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 Host - Old St Paul's

Permanent part-time, 20 hours per week

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 someone with a passion for history, a friendly and approachable nature, and an interest in expanding their skills, to join our team.

The Visitor Host role includes a variety of tasks such as interacting with visitors, tour guiding, retailing, assisting with events, administration and staff support. Our ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, be hands-on and practical, and have experience in a heritage, hospitality or tourism-related role.

Though your primary place of work will be Old St Paul’s, at times you may be required to work at other Heritage New Zealand properties within the Wellington region, so flexibility is required.

This position provides essential weekend staffing for Old St Paul’s, so you must be able to work on Saturday and Sunday. Other working days are flexible and by agreement with the Property Lead Old St Paul’s.

If you are a great communicator and enthusiastic about working in a visitor-focused environment, this role is for you!

Applications for this role close at 5pm on Sunday 27 September 2020.  Read the job description. The pay rate is from $22 per hour.

You must complete an application form to be eligible for this position.

How to apply

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


Listing Advisor Kaitohutohu Rārangi Kōrero

Based in Wellington

Are you passionate about the history of New Zealand and our heritage places? Do you have a good knowledge of New Zealand history?

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga manages the New Zealand Heritage List/ Rārangi Kōrero, the national list of New Zealand’s significant heritage places. Heritage New Zealand has a vacancy in its National Heritage Policy team for a Listing Advisor to assist the Manager Heritage Listing to develop and co-ordinate the organisation’s New Zealand Heritage List services. This is a fulltime position based at the national office in Wellington.

Applicants should have a tertiary qualification and preferably a minimum of three years’ experience in a relevant professional field such as history, art history, archaeology, architecture or heritage studies.

Excellent writing, communication and database skills are required and experience with GIS is preferred. Knowledge of te reo Māori and tikanga is desirable.

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

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 4 October.

How to apply

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


Kaitakawaenga Māori - Māori Engagement Advisor

Fixed-term position 20 hours per week.

Tohu Whenua is a visitor programme that connects New Zealanders with their heritage and enhances their sense of national identity by promoting significant historical and cultural sites.  The programme is a partnership between Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga with support from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki and Te Puni Kōkiri Ministry of Māori Development.

Tohu Whenua is seeking a Kaitakawaenga Māori to advise on iwi/Māori engagement, support regional rollout activity and contribute to the development of marketing and communications material. The part-time (0.5 FTE) role is fixed term for one year and will focus on ensuring Tohu Whenua’s relationships with iwi/Māori are strong, positive and well-managed, and that the Māori perspective is well-represented in the way the programme operates internally and across the country. The role is part of a small team based in Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and will report to the Kaiwhakahaere Hōtaka Programme Manager, Tohu Whenua.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with iwi/Māori, preferably in an advisory, engagement or delivery role; strong knowledge of tikanga, Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori; and an understanding of New Zealand heritage including Māori history.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 8 October 2020.

The salary range for the position is $70,000 - $82,000 full-time equivalent.  Read the job description

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

Visitor Hosts – Te Waimate Mission

Fixed-term Summer role beginning start of November

Te Waimate Mission, managed by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, is one of New Zealand’s oldest buildings and a site whose bicultural history forms an important part of our national stories. A mission station, a site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, a military camp and a home, Te Waimate’s histories are personal and nation-shaping.

We are looking for someone with a passion for history, a friendly and approachable nature, and an interest in expanding their skills, to join our team.

The Visitor Host role includes a variety of tasks such as interacting with visitors, tour guiding, retailing, assisting with events, administration and staff support. Our ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, be hands-on and practical, and have experience in a heritage, hospitality or tourism-related role.

This position provides essential weekday and weekend staffing for Te Waimate Mission so you must be able to work on Saturday and/or Sunday. Additional rostered work may be available in response to the national focus on domestic travel.

If you are a great communicator and enthusiastic about working in a visitor-focused environment, this role is for you!

The hourly rate for this position is from $21 per hour.  Read the job description.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 11 October.

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