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:

Kaiārahi (Guide)

We are seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals to join our Visitor Experience team as Kaiārahi (Guides). As a Kaiārahi, you will play a crucial role in enriching the experience of our manuhiri by sharing the captivating stories of our culture, land, and people within Te Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, and Aotearoa.

If you are passionate about uplifting our culture and enjoy engaging with people from all walks of life, we would love to hear from you.

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Bus Driver

Join our Visitor Experience team as a Bus Driver and be a key player in ensuring our guests have a seamless and memorable journey. You will provide shuttle services for our manuhiri, transporting them to and from their accommodation for our evening experience, Te Pō, and other special functions.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Drive Te Puia’s digital presence, leveraging your marketing skills to boost visitor engagement and share our rich cultural heritage. Nau mai, haere mai!

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