Working in our North America offices

Our North America team is based in the United States in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Washington, as well as Vancouver (Canada).

Amanda Martin is our Regional Director for North America, based in Los Angeles.

Team culture and life in the region

Ours is a dynamic and diverse team. We come from many different backgrounds, cultures and industries. We are a group of around 40 people hungry to learn and have an enormous passion for life and work. 

As a small team delivering world-class events and activities for our customers, it’s sometimes a matter of ‘all hands on deck’. We base ourselves at Consulates, Embassies and co-working spaces, depending on the needs of our companies.

We are all here with one common goal, a daunting yet exhilarating task – ‘to grow a nation.’ To pull off such a feat, we have built a smart team – some of the best in their fields – to guide New Zealand companies through their North American business development. We work in close collaboration with over 400 New Zealand companies who regard this region as their primary growth market, and numerous others are also in-market, actively integrating into the United States and wider North American business ecosystems.  

Professional growth is critical for a high-performance team, and a vital part of what we offer to our people. We offer fantastic opportunities to grow and develop skills and knowledge - including secondments and professional development opportunities within North America and New Zealand.

Some roles do require you to be able to travel, domestically or internationally - how often you might travel varies according to the position.

"We actually care about building those customer’s business needs, and I think it’s very valuable to the customers themselves.” Sean Moore, Business Development Manager New York

Roles we recruit most often
  • Business Development Managers 
  • Investment Managers
Visa / language requirements
  • You must already have the legal right to work in the country where a role is located.
  • English fluency is required for all roles in the United States and Canada.
  • Specific security clearances and vetting procedures will be required for some roles.
For an independent view on living here 
Our organisational structure has customers at its heart
We're looking for smart people to work with smart export businesses

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  • When will I hear back about my job application?
    We know it’s hard when you are waiting to hear about a job - we aim to respond to your application within two weeks after the role close date.
  • Does NZTE have any internship opportunities?
    We occasionally have internships available – when we do, they are published on our careers site.
  • Do you sponsor visas for candidates who don’t have work rights for NZ?
    Sorry, NZTE doesn’t sponsor visas – advertised roles include information to let you know which visas are required.
  • I’m interested in working on Expo 2020, how can I apply?
    We have the honour of helping to showcase New Zealand at Expo 2020. All of our Expo 2020 vacancies will be advertised on our jobs listing page. 
  • Who can I talk to at NZTE about roles and working at NZTE?
    It’s great that you want to get to know more about working here – if you fill in our contact form one of our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.