Sector Vacancies & Opportunities

If your organisation wishes to advertise positions direct to Recreation Aotearoa members and beyond, click here to list a position.

29 May 2022

Are you looking to take on the next challenge in your career and test your true capabilities! Or maybe you are looking for a change? We offer ongoing, long-term secure employment.
The Leading Hand role is a mixture of hands on and off the tools to provide support to the wider sports ground and facilities management team, so experience in supervising and organising teams to meet expected levels of service would be an advantage.

31 May 2022

 MiCamp is a group of three spectacular Christian Camps in the central North Island. The camps are in separate locations - Kakahi, Whakamaru, and Waitetoko.

We have a motivated, dedicated staff team and are committed to using Christian Camping as a tool for influencing people for the Kingdom of God.

31 May 2022

 As a Professional Learning Partner (Primary School), you will work closely with identified Primary/ Intermediate schools - liaise with boards, principals, and senior leadership teams – in developing strategies and systems that will contribute to foster a culture of learning and development within the education community.
You will support school leaders and teachers to better plan and implement the Health and Physical Education and Hauora Curriculum as a linked component of the wider collaborative approach of the Health and Education Team in identifying, developing, and supporting opportunities for quality physical activity experiences for tamariki well-being. The Professional Learning partner will build teacher confidence, challenge current thinking and practice and provide teachers with the tools to use physical education, sport, and physical activity as a vehicle to drive greater well-being/hauora outcomes for tamariki.

3 June 2022

 Invercargill's beautiful Parks and Reserves are among the best features of our southern city.

Our cemeteries may not be your first thought when it comes to the greenspaces that the Parks Operations team looks after, but they are important; providing a place of peaceful reflection and remembrance for our community.

As our Cemetery Operator - Sexton 2IC, you will assist the Team Leader - Cemetery to perform duties relating to grounds maintenance, burials, cremations and disinterment in Invercargill and areas within the Southland District. 

3 June 2022

 Invercargill's beautiful Parks and Reserves are among the best features of our southern city.

Our cemeteries may not be your first thought when it comes to the greenspaces that the Parks Operations team looks after, but they are important; providing a place of peaceful reflection and remembrance for our community.

As our Cemetery Operator, you will be capable of dealing with the public, contractors and stakeholders in a confident and calm manner. 

5 June 2022

 Your role as Team Leader - Swim School will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the ILT Learn to Swim Programme and the Splash Palace Learn to Swim Programme. You will ensure the quality of the learn to swim programme for all levels of the community (infants to adults) meets industry best practice, while also maintaining good communication and feedback is available for our customers.

7 June 2022

The Kiwa Pool complex, due to open March 2023, is a significant asset for the Tairawhiti community and therefore requires a professional, dynamic and motivated team to operate and manage it.

At Kiwa Pools, customers will be provided with a welcoming, inclusive and enjoyable experience.  We intend to be well-used and valued by our community, a key destination for our families and whānau for a fun day out, and a draw card for tourists and visitors to the region.

10 June 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.

10 June 2022

 The Community Group manage the city’s visitor destinations, recreation facilities, parks and open spaces for our communities to play, relax and come together. We collaborate with the community, social agencies and support groups to build strong and resilient neighbourhoods. Our work ensures Hamilton is beautiful, fun, connected and meets our community wants and needs, making our city one we’re all proud of.

Responsible for Hamilton’s Streetscape maintenance and beautification is the Street Landscapes Team, a passionate, high performing, energetic team, with the opportunity for a Street Landscapes - Contract Lead to join us.

In this position you will lead the Street Landscapes team to ensure the contract is managed effectively and efficiently resulting in well presented, fit for purpose streetscapes for the Hamilton city community.

10 June 2022

 Do you want to be part of a passionate, energetic team, assisting with maintenance of the Hamilton City's urban landscapes?

We are looking for a maintenance supervisor with a desire to be part of the team tasked with maintaining our streets and urban landscapes across the city.

17 June 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Recreation Coordinator to join our team to co-ordinate the delivery of a seven day a week sport and recreation centre. Reporting to the Manager of the Selwyn Sports Centre the purpose of this position is to coordinate daily operational activities associated with high standards of customer service and facility presentation. You will develop and coordinate daily operational activities associated with sport, recreation and fitness programmes and services. In addition, you will always ensure all health, safety and wellbeing regulations are followed by user groups and that the security of the facility is maintained at all times.

19 June 2022

Are you looking for a challenge, have a strong customer focus and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure successful outcomes for the community?

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an individual with exceptional people and problem-solving skills to join our Facilities team as the Facilities Operations & Contracts Officer.

20 June 2022

Scheduled tree maintenance is carried out by Parks and Recreation, whether it’s in our parks, on streets, or natural areas. We are looking for an experienced qualified Arborist to carry out all aspects of Arboriculture utilizing best practice ensuring the trees are maintained for good health, form and safety.


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