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Company Orana Wildlife Park
Location Christchurch City, Canterbury
Listed Mon 9 Apr, 5:10 pm
Type Part time, Permanent
Are you an innovative teacher seeking new challenges in an awesome environment? We are offering a unique opportunity in an exciting educational setting for qualified teachers to join our successful team - teaching positions like this don't come around often! We are seeking suitably qualified teachers to join our relief team to meet the increasing demand for education programmes.

Set in 80 hectares, Orana Wildlife Park (Christchurch) is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. The Park is home to nearly 400 animals representing over 70 different species; the focus of our collection is New Zealand native fauna and African savannah wildlife. Zoo School education programmes support the Parks captive breeding programmes with crucial conservation advocacy. Orana Wildlife Trust is contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide curriculum support programmes at Orana Wildlife Park to students from throughout the Canterbury region and beyond. We are dedicated to providing interactive, quality educational experiences that cannot be replicated in a normal classroom setting.

This position requires innovative, qualified, primary or secondary school teachers who enjoy working with students of all levels. Being interested and passionate about conservation and ecological issues is, of course, a prerequisite for this position. Training and support will be provided by a skilled, experienced and knowledgeable team of educators.

We are seeking enthusiastic, hardworking people with a professional attitude, sense of humour and creative flair, who possess the following skills and attributes:
• Formal teaching qualifications
• A broad base of experience as an educator and up-to-date curriculum knowledge
• Ability to deliver education programmes to students from N.E.—Year 13
• A high level of communication skills.
• A great team member.

Apply now! We invite you to contact Orana Wildlife Trust by telephone (03 359 7109) or email ( and request an application pack. All applications must be submitted on the official application form included in the pack by 5pm, Monday 23rd April 2018 and should be emailed to: or posted to: The Education Manager, Orana Wildlife Park, P.O. Box 5130, Christchurch 8542.Our team will review applications as they are received.

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