Here at Porters Alpine Resort we are looking to make our 2022 Winter season the best yet!
To do this we need to hear from you. At Porters, our guests are at the centre of everything we do. They expect the very best when it comes to safety, snow conditions and customer service.
We employ around eighty Team Members during the winter season, which runs from late June to the beginning of October. We also have part-time positions for the July school holidays and weekends.
You will be part of a close, hardworking Team here at Porters and although the work can be challenging on occasions, you will have plenty of time to learn or improve your ski and/or snowboarding skills as well as joining us in some great social events.
In summer, our business is built around Porters Lodge, with MTB trails & shuttles to surrounding trails.
If you feel you not only have the appropriate skills required but, more importantly, the right attitude to give our guests the best experience and create some lasting memories for them and for you, then please read through all the information and list of available roles below then submit an online application. If your application is successful we will be in touch with you to arrange an interview time.
Based at Porters Lodge, you will work closely with the Lodge Manager to create an excellent dining experience. Sole management of the Lodge Kitchen and all tasks associated. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served at the Lodge so there is downtime to prep or go for a bike ride during the day. Free staff accommodation nearby during summer season. Industry discounts. Meal included on working days. Complimentary bike rental (upon availability).
Based at Porters Lodge, you will work closely with the Lodge Manager & Chef. Delivering an excellent level of Guest satisfaction and experience. Daily up-keep of Lodge, housekeeping and FOH. Taking and recording of Guest bookings. Selling, serving and clearing of Lodge food and beverage offering. Assist in MTB offerings. Free staff accommodation nearby during summer season. Meal included on working days. Industry discounts apply. Complimentary bike rental (upon availability).
Fulltime position at Porters Lodge. Delivering an excellent level of Guest satisfaction and experience. Daily up-keep of Lodge, housekeeping and décor. Taking and recording of Guest bookings. Ordering and preparation of Lodge food and beverage offering. Delivering to agreed budgeted revenue and costs. Coaching and development of team. Free staff accommodation nearby during summer season. Industry discounts. Meal included on working days. Complimentary bike rental (upon availability).
A Note About All Positions
At Porters, we work together as a unified team across all departments. As rates of busyness fluctuate from department to department, on any one day you could be asked by management to work outside of your given job description, so a flexible attitude to helping your fellow team members where possible is essential to every position. Management will not abuse this by requesting your assistance outside of your physical ability or your job training level.
Who are we looking for when we employ team?
We are really looking for a Team that is dedicated to giving a Great Guest Experience. You must be prepared to work with a small hard working Team. You need to have a great attitude, be energetic and positive, be able to work under pressure, love the outdoors and its challenging environment. We will do our best to ensure your time with us leaves you with some great memories and some new skills.
It is difficult to be exact about the full season dates due to the nature of the great NZ weather but we are anticipating our 2022 season will run from 1st July to early October. Of course we will confirm this as soon as possible.
Our summer season starts mid of November until the beginning of May.
How do I apply for a Position?
We only accept applications by our online application form (link below).
Please include a cover letter (within the same file) with your current curriculum vitae. Additionally, please state if you want a full-time or part-time position, part-time means weekend and holidays only. For the Ski & Snowboard School, please include with your CV a copy of relevant qualifications, plus a photograph.
Also please remember to tell us if you have any managerial or supervisory experience.
All applicants need to send a recent passport-type photograph plus a copy of your work visa (where applicable).
We are only able to help fully qualified instructors, patrollers and groomer operators to obtain a work permit. Please note that the position of ‘Instructors’ and ‘Ski Technician’ is on our Immediate Skill Shortage List, so you can apply for a visa directly through your nearest NZ Embassy.
All others positions need to obtain a working holiday visa before we can consider the application (does not apply to NZ or Australian residents).
Further Employment Details
Working Holiday Visas
Citizens of the following countries can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa:
UK; Japan; Canada; Ireland; Netherlands; France; Germany; Italy; Sweden; Chile; Japan; Malaysia; Korea; Singapore; Hong Kong; Czech Republic, Argentina; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; Malta; Taiwan; USA; Uruguay.
The visas can be applied for through the New Zealand Embassy of your country. Note that the visa must be applied for in your home country – working holiday visas are not issued once you are in New Zealand.
For further information on visas for New Zealand please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service website www.immigration.govt.nz.
Pay rates start from $21.20 per hour but of course this varies depending on position and experience. Hours of work and length of employment can vary with weather and snow conditions. We only employ people who can make a commitment for the entire season. During the peak season most full-time employees can expect to work 5-6 days per week and 35-40 hours.
We can assist Team with finding accommodation in the Springfield area, though all employees are responsible for finding their own accommodation for the season unless otherwise specified by Porters Team. Transport from Springfield to and from the ski area is provided.
Due to the large number of applications, we are only able to reply to applicants who are suitable and we have vacancies for.