Rangers clearing stairs on Stewart Island/Rakiura
Image: Jason Blair | ©


If you’re a graduate, student or seasonal worker looking for work or a new challenge, check out our seasonal jobs.

Intake 1 applications open

Applications for seasonal jobs are open. Check out our roles below and apply for your preferred position.

Apply in our Careers Centre

If you haven't already, visit the DOC Careers Centre to set up email or text alerts for roles that interest you.

About our seasonal jobs

Each year we have a variety of fixed term roles for the summer season which start from September through to May. The roles are typically from a minimum of 4 months to 6 months.

Jobs will be advertised in three intakes. You can apply for any roles that interest you. 

Intake dates

  • Intake 1: Monday 8 July - Sunday 21 July
  • Intake 2: Monday 12 August - Sunday 25 August
  • Intake 3: Monday 16 September - Sunday 29 September


Our summer seasonal roles are categorised into four groups:

  • Heritage and visitors (including hut and campground rangers)
  • Biodiversity
  • Community and visitor centres
  • Biodiversity monitoring

Note: Some roles have more than one vacancy.

Intake 1 roles

Heritage and visitors

Contribute to the amazing suite of recreation and tourism assets we have across Aotearoa, New Zealand. These assets include huts, campgrounds, tracks, bridges, and spectacular viewpoints at some of our most iconic sites.


Put your skills into action across backcountry, pest control, trapping, weeding, and handling some of our taonga bird species such as yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho, oystercatcher/tōrea pango and kiwi. Join the team to restore and protect natural ecosystems and native species.

Community and visitors centre

Put your knowledge and passion for conservation into action by connecting people to nature, building positive partnerships with local iwi, hapū and whānau, and advocating for conservation.


For more information on our recruitment process feel free to explore Our recruitment process: Jobs at DOC.

If you have any questions, contact seasonaljobs@doc.govt.nz.

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