Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Kiwi Whale Watchers club 6

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ROLES 

Nau mai haere mai ki te whānau o Whale Watch 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 endorsement
  • 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. 


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.
  • Full Class 1 License
  • 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. 


MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team at Whale Watch Kaikōura as a Maintenance Technician.

This is a permanent role based at Kaikōura as a valued member of our Maintenance Support Services team.

The Maintenance Technician plays a critical role in supporting the day-to-day delivery of all general and asset maintenance, servicing, general-hand and grounds keeping requirements across the company helping to ensure critical plant, equipment and assets are well maintained, compliant and fit for purpose.

This is very much a hands-on role covering general grounds keeping, rubbish disposal, fault identification and remedy, vessel, vehicle and facility maintenance and servicing, organizing and overseeing contractors and service agents etc.

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.

Desirable qualifications, attributes, skills and experience:

  • Experience working within the tourism industry.
  • Experience working within the maritime sector and around vessels.
  • Experience in a general maintenance hand role.
  • Mechanical, building, plumbing, electrical experience.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • Tech savvy and embraces the integration of supporting technology.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A team player with strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, is reliable and uses their initiative.
  • Trustworthy with Integrity.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Workplace first aid.
  • Full class 2 license

Role Requirements:

  • You must be legally permitted to work in New Zealand.
  • Must be based in Kaikōura.
  • Full Class 1 license

If you think you have what it takes to fulfil this exciting role then please provide a letter and CV to Kauahi Ngapora by Email: kauahi@whalewatch.co.nz or Post: PO Box 89, Kaikoura 7340 or Deliver to: The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikōura.


 

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