Job Vacancies

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

Kaitohutohu Whanake – Kaupapa Māori / Māori Heritage Advisor

Based in Wellington

Do you have a passion for, knowledge of and commitment to Māori heritage - and equally importantly an eye for the future?

The Kaitohutohu Whanake – Kaupapa Māori is responsible for promoting the vision of Tapuwae by designing and delivering future-focused, innovative thinking about how to protect, promote and engage a range of audiences around Māori heritage. The role, based in Wellington, is within the Organisational Development team and provides support across a broad range of functions including media and communications, publications, membership and fundraising, collections and project advice with a focus on Māori stakeholders and heritage services.

You’ll be a team player, flexible, and adept at developing and implementing new initiatives, and a champion at weaving together Māori and non- Māori perspectives.  Ideally, you’ll be fluent in te reo Māori, have strong existing networks in the Māori community and have qualifications in a relevant discipline, such as Māori studies, heritage, project management, communications  and/or media studies.

Interested? Get your application in to us quick smart by Thursday 20 June 2019 at 5pm.

The salary range for the position is $72,000 - $77,000.  Read the position description (pdf).

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: recruit@heritage.org.nz


Financial Accountant

Looking for an opportunity to progress your career in finance? We are offering an exciting role for an innovative candidate with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, an Autonomous Crown Entity and New Zealand’s lead agency for heritage protection, advocacy and heritage properties management.

Reporting to the Manager Finance and as part of the Corporate Services Team, you will be responsible for: internal and external reporting, budgeting advice, administering funds and grants and ensuring the integrity of the financial management systems.  You will also be the main support for our retail management system.

What would make you the perfect candidate?

  • You hold a tertiary degree in accounting,
  • You have several years financial accounting experience and are looking for a role with more autonomy and responsibility.
  • You are someone with interest in the cultural sector, heritage, and eager to learn about the work of our organisation.
  • You possess excellent communicative skills and a proven ability to maintain positive professional relationships with managers and staff. 
  • You are well organised with attention to detail.

The salary range for the position is $77,000 - $82,000. Read the position description.

Applications close at 5 pm Thursday 20 June 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: recruit@heritage.org.nz


Visitor Host - Tōtara Estate, Oamaru

Situated just 8km south of Oamaru, Tōtara Estate has a vacancy for a Visitor Host for our heritage property. Reporting to the Property Lead, your role is to provide a high quality experience for visitors to this historic site. The role is varied and interesting and includes giving tours to individuals and groups, developing visitor programmes, helping with events, retail and refreshments and caring for the property, including cleaning. There will also be times when work is required to be undertaken at Clark's Mill nearby and occasionally at Matanaka near Waikouaiti.

The suitable applicant will have training and/or experience in a customer service, education, hospitality or tourism related role and will be hands-on and practical.

This is a part-time role, of 20 hours per week for 9 months of the year and will require working alternate weekends. The property is open daily from September to end of May.  Additional hours outside these times may also be available.

The ability to work as part of a team and contribute to great customer service in a small facility is essential.

The salary range: $43,992 – $45,760 full-time equivalent. Read the position description.

Applications for this role close on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 5pm.  You must complete an application form to be eligible for this position.

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: recruit@heritage.org.nz


Visitor Services Coordinator - Pompallier Mission

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is guardian of many of the country’s most iconic historic sites. Pompallier Mission is among them, located in Russell, Bay of Islands.

Pompallier takes pride in offering visitors an exceptional experience through its acclaimed guided tours (Trip Advisor Hall of Fame), gardens (Garden of Significance), heritage gift shop and French Coffee House. 

We are seeking a Visitor Services Co-ordinator to assist the Manager in taking the site to the next level of operating excellence. The role is varied and challenging with a key focus on site operations, marketing & promotions, systems & processes, customer service and guided interpretation aimed at delivering a consistently award-worthy visitor experience across the site. 

Our ideal candidate will have great communication and interpersonal talent, superb organisational skills, a flair for social media marketing and a real interest in furthering a career in heritage tourism. A qualification in tourism, marketing, museum management and/or the social sciences is a distinct advantage. A passion for NZ history and an ability to bring it alive for visitors is essential. 

The salary range for the position is $48,000 - $54,000.  Read the position description. This role replaces the previous Visitor Host role.

Applications close on Thursday 27 June at 5pm. You must complete an application form to be eligible for this position.

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: recruit@heritage.org.nz.