Job vacancies

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


Receptionist/Administrator

Based in Dunedin

Full-time position

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is looking for a full-time Receptionist/Administrator who will deliver a high standard of administration support.  This role based in the Otago/Southland Area Office in the historic Standard Building in Dunedin where two part-time staff job share the Receptionist/Administrator role. 

This is an interesting and varied role providing support to the Area team.  You will be a key member of the team of eight professionals providing exceptional customer service.  

The role encompasses a wide range of interesting duties.  You will be the first point of contact for enquiries and interactions with our stakeholders, responsible for organising travel, providing meeting support including catering and meeting technology, and keeping on top of office supplies. Managing the files and records as well as meeting all health and safety requirements is always important.

Our ideal candidate is a team player with a keen eye for detail and bags of initiative. Strong communication and organisational skills coupled with excellent computer literacy and the ability to work with office technology are important attributes as is being adaptable with the ability to stay calm under pressure.  An interest in the heritage sector is desirable.

Applications close at 5pm on 10 May 2021.

If you’re looking for a job with lots of variety working with great people, then we’d love to hear from you.

The salary range for the position is $47,000 -$51,000 full-time equivalent. Read the job description.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, CV and the completed application form to recruit@heritage.org.nz.


Business Support Administrator

Based in Wellington

Full-time position

  • Do you have well-developed planning and organisation skills, with over three years’ experience in office administration?
  • Do you have initiative and an ability to anticipate issues and think of creative solutions?

We have an exciting opportunity. If you have a willingness and aptitude for learning, and want to be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team, we would love to hear from you!

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is looking for a pro-active administrator extraordinaire to join their team, to provide business administration services in support of our Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services Directorate – in a diverse and fast-changing working environment.

This is a new role assisting with information and database management, contributing to ICT projects and workgroup teams and contract administration.

What does success look like as our Business Support Administrator?

To succeed in this role you will need excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, preferably M365, a strong customer focus, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, be analytical and have excellent attention to detail. You will also be a natural planner and organiser with the ability to self-manage and use initiative.

You will have a positive attitude and the ability to effectively manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including suppliers.

We are a bicultural organisation and are looking for someone who values and respects the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The salary range for the position is $49,157 -$61,447.  Read the position description.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and covering letter together with the completed application form to recruit@heritage.org.nz by Thursday 13 May 2021 at 5pm.


Receptionist/Administrator

Based in Wellington

Full-time, fixed term position until December 2022.

We’re looking for an experienced person with the enthusiasm and skills to support the heritage work of our Wellington staff and our customers.

This role is based in our Central Region team, but also provides support for our national Organisational Development team. Our Receptionist/Administrator is the first point of contact for the office’s enquiries and visitors and undertakes a wide range of administrative duties to support and assist our team of heritage professionals.

Being customer-focused is essential in this position and you must also have initiative, an eye for detail, excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as proficiency in the Office365 suite of products. Being a team player and an ability to work with office technology are important attributes as is adaptability and problem-solving. An interest in the heritage sector is desirable.

If this job sounds like a good fit for you apply now!

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 16 May 2021.

The salary range for the position is $47,000 -$51,000. Read the position description.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, CV and the completed application form to recruit@heritage.org.nz.