Employment

Come and join us for a busy summer season.

Sea kayak and Walk Guides

We are looking for more Guides to help show our visitors the very best of Abel Tasman National Park. Come and share our knowledge gathered over eight generations of experience in the region.

Guided positions are full time for a fixed term commencing at the start of December 2016 and running to the end of April 2017 on a rolling roster for trips that can be from 2 hours to 5 days duration.

Our half and full day kayak and walk trips depart from Kaiteriteri. As well as brochured products, we also offer privately guided trips tailored to meet our guest’s needs.

Three day trips stay one night at each of our 2 Beachfront Lodges. Five day trips have two nights at each Lodge. Cooks provide meals for both guests and staff. There is full boat back-up for Lodge supplies and luggage transfers. Guests can join any scheduled boat service to reduce walking or kayaking time.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of NZ flora, fauna and history, as well as being customer focused with excellent interpersonal skills. You must be available to work weekends and public holidays and be prepared to work away from home for up to five days at a time.

In addition to guiding, you will be required to complete light kitchen hand duties when undertaking lodge based trips. This includes all bar and food service. Guides are also responsible for the set up and clean down of all guiding related equipment, including kayaks, at the beginning and end of both single-day and multi-day trips.

Sea Kayak Guide Minimum Requirements:

  • A tertiary level qualification in Sea Kayaking.
  • Restricted driver’s licence as a minimum.
  • A valid first aid certificate.
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa
  • A Coastguard Day Skipper qualification will be an advantage.

If you progress beyond the interview stage, you will be required to undertake a sea kayak skills assessment. Applicants are expected to pass each criteria of this assessment to be considered for employment.

Walk Guide Minimum Requirements:

  • Hold an exceptional knowledge of New Zealand’s environment and history, a tertiary qualification in a natural science will be an advantage.
  • Restricted driver’s licence as a minimum.
  • A valid first aid certificate.
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa
  • A Coastguard Day Skipper qualification will be an advantage.

Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is committed to providing a safe and healthy work place for its employees and guests. In the interests of health and safety successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre employment drug and alcohol test.

If you are interested in joining our team or for further information about the position, please email your CV and cover letter or questions to our Operations Manager, Shay Gill: shay@abeltasman.co.nz