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:

Te Puia Tourism & Hospitality Cadet

Exciting news! Our newly launched visitor experience cadetship programme, He Kura Kaea, is now accepting applications!

Think of this as a foundational bridge, paving the way for a successful career in the dynamic tourism and hospitality industry. This “earn as you learn” initiative offers structured internal and external rotations across key departments tied to visitor experience.

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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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