Careers at ZEALANDIA

Come and work for ZEALANDIA – we are an award-winning facility dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story.

We have a small team of staff working in the areas of conservation, operations, education, customer service, office administration, marketing, and volunteer management.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to New Zealand’s natural environment and work at one of the country’s most exciting eco-tourism attractions, joining the ZEALANDIA team as a staff member or volunteer could be the right move for you.

ZEALANDIA is a Living Wage Employer.

Job Vacancies

 

  Sous Chef

 

Rātā Café is an award winning café offering cuisine with a conscience and native twist. Our ethos is working with what nature provides to make delicious food and drink that is not only sustainable, but gives back to the earth. Bees from our beehives are now producing organic honey. All proceeds go towards the conservation efforts of Zealandia.

The Sous Chef will assist the Head Chef in managing a hardworking kitchen team of 3-5 people responsible for the creation of inspiring dishes for Rātā Café and continuing our ongoing sustainable and ethical food practices. This will include assisting the Head Chef in the overall management of the kitchen at Rātā Café including delivering an efficient food service, assisting with food costs, compliance, training and performance of all kitchen staff and in ensuring that all food items are created to the agreed standards. The Sous Chef will also be responsible for managing the kitchen when the Senior Chef is not working.

 

Position Description

 To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

 

                                                                                                 

 

Assistant Cafe Supervisor 

 

Rātā Café is an award-winning café offering cuisine with a conscience and native twist.  Our ethos is working with what nature provides to make delicious food and drink that is not only sustainable, but gives back to the earth.  Our Kids Menu is very popular with our younger patrons and has received endorsements from the Heart Foundation and winning a Munch Food Award for the best kid’s menu in New Zealand.

Rata Café is part of ZEALANDIA, an award-winning ecosanctuary and conservation project dedicated to connecting people with nature. We have a 500-year vision to restore 225ha of forest and fresh-water ecosystems within our sanctuary fence, and a 20-year strategy that focuses on our impact and influence beyond the fence. ZEALANDIA is also a place where people’s understanding of New Zealand biodiversity and environmental issues is enhanced through their involvement, enjoyment, learning and experience of the sanctuary.

The Assistant Café Supervisor works with the Manager and Supervisor in leading a hardworking team responsible for delivery of all front of house activities for Rātā Café and for the running and delivery of all functions (e.g. corporate meeting and events, weddings and group dining).  The Assistant Café Supervisor has responsibility for supervising the café operations as the Duty Manager when the Manager and or Supervisor are not working and for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the café and functions events to agreed standards; in addition to the responsibilities and duties of Café Assistants.  They are required to uphold a good example to other staff at all times.

As Rata Café interacts with many visitors to ZEALANDIA, the Assistant Cafe Supervisor must inspire a team to deliver excellence in customer service.  It is also advantageous that an applicant has an interest in New Zealand conservation. 

Rātā Café’s normal operating hours are 7 days a week from 8am to 5.30pm.  Work outside of these may be required to support functions activities.

Applicants for the role much have:

  • 1-2 years work café experience ideally with some supervisor responsibilities
  • A current duty managers certificate
  • Experience as a barista
  • Working understanding of current licencing laws
  • Relevant diploma in hospitality
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Position Description

 To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

 

                                                                                                 

 

Casual Kitchen Hand 

 

ZEALANDIA is an award-winning and conservation project dedicated to connecting people with nature. We have a 500-year vision to restore 225ha of forest and freshwater ecosystems within our sanctuary fence, and a 20-year strategy that focuses on our impact and influence beyond the fence. ZEALANDIA is also a place where people’s understanding of New Zealand biodiversity and environmental issues is enhanced through their involvement, enjoyment, learning and experience of the sanctuary.

Rātā Café is an award winning café offering cuisine with a conscience and native twist.  Our ethos is working with what nature provides to make delicious food and drink that is not only sustainable, but gives back to the earth. Our Kids Menu is very popular with our younger patrons and has received an endorsement from the Heart Foundation and winning a Munch Food Award for the best kid’s menu in New Zealand.   

The Kitchen Assistant assists the chefs and front of house in the effective running of the café.  The Kitchen Assistant keeps all areas of the kitchen clean, dishes washed and preparing food items as required to the highest standard.  The Kitchen Assistant will need to work rapidly and efficiently in a fast paced cafe.

There is opportunity to progress within the café through this role.

It is advantageous that an applicant has an interest in New Zealand conservation.  The application must also be available to be rostered weekdays, weekends, evenings and public holidays.

Position Description

 To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

Applications close Wednesday Monday 28 October 2020 

 

                                                                                                 

 

Tours Assistant

 

ZEALANDIA is an award-winning ecosanctuary and conservation project dedicated to connecting people with nature. We have a 500-year vision to restore 225ha of forest and fresh-water ecosystems within the sanctuary fence, and a 20-year strategy that focuses on our impact and influence beyond the fence. ZEALANDIA is also a place where people’s understanding of New Zealand biodiversity and environmental issues is enhanced through their involvement, enjoyment, learning and experience of the sanctuary. 

We are seeking a Tours Assistant to help us manage through the summer season. If you are keen to pick up a weekend role working 9am -1:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, with hours increasing from the 19 December to the 7 February for the seasonal demand over summer then please get in touch. You will be managing tour group arrivals, whilst assisting guides to deliver exceptional visitor experiences. The role includes tour booking administration work and coordination of rosters.  

If you are highly organised, have meticulous planning abilities, can think on your feet and manage well under pressure, then this role is for you! You will need to be available to work weekends and public holidays, including Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded by gaining exposure to the workings of a tourism business within a conservation setting. An interest in conservation, New Zealand’s flora and fauna and experience working in a visitor attraction, will be an advantage.  

 

Position Description

To apply, please email your CVapplication form and a cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

Applications close Monday, 3 November, 5:00pm

 

                                                                                                 

 

Shuttle Driver Tour Guide 

 

ZEALANDIA is an award-winning eco-sanctuary dedicated to telling a unique conservation story. For almost 25,000 visitors to ZEALANDIA, the Shuttle Driver Tour Guide will be the first and last experience for visitors to ZEALANDIA. On the journey to ZEALANDIA and back again, the Shuttle Tour Guide must be proactive in engaging with passengers to provide a clear and entertaining introduction to ZEALANDIA’s history, conservation and restoration vision and ways that visitors can experience ZEALANDIA through the different tour products available.

 ZEALANDIA is currently seeking a keen individual to join our team of Shuttle Driver Tour Guides for the summer season to transport ZEALANDIA visitors efficiently and professionally between the Wellington i-Site, top of the Cable Car and the ZEALANDIA Visitor Centre.  Ideal candidates are passionate about conservation, delivering excellent customer service and enjoy talking with people.

This is a casual contract from February 2020 with no minimum hours specified. Hours could range from 16 - 32 hours per week.

 A candidate will not require a “P” endorsed full drivers license in order to apply for this role.  However, a successful candidate will require a “P” endorsed full drivers license in order to be appointed to the role.  An offer may be made subject to a “P” endorsed full drivers license being obtained.  

Position Description

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 1 November 2020

 

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