Join Our Team

We are always looking for fit, healthy, permanent full-time & part-time staff. We are urgently requiring planters & a cook!

Seasonal Positions

Why don’t you join our team at Gala Berry during our annual strawberry picking and packing season? From October through to January, we need a large number of seasonal workers to help us with our strawberry harvest.

  • The fruit we pick and pack is destined for both the local NZ market and exported overseas.
  • As our crop comes on stream, we need for good employees for picking in our fields and in our packhouse. Our strawberries are packed in our packhouse at Omaha.
  • Packhouse workers are paid on an hourly rate and Pickers are paid by the kg under contract. Remember that picking and packing work is manual labour and you do need to be fit.

If you would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you. Please read our job description and employment conditions and then fill out our online application form.

Application Form Employment Conditions

Sorry, we are out of season so there are no vacancies at the moment for our harvesting positions!

Strawberry 'Production Line' Packers & Field Pickers - Fixed Term Contracts

Strawberry Packing & Picking Positions

We are looking for packing & picking staff in October 2018 to early January 2019.

The hours and days can vary depending on the weather.  To quality for this position you will need the following attributes:

Field Pickers

  • Fit and able to bend most of the day.
  • Able to work outside (wet weather gear will be provided).
  • Reliable, honest and hard working.
  • Hours are generally from early dawn until the last strawberry is picked, and varies from day to day.
  • Have own transport.


  • Working at a packing table packing strawberries into punnets and grading berries for size, colour, shape and ripeness.
  • Sorting damaged and unsaleable berries.
  • You will need the ability to stand comfortably whilst working; this is fast and continuous work.
  • You will need to be flexible in your work hours and also be prepared to work long hours.  When we are busy, our pack-house works until the last strawberry is packed!
  • The pack-house hours are generally from 7.30am through until about 5.00pm.

The work hours for both positions depends on the time of the season and the weather.  All seasonal workers must be aware that crops can be delayed by weather conditions.

Full Time Positions

We are always looking for fit, healthy, permanent full-time staff to join our team at Fresh Fruit Exports.

  • Do you have previous horticulture experience? This would certainly be an advantage …..
  • Would you like to begin a career / apprenticeship in the horticulture Industry? Get in touch; we are still happy to consider applicants that are keen to work and to learn ….
  • Are you a NZ resident or citizen? This is a pre-requisite. All applicants must be NZ residents or citizens.

If you would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you. Please read our job description and employment conditions and then fill out our online application form.

Application Form Employment Conditions

Current Full-time & Part-time Positions Available - Keep in touch, we will be requiring people in July & August for Maintenance work!

Cook Extroadinaire

Gala Berry is looking for a reliable, honest and hard-working Cook to join our Team in Omaha Flats for 1 day per week for 5 weeks (Sundays) beginning on the 5th of May 2019.  You will need to prepare nutritious home cooked lunches and dinners for our planting staff.  This roles includes duties such as cleaning up and dishes

The shifts will be 2-3 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon depending on the workload, so flexibility and reliable transport is a must.

To qualify for this position, you will need the following attributes:

  • Reliable, honest and hard working with a great work ethic.
  • A good understanding of food and food preparation.
  • Previous Kitchen Experience along with a Food Safety Certificate would be an advantage but is not essential.

If you believe that this is you, you have the relevant experience and you would like to work with an awesome, fun and dynamic team, please contact us!

Employment Conditions

If you are looking for part-time, non-permanent work during our strawberry picking season, and you are not a New Zealand resident, you will need to apply for either a work permit or holiday working visa. Some nationalities are entitled to working holiday visas, so you should get in touch with a New Zealand embassy or consulate in your own country to find out if you are eligible, and then apply to get a holiday working visa before your arrival in New Zealand.

If you cannot get a working holiday visa you will need to get a work permit. For more information about applying for a work permit and/or determining whether you are eligible, please visit the New Zealand Immigration web site.

All workers need a tax number which you can obtain from the Inland Revenue Department. Getting a New Zealand tax number is a straightforward process. Go to https://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/irdnumbers/ for more information.

If you’d like a job working in our strawberry packhouse, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our online strawberry job application form.

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Application Form

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