Campground Ranger Internship, Operations Group, Whitianga | Whitianga

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
Application close date: 24-Sep-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
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Do you have an understanding of and enthusiasm for New Zealand's tourism sector? Do you love camping and helping others get as much from our recreational spaces as possible in a responsible way?


We are looking for a motivated and outgoing person to help us provide a conservation focused recreational experience to our visitors in Waikawau Bay, DOC's largest campground nationally.


The project involves a range of activities including offering information and customer service with bookings to assisting with the running of the camp, compliance and waste minimisation sessions.


The majority of the time will be spent at Waikawau Bay but you will also have the opportunity to visit Stony Bay, Fletcher Bay. Port Jackson and Fantail Bay Campgrounds as well as walks in the area.


This position will be for 6hrs a day with some flexibility for more over our peak days between Christmas and 6 January. All equipment will be supplied, including some uniform that must be worn to departmental standards. Full training and support will be provided as required. Basic accommodation is an option on site or you can bring a caravan/motorhome with you.


Technical Knowledge and Skills

An understanding of, and enthusiasm for, New Zealand's tourism sector, particularly nature-based tourism. A good understanding of Manaakitanga and how this plays a large part of our role as Kaitiaki in this area.


Excellent spoken English skills, additional spoken languages would be useful, particularly Te Reo, strong-interpersonal skills; confidence to engage and work with large numbers of the public, ability to represent the Department in the field with a high degree of professionalism.


Ideally, experience with booking systems or the ability to quickly learn new admin systems. An average to good level of physical fitness; with the ability to work with machinery in the heat. Experience and confidence in dealing with public questions and queries, flexibility to work well in a team environment.


You will learn about conservation in relation to recreational spaces, and gain an understanding of the factors involved in running a large campground at peak time.


If you'd like to be part of a fun and dynamic summer season and gain valuable work experience while helping us to identify new opportunities for our visitors, then apply now.


To be eligible for an internship you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident AND a full-time student in 2018 at one of the following universities:

• University of Auckland
• Auckland University of Technology
• University of Waikato
• Massey University
• Victoria University of Wellington
• University of Canterbury
• Lincoln University
• University of Otago.


Preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of study.


You will ideally need to be available for at least 12 weeks between 12 November 2018 and 10 February 2019.


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


For more information, please contact Iain Rayner, or 027 292 6074 quoting vacancy 400/21T1.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 September 2018.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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