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Tekapo Springs is seeking Lifeguards with first aid qualifications for our exciting tourism facility in Lake Tekapo.

Multiple positions available - 1 permanent, 2 fixed term contracts (26th June - 6th October 2017)

The role is responsible for the supervision of bathers in our five outdoor hot pools and aqua play area year-round, and can include doing shifts around our tube park and ice rink in the winter season.

Preference will be given to those candidates with a valid New Zealand lifeguarding qualification, experience with water testing, health and safety, customer service, and a minimum of workplace first aid. However, training can be provided to the right candidates who are willing, demonstrate initiative, and the ability to work well in a team and under pressure.

Due to the nature of our business, shift and weekend work will be required.

Lake Tekapo is a small Alpine village that offers a variety of outdoor adventure, recreation and activities. As part of the package for permanent employees, a winter ski pass to Roundhill ski field is provided, and many staff discounts can be enjoyed at Tekapo Springs. Accommodation for the successful candidates can be arranged through Tekapo Springs.

To apply or request further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tube Park Attendants - Mid June to Mid October season dependent

We are looking for applicants who:

Enjoy working outdoors in cold environment

Enjoy working directly with customers

Are fit and healthy as heavy work is required on occasions

Have 1st aid experience/qualification

Have a current drivers licence

A life guard qualification is highly desirable but not necessary

Rink attendant/ice skating skills highly desirable but not necessary

Experience in the use/operation of Bobcat, ASV, tractors, Snow cat and or snow making highly desirable

Applicants are required to have the rights to work in NZ.

Accommodation can be supplied and costs deducted from wages

Free use of Tekapo Springs facilities and discounts for café retail and day spa

To be considered for any of the above roles, please email your resume, qualifications and visa information  (if applicable) through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Star Gazing / Astronomy Guides

Tekapo Star Gazing is an exciting new venture operating from Tekapo Springs, combining the two top attractions Tekapo has to offer - hot pools and the amazing southern night sky.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Tour Guides who can captivate and entertain guests using state-of-the-art technology to deliver an unforgettable, out of this world experience. You will take guests on a journey of discovery into the magnificent southern night and help them relax afterwards in our hot pools.

Does this sounds like you?

Do you have:

  • A passion for entertaining people and interest in learning about astronomy?
  • The natural ability to engage and develop rapport, helping guests discover new and exciting things?
  • Exceptional people skills and commitment to ensuring a unique and unforgettable guest experience?
  • A pride for personal presentation and the confidence to promote other service offerings?
  • A high level of fluency in English and/or Mandarin and/or Japanese
  • A current drivers’ licences? (preferable)

Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for people to join our dynamic and growing young team who are attracted by the lifestyle Tekapo has to offer, and are excited about the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing tourism destinations and newest success stories in New Zealand.

Our unique star gazing tours are capped at 30 guests per tour, and we like to ensure our guests feel like they are the only people in the universe experiencing the amazing night sky. Our guides use a mixture of state-of-the-art telescopes, lasers and high definition audio visuals to enhance the guest experience followed by a relaxing soak in our hot pools.

What can we offer the successful applicant/s?

  • A competitive rate of pay and incentives
  • How does unlimited use to the hot pools, ice skating rink and tubing park sound?
  • What about a season pass to our local ski field, Roundhill?
  • Discounts available from our Day Spa and café retail items
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Assistance with Tekapo-based accommodation

If you are ready to apply, email your cover letter and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.