Y Christchurch is committed to providing a Child Safe environment for all children who come into contact with the Y. To be considered for employment with us all successful applicants must complete our pre-employment processes including a comprehensive application form and all relevant pre-employment screens and checks which includes Police Vetting.


Theatre & Venues Manager

Papa Hou, Fulltime

We are looking for a dynamic person to take on the role of Theatre & Venues Manager at the Papa Hou. This exciting new position will be focused on promoting and growing custom for our portfolio of wonderful venues in the city. One of the key spaces is Papa Hou, a purpose-built black box theatre that will open later in the year.

To be successful in this role, you must have a passion for working within the arts and performance sector. Our ideal candidate will also have some experience in venue management, marketing similar spaces, and coordinating staff, food and beverage and technical support.

This is a hands-on role and you will be expected to assist in the smooth operation, which will often fall outside of standard business hours.

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK

Applications close on Sunday 25 June 2023

Job Description


ECE Team Leader

Early Learning Centre, Bishopdale

We have an exciting fulltime opportunity for a permanent teacher to lead our teaching team at Bishopdale. Our Early Learning Centre is growing rapidly, and we are seeking a dedicated and experienced teacher for a Team Leader role. This rare chance is perfect for a passionate teacher with strong mentoring and leadership skills to join our amazing team of teachers.

The successful applicant will work closely with our Centre Manager and Curriculum Leader, and play a crucial role in providing leadership and support to our team, fostering their professional growth, and enhancing their teaching practices. This position requires proven leadership abilities and excellent communication skills. We are seeking candidates who align with our Y mission, purpose, and values – honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

This diverse role involves teaching various age groups, establishing connections with families, and embracing bicultural practices. Your comprehensive knowledge of ECE operations and regulations, gained through previous leadership experience, will make you an invaluable mentor to our teaching teams.

How to Apply

Applications must include a comprehensive cover letter as well as your CV. Please send to Janene – janene@ymcachch.org.nz.

Applications close on Monday 26 June 2023, please note that interviews may be conducted throughout the application process, and an appointment may occur if the right applicant is found before the closing date.

Job Description


Programme Coordinator

Wainui Park, Fixed Term – Maternity Cover

We are looking for someone to manage the bookings and programming for Wainui Park Camp and Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre, in a fixed term position (maternity leave cover) until May 2024. The Programme Coordinator leads communication between both of the Y’s Outdoor Camps and our clients.

Key Tasks

> To manage the day-to-day bookings for Wainui Park and Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre.
> To quickly and enthusiastically respond to enquiries from clients.
> Create the weekly activity programme.
> Lead site visits for schools, community and corporate groups.
> Order food for catered groups.
> Support the Y Adventure Centre with administration during the winter season.

Fixed Term – 4 September 2023 to 31 May 2024.

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK

Applications close on Sunday 18 June 2023.

Job Description


Food & Beverage Manager

City Y, Fulltime

We are looking for a dynamic person to take on the role of Food & Beverage Manager at the City Y – situated in the heart of the city, with a hotel, café, bistro, 250-seat theatre and multiple venues for hire.

In October we will be opening a new building and this new role will be critical to the success of the overall operation. The Food and Beverage Manager will lead our café, bar/bistro and onsite catering. To be successful in this role you will have excellent customer service, great leadership skills, a passion for food and hospitality and at least 2-3 years of managing a similar operation.

Key Tasks

• Manage all F&B operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards
• Provide excellent internal and external customer service
• Ensure our menus meet customer expectations
• Prepare weekly and monthly forecasts and reports
• Attract, recruit, train and monitor staff
• Comply with all health and safety regulations

How to Apply

Please apply through SEEK

Applications close on Sunday 11 June 2023

Job Description


Outdoor Instructor

Wainui Park, Internship

We are now recruiting our next seasonal crew of outdoor instructors, preferably aged over 21 years of age and ideally committed to our nine month season which runs through to late May.

At Wainui Park we foster a culture that aims to enhance and build:

  • Leadership development
  • International Y relationships
  • Development of the skills and abilities of young people
  • Co-operation, fun, learning
  • Environmental and Outdoor Education

Our previous interns have been from NZ, Australia, England, Canada, USA, Europe and a variety of other countries – bringing with them their own experiences, culture, values and skills. All of this makes Wainui Park a dynamic and ever-growing place to live and work.

Those who are committed for the season live on site in shared accommodation, and receive many great benefits including a weekly allowance, training, internet access, vehicle access and a ready-made group of like minded friends!

How to Apply

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter (that speaks to your motivation for wanting to take up one of our internships) to Nick Howard nick@ymcachch.org.nz


Applications close 30 May 2023 (interviews will take place throughout the application process)
Next intake starts August 2023
Season ends on May 2024

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Position Description


Holiday Programme Supervisors


We are always looking for passionate, outgoing and reliable individuals to supervise our busy school holiday programmes!

We need supervisors that are at least 20 years of age, have a current First Aid Certificate, and have a good understanding and experience of working with young people.

We currently run active, creative, performing and general programmes, which you will help create, plan and develop.

This is full time work while school holidays are running, with up to 6 hours of additional paid training prior to the programme starting.

How to Apply

For more information please contact Lydia.

P 03 359 8320 E holprog@ymcachch.org.nz


Holiday Programme Volunteers


Working on a holiday programme is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with people. Holiday programmes are a huge amount of fun and a very valuable way to give back to the community and gain invaluable skills. Each school holiday period the Y runs up to 8 different programmes all over Christchurch City!

As a volunteer leader you will work as part of a team, alongside and experienced supervisor, to run the programme. You can expect to get involved wi the kids, manage your group and the behaviours, role model a positive attitude and have a great experience!

Some of the activities you may be involved in are: movies, tenpin bowling, mini-golf, swimming, Antarctic Centre, sports, art & crafts, outdoor adventure days, indoor climbing and the list goes on! You will be required between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm, and must be 15yrs or over.

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For more information please contact Lydia.

P 03 359 8320 E holprog@ymcachch.org.nz

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