Te Pae Christchurch Launches Recruitment Drive

18 June 2021

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is on the hunt for around 100 new staff members to join its team ahead of the centre’s opening in October.


The centre commenced its largest ever recruitment drive today, offering an array of casual roles across its Culinary Services, Event Services and Venue Presentation departments.
 
Among the positions on offer are wait staff, baristas, supervisors and kitchen hands, along with guest assistants, audio-visual technicians and housekeeping attendants.
 
With more than 70 events on its books, ranging from small degustation dinners to multi-day conventions and exhibitions, the centre is hoping for applications from a broad range of candidates, whether they are looking for a casual job with flexible hours, or considering a career in hospitality.
 
Successful candidates will receive at a minimum the living wage, along with full training, uniform and subsided meals during their shift.
 
Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Steele said now the opening date for the centre had been announced it was full steam ahead for recruitment, with around 100 casual positions needing to be filled over the coming months.
 
 “As a regeneration project, Te Pae Christchurch has a responsibility to our city and residents to drive economic growth. Part of the way we do this is through job creation, specifically jobs that appeal and are suitable for a diverse cross section of the community, and which pay the living wage,” he said.
 
“There may be people who want to work with us because of the difference we will make to our city, others because they are interested in the building’s design or technology, or because they want a career in the hospitality sector. We’d love to hear from them all,” Mr Steele said.
 
As part of the ASM Global group, the world’s largest venue management company with more than 300 venues worldwide, Te Pae Christchurch is also uniquely placed to provide opportunities to gain international experience and knowledge at a local level, perfect for those considering hospitality as a career or who may be looking to upskill in their chosen area.
 
To apply, people can visit the careers page at tepae.co.nz or keep an eye out for one of the job advertisements on social media, SEEK or Trade Me.