receptionist and administration assistant
Orana Wildlife Park
Christchurch, NZ
4d ago

Thank you for the interest in employment opportunities at Orana Wildlife Park. The zoo industry in which we operate is very dynamic and we seek passionate people to work as part of our team.

Any position vacancies we have are listed below.

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Are you an innovative teacher seeking new challenges in a varied environment?

Do you like working with a variety of year levels on diverse topics?

We are offering a unique opportunity in an exciting educational setting for a qualified teacher to join our successful team as one of our casual relief staff for 2021.

Orana Wildlife Trust is contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide curriculum support programmes to students from throughout the Canterbury region and beyond at Orana Wildlife Park.

We are dedicated to providing unique, interactive, quality educational experiences that cannot be replicated in a normal classroom setting.

This position requires an innovative, experienced, primary or secondary school teacher who enjoys working with students of all levels.

Being interested and passionate about conservation is, of course, a prerequisite for this position. Training and support will be provided by a skilled, experienced and knowledgeable team of educators.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking person with a professional attitude, sense of humour and creative flair, who possesses the following skills and attributes :

  • Relevant, formal teaching qualifications
  • A broad base of experience as an educator and up-to-date curriculum knowledge
  • Proven ability to deliver education programmes to students from N.E. Year 13
  • A high level of communication skills.
  • The hours of work are generally Monday to Friday, 9 : 00 am to 3 : 30 pm. The amount of work we are able to offer you will be entirely dependent on the number of school bookings at any time.

    Teaching positions like this don't come around often, so make sure you apply now - contact Orana Wildlife Trust and ask for an application pack.

    Applications close at 5pm, Friday 27th August 2021 . Applications can be posted to : Engagement Manager, Orana Wildlife Park, PO Box 5130, Christchurch 8542, or emailed to us at .

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    Reception and retail assistant

    permanent part-time position

    Two days per week including one weekend day)

    We are seeking to employ a suitably skilled person for a permanent part-time, front-line position with the opportunity for additional casual work during school holidays and other busy periods.

    You will need to be a highly driven and energetic individual, able to show initiative, with a passion for wildlife.

    This is a diverse role responsible for providing a high level of customer service and ensuring that quality information is delivered to visitors on entering the Park.

    The main responsibilities include greeting visitors, admission tickets, promoting key products and merchandise as well as answering overflow’ phone calls.

    Close liaison with other staff members will be essential to ensure that all front-line requirements are met.

    The successful applicant must possess the following attributes :

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good experience in cash handling and retail sales
  • Outstanding customer service and people skills
  • A team player with a can do attitude and attention to detail
  • A positive, polite and friendly personality
  • A passion for conservation and the aims of the Trust
  • The position is for two days out of seven per week, including one weekend day each week. Additional shifts will also be available during busy periods, therefore we are seeking a person who can be flexible in their availability for work.

    Hours of work are 10 : 00am to 5 : 00pm.

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