Job vacancies

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


Archaeologist - based in Dunedin

This full time role is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the protection and conservation of New Zealand’s historic heritage. You will be a member of Heritage New Zealand’s Otago Southland team and your work will contribute to the protection and conservation of heritage through the archaeological provisions of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act and other statutory instruments including the Resource Management Act.

You will work as part of a supportive, friendly, team of heritage professionals located in Dunedin, and nationwide as professional colleagues. The Otago Southland area office covers the entire Otago and Southland Regions and travel within those areas will be required.

Heritage New Zealand welcomes applications from people with knowledge and experience of the statutory archaeological processes under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 and other legislative processes, along with skills and competence in archaeological assessment and investigation. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team and required to effectively communicate expert archaeological advice to both internal and external stakeholders including archaeological consultants, property owners, local authorities, developers and whānau/hapū/iwi and professionals in other fields.

A tertiary qualification in archaeology is essential.

The salary range for this position is $68-82,000.  Read the job description (pdf).

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 20 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.


Heritage Assessment Advisor

Full-time based in Wellington

We are looking for a person with passion and skill to help us identify, recognise, and tell the stories of the Central Region’s heritage places through the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero.

You must be a strong researcher with proven experience in writing fit-for-purpose heritage assessments. Candidates also need the ability and confidence to foster relationships and lead consultation with stakeholders.  

A tertiary qualification in a heritage-related field, such as architecture, archaeology, cultural studies, history, museum and heritage studies, or equivalent is required.

The salary range for this position is $69-74,000 per annum.  Read the job description.

Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 23 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.