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

 

Senior Marketing Advisor

 

ZEALANDIA is renowned world-wide as a leading conservation, education, research and tourism organisation in Wellington.  Our achievements have been recognised as one of the world top 100 greatest places by Time magazine and a top 10 Wellington tourist destination.  ZEALANDIA’s Centre for People and Nature will enhance ZEALANDIA’s reputation internationally in the fields of conservation, research and learning, and as one of Wellington’s leading providers of outdoor education programmes.

As an organisation we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We accord value to te ao Māori (the Māori world), and support kaitiakitanga. All staff are encouraged to build capacity and confidence across te reo Māori, tikanga, te ao Māori and te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The Senior Marketing Advisor is responsible for building the awareness and engagement with ZEALANDIA as a world leading conservation, education, research and tourism destination in Wellington.

The responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Developing the marketing strategy and marketing plan, managing and delivering key marketing campaigns.
  • Managing ZEALANDIA’s campaign processes from the initial brief of the campaign into the marketing team through to marketing input into the post implementation review for each campaign,
  • Managing ZEALANDIA’s website including SEO, visitor experience and usability, and support internal content developers/publishers to meet content development and copywriting standards.
  • Work closely with the other Lead Rangers across the organisation to ensure effective cross communication and support from the marketing team.
  • Continually evaluate market trends and internal ZEALANDIA data (e.g. survey data, membership data) to identify opportunities to increase visitation, membership numbers and improve ZEALANDIA’s brand awareness and consideration.
  • Support the organisation’s drive to embed mātauranga and te ao Māori throughout our work, within learning programmes, activities and plans.
  • Lead, manage, train and recruit (as necessary) all direct reports in order to achieve ZEALANDIA’s organisation’s objectives and a high quality experience for our visitors.

 

Ideally you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in marketing.
  • 4+ years marketing experience in delivering awareness and engagement campaigns across multiple marketing channels.
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Design Suite – Photoshop, Premier Pro, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Confidence with or willing to learn tikanga, mātauranga and te reo Māori and have a proactive attitude to further your own knowledge.
  • Experience in working across teams within an organisations and in mentoring junior staff who are starting out in their marketing careers.
  • Experience with managing integrated marketing campaigns across multiple channels and regions.
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management skills and the ability to manage difficult conversations at times.
  • Exemplary attention to detail.

 

While it would be beneficial to have experience in the not-for-profit sector, a passion for connecting the public with conservation and nature is critical. The preferred candidate will appreciate the dynamics of a not-for-profit organisation with limited resources and community needs, so is willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes.

Position Description 

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com. Please note our application form must be completed for your resume to be accepted. 

 

Applications close 5pm, Friday 9 April 2021.

 

                                                                                                                                 

 

Café Supervisor

 

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. Our Kids Menu is very popular with our younger patrons and has received endorsements from the Heart Foundation and winning a Munch Food Award for the best kid’s menu in New Zealand.

 The Café Supervisor works with the Rata Café Manager in leading a hardworking team responsible for delivery of all front of house activities for Rātā Café and for the running and delivery of all functions (e.g. corporate meeting and events, weddings and group dining). 

 You will be responsible for:

  • Supervising the café’s operations as the Duty Manager and for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the café and functions events to agreed standards.
  • Managing the delivery of functions to ensures that functions clients achieve the standard of services agreed within their functions agreement or as otherwise agreed.
  • Being a champion for excellent food service within the café ensuring that food is delivered to a high standard by the kitchen and that the café team provides excellent customer service.
  • Inputting into the development of the Food Control Plan and other food related mandatory and voluntary compliance, ensuring that all front of house staff are following required procedures.  
  • Performing all duties as required; including sorting rubbish, moving furniture, waiting and clearing tables, functions set-up and pack-down, general cleaning duties including toilet maintenance.
  • Identifying staff training needs and opportunities and works to ensure that all staff are trained to required standards (e.g. identified the need for and arranges barista training).
  • Managing café emails, bookings and functions requests received by Rata Café and meets with prospective clients to showcase Rata Café as a functions and event destination (e.g. corporate bookings, weddings, meetings and group dining).

 

Ideally you will have:

  • A current Duty Managers Certificate (including LCQ).
  • A Barista qualification.
  • A current First Aid certificate.
  • NZ Certificate in Food and Beverage Service – Level 3 and or minimum of 2 years’ experience in a café or restaurant ideally in a supervisor role.
  • The ability to lead a team successfully.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability with work under pressure and great problem-solving skills.

 

As Rata Café interacts with many visitors to ZEALANDIA, the Cafe Supervisor must inspire a team to deliver excellence in customer service.  It is also advantageous that an applicant has an interest in New Zealand conservation. 

 Position Description 

 

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com. Please note our application form must be completed for your resume to be accepted. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or valid NZ work visa.

 

Applications close Friday 30 April 2021.

 

 

                                                                                                                                 

 

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.

This role is 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. We are looking for a general all-rounder who can positively contribute to the kitchen.

Rātā Café’s normal operating hours are 7 days a week from 8:00am to 5.30pm. Work outside of these may be required to support functions activities.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring food products are prepared to Rātā Cafe standards as set by the Sous Chef and Head Chef.
  • Maintain food safety in the kitchen – i.e. daily temperature checks and cleaning schedule.
  • Testing cooked food and assessing quality and presentation.
  • Maintaining kitchen stock levels and being cost conscious by minimising wastage.
  • Sole charge of kitchen and kitchen hands at times.
  • Cabinet food preparation.
  • Assisting with food preparation for event catering.

Ideally you will have:

  • At least a year’s experience in a similar role.
  • Baking experience.
  • Catering experience.
  • Vegetarian and vegan food knowledge (preferred).

 Position Description 

To apply, please email your CV, application form and a short cover letter to humanresources@visitzealandia.com. Please note our application form must be completed for your resume to be accepted. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or valid NZ work visa.

Applications close Friday 7 May 2021.

  

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