2023/24 Seasonal Positions

The Humpridge Track is recruiting various roles to join our ‘can do’ attitude team! We provide above and beyond customer service in the wilderness! The Humpridge Track is located in Southern Fiordland and comprises of a 3day 2night adventure - 62km and two Lodges, adding some luxury to the usual NZ walking track. We engage with a wide range of walkers and offer three quite different packages catering to their respective tramping needs. Awareness of the Humpridge Track (A wholly owned and operated subsidiary of the Tuatapere Hump Track Charitable Trust) has increased significantly through the journey towards Great Walk Status in 2023/24. If you have a 'can do' attitude, a passion for delivering great customer service, and meet the skill sets below, send us your CV for consideration for the next season.

We require Lodge Leads, with;

  • A friendly personality with experience in a similar role, or willing to learn.
  • A welcoming disposition and having a ‘can do’ attitude is essential.
  • Ability to be the lead person with the overall day-to-day function of the lodge.
  • Able to delegate tasks and manage an assistant.
  • Strong communication skills and time management.
  • Meal preparation of a high standard – an eye for detail.
  • Presentable with professional approach to self-appearance.
  • Physical capability to carry out menial tasks as they arise, such as helicopter operations.
  • Physically fit and able to walk 20km if and when required.
  • Able to live and work remotely on a rostered basis (2 weeks on/ 1 week off).

Responsibilities include;

  • Daily hands-on management of the lodge, self-motivation & team leadership skills.
  • Supervise 2IC to ensure high-quality standards are met and the work load is shared.
  • Minor maintenance daily/weekly/monthly checks – e.g. manage utilities - training provided.
  • Plan and control stock levels, keeping ahead of the game.
  • Meal preparation for our catered guided walks and other designated meals, training also provided.
  • Prerequisite License Controller Qualification Cert (prior to commencement) & a Duty Manager License in progress (Assistance provided) .
  • Brief guests in evening on house rules and other relevant information.
  • Health & Safety (First Aid Cert) & regular safety checks and registers.

We require 2ICs, with;

  • Experience in a similar 2IC role or willing to learn.
  • Having an eye for detail.
  • Presenting yourself well and able to work in a team.
  • Ability to get all your daily responsibilities done in an efficient timely manner - Time Management.
  • Physical capability to carry out menial tasks as they arise.
  • Physically fit and able to walk 20km if and when required.
  • Friendly and approachable disposition.
  • Excellent customer service mindset.
  • Able to live and work remotely on a rostered basis - (2 weeks on/ 1 week off)

Responsibilities include;

  • Work under the supervision of the Lodge Lead and work as a team.
  • Daily duties include cleaning of the; lodge and ablutions, room preparation, laundry, and other duties assigned.
  • Preform your duties to a professional standard, efficiently and on time.
  • Work alongside lodge lead during helicopter operations.
  • Always assist your teammate.

We require Guides, with;

  • Experience in guiding in subalpine and/or alpine conditions in New Zealand.
  • Having guide qualifications and/or a willingness to further your training.
  • A friendly personality able to give the walkers a great customer experience.
  • First Aid certified and solid outdoor skills.
  • A passionate understanding of New Zealand native bush and wildlife and ability to share your knowledge with the walkers.
  • Physically fit to walk 20kms a day, and support trampers on the journey if required.
  • Ability to cater to the walkers needs from start of tramp to finish.

The responsibilities;

  • Guiding between 12-18 walkers on a 3day 3night adventure through southern Fiordland.
  • Cater to trampers needs on the track & assist Lodge Lead with meals and clean up.
  • Give walkers information about the native bush and wildlife enroute.
  • Walk and guide in all weather conditions.
  • Communicate effectively with other guide, lodge leads, and track base.
  • Flexible walking roster – 1-2 trips/week with possible rotation.

Applicants must be eligible to work in NZ for the duration of the season.

Apply to [email protected] with your CV and motivation letter.