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.

30 November 2021

Here at Whakatāne District Council, we are passionate about delivering well-needed services to our communities, making sure that we are providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be and support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. 

If you enjoy working with machinery; are motivated, conscientious and well-organised; and would like to be involved in keeping our reserves, playing fields and road reserves in excellent condition, then this is your dream job.

6 December 2021


Two Permanent position working 42½ hours per week (Monday to Friday, plus some weekends and public holidays depending on events). Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and excellent customer and community service. This is a multi-skilled position with the sportsgrounds team assisting throughout the city areas when required. High standards of preparation and maintenance across a range of sporting codes are expected.

10 December 2021

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.

10 December 2021

This is a key role at our award winning aquatic centre. We need you to have knowledge and understanding of all aspects of swimming lessons up to higher level training groups, aquatic programmes, water safety and staff training. You will also coordinate and provide quality aquatic programmes for all levels of the community from babies to adults.

12 December 2021

Would you like to work with an awesome team that is passionate about delivering a top-quality aquatic service to our community? We have a number of vacancies for Aquatic Assistant - Learn to Swim Instructors working in our Learn to Swim School. This role involves running swimming lessons for a range of different age groups of children, with a range of hours available.

13 December 2021

 This role is for those that have a passion for the fitness industry and a natural ability to lead and motivate others. 

Working for Porirua City is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the community. You'll be welcomed into a team that's collaborative, values input and empowers you to make things happen. To top it off, the harbour and bush are at your doorstep; it's the perfect place to work.

14 December 2021

 Are you wanting to be a part of something that contributes to our community, supporting the fitness goals of others and being a part of a team that aligns passion with their work? We'd love to have you join our Leisure and Recreation team at Splash Palace.

We have a full-time Senior Lifeguard position available for the right individual who aligns with our organisation's values and is able to take initiative and help deliver quality programs and services to our community. We are offering a competitive salary of $45,000 - $50,000 dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

15 December 2021

 Tauranga City Council is investing $4.6 billion in our city's future over the next ten years and the Spaces & Places team are responsible for planning all the fun stuff - the community facilities, parks and urban spaces that makes this city liveable and loveable.

As our city grows and changes rapidly, we have an ambitious programme of investment in new spaces and places and the re-imagining and re-purposing of existing ones. To help us do this we are looking for people to fill a number of new vacancies.

22 January 2022

Outward Bound New Zealand is accepting applications for a staff selection course from February 8th - 12th.

Instructors work in a variety of environments delivering opportunities and challenges to those on their courses.

An instructor at Outward Bound is supported in their delivery over the first six months to observe, train and deliver core Outward Bound New Zealand courses, from physical training to facilitation and everything in between for people aged mostly from 16 years upwards.  

31 January 2022

Recreation Aotearoa are looking for paticipants to take part in the Recreation Conference MC Coaching Programme. 

Unlock your potential in public speaking and get hands-on experience presenting in a professional setting. 

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