Careers at The Duke of Marlborough

Ever thought about a career in tourism and hospitality?  Already have experience in tourism and hospitality and looking for your next move? The Duke might just be the place for you. With a number of different roles across our business, we offer a great, fun place to work with plenty of exciting challenges – located in one of the best places in New Zealand. We have a number of vacant positions, and would love to hear from you. Please search our current vacancies or contact us directly on [email protected] to discuss any opportunities.   

About The Duke

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is an award winning destination venue located directly on the waterfront in beautiful Russell. Steeped in history and intrigue, this majestic heritage building has been refreshing rascals and reprobates since 1827. Only a short ferry ride from centrally located Paihia, a mere few hours from Auckland, The Duke is the perfect environment for developing young professionals looking to take the next step.

Current Vacancies




If you think you have a CV that may be of interest, please email us at [email protected].

Why Work For Us?

Whether it’s a long term career in tourism and hospitality or perhaps a seasonal job between studies or even to earn a bit of money while travelling, the Duke offers a unique place for your next story.  The Duke is the first Licensed Hotel in New Zealand, so working here is working in part of New Zealand’s history and you’d be located in one of the best places in New Zealand – the view from the office ain’t half bad!

The Duke prides itself on offering customers and guests a refreshing experience and we only do this by having an engaged, well trained and motivated team. It’s lots of fun but plenty of hard work – you’ll meet and work with people from all over New Zealand and the world.  Staff benefits include gym membership, and discounts in our restaurant, bar and accommodation.

We support individuals who wish to grow their career in hospitality and tourism - so you won’t be stuck in the same job, there is plenty of room for growth if you are motivated to evolve.

The Duke is always growing and developing, with committed owner-operators who support the team to do their very best, and are dedicated to making sure The Duke is the best restaurant and accommodation provider in the Bay, and the team are critical to this success.

We believe the Duke is a great place to work and we have an amazingly dedicated team who believe in our journey - if you want to join the team check out our current vacancies or flick us an email at [email protected] with your CV and cover letter.

Are you interested? Click here to view our current vacancies here at The Duke of Marlborough.

Check out other vacancies across our group – visit our sister restaurant Charlotte’s Kitchen based in Paihia, and see what jobs they have coming up.

What our customers say

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel won our hearts from day one with their exceptional food and wine. With each visit we were wowed by the extensive menu, but most impressive were the team who work at The Duke. They are warm, hospitable and fun, and experts at what they do. Having expert advice from Ida with the wedding plans was invaluable; she is a wealth of local knowledge and creative ideas, making it a fun and stress free process. The magical setting of Russell gave us endless options for our service and photos, and it was fantastic to have the Duke's beautiful veranda as a very attractive 'plan' for the ceremony in case of rain (which is rare in Russell).Our day went seamlessly and we can't recommend the Duke enough. We are thrilled to be part of the Duke family for life, and look forward to many return trips to visit our new friends in this jewel of the Bay of Islands.

- Rebecca & Dave, 9 April 2016

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