Summer Ranger

Date: 31-Jul-2022

Location: Orewa/Whangaparaoa, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Based at our Northern Regional Parks
  • 3 months paid work as a summer park ranger
  • Accommodation provided free of charge if needed (no pets allowed)


Providing you with relevant career experience through the summer months at our Northern Regional Parks. The Northern Regional Parks are a diverse mix of spectacular landscapes, facilities and service for huge numbers of recreational visitors, conservation outcomes including fully incorporated open sanctuaries and sustainable farming. If your personal development would benefit from this experience, a summer with Auckland Council in the Northern Regional Parks could be the best summer ever. 

You'll work with some of Auckland's best minds, supported in a friendly and stimulating environment and gain valuable real-world experience.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

Auckland’s Regional Parks play a fundamental role in preserving our unique and iconic landscapes across the region. Receiving up to 6 million visits a year, they are home to many rare and threatened ecosystems and native species.  

This year we are on the hunt for 21 Summer Rangers to join our Regional Parks team for 3 months!  Eight northern summer rangers will be based at; Long Bay, Shakespear, Tāwharanui, Wenderholm Regional Park or one of our other wonderful parks as needed. Our Summer Park Rangers are a key part in facilitating safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation and education experiences while conserving and protecting cultural, natural, and heritage resources.


He kōrero mōu: About you

If your studies would benefit from real-world experience and you are currently studying in the related fields of conservation, environmental management, ecology, cultural and NZ heritage, tourism, landscaping, horticulture, recreation, outdoor education or agriculture, we want to hear from you!

Based at one of our Regional Parks located within the Auckland Region, the rangers will assist with customer service, conservation, bylaw control and maintenance of the parks across the network. You will be provided with basic accommodation however you will need to cover your travel expenses.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a clean and full NZ driver’s licence, with competent manual driving skills.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

These positions will work full-time from 16th November 2022 until 15th February 2023.  It will include working on a roster covering weekends and public holidays, including the Christmas and New Year period.

The regional parks are passionately maintained and cared for by Park Rangers, volunteers and local communities. Be part of this phenomenal network and legacy of the Regional Parks whilst taking the next step up in your career. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a direct contribution to Auckland, whilst gaining on the job experience at one of our Regional Parks. If you are passionate about Auckland and the communities that make it a vibrant place to live, apply now!

To view a copy of the position description please click here

Applications close Sunday 21st August 2022

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


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