Interested in a career at Te Puia? Become a part of our cultural legacy.

Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. We are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these taonga (treasures) with manuhiri (visitors) for over 170 years and proudly continue that tradition today.

We are an iwi-owned business that operates under the NZ Māori Arts and Crafts Vesting Act 2020 and for generations, we have welcomed manuhiri (visitors) from all over the world to explore the magic hidden within Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley during both the day and evening.

The values of manaakitanga (hospitality) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship) underpin everything that we do at Te Puia. Our world-famous guiding tradition shows our regard for treating visitors with respect and making them part of our whānau (family). Our commitment to kaitiakitanga means that we will protect the rich natural and cultural taonga (treasures) at Te Puia and ensure that they thrive for generations to come.

If this sounds like you, then apply today for one of the positions we have listed below:

General Vacancies:

Bus Driver

We are on the lookout for a customer-focused superstar who puts safety first to join our Visitor Experience team as a Bus Driver.

As a Bus Driver, you will provide an excellent shuttle service for Te Puia guests that require transport to and from their accommodation to attend our evening experience and other special functions.

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Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

Te Puia is a multi-purpose facility with many different offerings within the market and our Food & Beverage Team are charged with utilising the many facilities to maximise turn-over and occupancy.

Within market we have our regular day-to-day visitor offerings including buffet lunch and dinners, Te Pō, plus Hia Kai Café and bar. We also provide additional special F&B offerings from time to time.

Along with our regular offerings, we frequently host major conferences, meetings, private functions, concerts and almost any other opportunity that is compatible with our facilities.

As an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, you will be employed to operationalise the needs of the F&B Manager in the delivery of all F&B services.

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Te Pō Evening Hosts

We’re in the thick of our busy summer season and are on the lookout for customer-focused superstars to join our Visitor Experience team as Te Pō Evening Hosts.

Our Te Pō Evening Hosts are responsible for managing the visitor experience component of our premium Te Pō evening experience. Normal working hours are 3-9pm (rostered across seven days).

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Food & Beverage Attendants

We’re in the middle of our busy summer season, and are on the lookout for enthusiastic, customer-focused superstars to join our Food & Beverage team.

Our Food & Beverage Attendants are responsible for handling reservations, greeting customers and taking their orders, clearing dishes and setting tables. Most importantly, they are responsible for delivering a high-quality visitor experience to our manuhiri.

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Kitchen Attendants

We are on the hunt for Kitchen Attendants to join our team of culinary superstars!

Our Kitchen Attendants are tasked with ensuring our kitchen and food preparation areas are clean and free of dishes, as well as receiving and handling food deliveries and assisting with basic food preparation.

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Retail Assistant

Our onsite store, Oha, is full to the brim with a range of quality merchandise and giftware. From Pure NZ mud packs, health and beauty gift sets, merino and possum wool clothing, pāua shell décor, and a range of greenstone and bone jewellery.

We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic, customer-focused superstar to join our Retail team.

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Hāngī Team Member

The Hāngī Team Member will be tasked with ensuring the smooth running of the hāngī pits and the cooking of food in line with food safety regulations. In addition to the hāngī activities, this position will manage the recycling process across the site as well as other jobs such as clearing the gutters and rainwater drains and monitoring and emptying the site rubbish bins.

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