Ranger, Te Wahipounamu Storytelling, (Temporary), Operations Group, Wakatipu

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  • Category: Community
  • Location: Queenstown
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/8280TI2
  • Job Title: Ranger, Te Wahipounamu Storytelling, (Temporary), Operations Group, Wakatipu
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Be part of bringing New Zealand’s recreation, historic and natural heritage to life for every visitor.


Are you enthusiastic about conservation, culture and heritage? Do you enjoy engaging with others? We are looking for a creative, self-motivated person with excellent people skills. The focus of the position will be on creating experiences to tell appropriate, key stories to visitors at key sites in Whakatipu-wai-Māori as part of the wider Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area. This is a fixed term position for 3 months with flexible start dates between November 2019 to January 2020, working 40 hours per seven-day period.


The purpose of the position is to:

  • Understand and promote the cultural, historic and conservation values of Te Wāhipounamu through interpretation
  • Tell appropriate stories at key visitor sites
  • Research and deliver a summer interpretation visitor program with the support of our Te Wahipounamu storytelling team.  The applicant will work with Te Wāhipounamu Storytelling Advisor in a supportive tuakana-teina environment.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • a proven ability to think creatively and show initiative.
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to bring stories to life.
  • an openness to Te Ao Maori tikanga and history
  • motivation to research and understand the unique stories of these areas
  • a positive attitude and experience working with others
  • enthusiastic about promoting conservation values
  • a valid, full driver’s license.
  • eligibility to work in New Zealand, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if you are not a New Zealand citizen or resident.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.

For more information, please contact Susie Geh on 03 448508 / sgeh@doc.govt.nz

Applications close at 11 November 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.