Join us and become part of the Youthtown crew! 

We have job opportunities across Aotearoa

Welcome to Youthtown Careers! 

We are proud of the way we engage and develop young people across Aotearoa. Our success comes from the ability of our fantastic staff to create fun, safe, and inclusive programmes where every young person is inspired to be the best they can be.

Youthtown has been developing young people since 1932, so when you join our team you'll become part of a close-knit team dedicated to continuing this legacy.  At Youthtown we offer a fantastic organisation culture, real development opportunities, and we are renowned for looking after our staff.  Our values of Empowering Others, Connectedness, Diversity, Commitment to our Purpose & Young People inspire us, are central to all we do… so come and join us!

We employ over 250 people nationally in a diverse mix of roles. The Team Leaders, Programme Leads and Programme Team Members who bring our Youthtown programmes to life are backed up by top notch support teams.

As an organisation focused on young people, we are also proud to employ and develop young people within our team. During the last year 70% of our total workforce were aged 29 or younger.

Once you’re on board we want you to succeed, so we focus on your development to enable you to be the best you can be. We’re proud of the impact we make on young people and we’re excited to welcome you to the team!

Current Vacancies

Programmes Team Leader

Hamilton Central, Waikato. 

  • Showcase your leadership skills
  • Rare leadership opportunity within the youth development sector
  • Empowering young New Zealanders to be the best they can be!

Outstanding leadership opportunity in one of NZ’s leading youth development organisations.

Community Lead

Manukau, Auckland

  • As a Community Lead, you will lead the delivery of the YEP programme and support YEP training initiatives within communities across Auckland. The primary focus will be on organising and delivering activities designed to engage and develop young people, in collaboration with teams across New Zealand. You will also be responsible for the promotion and evaluation of YEP delivery by Youthtown and engage with various stakeholder groups to ensure the successful delivery of the YEP programme. This role also entails close collaboration with our programmes team on other Rangatahi and Tamariki programmes to address the specific needs of the community.

    This is a full-time role (40 hours per week), the ability to be flexible in your working hours is essential, as some weekend and evening work may be required. 

Programme Team Member

Full Time (40 hours) Christchurch Central, Canterbury

  • As a Programme Team Member, you will be part of an awesome team delivering a variety of exciting and engaging activities to young people on our programmes. This role involves the delivery of sports, learner’s licensing programme, outdoors/EOTC, and various rangatahi and tamariki programmes in schools and the community. 

Programme Team Member

Part Time (20 hours) Panmure, Auckland. 

  •  An After School & Holidays Programme Team Member you will be part of an awesome team delivering a variety of exciting and engaging activities to children on our after-school programmes.  This is a permanent part time role for 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 2.00pm – 6.00pm and additional hours during school holidays.

Programme Lead

Full Time (40 Hours) Upper Hutt, Wellington

  • As a Programme Lead you will lead the delivery of programmes for children/young people. This role focuses on the delivery of a wide variety of youth programmes run out of our youth hub, in schools and the community, including Outdoors/EOTC programmes, Youth Employability Programme & Her Move Activities Club (a unique programme for young girls) ... and much more! This exciting role also supports the delivery of our After school & holiday programmes.

If you don't see a role that's right for you right now, why not send us your details so we can contact you if something suitable comes up! Click here to express your interest.