Seasonal Work?

Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, meet new people and earn some good money. It’s perfect for people getting back into the workforce or anyone looking for flexible hours. With your new skills and experiences you could even land permanent work further down the line.


Think seasonal work is just picking fruit? Think again. Seasonal work covers a range of different industries meaning you can find the one that best suits you.


We grow healthy fruit and vegetables that are eaten in New Zealand and around the world. You can be part of that by joining the horticulture industry. There are jobs for all ages and skill levels and if you want to follow the seasonal work, you can experience New Zealand’s famous outdoor lifestyle in some of our most spectacular parts of the country.


New Zealand produces a wide range of quality wines, exporting all over the world. Be a part of this exciting growth industry! Work within our vineyards and wineries, or use your people skills to interact directly with tourists at the cellar door.

Meat Processing

New Zealand’s meat industry is one of New Zealand’s largest industries, with exports of more than $7 billion a year and employing about 25,000 people in 60 processing plants nationwide.

Seafood ( Processing & Farming )

We catch, farm and process New Zealand’s premium fish and shellfish. New Zealand seafood is in high demand overseas because of its freshness and because it comes from sustainable sources. We employ around 20 thousand people and export almost two billion dollars’ worth of seafood each year.


Tourism businesses operate around NZ in some of our most scenic spots. A huge variety of opportunities are available in accommodation, transport, adventure and outdoor activities and tourism attractions. You can have great fun and meet people from all over the world and around NZ, and help them enjoy their time in NZ.


The New Zealand hospitality industry represents a wide variety of businesses and with that comes many career opportunities. Hospitality businesses are primarily food and beverage operators or accommodation providers and include businesses ranging from motels, hotels and luxury lodges to cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and breweries.

Snow Sports

The New Zealand ski industry represents a wide variety of opportunities for your career. Our ski areas have job opportunities in food and beverage, lift operations, rental assistants, retail, terrain park, snowmaking and snow grooming.


Forestry is of major importance to New Zealand's economy. Within the Forestry Industry is Silviculture, which involves the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of growing and tending forest crops.


The New Zealand retail landscape employees more than 215,000 people with turnover in excess of $90 Billion per year. In most communities throughout New Zealand you will find a retail store in fact there’s currently over 35,000 retail premises. Retailers employ people in a range of roles including sales, marketing, logistics, procurement, and digital media. The retail sector allows you to;

  • gain great social skills
  • meet people from your community
  • gain a wide variety of transferable skills.

A retail position is can be very rewarding and can satisfy the needs of seasonal workers as well as those looking for a career.

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Helpful Tips on Seasonal Work

Whether you’re a seasonal work newbie or just looking for ways to improve your worklife, here are our four top tips.

Tip 1

The sky's the limit! Seasonal work includes many different industries including farm work, forestry, orchards or ski fields. You’re practically guaranteed to find one that fits your specific interests and needs so make sure to do some hunting around.

Tip 2

Look after yourself. Seasonal work is physically demanding which means ensuring that you take care of yourself outside of work. This means getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods and taking time out to relax.

Tip 3

Be flexible. Seasonal work typically occurs when full-time staff are unavailable meaning the hours and times can be different to a standard job. The more flexible you are the easier it will be to find work.

Tip 4

Treat it like a full-time job. Seasonal work can lead to great opportunities down the line so be sure to display a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. You never know where it could lead!

How It Works?

Applying for jobs

Explore thousands of seasonal work opportunities through the job listings page. You can find the work that best suits you with our easy to use filters such as location, hours and industry.

Job Opportunities

Want to join the magic? Check out our current listings below.

Packhouse work

Trevelyan's Pack & Cool Limited

Western Bay of Plenty
Full Time



Vineyard Supervisor

Ace Viticulture Limited

Full Time



Seasonal Meat Processing staff Belfast

Silver Fern Farms

Christchurch City
Full Time




The Old Mountaineers Cafe Bar and Restaurant

Full Time



Snowsports School Instructor

Roundhill Ski Area




Tree Planter/Bush Regenerator

Action Forest Services

Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough,



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How it works?

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