Working for WRT

Join a team of committed and passionate individuals who come to work every day to change our world. We are restoring the natural environment, building community resilience, reducing waste to landfill and supporting the development of a circular economy on Waiheke Island.

WRT is a living wage employer.

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Current vacancies

GIS Specialist

Part time (20 hours per week) / fixed term until 31 July 2022 (Possibility of extension).

Help tell the story of Waiheke’s largest restoration efforts.

WRT's Love Our Wetlands project works with the local community and volunteer groups towards the ecological restoration and protection of seven significant wetland habitats on Waiheke Island –  Te Matuku, Te Whau, Matiatia Headland, Rangihoua, Okahuiti, Te Huruhi Bay and Owhanake.

We are seeking a talented GIS specialist to support and develop our existing ARC GIS/ESRI infrastructure.

Tasks include

  • Maintenance of WRT’s ARC GIS account, apps and dashboards
  • GIS database maintenance and analysis
  • Supporting restoration teams in the use of the system on the ground
  • Updating of WRT’s bird survey app
  • Completing interactive public food resilience facing map

For more information and expressions of interest email

Apply now

To apply for the role, you must be a resident of New Zealand or hold a current visa. You must have a valid Covid-19 vaccine pass.

For enquries or to send your CV and covering letter email

Wetland Restoration Team Members

Full or part time (9-3pm) / Fixed term until 30 June 2022 with possibility of renewal. Are you an outdoorsy person with a passion for restoring our environment? Then we want to hear from you!

The restoration team works across seven wetland sites on Waiheke, doing weed removal, caring for previous plantings and putting new natives in the ground.

We welcome applications from both those who have previous experience in gardening, planting, or restoring wetlands and waterways, and those who are wanting to get into this kind of work for the first time.

Successful applicants will be taken through full Health and Safety training and an induction programme, and will be fully supported in their role.

About you

  • Fit and able to work outside all day.
  • Passionate about working in nature and learning about manual methodologies for weed removal.
  • Trustworthy and reliable.
  • Having chainsaw or scrub cutter experience is advantageous

Apply now

To apply for the role, you must be a resident of New Zealand or hold a current visa. You must also have a valid Covid-19 vaccine pass.

Apply for the role by emailing We are looking for people who can start work ASAP.

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Related resources


About us

We work to celebrate and protect all the resources we have, and build capacity and knowledge in the community toward the creation of a resource-full future for all.


WRT Projects

Find out more about our environmental and social projects on Waiheke Island; from food rescue to wetland restoration.


Sustainability Centre

Waiheke Resources Trust is based at the Sustainability Centre, which is a hub of activity in support of our projects.


WRT's Health and Safety plans are provided by:

The WRT is an Auckland Council accredited service provider:

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WRT Team