Gardener (live-in) - Walter Peak

Date: 16 September 2020

Do you have an eye for detail and a green thumb? Are you looking for a gardening role with a difference?

The Colonel's Homestead lakeside gardens are renowned for their beauty, and our Walter Peak gardening team will hold the enviable position of working in them each and every day. We are on the hunt for an attentive, independent and reliable live-in gardener who is passionate about flora and fauna to join our team.

This is a full time, fixed term position starting now and finishing at the end of April 2021, which means this is your opportunity to assist in setting the scene for Remarkable Customer Experiences for the Spring and Summer period! You will spend your days outside planting trees, bushes and flowers, maintaining seed beds, preparing lawns and from time-to-time you'll be hosting visitors and answering their questions on all things green. As you'll be living in our staff accommodation over at Walter Peak, you will be willing to help out with the day to day odd jobs associated with running and maintaining a property of this size.

We're looking for someone with a good working knowledge of different plant types, preparing garden beds, plant maintenance and pruning. Knowledge of horticulture would be preferable, but what we're really looking for is someone with a hardworking and can-do attitude! You'll be working and living with a small, close-knit team at Walter Peak so you must be a proven team player with excellent communication skills. Subsidised accommodation, including food, will be provided along with free transport on the iconic TSS Earnslaw. This is a full time position, however for the right candidate we can be flexible with days and hours.

Working for Real Journeys gives you access to some awesome staff benefits, including the chance to experience our products in Queenstown, Fiordland and Stewart Island for free with your family and friends. Alongside this you'll have access to staff benefits and discounts across the Wayfare Group (Go Orange, Cardona, Treble Cone and the International Antarctic Centre).

If you are a motivated team player who enjoys getting in and doing what's required to ensure the best experience for all then we would love to hear from you!

Job Details 

Reference # 24525
Posted on 16 Sep 2020
Closes on 4 Oct 2020 23:55
Location(s) Walter Peak, Queenstown
Expertise Gardner/Handy person
Job level(s) Entry/graduate, Experienced
Work type(s) Fixed term - Full Time