage places. 

RMA Planner for Northland

Part-time 28 hours per week

There is a vacancy for an experienced Planner based in our Kerikeri Office (Auckland-based would also be considered).  The role primarily covers the Northland Area including the Far North, Kaipara and Whangarei District Councils and the Northland Regional Council. Some travel within these areas will be involved.

This position provides a real opportunity to make a highly significant contribution as part of Heritage New Zealand’s Northland team in advocating for the protection and conservation of New Zealand's important historic places.

There is a variety of planning work including assessments of and submissions on resource consent and District plans and policies as well as the opportunity to work with and learn from passionate heritage professionals.

A post graduate qualification in RMA Planning, as well as a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience is essential.

The salary range for the positions is $73,000 - $77,000 full-time equivalent. Read the job description.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 30 April 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