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Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) is the only independent association that represents all sectors of our large and diverse tourism industry.

We are looking for an Events and Marketing Manager based in Wellington to design and deliver our strategic marketing plan and lead the delivery of exceptional events for our industry and members.

Your role will be to support the team to deliver these to the highest standard and identify opportunities for continual improvement. You will also be responsible for managing and growing our commercial relationships and will work collaboratively with other teams within TIA to achieve this. You will also develop our marketing and partnerships strategy and maintain TIA’s brand and story with members.

About you

  • You will have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar management level role
  • Marketing or events may be your main background, but experience in both is required.
  • You’ll be able to contribute at both an operational and strategic level to support your team
  • You’ll have experience in nurturing commercial partnerships and will be a natural relationship builder

We have started on a journey to integrate te ao Māori and te reo into our internal and external mahi, if you have experience in this area that would be a bonus.

To download a copy of the full job description click here, or more information about the role or to send your CV and cover letter, please contact Jason Hill at jason.hill@tourism-talent.com

Applications close Wednesday July 6th 2022


Moa Trek has been running guided group tours in NZ for over 50 years, operating over 150 group departures a year.  This management role is in charge of the amazing team of Kiwi guides that we pride ourselves on.

As Operations & Kiwi Guide Manager, your primary objective is to ensure our Operations are conducted safely to a high level of client satisfaction. You will select, manage and maintain excellent relationships with Kiwi Guides. You report to the Head of Operations (HOO). You have line management responsibility for the Kiwi Guides (independent contractors) supported by the Operations Team.

You will have
● Extensive knowledge of New Zealand and have worked in a travel or tour sales role for a minimum of 2 years (you will not be considered unless you meet this criteria).
● Previous tour guide experience.
● Previous people leadership experience preferable.

● P and Class 2 license
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Strong relationship management and interpersonal skills.
● Outstanding attention to detail.

Check out the Moa Trek website here https://www.moatrek.com/

For a full job description please download here

Please send your CV and Cover letter to jason.hill@tourism-talent.com

Applications close 5pm Wednesday July 6th 2022





An amazing opportunity to lead the tourism and destination management of one of New Zealand’s fastest growing destinations, Tairāwhiti Gisborne.  Do you have a passion for tourism and the important role of destination management in the future or our visitor economy?

The Regional Tourism Manager is responsible for enabling the delivery of the Tairāwhiti Destination Management Plan (DMP).  The visitor economy is a key driver in achieving broader economic development outcomes, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. The Tairāwhiti DMP takes a community wellbeing approach to guide decisions.

This role will engage with a broad range of stakeholders through projects that will;

  1. Grow a visitor economy that supports Tairāwhiti communities.
  2. Enable a positive social license for the visitor economy within the region.
  3. Develop greater alignment between the tourism industry, stakeholders, and our communities.

We are seeking someone with an understanding of Tairāwhiti and New Zealand’s tourism and visitor sector environment, with a strategic understanding of economic development, tourism strategy and destination management principles.

The successful candidate will have excellent project management, communication, reporting, presenting, and business writing skills.  They will have an ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, as well as a good understanding of tikanga Māori.

For more information on the Tairāwhiti Gisborne region please click here https://www.tairawhitigisborne.co.nz/

For a full position description please download here

Please send your CV and cover letter to jason.hill@tourism-talent.com

Applications close 5pm Sunday July 10th 2022


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