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We’re on a mission to make Forgotten World Adventures one of the top five attractions in New Zealand and we need an Operations Manager who has the skill set to take us there.

In the past six years Forgotten World Adventures has gone from being the pipe dream of a farmer to hosting over 22,000 tourists, using our custom-built rail carts, rail bikes, a jet boat and helicopter tours to show them an incredibly beautiful and historical part of New Zealand.

We’ve experienced fast growth in our first exciting years of business, won a slew of business and tourism awards, and made a real difference to the rural towns we operate in by opening up new roles and bringing in an additional 6500 travellers a year. 72% of our business at Forgotten World Adventures comes from word of mouth because customer experience is at the core of everything we do.

We need a logical thinker with a proven track record to run our operations. We’re on a mission to make Forgotten World Adventures one of the top five attractions in New Zealand and we need an Operations Manager who has the skill set to take us there.

You might not have tourism experience, but you will have experience with working with talented teams and dealing with daily challenging logistics.  Your role with us will be focused on getting the operational aspects of the business running smoothly. This includes managing the maintenance of the 142km railway,  managing the team of guiding and support staff, managing the fleet of RailCarts, RailBikes and support vehicles and making sure that our clients have the most outstanding tourism experience.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about securing our position as a ‘bucket list’ experience for our target market.

The role will be based in Taumarunui, a fantastic place if you love the outdoor adventure lifestyle. It’s a progressive region in revitalisation mode, with a great supportive community.

Our main season runs from Mid-October to Mid-May and during this time you will need to be available to work weekends.

If you’re ready to help us take FWA to the next level and have the skill set to do so, we want to hear from you!

Please send your CV and a carefully crafted covering letter that explains who you are and why you’d be great at this role to ian@fwa.co.nz.

Applications will close on the 2nd October 2017

We will be in touch with everybody who replies, whether successful or not. 

Forgotten World Adventures is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

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