Ranger, Visitor Centre
- Are you someone who loves working with people, has a passion for the outdoors and has a strong commitment to achieving greater conservation outcomes?
- Four weeks and three days annual leave per year
- Permanent, full-time role based in Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- Protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- Managing threats and adverse impacts
- Being a voice for conservation
- Connecting people to nature
He angitūtanga | About the role
As a Visitor Centre Ranger you will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the visitor centre, ensuring that the operations are kept running smoothly. You will deliver quality information on conservation and recreational activities to visitors, maintain stock, coordinate purchases and build relationships with local suppliers. This rewarding role is based in Arthur's Pass, in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
Core components of this role include:
- Providing visitors with up-to-date information on visitor safety, local conservation projects, weather and conditions of the track and huts and recreation opportunities
- Assisting visitors with retail purchases
- Conveying visitor safety information clearly, concisely and in a positive manner
- Providing media and communications support
- Supporting wider district community programmes
The days and hours are on a rostered basis, so some weekend work may be required.
Rental accommodation will be available for the successful candidate (however, this may be on a shared basis).
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- Experience/demonstrated competence in customer service, computer skills, sales, and retail
- Works co-operatively and collaboratively as a member of a team to accomplish goals and resolve problems
- Strong communicator with the ability to interpret, explain and convey information
- An enquiring mind and a willingness to learn
- The ability to inspire others to make the great outdoors the ultimate experience for every visitor
- Confident interacting with people from all walks of life
- An active interest in outdoor pursuits and conservation
- Desire to live in a small, remote community who are passionate about the work you do
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori is an advantage
- Current First Aid Certificate
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Career development, secondment and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- Study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance
- Great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $51,278 to $60,578 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 5 February 2023
For further enquiries contact Ronan Grew on firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 683 9030
Job reference: 400/08131
|Application close date:||05-Feb-2023|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Ranger, Visitor Centre.pdf (PDF, 212KB)