Careers at ZEALANDIA

Come and work for ZEALANDIA – we are an award-winning facility dedicated to telling New Zealand’s unique conservation story.

We have a small team of staff working in the areas of conservation, operations, education, customer service, office administration, marketing, and volunteer management.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to New Zealand’s natural environment and work at one of the country’s most exciting eco-tourism attractions, joining the ZEALANDIA team as a staff member or volunteer could be the right move for you.

ZEALANDIA is a Living Wage Employer.

Job Vacancies


Assistant Chef

Rātā Café is an award winning café offering cuisine with a conscience and native twist. Our ethos is working with what nature provides to make delicious food and drink that is not only sustainable, but gives back to the earth. Bees from our beehives are now producing organic honey. All proceeds go towards the conservation efforts of ZEALANDIA.

To assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef in the effective running of the food operation by preparing all food items to the highest standard and meeting Food Control Plan and budget guidelines.

Rātā Café’s normal operating hours are 7 days a week from 8am to 5.30pm.  Work outside of these may be required to support functions activities.

Applicants for the role much have:

  • 1-2 years work café experience ideally with some supervisor responsibilities

  • A current duty managers certificate

  • Experience as a barista

  • Working understanding of current licencing laws

  • Relevant diploma in hospitality

 Position Description

 To apply, please email your cover letter, application form and CV to


Applications close Sunday 13 December 2020 


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