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    Nature & Birdwatching Guide - New Zealand

    • Employer: Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
      Location: Stewart Island, New Zealand
      Country: New Zealand
      Last Date to Apply: 10/30/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    We are seeking a special person to help provide our clients with quality birding and nature observations, mainly on day walks and evening kiwi spotting trips.

    You need to demonstrate empathy with a small business and excellent customer care.  We need staff to be hardworking and team players.

    Required for immediate start for training and working through to April / early May 2019. Preference given to applicants who can commit for a minimum 2 seasons to allow you to build up your expertise and knowledge and ensure our clients get the best service.

    Stewart Island is a semi-remote location with a daily flight and ferry service and a number of amenities / facilities.  There are about 400 permanent residents and over 35,000 visitors a year.
    This is a fabulous opportunity for the right candidate, with a genuine interest in the outdoors, to experience a beautiful location and meet some wonderful people from around the world.

    Our ideal candidate is / has:

    • A good fit for a small, professional working environment 
    • Tertiary qualification in an appropriate outdoors field e.g. zoology, biology
    • Good birdwatching skills and knowledge / experience of NZ birds or a quick learner
    • Any guiding experience is an advantage
    • Mature, responsible, honest and trustworthy
    • Friendly and outgoing with strong customer service skills
    • Good leadership and organisation skills
    • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English
    • Physically fit and healthy
    • Good personal presentation

    Key Task Include:

    • Guiding our birdwatching and nature tours on Ulva Island and Stewart Island
    • Guiding Evening Kiwi Spotting tours
    • Driver / Guide on our Birding Road Tours
    • Other opportunities may arise subject to skills / aptitude / abilities.

    Duties include:

    • Plan and prepare for trips
    • Brief clients / answer questions
    • Guiding clients
    • Providing quality information and experiences
    • Completing all necessary in-house paperwork accurately and on a timely basis.

    Driver Guide on Scenic / Birding Road Tours
    (This task is dependent on an NZ driver's license and passenger endorsement).

    • Drive clients and provide quality information


    • Carry out any other reasonable tasks helpful to the business.
    • Help distribute brochures and market our business.

    Employment Period and Hours of Work

    • Immediate to April / Mid-May 2019
    • Working hours will vary from minimum 30 hours a week.

    Please apply if you:

    • Are genuinely interested in this vacancy and location and able to move to Stewart Island.
    • Meet our criteria
    • Are planning to be in New Zealand and willing to a formal face to face interview in Stewart Island.  
    • Hold a valid NZ work visa
    • Hold a current first aid certificate / willing to obtain
    • Hold a clean drive’s licence (if possible an NZ driver's licence with a p-endorsement)
    • Have no commitments that require extended leave during the period October to April / May.

    If you require further information or wish to apply, contact us.  Due to limited resources we are only able to respond to suitable candidates.  Vacancy will close once a suitable candidate is found.

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