Interpretation Ranger, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Franz Josef


  • Fixed Term
  • Franz Josef
  • Applications have closed

Website Department of Conservation

Do the great outdoors appeal?

Fancy working in some of the most scenic locations in New Zealand?

Drawn by the prospect of inspiring and educating others about our natural environment?   Want to have the Ranger job you’ve always dreamed about?

This job could be perfect for you!

This Ranger position is to add value to the overall tourist experience in Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area (at Franz Josef/Fox Glaciers and Lake Matheson) – by leading and delivering a field based interpretation programme.

We have a fixed term summer Interpretation Ranger position available in Franz Josef Glacier with duties including:

  • Designing, planning and providing guided walks, talks and interpretive/educational programmes
  • Liaising with other Rangers and/or experts to deliver exceptional interpretive programmes
  • Advocating for conservation within the community
  • Providing general conservation and safety information to visitors
  • Helping visitors at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre

Skills and experience required:

  • Skill and experience in developing and delivering on-site interpretation programmes in cultural and natural heritage.
  • Ideally able to communicate well in English and Te Reo Maori – proficiency in other languages beneficial
  • Enjoy interacting with people from all over the world
  • Experience in the New Zealand outdoors
  • First aid training essential

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

For more information please contact Chris Monson cmonson@doc.govt.nz or phone 027 543 9963 quoting vacancy 400/65TXE

Applicants close at 5pm on Monday, 20 November 2017.

DOC