Engagement Manager - Project Island Song

  • Fixed term contract: one year, average 40 hours a week, 48 weeks of the year – contract renewal subject to performance and funding
  • Bay of Islands based – Russell office with opportunities to work from home

An exciting contract opportunity has arisen to lead the engagement work for Project Island Song, nurturing the involvement of people living within and visiting the Bay of Islands area.

The Engagement Manager will lead Project Island Song's learning, volunteering, and visitor engagement programmes. Being able to demonstrate a high level of innovation and enthusiasm to motivate, support, and inspire others to get involved in our work is essential. The post holder will need to communicate well with a range of people, and will be able to demonstrate their ability and passion for people and wildlife.

Although this is a new role, as components of the position are already in operation a focus will be on delivering existing programmes. Volunteers and schools are a big part of our target audience. However, this role will also enable additional engagement programme development, and we have the opportunity to empower broader community and visitor engagement opportunities. We therefore ideally want someone who is great at both programme development and delivery.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, download the full position description here.

Expressions of interest including a cover letter and CV may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to:

Expression of Interest
Guardians of the Bay of Islands
PO Box 689
Kerikeri

Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm on Friday 3rd April 2020.

2020 Birds of the Bay of Islands Calendar

Calendar POSTER 2020Fundraiser - Birds of the Bay of Islands Calendar – 2020

Only $20 each – for yourself or the ideal gift!

By purchasing this stunning calendar you are supporting Project Island Song and the conservation and ecological restoration programmes of the pest-free islands of Ipipiri, Eastern Bay of Islands. Every cent of the purchase price goes to Project Island Song.

Photography by Darren Markin

Purchase your calendar at the Orange Frog Cafe in Paihia (Selwyn Rd), or online below for $20 plus postage ($8.80 North Island, or $13.70 South Island).

Copthorne Bay Of Islands Full Colour RGB 2Many thanks for the generous support from the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands in producing the calendar.

 

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Project Island Song Education Facilitator - Closes 1st June 2018

20170824 DW86846Project Island Song is a community led ecological restoration project in the Bay of Islands. Since 2003, the Guardians of the Bay of Islands, Rawhiti Hapu (Ngati Kuta and Patukeha) and the Department of Conservation have been working together in a unique partnership to restore the ecological balance of the islands of Ipipiri (the Eastern Bay of Islands) by eradicating all pests, planting trees, and bringing back native birds, reptiles and insects to the islands.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled educator to facilitate and lead our unique education programme. As our Education Facilitator, you will be passionate about inspiring conservation action amongst young people and stakeholders, and experienced in conservation and environmental education. The role will be based in the Bay of Islands, and will involve developing and running our schools-based education programme, leading the education team, working closely with volunteers and contractors across the organisation, as well as taking charge of the fundraising and business planning for the programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a world-class environmental education programme, working with our partners to build a better future for our environment, and for the generations to come.

Our ideal candidate will have these attributes:

  • 20170824 DW87068A team player; responsible and accountable
  • Well presented and professional
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Results driven with a positive, energetic, can-do attitude
  • Competent in reporting and analysis with which to measure performance
  • Ability to develop creative yet practical solutions
  • Appreciates the dynamics of a not-for-profit organisation with limited resources
  • Able to work flexible hours (evening and weekends) if required
  • Good level of fitness

And will have these qualifications:

  • Teaching qualifications (preferred but not-essential) and experience working with a range of students and stakeholders
  • High level environmental literacy
  • Experience and passion in environmental education
  • Skills and experience in the relevant New Zealand curriculum areas
  • Experience leading and managing a team and budget
  • Experience working in partnership with other organizations
  • Comfortable with Tikanga and te reo Maori
  • Full drivers licence
  • Computer-literate

Expressions of interest including a cover letter and CV may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to Expression of Interest, Guardians of the Bay of Islands, PO Box 689, Kerikeri. Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm on Friday 1st June 2018.

Download the full job description here

Volunteering Development Officer

20180506 DHW4077 1We have an exciting contract opportunity for someone to lead our volunteer engagement work for Project Island Song, nurturing the involvement of people living within the Bay of Islands area and beyond.

The Volunteering Development Officer will manage Project Island Song’s volunteer activities, providing a one-stop shop for volunteering including the management of individual and organisational relationships. We are therefore looking for someone with excellent people skills, knowledge of wildlife & ecology, and a background in community engagement.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, click the PDF link below to see the full position description.

Download the position description here

Expressions of interest including a cover letter and CV may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to:

Expression of Interest,
Guardians of the Bay of Islands
PO Box 689
Kerikeri.

Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm on Thursday 17th January 2019.

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Visit, give, protect

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Visit, give, protect - make a donation

Visit, Give, Protect is Project Island Song’s innovative Visitor Giving Programme. Visitor Giving also known as Visitor Payback, or Visitor Gifting, is a simple way of inviting voluntary donations from visitors, inspiring them to put something back into looking after the places they love to visit.

Bay of Islands tourism businesses of all types are perfectly placed to collect the contributions which their customers feel moved to give. Whatever type of tourism related business is involved in the scheme, there will always be a simple method of setting up Visitor Giving to provide benefits for everyone involved and working in the Bay of Islands.

What difference does Visitor Giving make to businesses?
We rely on our stunning landscape to draw visitors to the beautiful Bay of Islands. The question we should ask ourselves is not, “why should my business get involved” but simply “why not?”

There’s no expense involved for the businesses doing the fundraising - they merely act as the conduit between customers and conservation. Being involved enables businesses to build tourist awareness of the natural wonders of the area, strengthen their relationship with local communities and make tourism more sustainable in the longer term. It can contribute to green accreditation. It also gives great opportunities for positive publicity and marketing

What difference does Visitor Giving make to the environment?
We know visitors care about the beautiful places they love to visit here in the Bay of Islands. We do too! And that's why we're proud to offer Visitor Giving.

Donations from your customers make a huge difference, helping nurture the magical landscapes and wildlife that make the Bay of Islands so special. This year the money they give will be supporting native tree planting, rare species reintroductions and protection. Project Island Song work with local school children giving them the chance to visit and learn about habitats and the creatures that are in the Bay of Islands.

What difference does Visitor Giving make to visitors?
It’s a win-win: visitors are more connected to the places they love and experience that warm, feel-good factor from contributing to the future of a place which is close to their hearts. The scheme makes it really easy for thousands of visitors to contribute relatively small sums, which all add up to give a vital injection of funding for practical conservation. It enables visitors to ‘put something back’ with ease to help the natural environment that has made their holiday so special.

 

Visit, give, protect

visit give protect 400Visit, Give, Protect is Project Island Song’s innovative Visitor Giving Programme. Visitor Giving also known as Visitor Payback, or Visitor Gifting, is a simple way of inviting voluntary donations from visitors, inspiring them to put something back into looking after the places they love to visit.

Bay of Islands tourism businesses of all types are perfectly placed to collect the contributions which their customers feel moved to give. Whatever type of tourism related business is involved in the scheme, there will always be a simple method of setting up Visitor Giving to provide benefits for everyone involved and working in the Bay of Islands.

What difference does Visitor Giving make to businesses?
We rely on our stunning landscape to draw visitors to the beautiful Bay of Islands. The question we should ask ourselves is not, “why should my business get involved” but simply “why not?”

There’s no expense involved for the businesses doing the fundraising - they merely act as the conduit between customers and conservation. Being involved enables businesses to build tourist awareness of the natural wonders of the area, strengthen their relationship with local communities and make tourism more sustainable in the longer term. It can contribute to green accreditation. It also gives great opportunities for positive publicity and marketing

What difference does Visitor Giving make to the environment?
We know visitors care about the beautiful places they love to visit here in the Bay of Islands. We do too! And that's why we're proud to offer Visitor Giving.

Donations from your customers make a huge difference, helping nurture the magical landscapes and wildlife that make the Bay of Islands so special. This year the money they give will be supporting native tree planting, rare species reintroductions and protection. Project Island Song work with local school children giving them the chance to visit and learn about habitats and the creatures that are in the Bay of Islands.

What difference does Visitor Giving make to visitors?
It’s a win-win: visitors are more connected to the places they love and experience that warm, feel-good factor from contributing to the future of a place which is close to their hearts. The scheme makes it really easy for thousands of visitors to contribute relatively small sums, which all add up to give a vital injection of funding for practical conservation. It enables visitors to ‘put something back’ with ease to help the natural environment that has made their holiday so special.

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Contact

Project Island Song
P.O. Box 689
Kerikeri 0245
New Zealand

If you have seen a pest on the islands please call the island pest detection hotline immediately:
Call: 0800 362 468
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Visit the Islands

Come and experience the pest free Islands of Ipipiri in the Bay of Islands first hand. Walk among regenerating native bush and trees, take in stunning sea views. Listen to the birdsong and spot reintroduced tieke (saddleback), toutouwai (North Island robin), pōpokatea (whitehead) pāteke (brown teal) and many otNZ mapher species.

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How to get to the Islands

There are several ways of getting to the Islands, contact these information centres for more detail:


Russell Booking and Information Centre
Paihia Information Centre


Tour companies:

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The seven islands of Ipipiri - Eastern Bay of Islands

 

What not to bring!

Before your trip, please ensure you play your part in keeping theses islands pest-free! Check your clothing and belongings for rats/mice, ants and weed seeds. 

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