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.

Job Vacancies


Ranger Conservation - Biosecurity

Come join out dynamic and friendly team in a role where you will help us deliver our weed and introduced animal programme. 

You will be part of the team that delivers weed control through the summer months (e.g. pulling, spraying, grid searching), and have key responsibilities for introduced animal monitoring and control activities during the rest of the year. Overseeing and training volunteers is a crucial part of the role. 

This is a new role at ZEALANDIA and will be fixed-term for one year starting as soon as possible.  

You will have the opportunity to be involved in projects such as monitoring skinks, fish or birds, among other interesting tasks if time permits. You will also form part of a rostered team that carries out duty operations.   


 We are looking for someone with these skills: 

-   Demonstrated proficiency in either weed and/or introduced animal control, and the willingness to learn. 

-   Practical, solutions focused and innovative. 

-   Able to draw on the expertise of others when needed. 

-   Comfortable and confident working off-track in rugged terrain. 

-   Accurate record-keeping skills, including computer skills and the ability to learn programs such as GIS. 

-   Safety focused and able to assess others’ competencies for the work being set. 

-   A good level of fitness.  


Position Description

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to

Applications close Friday 19 July 2019 at 6pm.



Cafe and Functions Supervisor 

Rātā Cafe 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 new 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.

This is an exciting role for an experienced hospitality individual to become a part of Rata within ZEALANDIA.


The successful candidate would be in charge of a small team, duties include:

- Ordering daily from suppliers

- Ensure the smooth running of the cafe

- Managing events

- Maintaining our regular custom

- Opening and Cashing-up at the end of the day


We are looking for someone with:

-Excellent  customer service skills and a passion for service

-Excellent communication skills


-Ablility to manage a team

-Barista skills preferable but not essential.

-Must have a current Duty Managers Certificate

-Over 2 years experience in the hospitality industry



Position Description

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to

Applications close Friday 29 July 2019 at 6pm.



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