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.

Current Vacancies


Kaitiaki Ranger – Conservation

ZEALANDIA is a world class wildlife sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand, with a vision to enhance people’s connection to nature through our work within and outside the valley.

This role will be a part of the Conservation team which is charged with leading all aspects of conservation work within the sanctuary. The Rangers in this team are hands-on, but also provide leadership for volunteers working within their area. Please see full details in the position description.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Knowledge of Mātauranga Māori and emerging interest in reflecting this world view in conservation action.
  • Some practical, on-ground experience of conservation and restoration techniques.
  • A current drivers licence.
  • A tertiary qualification in an environmental field (desired but not essential if there is equivalent field experience).

Immediate start desirable, with an end date of 30 June 2018. 

See position description here.

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

Applications close 12 November 2017.

 


 

Chef de partie (full time and casual role available)

Rata Café at ZEALANDIA offers modern cuisine with a conscience and a 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.  We use ingredients from our onsite organic garden, honey from our hives, and organic ingredients from top suppliers from around New Zealand to create an award winning menu – Rata Café has 14 Conscious Consumer badges, is part of the Ceoliac Dining Out Program and has been awarded both the Munch Award and Heart Foundation awards for our healthy kids menus.

Rata Café at ZEALANDIA is looking for two energetic Chef de parties who want to be a part of a fast paced Kitchen Team, to continue to evolve both food service and culture. The Chef De Partie will work side by side with the Sous Chef & Catering Manager to develop both Café operations and the growing function business at ZEALANDIA.

We are looking for both a full time chef and a casual chef.

Role Description:

To assist the Sous Chef in the effective running of the food operation by preparing all food items to the highest standard and meeting Food Control Plan and budget guidelines.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • The general responsibilities and duties in addition to those of the Kitchen Assistant, and casual Assistant Chef
  • Maintain Food control plan, and manage record keeping.
  • Maintain food safety in the kitchen – i.e. daily temperature checks and cleaning schedule.
  • Control stock movement and under take stock takes.
  • Maintaining kitchen stock levels and being cost conscious by minimising wastage.
  • Checking and weighing any deliveries from suppliers.
  • Ensuring that the Kitchen Assistant’s responsibilities and duties are met daily.
  • Sole charge of kitchen and kitchen hands at times
  • Menu planning

Applicants must have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a café/Restaurant environment
  • An interest in sustainable practices for a commercial kitchen (strongly preferred)
  • Formal training and qualifications or proven experience
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Previous experience in creating menus as part of the Ceoliac dining out program, and designing health menus for children

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

Applications close 24 November 2017.


Casual Ranger – Sales & Information Services

ZEALANDIA is a world class wildlife sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand, with a vision to enhance people's connection to nature through our work within and outside the valley.

New position available in the ZEALANDIA Visitors Centre as a Casual Ranger for Sales and Services.
Selling tours, engaging with customers, working in the retail shop, and engaging with the local community of members and volunteers.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Are presentable and friendly
  • Have the flexibility to work on 7-day roster including weekends and Public Holidays
  • Are a Team Player and have retail experience.
  • Have excellent communication skills and like engaging with people.
  • Have a passion for customer service and upselling
  • Work well in fast paced environment

Position description

Please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com
Applications close 30 November 2017.


 

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