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Working at Youthtown

We are proud of the way we engage and develop young New Zealanders, empowering them to be the best they can be.

When you join the Youthtown team you become part of a close-knit culture that encourages team work, lives our values and celebrates success. At Youthtown we create working environments where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be.

We are committed to developing young people by empowering them to develop their Mastery, Independence, Generosity skills and by increasing their sense of Belonging - and this commitment applies equally to our staff.

We employ over 150 people nationally in roles such as Sports Coach, Programme Coordinator and Programme Supervisor. Once you’re on board we want you to succeed, so we focus on training to enable you to be the best you can be.

We’re proud of the way we work with young people and we’re excited about welcoming you to the team!

Interested in joining our team? Vacancy not listed?

Register your interest by sending us your CV to careers@youthtown.org.nz

  • Youthtown Staff on Holiday Programme
  • Dodgeball with Youthtown Holiday Programme
  • Youthtown Staff Holidays Snow Camp
  • Youthtown Sports Programme during school holidays


From Programme Supervisors on the ground, to Programme Leaders and staff in the Support Office, we are always looking for great talent!

Register your interest by sending us your CV to careers@youthtown.org.nz

Applying for Jobs

We think you’ll find our selection process enjoyable and we’ll keep in touch with you every step of the way. Download our Application Process below.

Application Process

Benefits and Perks

At Youthtown we celebrate success and reward our people for their contribution to our success.

We know that great people provide us with a point of difference, and because of this we ensure that they are rewarded in a variety of ways.

Some of our core benefits include staff discounts on Youthtown Programmes, Education Assistance for tertiary study, Long Service Awards, rewards for ‘Epic Ideas’, EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and gifts on special occasions. We even offer wellness initiatives such as Pilates, flu vaccinations, health checks and sponsorship to take part in major sporting events.

Through our best practice Learning and Development Programmes we help our people to develop new skills and provide specialist Youth Development Training. Whether it’s our Leadership Development Programme, OSCAR Programme Training, Sports Programme Training or Health and Safety, we focus on enabling our people to be the best they can be!

Giving our people the opportunity to have their say helps us to ensure we live our values. We ask our staff to take part in an annual engagement survey which helps us to understand what makes Youthtown a great place to work, and shapes our future engagement plans.

Life at Youthtown doesn’t have to stop at the end of the working day. We organise a range of social activities to reward you for your effort. From the mid-year Christmas celebration, to celebratory morning teas, from nights out at the races to the end-of-year party, we love to recognise and thank you for your contribution and hard work.

Have You Met

Youthtown is proud to welcome talented footballer Cameron Howieson to our Auckland Sports Team.
Now if you think you recognise Cameron, you may have seen him play for the U17 All Whites team, in the FIFA U20 World Cup Tournament or representing New Zealand as part of the 2012 London Olympics Squad.

Cameron has been a semi-professional football player since he turned 13 and joined a residential football academy In Christchurch. At 16 he left New Zealand to pursue a professional football contract with Burnley Football Club in Lancashire (north of Manchester), England. Cameron and the Burnley FC competed in the English premier league and then moved on to play for St Mirren FC in Scottish Championship. These achievements are the pinnacle of any young kiwi footballer’s overseas career.

The dream of putting on the white jersey again has called him home to New Zealand where he now plays for Auckland City FC in the National League as he works his way back into the All Whites squad.  

In the meantime, Youthtown is lucky to have such an influential role model on board to share not only what he has learnt from his own coaches and trainers, but his once-in-a lifetime national and international playing experiences, with our young people on the Youthtown Sports Programme.

Cam’s approach is aligned with our youth development principals that incorporate our values of Mastery, Belonging, Independence and Generosity into everything we do.

We asked him how he’d coach a young person wanting to score all the goals individually and not pass the ball to other team mates. He explained the importance of engaging with the individual, encouraging them to extend their game by presenting them with a challenge, for example to involve other team mates towards achieving a specific goal such as using a one-touch pass.

He is looking forward to being part of Youthtown and, alongside his colleagues, these are the three key things Cam hopes to bring to the delivery of our high quality programmes :
•    Having fun
•    Motivating young people to be the best they can be
•    Enabling friendships to develop through participation on our coaching clinics and camps

Welcome to the team Cam!