Applications for the 2020 Winter season at Porters Now Open!
Here at Porters we are looking to make our 2020 Winter season the best yet!
To do this we need to hear from you. At Porters our Guests are at the center of everything we do. They expect the very best when it comes to safety, snow conditions and Guest Service.
We employ over 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 close, hardworking Team here at Porters and although the work can be challenging on occasions, you will have plenty of time to improve (or learn from the ground-up) ski and/or snowboarding skills as well as join us on some great social events.
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 jobs below then submit an online application. If your application is successful we’ll be in touch with you to arrange an interview time.
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.
Shuttle Bus Driver
Getting our Guests and our Team safely up and down the mountain is crucial for our operations. You will be the first person many of our Guests come into contact with so a great attitude and a fantastic personality is essential. You must have NZ Class 1 and P Licence and need to have experience in driving passenger mini vans or small buses.
Ticket Office / Guest Services
Our Guest Service and Ticket office Team are the face of Porters. To apply for this position you must have exceptional Guest service skills and be familiar with computer/ticketing/EFTPOS systems, cash handling, daily reconciliations, dealing with Guest requests, sense of humour and patience for those busy times.
Ski Technician / Rental Fitter
Our Guests can’t do anything without the right equipment. We are looking for Team Members with experience in repairing and tuning ski and snowboard equipment. A pleasant, outgoing manner with a tidy appearance is required for our busy hire service.
Ski & Snowboard Instructors
We are very proud of our reputation in this area. We are a go-to mountain for many schools and those wishing to learn. To apply for this challenging role you will need a minimum of Qualification NZ Stage One. Full-time or part-time positions available. Overseas instructors need to be experienced in teaching and preferably have ISIA qualifications.
Food & Beverage Staff / Baristas
Our Guests and Team need constant “fuel” stops and the place for this is our busy on mountain café. We are looking for Team Members who have experience in food handling, food hygiene and preparation and of course great Guest service skills. We are also looking for experienced baristas.
Car Park/General Duties Attendant
This role covers all areas linked to assist guests with parking and ensuring they find their way around our mountain. You will also find yourself working with and learning a number of the other operations on the mountain so this is a great role for someone who wants variety in other departments.
We are looking for PART TIME Team Members in: lift operations, car park attendants, ticket office, ski hire, cafe and qualified instructors for half-day and full-day work, particularly on weekends and during the July school holidays. We also look for shuttle drivers with NZ Class 1 and P-Licence for weekends.
Who are we looking for when we employ staff?
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 2020 season will run from 26th June to early October. Of course we will confirm this as soon as possible.
How do I apply for a Position?
We only accept applications by our online application form (link below). All applications must be received by 30th April 2020.
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 $18.90 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 days per week for 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.