Port Vila Vanuatu
Posted 12 months ago

Port Vila, Vanuatu. Easy to access and fun for all ages!

The Vanuatu Jungle Zipline (VJZ) is based in Port Vila Vanuatu. It is a tourism business that services the regular cruise ship visits and the local hotels. Our product is sold in the domestic and international market and has from over the last 6 years to become the most recommended tour in Vanuatu for Visitors. The experience is predominantly a rainforest canopy tour by Zipline with guests attached by harness and pulley that traverse from station to station though rainforest and across a canyon. For more information check out our website, trip advisor reviews by guests and online you tube videos. We are regularly featured our travel shows and recently had the Australian Creek to Coast Channel Seven TV show come through for filming.

The Jungle Zipline has a great local team that needs regular guidance and supervision from a person with experience in leadership or team management. Our local team is lot of fun, very friendly and respond super well to good leadership and skilled direction and training.

VJZ is looking for a maintenance and operations manager who is hands on. The person will be able to conduct inspections audits of equipment and infrastructure, follow standard operating procedures and provide input in to course improvement and safety. A good understanding of risk management, identifying hazards, and being able to conduct scheduled training is essential.

You will need to work around 40- 45 hours per week and be reasonably contactable by phone to assist staff on days off when they have questions.

Outside of work, Port Vila has great diving, seasonal surfing (, fishing snorkelling, spear fishing and great South Pacific Island Activities. The expat community in Port Vila is about 6000 strong. Some frustrating things about the islands that any applicant should be aware of are that we can be a little bit remote for supplies and for spare parts. Supermarkets for Western goods can be expensive.

Yes they need a visa but we will organise that. Need a passport, Police Clearance signed and stamped letter, health check.

Contract for 4 months…possibility to extend for a full year after.

Your job priority will be to ensure the safe operation of both the Ziptrek and Tree Top Canopy courses for our guests and manage a staff of 16.

To do this you will need to be able to:

  •    Operate a 4 WD Vehicle and understand its service requirements.
  • Transport of guests to and from town safely.
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed by Zipline staff.
  • Conduct on-going rescue and SOP training with staff to ensure compliance of procedures and competency.
  • Maintain the existing Zipline courses.


Desirable Requirements:

Salary package is around 60,000 – 80,000 AUD Vanuatu is an income tax free country


The skills required to effectively perform this position will include the following:

  • The ability to remain calm and operate effectively under pressure
  • Minimum Level 1 Rope Access
  • Demonstrated Rope rescue experience
  • Advanced First Aid or equivalent
  • Experience in handling and working with wire rope is highly desirable
  • Sound understanding of basic mechanical knowledge and ability to operate and understand the service requirements of 4WD vehicles


Highly desirable skills include:

  • Team Leader or management experience
  • Experience in the tourism sector


For you to enjoy and thrive in this job you will need a relaxed and confident attitude where you are constantly leading by example to motivate and inspire our awesome island staff. Living in a developing country where it can be challenging or different to how you may operate in the country where you previously lived you will need to be flexible.


The owners of the business will be in Port Vila for at least six months of the year and will be able to assist with training and support in your new role. The owners have increasing commitments with new business ventures overseas.


Start Date: As soon as possible.


Please email resume to

Amanda and Michael Thompson
Vanuatu Jungle Zipline

Amanda: +(678) 555 0423
Mike: +(678) 555 4942





















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