Summer Ranger

Date: 31-Jul-2022

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Based at our Southern Regional Parks
  • 3-months paid work as a summer park ranger
  • Accommodation provided if needed (own car preferred at Whakanewha)


Providing you with relevant career experience through the summer months at our Southern Regional Parks. One of the Southern Parks Hunua is a natural playground which includes bush-clad ranges with streams, waterfalls and magnificent vistas. It is the largest native forest in the Auckland region and home to thriving native wildlife, beautiful waterfalls and more than 450 species of plants.

If your studies would benefit from this experience, a summer with the Auckland Council 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 14 Summer Rangers to join our Regional Parks team for 3 months! We are looking for five summer rangers that will be based at either Ambury, Whakanewha, Āwhitu, Waitawa Regional Park.

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, and 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, 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 16 November 2022 until 15 February 2023.  It will include working on a roster covering weekends and some 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!


For 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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.