Te Puia Career Opportunities


Te Puia is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Employer that strongly supports the development and growth of its employees. Te Puia strives to provide a supportive and proactive environment where employees gain satisfaction and enjoyment within their work environment and relationships while being well rewarded and recognised for their contribution.

Te Puia acknowledges, and seeks to implement, the principles and provisions of the Treaty of Waitangi within every aspect of its operations and planning, with a goal to promoting and enhancing understanding and respect of te Ao Māori.

Within the everyday employment environment Te Puia recognise and will seek to promote the obligations and understandings of the New Zealand Maori Arts & Craft Act (1963), and to maintain, develop and promote all forms of Māori arts, crafts and culture. Every employee employed by Te Puia shall be required to work in a manner that strives to achieve the vision and values of Te Puia.

Ma te werawera o te hunga hahuwhenua e whiwhi ai ia i nga rawa o ana nei mahi

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Environmental/Maintenance Manager

This role is permanent full time, primarily Monday to Friday, but requires flexibility to fulfil the requirements and changing demands of manuhiri numbers and organisational needs.


Key Tasks/Objectives

•             To provide leadership in the implementation and development of all environmental and maintenance initiatives

•             To develop and deliver an agreed Annual Environment and Maintenance Plan

•             To plan, coordinate and oversee staff development

•             To help foster a strong sense of team morale in the Environment and Maintenance Division

•             To prioritise financial planning and budget management

•             Preparing relevant monthly Board reports and other internal reports as required.

•             Ensure all legal requirements for building compliance, land use or resource consents are met

•             Ensure appropriate procedures are in place to monitor and report on all environmental and maintenance issues

•             Ensure all site grounds and facilities are appropriately maintained and developed

Key Attributes (Personal)

•             Demonstrable working knowledge of Maintenance and Environment functions within like type or sized organisations.

•             Proven staff management and timely/open/effective communication (written and oral) skills and abilities.

•             A proven understanding of business principles and procedures with the ability to apply these in an effective manner.

•             Intermediate computer skills specifically MS Word and Excel

•             Good organisational skills and abilities to enable the effective completion of duties and responsibilities within time, quality and financial constraints.

•             The willingness to be mentored and developed with input from others from a variety of operational backgrounds.

Commencement: Immediate


Kiwi Conservation Worker

This role is permanent part time, primarily weekends and/or opening and closing of Kiwi House.

The successful candidate also needs to be flexible enough to cover leave for other members of the Kiwi Conservation Team.

Key Skills, Qualifications and Attributes:

•             Have attained the Certificate in  Animal Care and or Captive Animal Management – or have commenced study towards

•             Experience handling Kiwi and other captive animals will be highly advantageous

•             Physical Capability: Physically fit and able to meet the demands of the role

•             High Work Standards: Sets high standard for own work performance; works steadily and conscientiously without wasting time.

•             Flexibility:  Adapts approach to fit with changing situations, conditions, tasks, responsibilities, or people

•             Technical Skill/Knowledge: Demonstrates sufficient level of understanding and skill in required technical areas.

•             Time Management: Demonstrates good time management skills.  If any spare time this is to be used engaging with visitors at the Kiwi House. 

•             Good general knowledge of the Whakarewarewa geothermal reserve and its flora/fauna

•             A Knowledge of current products and services of Te Puia

Commencement: As soon as possible

If you believe you possess the relevant skills and attributes for the above positions then please email claire@tepuia.com for an application pack. 

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