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Team Leader - Rural (Walter Peak)

Date: 5 April 2018

Want to trade in your 9-5 for a pair of gumboots? Are you looking for a unique challenge that incorporates your passion for farming with the excitement of the ever changing tourism industry?

A typical day as the Team Leader - Rural 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;
  • Leading the Rural Demonstrator team;
  • Ensuring the day-to-day operation 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. As the Team Leader - Rural you will be in the midst of this and actively involved in the recreation of the Walter Peak Farm Tour product and take responsibly for the farm tour experience.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Can be responsible for the selection, leadership and training of the Rural Demonstrators team;
  • Has excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to connect with all age groups and cultures;
  • Has proven experience in area management, with a good understanding of High Country Farm workings being an advantage;
  • Has extensive knowledge of farming and an ability to shear sheep to a high standard;
  • 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.

This is a full time, permanent role, based at Walter Peak.

If you have a passion for farming and sharing this with others and are looking for a new challenge, this is the role for you!

Job Details

Reference # 18645
Posted on 05 Apr 2018
Closes on 21 Apr 2018 23:55
Location(s) Queenstown
Expertise Farm Tours, Rural Demonstrators, Rural Hosts
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Permanent - Full Time