Work with us

Come work on the spectacular Otago Peninsula at the home of the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the ‘Wildlife capital of New Zealand’. You’ll be working as part of the Otago Peninsula Trust team who’ve managed the centre since 1972 – we’ve been preserving and enhancing the peninsula for over 50 years.

We add jobs here as they become available – but we’re always on the lookout for great team members! Email us your CV

Seasonal Employment – Visitor Host/Guide (Applications closed for the 19/20 Season)

Would you like to be part of the Royal Albatross Centre team this summer?! We need you! Operated by New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation not for profit trust, the Royal Albatross Centre is an iconic wildlife tourism operation and a haven for seabird enthusiasts!

We are looking for energetic new Visitor Host/Guiding staff for the 19/20 summer season. Can you see yourself being part of the Royal Albatross Centre team? You will be creating amazing memories for our visitors and developing your skills in; public speaking, NZ wildlife knowledge and customer service along the way. If this sounds like you keep reading…

The Visitor Host role involves a variety of day to day jobs including guiding (blue penguins, albatross & history tours), reception, retail, education and café (front of house/barista). As the Royal Albatross Centre is open seven days a week, applicants must be available for weekend and public holiday work.

What we need is staff who:
• Are bubbly people that thrive on customer satisfaction
• Have a full driver’s license with your own reliable form of transport
• Are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and are flexible with their shifts/rosters
• Are naturally interested in NZ wildlife and seabirds
• Know that above all else attitude is everything, bring a great one and you’ll look forward to an exciting summer with the Royal Albatross Centre

• Are you bilingual?
• Do you have barista skills?
• Do you have a P Endorsement?
• Do you have a current first aid certificate?
• Do you have tertiary education qualifications?

Come and join our team with some friendly banter and meet our Red Billed Gull nick-named Bruce. It’s a vibrant workplace full of fun and interesting people of all ages who enjoy spending their time showing off this beautiful area and its wildlife to visitors from all around the world.

We offer:
• Excellent training
• Work uniforms
• Company discounts
• An awesome location with a beautiful view!

If “Kia ora and welcome to the Royal Albatross Centre” rolls off your tongue, please email a covering letter and CV to You are also more than welcome to pop in to the centre and say hello – please excuse us if we can’t hang around to chat however as our visitors are already keeping us pretty busy!

Note: Fixed-term contract (until March 2020) envisaging full time work. Employment for this role is to start September/October for training.