Holiday Park Manager Kaiwhakahaere Papa Rēhia

Holiday park managers run holiday parks, camping grounds, motor camps, caravan parks or seaside resorts as owners or on behalf of owners.

Holiday park managers may do some or all of the following:

  • greet guests and check them into cabins, caravans or campsites
  • maintain the buildings and grounds
  • hire, train and organise staff
  • handle guest requests and complaints
  • plan budgets, keep accounts, carry out administrative tasks, and organise marketing activities
  • take accommodation bookings and manage online reservation systems
  • take bookings for local tourist attractions
  • clean and prepare public places for use
  • run a restaurant and/or camp shop
  • run activities such as tramping, horse-trekking or fishing trips.

Physical Requirements

Holiday park managers need to be reasonably fit, healthy and strong as they may need to move caravans around the park, and do gardening and cleaning.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for holiday park managers includes:

  • running a business
  • experience in the hospitality industry, preferably at management level
  • practical work such as building, farming, carpentry, engineering or plumbing
  • customer service work.

Personal Qualities

Holiday park managers need to be:

  • well organised and efficient
  • adaptable and practical
  • good at communicating
  • friendly, polite and helpful
  • able to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
  • good at solving problems.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for holiday park managers includes:

  • running a business
  • experience in the hospitality industry, preferably at management level
  • practical work such as building, farming, carpentry, engineering or plumbing
  • customer service work.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a holiday park manager. However, English and maths are useful.

Holiday Park Managers can earn around $38K-$43K per year per year.

Holiday park managers may progress to:

  • manage larger holiday parks
  • own and operate their own holiday parks or camping grounds
  • work in a different part of the hospitality or tourism industry.
Holiday Park Manager

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