Senior Arborist – Marlborough

Employer: Nelmac

Role: Senior Arborist

Location: Marlborough

Nelmac has a long and strong association with arboriculture. Working as an Arborist for Nelmac Marlborough you’ll join a dynamic and fun team which has a strong focus on delivering quality work for all our customers in the Marlborough area. We operate a well-equipped team, providing opportunities for excellent climbing challenges and training. In this full-time, permanent role, you will lead job as well as less experienced staff.

We are open to applications from those with a variety of experience. This is a chance for either those who are an up and coming or a budding climber, ready to take the next step, or if you’re the most experienced of climbers! You will build on your skills and experience and be rewarded with varied and interesting work.

To be successful in the role you will ideally have:

  • Experience in all aspects of professional arboriculture

  • Full class 1 licence minimum– Class 2 driver preferable

  • Relevant Utility/Power lines qualification preferred, but not essential

  • Competence in rope & harness climbing and EWP operation

  • The ability to deliver safe, efficient, quality work on time and to budget

  • Accurate tree identification skills

  • General mechanical aptitude

  • A great team player with a positive attitude

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their Arboriculture career, and work with a great team. If you have the right skills, experience and energy to join us, we’d like to hear from you. So, if you are currently using your silky skills up the wrong tree, go out on a limb and apply for this opportunity to watch your career blossom!

Please note that applicants must have a current full drivers’ licence, NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical and drug screening, Ministry of Justice police checks and ACC checks.

How to apply

Please submit your application online via

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and we will review applications as they come in.

If you have any general questions, or issues regarding submitting your application, or for a copy of the position description please email:

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:

Jason Giblin, Contracts Manager - Marlborough

M: 027 430 2321 | E:

All applications will be treated in confidence.


NZ Arboricultural Association​

1/23 Alma St, Buxton Sq, Nelson

PO Box 1193, Nelson 7040

04 472 6330

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