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Perfect ‘Westie’ job

0 Comments 27 August 2015

Perfect job for a ‘Westie’ at Arataki Visitor Centre

Casual Information Advisor, Arataki Visitor Centre.  Take your passion for the outdoors to work.

Our Arataki Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, receiving around 160,000 visitors a year who are keen to explore the park, tramp the tracks, take part in planned activities and generally enjoy the natural and unique environment.

As an information advisor, you will provide visitors with a wide variety of information on the park, including the tracks, the environment and history, and safety in the bush.  You will also take bookings for activities and community groups and general enquiries – as well as selling the merchandise on site.

We need someone who genuinely understands that customer service and good customer experiences start with a welcoming smile, an approachable helpful manner, a genuine interest in people, as well as respect for the product you represent – and have a proven record in delivering good customer service.    You will also need experience in general administration using MS Office, and be able to demonstrate great organisational skills.  A knowledge of the Waitakere Ranges and an understanding of tourism and recreation would be advantageous.  We need you to hold a clean NZ Driver’s Licence too.

If you have worked in outdoor tourism, or a busy and successful visitor centre, or perhaps retail in the tourism/hospitality/outdoor industries this is a unique opportunity you should consider.  Ideally, you’re someone who already enjoys the outdoors and doesn’t blink an eye at the idea of tramping through muddy tracks as a good time, and can give our visitors a first hand perspective of the parks.

Note this is a Casual position, working as and when required. The centre is open daily from 8.30am to 5.00pm including weekends and public holidays, 364 days of the year (that’s right, we  close for Christmas Day only) so flexibility is paramount!

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting of candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Application closed date: Wednesday 2nd September 2015, at 10.30pm.

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