Ranger, Visitor Centre, Operations, Wanaka | Wanaka

Posted on 11-Jun-2018
Application close date: 25-Jun-2018
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Be part of bringing New Zealand's recreation, historic and natural heritage to life for every visitor.


We want to make the great outdoors the ultimate experience for every visitor. DOC's visitor centres are the gateway to the conservation estate, providing visitors with information and access to experiences to last a lifetime. 


As a Visitor Centre Ranger in the Visitor Centre, based in Wanaka, you will be part of a great team focused on delivering excellence in customer service. Your role involves ensuring an excellent visitor experience is provided for all domestic and international visitors; through

  • providing visitors with up to date information about recreational opportunities locally and throughout the country, local conservation projects, current and forecast weather, condition of tracks and huts, and transport available locally
  • promoting and selling national and local conservation recreation opportunities including concessionaires, DOC and other related operators
  • promoting and selling conservation merchandise and the core range of products within your Centre
  • ensuring branding opportunities are maximised and national campaigns are promoted e.g. Conservation Week
  • Ensuring storytelling and interpretation are concise, truly functional, relevant, and up to date where possible using technology to tell these stories


The ideal applicant will have:

  • An understanding of recreation and tourism opportunities throughout New Zealand and knowledge of conservation or recreational activities available in the Wanaka/Makarora area
  • Experience/demonstrated competence in customer service, computer skills, sales, and retail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain high standards while working under pressure
  • An enthusiasm and active interest in outdoor pursuits and conservation


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information, please contact Sonya Sawyers, sjsawyers@doc.govt.nz, VPN 5731 or telephone (03) 4438776, 027 408 3371 quoting vacancy 400/8113.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 25 June 2018.


DOC is committed to diversity in its workforce and an inclusive workplace culture.

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