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Kiwi Whale Watchers club 6

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ROLES 

Nau mai haere mai ki te whānau o Whale Watch Kaikōura 


TOUR HOST

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the team at Whale Watch Kaikōura as a Tour Host.

This is a permanent role based at Kaikōura as a valued member of our Fleet & On-Water Services Team.

The Tour Host plays a critical role in supporting the delivery of a quality on-water service to our customers. They ensure the safety and comfort of our customers and carry-out deckhand and crew duties accordingly to support the safe and effective operation of our fleet and associated infrastructure.

The role is based on a guaranteed minimum of 40-worked hours per week across a 5-day working week but subject to customer demand and/or role requirements actual worked hours could be higher.

The role also maintains versatility with training and working within other areas of the company forming part of the role.

Desirable qualifications, attributes, skills and experience:

  • Experience working within the tourism industry.
  • Experience working within the maritime sector, at sea and around vessels.
  • Experience within a customer driven and focused environment.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Tech savvy and embraces the integration of supporting technology.
  • Can confidently speak to and engage with large groups of people.
  • Competent in delivering presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, reliable and uses their initiative.
  • Trustworthy with Integrity.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Workplace first aid
  • Boat master or higher deckhand qualification.

Role Requirements:

  • Currently living in New Zealand.
  • You must be legally permitted to work in New Zealand.
  • Must be based in Kaikōura.

This role will stay open until a suitable appointment is made. If you think you have what it takes to fulfil this exciting role then please provide a letter and CV to Pakihana Hawke by Email: paki@whalewatch.co.nz Post: PO Box 89, Kaikoura 7340 or Deliver to: The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikōura.


CAPTAIN

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the team at Whale Watch Kaikōura as a Captain.

This is a permanent role based at Kaikōura as a valued member of our Fleet & On-Water Services team. Whale Watch has recently invested in a modern fleet of 24m foil assisted catamarans incorporating some of the latest in proven technology, performance and vessel design.

As Captain you will play a critical role in the delivery of a high-quality on-water service to our customers. You will ensure the highest possible service standards are delivered and support the safe and compliant operation of our fleet and associated infrastructure.

The role is based on a guaranteed minimum of 40-worked hours per week across a 5-day working week but subject to customer demand and/or role requirements actual worked hours could be higher.

The role also maintains versatility with training and working within other areas of the company forming part of the role.

Desirable qualifications, attributes, skills and experience:

  • Experience working within the tourism industry.
  • Experience working within the maritime sector, ideally in command of a vessel.
  • Experience with Hamilton Jet propulsion.
  • Experience within a customer driven and focused environment.
  • Computer literate. Tech savvy and embraces the integration of supporting technology.
  • Can confidently speak to and engage with large groups of people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Leads by example, and models positive leadership behaviors.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, reliable and uses their initiative.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Trustworthy with Integrity.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Workplace first aid.
  • Skipper Coastal Offshore w relevant endorsements
  • Full Class 2 License

Minimum Role Requirements:

  • Skipper Restricted Limits with 24m, passenger and high-speed endorsements.
  • Currently living in New Zealand.
  • You must be legally permitted to work in New Zealand.
  • Must be based in Kaikōura.

If you think you have what it takes to fulfil this exciting role then please provide a letter and CV to Pakihana Hawke by Email: paki@whalewatch.co.nz Post: PO Box 89, Kaikoura 7340 or Deliver to: The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikōura. Role remains vacant until a suitable candidate is identified.


DRIVER HOST (BUS DRIVER)

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the team at Whale Watch Kaikōura as a Driver Host (Bus Driver).

This is a permanent role based at Kaikōura as a valued member of our Customer Transport Services Team.

The Driver Host plays a critical role in the delivery of a quality customer transport service. The Driver Host also supports the safe, presentable and compliant operation of vehicles and associated infrastructure including maintenance and upkeep.

The role is based on a guaranteed minimum of 40-worked hours per week across a 5-day working week but subject to customer demand and/or role requirements actual worked hours could be higher.

The role also maintains versatility with training and working within other areas of the company forming part of the role.

Desirable qualifications, attributes, skills and experience:

  • Experience working within the tourism industry.
  • Experience within a customer driven and focused environment.
  • Experience driving passenger buses within a passenger service vehicle environment.
  • Experience maintaining buses.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Tech savvy and embraces the integration of supporting technology.
  • Can confidently speak to and engage with large groups of people.
  • Excellent communication skills and team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, reliable and uses their initiative.
  • Trustworthy with Integrity.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Current workplace first aid and Class 4 license.

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum of a current Full Class 2 license with P-endorsement for both small and large vehicles
  • Currently living in New Zealand.
  • You must be legally permitted to work in New Zealand.
  • Must be based in Kaikōura.

This role will stay open until a suitable appointment is made. If you think you have what it takes to fulfil this exciting role then please provide a letter and CV to Nakita Boyd by Email: nakita@whalewatch.co.nz Post: PO Box 89, Kaikoura 7340 or Deliver to: The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikōura.   

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