Job vacancies


Thank you for the interest in employment opportunities at Orana Wildlife Park. The zoo industry in which we operate is very dynamic and we seek passionate people to work as part of our team. Any position vacancies we have are listed below.

 

 

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maintenance and development assistant/handyperson

We are seeking to employ a suitably skilled person for this unique and varied position. The successful applicant will report to the Maintenance & Development Manager, who is responsible for all maintenance work and new construction projects at the Park.

 

Duties for this position will include:

  • Small maintenance tasks that will require carpentry, painting, welding, basic plumbing, vehicle maintenance and other general repair work.
  • Assisting in the construction of new animal exhibits and upgrades.
  • Supervision of contractors working on-site.
  • General upkeep of the grounds and facilities to maintain a high level of presentation.

 

Ideal applicants will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in a relevant trade with the ability to demonstrate high standards of workmanship (trade qualification or working towards one will be considered an advantage).
  • Mechanical/engineering/carpentry skills (welding experience is desirable).
  • Basic horticultural knowledge and experience in grounds maintenance.
  • Licence endorsements, e.g. WTR, would be considered an advantage.
  • Good communication and customer skills.
  • Responsible, mature outlook and team player.
  • A “can do” attitude and willing to take on a wide range of duties.
  • High level of physical fitness.
  • Able to work unsupervised and supervise the work of others when required.
  • A firearms licence is considered an advantage.

 

The position has a working week of Monday to Friday. This position is full time, 40 hours per week. Hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience.

 

If you wish to apply, then we invite you to request an application pack by phone (03 359 7109) or email (info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz). All applications must be submitted on the official application form included in the pack by 5pm, Friday 18th December 2020 and should be emailed to info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz or posted to  Maintenance & Development Manager, Orana Wildlife Trust, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and a short list of candidates will be selected for interview.


maintenance and development labourer/painter

We are seeking to employ a suitably skilled person for this entry level position. The successful applicant will report to the Maintenance & Development Manager who is responsible for all maintenance work and new construction projects at the Park.

 

Duties for this position will include:

  • A focus on tasks involving painting/staining.
  • Small jobs and repairs that will include carpentry, plumbing and other general duties (e.g. collecting off-site orders/supplies).
  • Assisting tradesmen on construction jobs.
  • General maintenance tasks relating to presentation of the grounds and facilities (e.g. mowing lawns, weed eating, clearing trees, cleaning toilets, rubbish collection etc).

 

Applicants should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience painting across different mediums and an understanding of paint products.
  • Basic carpentry and handy-person skills will be considered an advantage.
  • Some experience in grounds maintenance (eg using a weedtrimmer, lawnmower etc).
  • Licence endorsements, e.g. WTR, would be considered an advantage.
  • Good communication and customer skills.
  • Responsible, mature outlook and team player.
  • A “can do” attitude and willing to take on a wide range of duties.
  • High level of physical fitness.
  • Able to work unsupervised and supervise the work of others when required.
  • A firearms licence is considered an advantage.

 

The position has a working week of Monday to Friday initially while undergoing training. Once trained, this position will likely involve working one weekend day. Hours of work are 8 hours per day worked between 8:30am and 5:00pm.  Work on other days or public holidays may be required as Orana Wildlife Park operates 7 days a week. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience.

 

If you wish to apply, then we invite you to request an application pack by phone (03 359 7109) or email (info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz). All applications must be submitted on the official application form included in the pack by 5 pm, Friday 18th December 2020 and should be emailed to: info@oranawildlifepark.co.nz or posted to:  The Maintenance and Development Manager, Orana Wildlife Trust, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542.