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Oyster Farm Manager (Permanent)


5pm Friday 15th December

Reporting to Operations Manager

Moana New Zealand is 100% Iwi owned; we are true guardians of the world’s most pristine and sustainability managed fisheries (kaitiakitanga).

As guardians of Maori fishing assets, we are dedicated to contributing to the wellbeing of future generations (whakatipuranga) and have a deep sense of responsibility to our people (manaakitanga) and respect for kaimoana.

We connect the world to the true taste and rare magic of New Zealand’s best kaimoana.

• Want a career in aquaculture?
• Do you want to learn from leaders and experts in the oyster industry?
• Like the outdoors and are not afraid of water?
• Got the guts to lead a team of hearty individuals in all weather conditions to gather premium oysters for our production team?

Then this is the job for you.

We are planning to grow our oyster to be the best. This role is situated in the sunny Coromandel where Moana New Zealand is the largest employer.

We’re looking for a fit person to manage a team who are responsible for the quality, growth and collection of the oysters on the farm. You will spend up to five hours a day in the water in all conditions and your hours of work will be driven by the tides. A key focus of the role is to keep your team motivated and safe in and out of the water.

We have managers and staff in oysters, finfish, wild abalone and blue abalone based in 15 locations around New Zealand, so you will be joining a broader management team of committed professionals.

As an integral part of the Coromandel management team, the successful person must be willing to learn, be confident using a computer, able to provide accurate reporting and have street smarts to make quick decisions. A willingness to learn and an ability to manage people is essential. No experience required with oysters as training will be provided.

For more information, please contact Vince Sydall, Operations Manager on
07 866 8564. To apply, please email CV and covering letter and/or complete an application form and send to by no later than 5pm Friday 8th December 2017.