Are you someone who loves the mountains, beautiful hikes and living in remote places? Do you enjoy working with people in a busy environment and aren’t afraid of taking over some cleaning duties in our busy campground?
Do you want to work for an organisation who offers a great working environment? If yes, then this job is definitely for you!
We have an exciting vacancy in our Operations team based at the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre. We need an individual, who is a proven effective team player, is great at communication and has a passion for New Zealand’s flora, fauna and ensuring our visitors are safe and informed while visiting this special part of the country.
He angitūtanga: About the Role
As a key member of our small tight knit team, you will help deliver:
- an exceptional experience for all visitors off Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and the Visitor Centre
- up to date information about current and forecasted weather and condition of tracks and huts
- high health & safety standards, personally and for visitors
- information about recreational opportunities locally and throughout the country and local conservation projects
- promotion and sale of conservation merchandise and the core range of DOC products
- promotion of national campaigns which e.g. Conservation Week
- high standards in compliance and cleaning for our White Horse Hill campground
He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for
The successful applicant will ideally have:
- enjoy interacting with the public and telling the DOC stories
- excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain high standards while working under pressure
- problem solving abilities, initiative, and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
- responsible and reliable team player
- ability to learn quickly and adapt to change
- understanding of recreation and tourism opportunities throughout New Zealand and knowledge of conservation or recreational activities available in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
- experience/demonstrated competence in customer service, cash handling and computer skills
- high standards in compliance and cleaning of public facilities
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?
Along with recently being awarded New Zealand’s second most attractive employer (first in the public service!) people like working for us because we offer:
- Opportunity to join a supportive and collaborative work environment
- Ongoing leadership and personal development opportunities
- Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
- Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work
Should you be the successful applicant for this position, you will be required to undertake a Children’s Worker Safety Check before you can start the role. This safety check includes NZ Police Vetting and other background checks as deemed necessary as per the Children’s Act 2014.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above.
For any enquiry, please contact Sandra Martin, [email protected], or telephone 03 435 1186, quoting vacancy 400/7540.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 27 September 2020.
DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.