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Lifeguards and Water Slide Attendants

Tekapo Springs is a multi-faceted, award-winning tourism venture boasting a unique mix of relaxation and recreation in one stunning location! Offering outdoor hot pools, stargazing, an ice rink, snow tube, water slide, licensed café and glacial day spa, our mission is to be universally recognised as New Zealand's top tourism experience. We are on the look-out for lifeguards and water slide attendants to join our upbeat and dedicated Activities team.

Roles available
- Permanent full time Lifeguard (commencing as soon as possible)
- Fixed term Lifeguard/Water Slide Attendant (1st December – mid February)
- Fixed term Water Slide Attendant (1st December – mid February)

Our lifeguards play an invaluable role in ensuring our bathers and guests enjoy a pleasurable and safe visit to our multi-purpose facilities. They are responsible for supervising our five outdoor hot pools and aqua play area year-round, and can include working in our tube park and ice rink (in winter) and water slide (in summer), for those looking for variety and opportunities to broaden their skillsets.

We are committed to taking all steps to ensure staff and guest wellbeing, so it is preferable that you hold a current workplace first aid qualification, however training will be provided to the right candidates who are willing, demonstrate initiative, who work well in a team and under pressure. Successful candidates will be trained to complete the Pool Lifeguard Skills Award and Practising Certificate, which are valid for 2 years. Additional on job training is also made available to all staff. We operate 7 days a week and are open most days of the year so our Lifeguards work on a weekly
roster including weekends.

In addition to competitive pay rates with regular reviews, our staff enjoy great staff incentives, discounts and benefits including free use of facilities, discounts at our Day Spa and staff meals at significantly reduced prices.

If this sounds like you and you are ready for a new adventure in Lake Tekapo, please send your CV
and a brief cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Star Gazing / Astronomy Guides

Tekapo Star Gazing is an exciting new venture operating from Tekapo Springs, combining the two top attractions Tekapo has to offer - hot pools and the amazing southern night sky.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Tour Guides who can captivate and entertain guests using state-of-the-art technology to deliver an unforgettable, out of this world experience. You will take guests on a journey of discovery into the magnificent southern night and help them relax afterwards in our hot pools.

Does this sounds like you?

Do you have:

  • A passion for entertaining people and interest in learning about astronomy?
  • The natural ability to engage and develop rapport, helping guests discover new and exciting things?
  • Exceptional people skills and commitment to ensuring a unique and unforgettable guest experience?
  • A pride for personal presentation and the confidence to promote other service offerings?
  • A high level of fluency in English and/or Mandarin and/or Japanese
  • A current drivers’ licences? (preferable)

Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for people to join our dynamic and growing young team who are attracted by the lifestyle Tekapo has to offer, and are excited about the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing tourism destinations and newest success stories in New Zealand.

Our unique star gazing tours are capped at 30 guests per tour, and we like to ensure our guests feel like they are the only people in the universe experiencing the amazing night sky. Our guides use a mixture of state-of-the-art telescopes, lasers and high definition audio visuals to enhance the guest experience followed by a relaxing soak in our hot pools.

What can we offer the successful applicant/s?

  • A competitive rate of pay and incentives
  • How does unlimited use to the hot pools, ice skating rink and tubing park sound?
  • What about a season pass to our local ski field, Roundhill?
  • Discounts available from our Day Spa and café retail items
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Assistance with Tekapo-based accommodation

If you are ready to apply, email your cover letter and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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