Come work with us
If you know even a little about EcoMatters, you’ll know that we’re all about doing good mahi (work) for the environment. We’re a community focused charitable trust and find that, while our whānau (family) has a lot in common, we’re all individuals with a colourful range of interests too. There is space here for those who love plants and want to work or volunteer in the nursery to those who want to make an impact in zero waste and everything in between.
Would you like to join our growing hapori (community) of change-makers? Check our current vacancies or express your interest on our volunteer page.
Advisor Operational Lead for regional food scraps rollout
12 months fixed term contract, 20/30 hours per week
We are looking for an Advisor Operational Lead for the Food Scraps Regional Service, rolling out across Urban Auckland in 2023. This role is a 12 month fixed term contract for 20/30 hours per week. You would work alongside the Community Engagement Advisors Team, which is responsible for providing advice and educating householders about the Food Scraps Regional Service rollout.
Find out more, including how to apply, here.
Community Engagement Advisors for regional food scraps rollout
12 months fixed term contract, 20 hours per week
We are looking for Community Engagement Advisors to provide face-to-face advice and to educate householders about the Food Scraps Regional Service rolling out across Urban Auckland in 2023. This role is a 12 month fixed term contract for 20 hours per week. Community Engagement Advisors will work on a roster of shifts across different locations across Auckland.
Find out more, including how to apply, here.
Kai Whau Junior Gardener
Part-time, 8 hours per week
We are searching for a Kai Whau Junior Gardener who will support the management of our Hope Teaching Garden (located on New Lynn’s Riverbank Road at the edge of the Whau River). The role is 8 hours per week, for 30 weeks ideally working on a Wednesday, as this is the day that the rest of the team will be on-site.
Join the EcoMatters Environment Trust Board and contribute to a healthy environment and connected community.
Are you engaged and empathetic, with your finger on the pulse of sustainable stewardship? The EcoMatters Board is on the lookout for new trustees to help further the organisation’s aims of connecting people and place and nurturing kaitiakitanga.
We’re looking for a trustee to join our board and support the organisation in:
- Providing governance oversight of EcoMatters operations and financial management
- Building influence across the environmental stewardship ecosystem
- Setting strategic direction and priorities
- Providing leadership, empathy and connections
- Bringing creativity, critical thinking and an innovative approach to environmental and social responsibility
The board is committed to driving a culture that values diverse thinking and inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from a broad range of ethnicities, younger members of the community, and individuals with a disability. All applicants welcome, and prior board experience is not a prerequisite.
Find out more, including how to apply, here. Applications close 27 February 2022.
Team Leader – Waste & Food
Fixed Term, One Year Parental Leave Cover
Are you passionate about the environment, know a lot about waste minimisation and have great leadership skills as well as a lot of experience in managing teams?
We are looking for someone to cover parental leave for 1 year, leading our Waste & Food Teams. This would involve managing several projects, as well as delivering and supporting the two teams to deliver EcoMatters’ initiatives.
If you would like to work with us here at EcoMatters we recommend checking this page regularly – you never know what’s around the corner!
Or if you think volunteering might just be your gig and you have some time to offer, find out more at Volunteer.
Are you a student looking to grow your experience and understanding of sustainable practices and initiatives in the community? Then we’d love to hear from you.
We take in interns all year round and we suggest you express your interest well ahead of coming aboard so there’s a much greater chance of giving you a placement. Simply email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch.
More information about the role and how to apply.
An inspiring intern experience
Emma was an intern with us in late 2021. She worked with our Nature team and here’s what she had to say about her experience.
“My experience being an intern at EcoMatters has been fun, challenging, insightful and inspiring.
The team at EcoMatters are all so passionate about the mahi they do. I have been fortunate enough to spend the last 3 months working with Hope Teaching Garden and the Nature team.
I have been able to apply key theories from my Environmental Science degree and finally get some hands-on, real-life experience out in the field. It has given me a clearer idea of this industry and how we as humans can help to navigate complex environmental issues by working with, not against nature.
I have also loved working with the many volunteers that are involved with EcoMatters – it is always fun to meet new people and have some good chats while being out in nature.
For anyone who would like to spend their time learning from fun, knowledgeable and passionate people, I would definitely recommend doing the internship program at EcoMatters.”