Holiday Park Manager
Careers New Zealand
New Zealand
3d ago

Pay for holiday park managers varies depending on experience, and the location and size of the holiday park they manage.

  • Assistant holiday park managers usually earn between $38,000 and $43,000 a year.
  • Holiday park managers can earn between $43,000 and $60,000.
  • Relief holiday park managers earn between $150 and $200 a day.
  • Source : Holiday Parks Association, 2018.

    This information is a guide only. )

    What you will do

    Holiday park managers may do some or all of the following :

  • greet guests and check them into cabins, caravans or campsites
  • maintain the buildings and grounds
  • hire, train and organise staff
  • handle guest requests and complaints
  • plan budgets, keep accounts, carry out administrative tasks, and organise marketing activities
  • take accommodation bookings and manage online reservation systems
  • take bookings for local tourist attractions
  • clean and prepare public places for use
  • run a restaurant and / or camp shop
  • run activities such as tramping, horse-trekking or fishing trips.
  • Skills and knowledge

    Holiday park managers need to have :

  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of health and safety, including food safety
  • knowledge of the local area and tourist attractions
  • business administration, management and marketing skills.
  • Practical maintenance and repair skills, such as plumbing, and skill in operating machinery are helpful. It is also useful if holiday park managers know first aid.

    Holiday park managers :

  • usually work regular business hours, but will work extra hours to meet seasonal demand
  • work in camping grounds, caravan and holiday parks, or seaside resorts
  • often work outdoors in all weather conditions in a rural environment
  • may travel locally to get supplies and transport guests to tourist sights and activities.
  • Entry requirements

    There are no specific requirements to become a holiday park manager.

    Holiday park managers may attend courses and seminars run by hospitality and tourism organisations.

    Secondary education

    There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a holiday park manager. However, English and maths are useful.

    Personal requirements

    Holiday park managers need to be :

  • well organised and efficient
  • adaptable and practical
  • good at communicating
  • friendly, polite and helpful
  • able to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
  • good at solving problems.
  • Useful experience

    Useful experience for holiday park managers includes :

  • running a business
  • experience in the hospitality industry, preferably at management level
  • practical work such as building, farming, carpentry, engineering or plumbing
  • customer service work.
  • Physical requirements

    Holiday park managers need to be reasonably fit, healthy and strong as they may need to move caravans around the park, and do gardening and cleaning.

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