Natureland Zoo Nelson

Check out our website, and see information about Natureland:  Natureland is a small zoo operated by the Natureland Wildlife Trust.

We are searching for  a Manager to come in and join our small team  to co-ordinate, lead, develop and motivate staff in the provision of offering great visitor experiences for those who visit the zoo.  Our current manager is remaining as one of our board of trustees and will hand over  management of the zoo  to the successful candidate in great condition.  We consider this role as pivotal to the day to day success of Natureland.

We are open 364 days of the year.  We operate a yearly events calendar that includes special events, conservation days, functions, fundraising activities and education.  In addition other key areas of your role include  the management of staff schedules, basic accounts, programmes, displays, and liasion with the Nelson City Council who are our major stakeholders.

The successful applicant will work closely with our fundraiser, and create events to build awareness, value and most importantly,  increase sales and revenue.  You are well supported by an excellent team of highly motivated Zoo keepers and business minded Trust Board members, that include successful business persons, Chartered Accountants, HR and compliance specialists.

Preferably the successful candidate will possess some animal husbandry, including that of Zoo experience. 

We realise that the above is a lot to ask for, however if this sounds exciting and you believe that you have what it takes then please apply.  If you have questions please call Glenn Turner on +64 (0)212 288 218

You must have the right to work in NZ to be considered for the role.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this role?
  • Are you available to work outside your usual hours when required? (e.g. weekends, evenings, public holidays)


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