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Working at Youthtown

We are proud of the way we engage and develop young New Zealanders, empowering them to be the best they can be.

When you join the Youthtown team you become part of a close-knit culture that encourages team work, lives our values and celebrates success. At Youthtown we create working environments where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be.

We are committed to developing young people by empowering them to develop their Mastery, Independence, Generosity skills and by increasing their sense of Belonging - and this commitment applies equally to our staff.

We employ over 150 people nationally in roles such as Sports Coach, Programme Coordinator and Programme Supervisor. 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.

We’re proud of the way we work with young people and we’re excited about welcoming you to the team!

Interested in joining our team? Vacancy not listed?

Register your interest by sending us your CV to careers@youthtown.org.nz

  • Youthtown Staff on Holiday Programme
  • Dodgeball with Youthtown Holiday Programme
  • Youthtown Staff Holidays Snow Camp
  • Youthtown Sports Programme during school holidays


From Programme Supervisors on the ground, to Programme Leaders and staff in the Support Office, we are always looking for great talent!

Register your interest by sending us your CV to careers@youthtown.org.nz

Applying for Jobs

We think you’ll find our selection process enjoyable and we’ll keep in touch with you every step of the way. Download our Application Process below.

Application Process

Benefits and Perks

At Youthtown we celebrate success and reward our people for their contribution to our success.

We know that great people provide us with a point of difference, and because of this we ensure that they are rewarded in a variety of ways.

Some of our core benefits include staff discounts on Youthtown Programmes, Education Assistance for tertiary study, Long Service Awards, rewards for ‘Epic Ideas’, EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and gifts on special occasions. We even offer wellness initiatives such as Pilates, flu vaccinations, health checks and sponsorship to take part in major sporting events.

Through our best practice Learning and Development Programmes we help our people to develop new skills and provide specialist Youth Development Training. Whether it’s our Leadership Development Programme, OSCAR Programme Training, Sports Programme Training or Health and Safety, we focus on enabling our people to be the best they can be!

Giving our people the opportunity to have their say helps us to ensure we live our values. We ask our staff to take part in an annual engagement survey which helps us to understand what makes Youthtown a great place to work, and shapes our future engagement plans.

Life at Youthtown doesn’t have to stop at the end of the working day. We organise a range of social activities to reward you for your effort. From the mid-year Christmas celebration, to celebratory morning teas, from nights out at the races to the end-of-year party, we love to recognise and thank you for your contribution and hard work.