Summer, seasonal and short term jobs in Auckland


There are many opportunities for short-term and seasonal work within New Zealand. Many of these jobs are menial tasks and labor intensive, but are readily available.

Work in the New Zealand fruit industry is year-round, although the majority of jobs are available between December and May. There are many different companies that can help workers find seasonal work:,, and are some of the most popular sites for fruit harvest work.

Seasonal Work NZ publicizes short-term vacancies for travelers with a valid working holiday visa, mainly in the fields of fruit harvesting and processing, but also in restaurants, construction, etc.

Working In Ltd (011-64-9 3020 977) is a web-based employment resource aims to put people who are arriving in Australia or New Zealand in touch with employers who are seeking skilled and professional people.

Traveller's Contact Point (011-61-2-9221-8744) has an office in Melbourne, but is affiliated with offices around Australia and New Zealand. Services for members include job search and mail forwarding; working holiday starter package costs AU$275 ($217) and includes first 2 nights accommodation. Also operates a recruitment agency for travelers,

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) offers a low cost program for a year's stay which includes all the fees and insurance for four months.

BUNAC (1-800-GO-BUNAC) offers an easily navigated web site and helpful support both in the U.S. and in New Zealand. Program requirements: age: 18-30; application fee: $475; insurance: mandatory; funds: $2,000 and proof of round trip airfare.

HELP Exchange offers free info exchange for people who want to work for free accommodation and meals in Australia and New Zealand.

You will find information on voluntary jobs or internship abroad in our other articles on the left column of this page.

Update 6/12/2009


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