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The following positions are available for the 2017 winter season
Ensure you read the Application Requirements below, before you apply.
SkI and SNOWBOARD SCHOOL
INSTRUCTORS: There are still vacancies for qualified ski and board instructors. Contact Adam Cuff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
SKI PATROLLERS. – 2 Positions available.
Duties include snow safety work, guest injury attendance, slope maintenance, assisting with lunch breaks, Internationally recognized qualifications required. Must be able to speak fluent english
LIFT OPERATORS – 4 positions available.
Main duties include lift opening pre-checks, ensuring loading/unloading areas are maintained, assisting guests onto lifts, lift pass checking, delivering fantastic guest service. Other duties are also required to help with the operation of the ski area. This is an outdoor role and requires candidates to be fit and have a pleasant, cheerful manner. On site training is provided for these important positions.
Must be able to speak clear fluent english.
RENTALS – One position available.
We need technician to work in our rentals shop. A pleasant,cheerful manner is required,and the ability to deliver fantastic guest service while under pressure. Previous experience would be be beneficial but those with an understanding of ski and snowboard fitting, tuning and repairs are encouraged to apply. Other duties are also required to help with the operation of the ski area.Native English speakers preferred, fluent considered – others need not apply.
LIFT PASS SALES/SHUTTLE DRIVER– One position available.
Main duties for this role are assisting with lift pass sales,cafe service, guest services and driving the snow shuttle .A full nz drivers license or international drivers licence is required and some experience driving 4WD vehicles on snow and fitting snow chains. Training will be given . This multi skilled position requires a person with exceptional guest service skills, pleasant manner and ability to work unsupervised . Fluent english required . Must be organised and a good communicator as bookings are made directly with the shuttle driver .
LIVE IN MOUNTAIN COUPLE.
A person with a mechanical aptitude and/or experienced machine operator is required to assist with the road clearing and grooming at Mt Dobson. Must be able work autonomously and in harsh weather conditions at times.Other duties will include basic maintenance of equipment, weather reporting, assisting with lift operations and in the ski hire during busy periods. A ‘can do’ attitude is required along with a sense of humour. Native English speaker.
An opportunity exists for the partner to work in the ticket office/cafe or as a lift operator.
Accommodation is in a basic but warm mountain cabin.
All applicants must:
- Have a valid work permit/visa
- Be available for face-to-face interviews, this is very important!
- Have good manners, be able to hold conversation in english and deliver fantastic guest service
- Be a non smoker
- Have a good attitude toward guest and team health and safety
- Be available to work the entire season, which typically runs from late June to early October
When the mountain is open, everyone works. Days off occur when the mountain is closed due to snow/wind, and may be rostered later in the season.
We are a small, privately owned commercial ski area. During the season, we employ about 18 staff (this includes instructors employed by the Ski School); we pride ourselves on our small, friendly team – with everyone able and keen to pitch in and help wherever and whenever needed. We require a staff that are able to communicate well in English, as there is a lot of radio communication and clarity is essential. The mountain is a non-smoking zone for staff members.
When the mountain is open, everyone works. Days off occur when the mountain is closed due to snow/wind, and later in season some rostered days off may occur.
The nearest town is Fairlie, a very compact village that services the surrounding farm land. The only on-mountain accommodation is for the Couple on Mountain position. Staff need to obtain their own accommodation; rentals or inexpensive motels can usually be found in Fairlie. Check out our trail map.