Work for us

We are seeking special people who care about our small business, who are hardworking team players. Must be genuine about their ability to live and work in a semi-remote location.

In order to meet customer needs and help the business move forward, any vacancy for permanent roles are for a minimum 2 to 3 year period as we require our staff to build up their expertise and knowledge. 

Expressions of interest are welcome. Due to limited resources we can only deal with suitable applicants. To find out more contact: careers@ruggedyrange.com.

QUALIFIED SKIPPER / GUIDE

A seasonal or permanent position for an experienced and qualified, people-friendly skipper, who loves nature and enjoys sharing their knowledge with customers. Experience driving outboard motor boats essential. There may be an opportunity for two positions working a roster basis.

TRAINEE Admin AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

A permanent position for an outdoor enthusiast able to carry out a variety of tasks to ensuring the smooth running of our tours and services. Able to help in our booking office selling tours / services / gear. 

SALES & Retail Assistant

A seasonal position for a special person who is mature and responsible to take on this dynamic role in our booking office and outdoor shop in Stewart Island.  An opportunity for a permanent position may be available for the right candidate.

trainee nature & birdwatching guide

Do you have a knowledge of New Zealand birds and native flora.  Do you enjoy interacting with visitors and sharing your knowledge with clients. Are you flexible to help with guided walks day and overnight hikes along with scenic road tours.  Must be physically fit. For the right candidate, willing to commit to several seasons. Mainly seasonal from September to May. Off-season work may be available.

trainee SUPPORT guide

An important role! Can you help fill in gaps, working on a variety of jobs and also assisting our Nature Guide on overnight trips, whilst training to lead trips in the future. You will also assist as driver guide on scenic road tours and help with road shuttle drop-offs and pick-ups.  Are you flexible, friendly and helpful. Must be physically fit. For the right candidate, willing to commit to several seasons. Mainly seasonal from October to April. 

To apply for any positions please contact: careers@ruggedyrange.com.