Rural Demonstrator (Walter Peak)

Date: 5 April 2018

Want to move to greener pastures on the other side of Lake Wakatipu? From a farming background, don’t mind telling a story and looking to break into the ever-changing tourism industry?

Our team at Walter Peak are looking for an entertaining Rural Demonstrator to join them in a full time, permanent capacity. A typical day will see you;


  • Hosting groups on our popular farm show product while educating guests around the Walter Peak story;
  • Demonstrating farm practices such as sheep shearing and sheep dog handling;
  • Ensuring the presentation of the grounds and woolshed area is of a high standard;
  • Undertaking pasture management, ensuring the livestock are kept at optimum health and ensuring the area and livestock are well presented at all times.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Walter Peak Rural team with the redevelopment that will be taking place at Walter Peak over the next few years including the new rural demonstration area.  


We are looking for someone who:

  • Has excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to connect with all age groups and cultures;
  • Has an understanding of the workings of a high country farm;
  • Has ability to sheer sheep with sound knowledge of farming practices;
  • Potentially has tourism or customer service experience but this is not mandatory;
  • Is innovative and forward thinking, who can take the new redevelopment opportunity in their stride and make the most of assisting in this exhilarating new project.

Hosting groups of varying sizes and nationalities we need a positive personality that can connect with people from all walks of life. If you are a bit of a character and have a passion for farming, this is the role for you!

Job Details

Reference # 18644
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Closes on 21 Apr 2018 23:55
Location(s) Walter Peak
Expertise Farm Tours, Rural Demonstrators, Rural Hosts
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Permanent - Full Time