Hut Ranger Coordinator, (Temporary), Rakiura/Stewart Island | Stewart Island

Posted on 07-Aug-2017
Application close date: 21-Aug-2017
Stewart Island
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:

Are you someone who loves the outdoors, has lots of practical skills and enjoys working with people?  If yes, then this is the job for you.


We have a vacancy for a 6-month temporary Hut Ranger Co-ordinator on the Rakiura Great Walk on Stewart Island over the busy Great Walks season November 2017 to April 2018.


Your role includes:
• Work planning and reporting.
• Logistical support for the hut ranger team
• Induction, training and support for staff and volunteers
• Providing information and support to visitors
• Hut and track maintenance within the Rakiura National Park
• Visitor Safety
• Some pest control work


We are looking for a responsible and reliable team leader, who is not afraid of hard work, and who can demonstrate or learn the following:
• Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work individually and in a team with the willingness and capacity to interact, liaise and consult with a variety of people
• Have an ability to live and work in an isolated situation.  To work effectively without supervision on a wide variety of tasks, and be able to problem solve and work through issues in isolation when necessary
• Be able to communicate effectively both and be familiar with and confident in the use of VHF radio systems
• Have a practical background with the ability, skills and physical fitness to be able to carry out routine maintenance and building/plant repairs, track construction and maintenance
• Current driver licence would be an advantage


The successful candidate will be required to stay onsite at the Great Walk Huts for extended periods of time.


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

For any queries, please contact Dale Chittenden, dchittenden@doc,, or telephone (03) 2190012, quoting vacancy 400/86T2

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 21st August 2017.

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