Casual Stargazing Tour Guide
Under The Stars
Wellington, NZ
4d ago
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Casual Stargazing Tour Guide

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    Casual Stargazing Tour Guide

    Advertiser : Under The Stars

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    Job Listing Date14 Aug 2019Location Wellington Salary$20 - $24.99 per hour for minimum 3 hrsWork TypeCasual / VacationClassification Hospitality & Tourism , Tour Guides

    About the business

    Under The Stars is the only nomadic stargazing tour service in the Wairarapa. We provide memorable stargazing experiences for small groups to large functions while providing all the equipment our customers require to view those celestial objects.

    The proposed International Dark Sky Reserve is proving a popular reason to visit Martinborough, it will only get busier!

    Under The Stars is a fast growing emerging business and already have a variety of long term contracts. We are looking for guides to enable us to run multiple events on popular evenings.

    About the role

    This role is for casual work as a contractor to Under The Stars mainly during weekend evenings. You will take groups stargazing in the venue of their choice, showing them around the New Zealand night sky.

    You will be inspiring and entertaining, have a sense of humour and create a memorable evening for all.

    You will know about the sky, including planets, the Moon, galaxies and other celestial bodies and be able to relay these in an entertaining fashion for a wide range of audiences.

    A knowledge of Maori myths and legends would be a plus, but the willingness to learn is vital. We need guides who are fascinated by the night sky and bring this passion to others, are life long learners and keep up to date with astronomy news.

    Being able to drive with a full clean drivers license is essential as you will be moving around the Wairarapa, plus be able to set up and pack away stargazing equipment on your own.

    This person will be personable, friendly, polite, trustworthy and reliable as you will be representing Under The Stars while out and about.

    Benefits and perks

    Flexible casual work, no pressure to take a job.

    Min 3 hrs work pay including travel and petrol costs.

    A fun, unique job where you get to hang out with awesome people with a stunning night sky!

    Opportunities to grow and develop knowledge alongside expert stargazing guides.

    Skills and experience

    This job is mainly about presenting, so you must be confident talking to a large variety of groups, from small intimate groups to large functions.

    You must be able to work alone and use the equipment professionally (including on the spot problem solving).

    You must have good astronomy knowledge and be willing to learn.

    Please send a short cover letter and a short CV to Becky by email on

    The application form will include these questions :

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a tour guide?
  • Do you have native or bilingual proficiency in any languages other than English?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
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    Job Listing Date14 Aug 2019Location Wellington Salary$20 - $24.99 per hour for minimum 3 hrsWork TypeCasual / VacationClassification Hospitality & Tourism , Tour Guides

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