Working at Youthtown

We are proud of the way we engage and develop young people across Aotearoa New Zealand. A huge part of that success comes from our staff's ability to create fun, inclusive, and safe environments, programmes and activities.

When you join the Youthtown crew, you become part of a close-knit culture that encourages team-work, lives our values, celebrates success and supports during the tough times: no day can ever be the same when you work with children and young people!

We employ over 150 people nationally in a diverse mix of roles, all of which we need to keep our train rolling. The Programme Coordinators and Programme Supervisors who bring Youthtown to our participants are backed up by top notch local and national support teams.

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.


At Youthtown we celebrate success and reward our people for their contribution to empowering young people to be the best they can be.

To reward our teams and to recognise their contribution to lifting the lives of young people, we offer a number of supports to them, including:

  • discounts on programmes for their own tamariki
  • support with ongoing education and learning
  • recognition of long service (we have quite a few dedicated team members!)
  • birthday leave
  • extra parental leave support
  • encouraging EPIC IDEAS
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) in times of need


Our staff are our most valuable asset: we know that because our Youthtowners tell us all the time!

From Programme Supervisors and Programme Coordinators on the ground, to Programme Leaders and staff in our national Support Office, we’re always looking for great talent!

View our vacancies now on Seek, with new jobs added daily! 

We think you’ll find our selection process enjoyable, we designed it to be a bit different! We’ll keep in touch with you every step of the way throughout your application.

Interested in joining our team? Vacancy not listed? Send your CV here.


What we want for young people we also want for our teams across the country.

We take the wellness of our staff seriously and have a range of initiatives on offer to support and enable wellbeing. Our popular Wellbeing and Engagement programme is called ‘Me He Tē’ (Like A Boss!). This programme celebrates Sir Mason Durie's Māori holistic health model 'Te Whare Tapa Wha'. Our staff members take part in the challenges, earning points and rewards along the way.

These challenges provide us with space to consider the balance between taha whānau (family wellbeing), taha tinana (physical wellbeing), taha hinengaro (mental wellbeing) and taha wairua (spiritual wellbeing) and our connection with our foundation, whenua (land, roots).


Training is vital to us at Youthtown.

We support all of our staff to learn and grow with core training in Health and Safety, Child Protection, OSCAR Programme Delivery, Youth Programme Delivery, Treaty of Waitangi, Code of Ethics, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid to name but a few.

Our Learning and Development Programmes help our people to develop new skills. We provide specialist Youth Development training to support our team as they grow as practitioners.

You're guaranteed to add to your own kete of skills at Youthtown!