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The Tū Mai Taonga Project is proceeding under the leadership, guiding vision and tikanga of Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea. It aims to prove landscape-scale operational methodologies and build community support that will open pathways to a predator free Aotea.

Field Team Leader

Tū Mai Taonga is seeking a new Field Team Leader to manage and work alongside one of its teams in its feral cat and rat eradication programmes.

You will be responsible for managing a small team working in the project’s remote operational areas. Field teams service and maintain trap lines with some weeks required to be spent staying remotely in forest huts.

Tū Mai Taonga offers a generous compensation package and the chance to regularly upskill with NZQA-certified qualifications.


35-40 hours per week.

Essential Requirements:

  • Love of working in the outdoors

  • Conservation, trapping or hunting experience

  • Sufficient fitness level for back-country hiking

  • Team-spirited

  • Respect for Tikanga Māori - Māori values

Preferred Requirements:

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Firearms Licence

  • People management/leadership experience

If you're interested in applying, please email your CV to: or

phone 021 0299 5651.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 15 March 2024

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