Sector Vacancies & Opportunities

If your organisation wishes to advertise positions direct to Recreation Aotearoa members and beyond, click here to list a position and we will contact you to discuss your role and our competitive advertising rates.

23 January 2022

 Do you love working with children and have a passion for teaching?

As an Aquatics Educator (instructor) you will be part of the Makino Swim School team dedicated to providing consistently high levels of service. You will be responsible for delivering aquatic education programmes, including swimming lessons and teaching of water safety. Computer skills will be required to provide great administrative and clerical services to support the effective and efficient daily operations of the Makino Swim School.

25 January 2022

  •  Based in Wellington or Christchurch; but other NZ locations will be considered
  • Champion high quality recreation for the benefit of NZ
  • 20 hours per week with huge flexibility

Have a passion for the outdoors? Join us at Recreation Aotearoa in the role of Outdoor Programme Manager. We are the voice of Recreation in Aotearoa, representing all professionals in the industry. We empower our members to deliver the quality Recreation experiences, places and facilities, that fuel a more active, healthy, and connected NZ.

30 January 2022

We are seeking an experienced - ideally teacher-trained - leader who is not afraid to challenge the system; someone who can build strong relationships and can drive positive change. In this role you will work closely with identified Primary/ Intermediate schools - liaise with boards, principals and senior leadership teams - developing strategies and systems that will contribute to foster a culture of learning and development within the education community. Your mahi will build teacher confidence, challenge the status quo, and provide teachers with the tools to use health and physical education as a driver for greater well-being in kids. As a Professional Learning Partner, you are tasked with providing advice and customized support to enable positive change in our tamariki’s communities.

30 January 2022

Would you like to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of passionate and energetic individuals working together for the purpose of Building Champion Communities?

The Waipā District is a key location for future investment, growth and development, having recently been categorised as one of the high growth regions of New Zealand. As you can imagine, that means we're really upping the ante when it comes to the services we provide our communities, and putting a big focus on shared spaces like parks, playgrounds, cycleways, libraries and museums.

2 February 2022

 This is a fantastic, newly created opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving access to recreation places and spaces for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on tamariki and rangatahi. The role is for a three year fixed term, to line up with the Sport NZ funding for the role.

With a national focus, you will develop and champion standards, guidelines, and advice to the active recreation sector, for access to outdoor recreation, play spaces, facilities, parks & open space.

3 February 2022

Queenstown Lakes District Council has multiple lifeguard positions at Queenstown Events Centre and Wanaka Recreation Centre.

As a Health and Fitness Aquatics Crew (Lifeguard) it will be your job to ensure the safe supervision of all users in an aquatic environment. You will be expected to provide a high level of customer service, make great health and safety decisions, have pride in cleaning and custodianship and be competent to provide emergency response where required.

3 February 2022

Porirua City Council is a dynamic place to work where our people are excited about making a positive change for our growing City. This role is responsible for the daily operational management of our city’s gardens, plantings, tracks and coastal areas throughout the city. As a leader, you’ll be responsible for looking after Porirua’s green spaces ensuring they are continually maintained and look inviting for our community and visitors to the City. 

6 February 2022

Make the splash this summer - we're on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our team at the district pools until the end of the season (20 March 2022)!

As our newest Lifeguards on the block, you will provide awesome customer service, while ensuring a safe and fantastic aquatic experience for our community. You'll have the ability to stay calm in pressured situations and have a keen eye for spotting potential hazards and preventing incidents.

7 February 2022

We are looking for a customer focused, positive team member to join our Cemetery team.

Become part of a team that is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and maintaining the cemetery grounds and facilities to a high standard of care and presentation.

As the Cemetery Technician you will be responsible for carrying out cremations, chapel attendant and ash interment service duties. Maintenance of facility lawns and shrubbery,  in addition to assisting with burial services and grounds maintenance is also part of your role.

10 February 2022

 Porirua City is on the move. With growth and development trending right up, there has never been a better time to be part of the team creating change. With investment in our catchment restoration ranked as a top strategic priority for our City, our Riparian Programme is one of our most exciting and vital projects.

Our beautiful harbour and its surrounding streams are something people in Porirua feel very strongly about. Our community want us to lead the recovery of our streams so if you are looking for a new exciting challenge, we would love to have you. Our new riparian programme is on the way.

11 February 2022

 Are you ready to make an impact? Live, Work and Play in the Coromandel…

  • If you love the outdoors, have loads of energy along with horticultural qualifications and experience, read on.
  • Work in the parks, reserves, sports fields, beaches, boat ramps, walkways
  • Work in a flexible, community focussed organisation in the beautiful Coromandel.

This full-time position oversees the operation, maintenance, improvement and management of Council parks, reserves, sports fields and walkways in the Thames and Thames Coast area. It includes the supervision of Council contractors and provision of quality and timely services and advice to internal and external customers.

18 March 2022

Parks & Leisure Journal Article Submissions

Recreation Aotearoa looking for article submissions for the 2022 issues of the Australasian Parks and Leisure Journal.

The journal is a print and digital medium that gives you a unique opportunity to share your stories with the multiple professions now involved in the development of park and leisure facilities in Australasia.

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