Kaiārahi Visitor Centre Host

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, 20 minutes north of Masterton, is seeking a part-time Kaiārahi /Visitor Centre Host to be part of a passionate, growing team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering exceptional visitor experiences alongside the current Pūkaha team.    

Duties are varied and interesting including retail sales, taking tours and giving talks to the public.   One of the special responsibilities of this position is to support the delivery of Te Hikoi o Pūkaha – an important tour that tells the story of the ngāhere from the Rangitāne perspective and Maori world view.  

The role is part-time, beginning with 10-15 hours per week and progressing to more hours during the summer. Pūkaha is open 364 days a year and the successful applicants will need to be able to work on the weekends, on school and public holidays. 

Essential skills and qualities sought include:

  • Confident and effective communicator and story teller
  • Strong skills in Te Reo Maori & tikanga
  • Passion for conservation and te taiao
  • Proven experience working in customer service
  • Cash handling skills

Full training and support will be provided to applicants with the right attitude, passion and willingness to learn.

Applications close at 5pm Tuesday 2 November.  Please email your application to [email protected]


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