Job Vacancy: Park Manager
20 November 2019

Park Manager Job Vacancy

A great opportunity to join the small and highly motivated management team that runs Staglands Wildlife Reserve.

We are looking for a park manager to take responsibility for the day to day management and operation of the outside component of Staglands. This is a broad and challenging role that requires a person with good practical skills and who is also able to interact well with a wide range of people.

You must be able to demonstrate experience motivating and leading a small team. Your ability to get the best out of the team will be critical to your success at Staglands. To do this you will need to set goals, develop work plans and training schedules.

The role involves overseeing the following:

  • All repairs and maintenance to the park and equipment on site

  • All animals and bird husbandry work

  • Daily presentation and grooming of the park

  • Health and safety of our team and visitors

  • Ordering of materials and services needed for maintenance and any development work being carried

  • Delivery of ranger experiences, tractor trailer rides and other products


You will need to show:

  • Good eye for detail and observation skills

  • An interest in wildlife and conservation

  • Knowledge of animal welfare issues and current industry best practice

  • Good attitude towards your work colleagues and workplace

  • Understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workplace

  • Good understanding of rural infrastructure


It is a physical job. There is lifting involved and a good level of fitness is essential. You will need to be able to work outside even when the weather wet and unpleasant and be prepared to a roster that includes at least on day in the weekend and some public holidays.

Take a look at the Job Description for more information.

If you think this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. You need NZ residency and full NZ driver’s license. 


Please email your CV with two referees to


The owners are both on site and available so you drawing on their 80 years collective experience running and developing the park.

If this appeals to you, you will also have a passion for native flora and fauna, domestic and feral breeds of animals and birds. You must be fit and able to work outdoors in all weather. 

and delivering a great customer experience,

  • Build on Staglands success, and the high standard Staglands has achieved over the past 40 years

  • Deliver a product that exceeds our customers expectations

  • Contribute to building a management team that will continue the development of Staglands for another 40 years.

  • Your ability to communicate with a wide range of people will be critical to your success at Staglands.


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