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Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation – Learn Bird Care

Learn Bird Care offer training and workshops including Bird Rescue 101 and Introduction to Rehabilitation.  Check out their website to learn more and book a place at the next workshop.

About us

Third Floor Ventures¬†was the initiative of three people who have extensive experience in the conservation sector in the areas of biodiversity protection, animal pests, biosecurity,¬†recreation and historic management.¬† We saw the difficulties in recruiting quality staff to positions in the conservation sector and also were frustrated by the lack of a single site where one could view jobs of interest.¬† This spurred us to start a web site that provides an employment advertising and information service for the conservation, environment and park management fields ‚ÄďNZ Conservation Jobs.


Introduction This statement sets out Third Floor Ventures policy relating to the collection and use of personal information. Before disclosing your personal information to Third Floor Ventures, its Directors or staff you should read this policy as a safeguard to your privacy. Personal Information Third Floor Ventures recognises that your privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your personal information. We acknowledge that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously. All personal information and information of a confidential nature obtained by Third Floor Ventures, its directors and […]


The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to job seekers and all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure its accuracy. However, Third Floor Ventures; may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice; and is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to or referenced from this website. neither endorses the information, content, presentation, or accuracy of such other websites, nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding these other websites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and […]

Getting the job

CV’s A good CV is important so spend some time on it.¬† Tailor it to the job you are applying for by looking at what the purpose and requirements of the job are.¬† Don’t use a generic, one-size-fits-all CV.¬† Show that you actually know what this job is about and that it matters to you. There’s a great resource over at on how to write CVs.¬† There are examples of several different CV styles along with a CV builder.¬† Check it out at¬† Competencies Some organisations, including the Department of Conservation, ask that you address the competencies listed in […]

Can I send you my CV?

No.¬† We are a job advertising agency and not an employer.¬† As a rule of thumb, don’t send a CV unless you are invited to apply for a vacancy or submit expressions of interest.

I’m an overseas resident, can I apply for these jobs?

If you are living overseas and want to work in New Zealand you must: be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Residence Permit holder or, be an Australian citizen or an Australian resident who holds a current Australian Resident Return Visa or, have lawful authority to work in New Zealand which includes a Work Permit with conditions that allow the holder to work in the position applied for or, have a variation of condition to a Visitor or Student Permit that allows such work. People in New Zealand on a Working Holiday Scheme Permit are not permitted to take […]

Environmental Management Courses – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Turn your love of the outdoors into a career protecting New Zealand‚Äôs waterways, coastlines, national parks and reserves, or working with organisations to promote sustainability. Our environment courses, supported by local industry and Iwi, provide you with the understanding and tools to work in a wide range of environmental, resource management and conservation fields. You’ll enjoy awesome field trips and lots of practical work to help prepare you for your career, and make lifelong friends who love the great outdoors like you do. See more at

Conservation & Biodiversity Management – Unitec

As our human footprint increasingly makes its mark on the planet, conservation experts are in demand. Study conservation and biodiversity management at Unitec and you’ll learn how to examine ecosystems and advise on the sustainable management of land. It’s great preparation for a rewarding career protecting our natural environment.

Animal Health and Welfare – Unitec

Do you love animals? Animal welfare courses at Unitec prepare you for a satisfying career working with creatures great and small. Whether you’re interested in canine behaviour and training, zoo-keeping, or veterinary nursing, there are lots of areas to specialise in when it comes to caring for animals.

Trainee Ranger Certificate – NMIT

NMIT is the only tertiary institution in the country that works in partnership with the Department of Conservation to deliver the Trainee Ranger Certificate. Graduates have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of two-year ranger trainee contracts within DOC or seek employment in local and regional councils, nature tourism ventures, biodiversity work or zoos.

Department of Conservation field-based courses

These field based courses are face-to-face practical courses for anyone that works or wants to work or volunteer in conservation.  They are suitable for volunteers, funding recipients, territorial authority and regional council staff, or members of community groups and trusts.  To attend any of these courses you need to enrol with the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). The courses are delivered and administered by NMIT in partnership with DOC. 

Department of Conservation Online Courses

The Department of Conservation offer a range of on online courses that can be done by anyone, anytime, and are free of charge (Adobe Flash is required). The courses offered include;