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

 

HR Administrator (part time)

ZEALANDIA is an award-winning ecosanctuary and conservation project dedicated to connecting people with nature. We have a 500-year vision to restore 225ha of forest and fresh-water ecosystems within our sanctuary fence, and a 20-year strategy that focuses on our impact and influence beyond the fence. ZEALANDIA is also a place where people’s understanding of New Zealand biodiversity and environmental issues is enhanced through their involvement, enjoyment, learning and experience of the sanctuary.

The primary purpose of this role is to administer all HR processes and provide high quality support to ZEALANDIA managers in recruitment and contract preparation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing HR administration processes.
  • Preparing HR contracts, letters, and other key documents.
  • Organising staff inductions.
  • Placing job advertisements.
  • Collating all job applications and responses.
  • Maintaining sound record management systems for all HR documents.
  • Assisting with other specific work as required.

Ideally you will have/be:

  • A high level of initiative and the ability to work independently.
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Clear and confident communication skills.
  • A solid level of IT competency, particularly in using Microsoft Word.
  • Five years’ office-based experience.
  • Sensitivity with confidential information.
  • Capable of working efficiently, organising self and work priorities.

Like all members of staff at ZEALANDIA, the person in this role will be expected to actively uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, maintain and promote exceptional health and safety, and support the maintenance of biosecurity in the sanctuary.

mail Position description.

mailApplication form

This is a part time role (20 hours per week).

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 Wednesday 16 June 2021.

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Café and Functions Assistant (casual role)

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.

The casual café and functions assistants manage all parts of the customer experience in the café from greeting customers as they arrive in the café, taking orders and serving food and drinks to customers, exact use of the POS system and ensure a clean and professional environment. Café Assistants will also be required to assist the kitchen at times through managing dishes, food preparation and cleaning.

Ideally you will have/be:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to follow and pass on instructions.
  • Co-operative, assisting other team members as needed.
  • The ability with work under pressure.
  • Experience in customer service and cash handling (preferred).
  • A Barista qualification and/or experience as a barista (preferred).

Like all members of staff at ZEALANDIA, the person in this role will be expected to actively uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, maintain and promote exceptional health and safety, and support the maintenance of biosecurity in the sanctuary.

mailJob description

mailApplication form

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 18 June 2021.

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Assistant Café Supervisor (fixed term)

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. The Assistant Café Supervisor works with the Manager and Supervisor 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:

  • Ensuring front of house, back of house and storage areas are kept tidy and clean at all times. • Supervising the café operations as the Duty Manager when the Manager and or Supervisor are not working.
  • 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.
  • Overseeing order to and deliveries from suppliers checking and weighing all deliveries before passing invoices on to the Manager Rata Cafe for payment approval.
  • Ensuring health and safety is addressed in day-to-day activities for all staff working in the café and for functions.

Ideally you will have:

  • 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.
  • A current Duty Managers Certificate (including LCQ) – preferred. Training can be provided to the right candidate who does not have a current duty managers certificate.
  • The ability to lead a team successfully.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability with work under pressure and great problem-solving skills.

Like all members of staff at ZEALANDIA, the person in this role will be expected to actively uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, maintain and promote exceptional health and safety, and support the maintenance of biosecurity in the sanctuary.

mail Position description.

mailApplication form

This is a fixed term role (ending 30 March 2022)

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 Monday 21 June 2021.

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