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

 

Manager Rātā Café 

 

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 Manager of Rata Cafe will lead a hardworking team responsible for delivery of all food and service activities of Rātā Café – this includes overall management responsibility for the kitchen, front of house operations and functions activities.  As the Manager interacts with a large number of visitors to ZEALANDIA, staff and volunteers, inspiring a team to deliver excellence in customer service is a must.  It is also advantageous that an applicant has an interest in New Zealand conservation.

Applicants for the role must have:

  • 3 to 5 year experience of managing a café or restaurant
  • A current duty managers certificate
  • Experience in managing budgets and staff, as well as marketing skills
  • Working understanding of current licencing and employment laws
  • National Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
  • Experienced barista skills
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To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com

Applications close Friday 17 July 2020

  

                                                                                                                                            

  

 Assistant Café Supervisor

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 the Café business interact with a large number of visitors to ZEALANDIA, the Cafe and Functions Assistant 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.

  

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

Applications close Friday 17 July 2020

   

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Ranger – Community Engagement ​

Are you passionate about communities, conservation and nature? Do you have a talent for creating connections? If you aspire to bring communities and conservation together then we would love to hear from you!  

The Ranger – Community Engagement works within the Learning and Engagement team to create and deliver an innovative and engaging programme for new and under-served audiences to ZEALANDIA. Working closely with partners, the postholder will create opportunities for communities to not only engage with ZEALANDIA but to also achieve conservation outcomes in their own role. 

Our ideal applicant will have 5+ years’ experience of working in a community or informal learning environment such as science focused museums or organisations; 3+ years of experience of developing community engagement programmes to increase access for people who experience barriers to participation including young people; experience in, and passion for, conservation and providing opportunities for people to connect with nature. They will be familiar with the administrative aspects of developing and delivering community engagement, both small and large scale programmes and be willing to work to represent diverse cultural perspectives and embed these into programming.  

 

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

Applications close Friday 24 July 2020

  

                                                                                                                                             

 

Ranger Conservation (hihi)

This exciting, high impact threatened species role will provide you with the opportunity to hone your wildlife management skills while working with a supportive and engaged team. The role will oversee several elements of hihi management, including the coordination of nest box monitoring, hihi supplementary feeding, and providing insights into future management decisions. The person in the role will also play an active part of the Conservation team, with the opportunity to support the delivery of other activities such as skink monitoring, lake restoration work, and biosecurity incursion responses.

We have a fantastic group of volunteers who support the delivery of the hihi activity, and this role will involve oversight of this work.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in species management, be quick to pick up new concepts, and have some bird banding experience.

This is a fixed term role that will begin on 1 September 2020 and end on 1 April 2021.


Position Description 

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

Applications close Tuesday 22 July 2020

  

 

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