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

 

 

Ranger – Visitor Experience 

  (Fixed-term 12 months)

 

Are you passionate about people, conservation and Nature? Do you have a talent for creating engaging and inspiring visitor experiences? If you aspire to connect people with nature, then we would love to hear from you!  

The Ranger - Visitor Experience works within the Learning team. They will assist the Lead Ranger – Learning to develop, deliver and evaluate quality, engaging visitor experience programmes, activities and events; ensure a strong and integrated visitor experience in all ZEALANDIA activity and develop and deliver a programme of continuous improvement in visitor experience.  

Our ideal applicant would have spent 2-3 years’ working in a visitor-focused setting, such as a museum or gallery, creating visitor experiences and opportunities. They will have experience of working, and creating provision for, a wide range of audiences; they will have experience in, and a passion for, conservation and providing opportunities for people to connect with nature. They will be as comfortable developing and delivering public programming as they will be in thinking about how visitors interact and navigate their physical experience at a venue such as ZEALANDIA. They will be familiar with the administrative aspects of developing and delivering visitor experience programmes, be willing to work to represent diverse cultural perspectives, embedding these into experiences, with the ability to fluently work in Te Reo Māori advantageous. 

Along with all that experience above, we are looking for a team player who takes personal responsibility and is accountable. Someone who is flexible and adaptive to ever-changing work demands and outcomes, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and is positive, energetic and results driven. They should be able to develop creative yet practical solutions and appreciate the dynamics of a not-for-profit organisation with limited resources so is willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes.  

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. 

 You must be available to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends and potentially overnight) where required. This is a fixed-term, full-time, 12-month position.  

 

 Position Description

  To apply, please email your CV, application form and a covering letter outlining your suitability with examples showing where you meet the experience and attributes of the position to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

 Applications close Monday 5 October 2020

 

                                                                                                 

 

Kaitiaki Ranger

 

Come join Zealandia’s Conservation team in a hands-on role as Kaitiaki Ranger. The person in this role will help us continue our journey in weaving mātauranga Māori with western science in our on-ground mahi. You will be involved in restoration work such as monitoring and carrying out plant reintroductions, participating in and contributing to the planning of planting and weed removal efforts, and contributing to beyond the fence restoration initiatives such as Sanctuary to Sea. You will also be involved in caring for animals and other wildlife day-to-day.

Position Description

If this sounds like a role that interests you please have a look at the position description, complete the application form, and send a CV and cover letter explaining what you will bring to the role to humanresources@visitzealandia.com 

Application closing date: Wednesday 7 October September 2020.

 

                                                                                                 

 

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

Applications close Friday 16 October 2020

 

                                                                                                 

 

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

Applications close Monday 12 October 2020

 

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