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, a small group of volunteers manages an organic vegetable garden providing produce for our dishes.  Our new 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 Sous Chef will assist the Senior Chef in managing in 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 Senior Chef in the overall management of the kitchen at Rātā Café including delivering an efficient food service, food costs, 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

Applications close 30 November 2019


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