Hortus is proud to hire locals, backpackers and is a registered RSE employer. All overseas employees require a work permit, take a look at our FAQs.
This is a fixed-term part-time role starting this month to help during our busy summer season. An interesting mixture of customer service, reception and administration support we’re looking for down-to-earth and approachable team player
We require at least two new operators with practical vineyard maintenance and machinery skills. We offer excellent staff benefits and training, we are looking for people that thrive as part of a fun, hard-working and professional team.
People and Plant Manager
We are gearing up for our next growth phase and have a newly created role for an exceptional people leader with a track record in logistics, scheduling and operational planning.
We are gearing up for our next growth phase and require a switched-on Accountant to help support the Finance Team Leader and guide our talented accounts team.
Gardener & Landscaper
Due to the growth, our Gardens & Landscaping division has a newly created permanent role for a skilled and experienced team member. You will assist with a range of landscaping projects along with general grounds and garden upkeep.
If you are passionate about the wine industry as well as your own career within it then now is your chance to join our successful fast growing team!
Great, passionate people
Seasonal vineyard tasks
Throughout the year the demand for workers varies depending on the region. Hortus requires both experienced workers and provides training for those new to the vineyard.
Will training be provided?
All training will be provided prior to starting tasks.
Will accommodation be provided?
Hortus workers will stay at Duncannon. This accommodation provides quality living for seasonal workers with RSE and backpackers given priority. Take a look at the rooms, rates and facilities www.duncannon.co.nz
Will transport be provided?
Due to the large numbers of employees, we first and foremost supply transport to employees living in our accommodation. However sometimes seats are available for a small daily charge.
Do I need a work permit to work in New Zealand?
Yes, all overseas employees require a work permit. Please check our link to www.immigration.govt.nz or you can contact us by email.
Do I have to pay income tax whilst working in New Zealand?
Yes, each week income tax will be deducted from your wages and paid on your behalf to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
Do I need to apply for a New Zealand Tax number?
Yes, whilst working in New Zealand you will require an IRD number to ensure tax payments are made. You can apply to the IRD for this on the website www.ird.govt.nz or contact us via email.
How often am I paid and what is the working week?
The working week is Monday to Friday, however, work is available on Saturdays depending on the season. You will be paid once a week on Thursday.
Will I be paid by the hour or on a contract rate?
Generally we try to promote contract rates to ensure employees can earn the most possible. However, some tasks require staff to work on an hourly wage.