Small Breed Animal - Farm Hand

Kiwi valley farm park

Henderson Valley, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

NZ$27-30 (hourly)

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Sep 2

Kiwi Valley Farm Park is looking for our next Superstar Farmer to join our team!

Our 20 acre farm, located in Henderson Valley, offers a hands on learning and fun experience to our customers, both young and old!

THE ROLE: “Small breed animal farm hand”

  • Managing the daily operation of our Nursery Shed - in this area, we assist our customers in holding and petting various animals
  • Providing EPIC customer service to our customers
  • Ensuring safe handling of our small breed animals when being held and handled by customers
  • Maintaining excellence in animal welfare, health and safety
  • Daily management and handling of rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, newborn farm animals being hand reared (lambs, kids, calves etc) and fostered/rescued animals 
  • Implementing specific breed and individual feeding regimes
  • Administering regular medications to small breed animals to maintain an effective disease prevention programme
  • Implementing a small breeding programme
  • Giving sound advice to customers about animal husbandry and education about small breed animals
  • Daily set up of the Nursery Shed, water blasting, using blowers, cleaning our animal pens, setting up animal pens, feeding out, moving animals to various areas, assisting in the running 
  • Management of volunteers


  • Someone who has a real passion for the farm life! 
  • Someone preferably with experience in owning and caring for small breed animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats etc) - all training will be provided if required
  • Someone who LOVES providing EPIC customer service - non negotiable!
  • Loves working with children and adults
  • Has an AMAZING work ethic
  • Has a BRILLIANT can do attitude
  • Can work extremely well under pressure and fast paced environments
  • Someone with great vision and ideas to contribute to the progression and success of the Company 
  • Physically fit, strong and able to lift heavy items with ease and without causing injury (e.g. hay bales, bags of feed, lengths of wood etc)
  • Someone who has attention to detail and enjoys and takes pride in their presentation of work
  • Someone who learns fast and is keen to learn in all aspects of our Company
  • Honest, trustworthy, reliable, good sense of humour, hard working
  • Able to work independently, as well as within our team - meeting deadlines as required
  • Understands the importance of Health and Safety protocols 
  • Able to work brilliantly and effectively under pressure, this is a fast paced job and some days can be extremely busy!
  • Able to work WEDNESDAY to SUNDAY each week - approx. 8.00am to 4.30pm each day - rotating roster through School Holidays where we are Open 7 days a week
  • Must have own reliable transport and current Drivers Licence 
  • Clean Police Vetting Record


  • Nursery Shed - with our small breed animals (Rats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, any newborn bottle fed animals - lambs, kids, calves, piglets etc)
  • Maze (over 1km to get lost in)
  • Tractor rides 
  • Farm walk to hand feed our friendly farm animals
  • Pony/Horse rides 

During the week we are open to the general public, as well as large group bookings, such as Preschools /Kindergartens/School visits. Weekends are heavily booked with Birthday Parties or Corporate Events.

*** Applicants MUST provide a personalised COVER LETTER in support of their CV application, addressed to Crystal, to be considered for this position ***

Applications without a cover letter, will not be considered. 

Please include your previous work experience and why you are the person we are searching for. 

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