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Jobs A great place to work

Just over an hours drive from Christchurch, Cheeseman offers a friendly, fun, family, accessible, alpine experience to its customers. We are a smaller ski area which operates all regular aspects of a commercial ski area operation and we also own and operate two accommodation lodges. With competitive remuneration including meals, accommodation and ski passes we provide a seamless deal that enables our staff to enjoy working and living in the mountains.

We have a strong contingent of returning staff that work well as a team and look forward to working with additional new team members. We have high professional standards and expect staff to work with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Working in a small team demands flexibility, a willingness to help out to cover others days off and especially when things get busy!

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Current vacancies for Winter 2022apply now

Ski Patroller

Ski Patrol positions are highly sort-after in NZ and Cheeseman is no exception. As well as general ski patrolling the role also includes assisting, at times, the Snow Safety Officer to run the Snow Safety programme, daily field set-up & pack-down, running the T Bar lifts, setting the hill up for events, dealing with accidents and medical evacuations etc. Previous experience is a must and Avalanche 1 Qualification is a requirement along with some medical experience. You'll need to know the business end of a shovel as there's always plenty of digging to be done! Please note - Due to the current Covid-19 situation and likely restrictions on immigration and border entry, NZ Residents or applicants from overseas, who are currently in the currently and will have a valid work visa during the 2022 winter season will be given priority to any jobs offered.

  • Positions avaliable: 2
  • Start date: 09/07/2022
  • End date: 02/10/2022

Lodge and Guest Manager

The Lodge & Guest Manager position is based in Snowline Lodge (our 69-bed accommodation Lodge). The position requires daily management of outgoing and incoming guests, day to day guest queries and dealing with any special requirements such as communicating dietary requirements of guests to the cook. The position is responsible for management of our online booking system, Check Front, and requires a high level of daily interaction via this system, emails and the phone. Please note - Due to the current Covid-19 situation and likely restrictions on immigration and border entry, NZ Residents or applicants from overseas, who are currently in the currently and will have a valid work visa during the 2022 winter season will be given priority to any jobs offered.

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 09/07/2022
  • End date: 02/10/2022

Rental Technician

This is a full-time position in our busy Rental Department during the 2022 season, so we need a passionate and dedicated person to keep things ticking over smoothly. Ideally you will have had previous experience although training can be given to someone who knows their way around skis and snowboards. You will be dealing one on one with clients so need a friendly and positive attitude along with a non-flustered approach to busy periods. You will also be required to help out in other areas of the operation as your skills dictate. Please note - Due to the current Covid-19 situation and likely restrictions on immigration and border entry, NZ Residents or applicants from overseas, who are currently in the currently and will have a valid work visa during the 2022 winter season will be given priority to any jobs offered.

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 09/07/2022
  • End date: 02/10/2022

Cafe

The Café is another extremely busy department of the winter operation and often the first place customers go to for their coffee fix, when they arrive on the mountain! We serve barista coffee along with alcohol, light food such as pies, toasties, soups, muffins etc. so much of the preparation is heating prepared food although fresh muffins each day is a must! The position deals directly with visitors / guests face to face, many are repeat customers, so you’ll need to have a positive and personable attitude. You will also be responsible for your weekly order of product from suppliers in Christchurch, so stock management is important given our distance from town. Forward planning and looking at the events calendar is crucial to making sure stock levels are correct for week to week. Please note - Due to the current Covid-19 situation and likely restrictions on immigration and border entry, NZ Residents or applicants from overseas, who are currently in the currently and will have a valid work visa during the 2022 winter season will be given priority to any jobs offered. Some front of house and Barista experience is preferred but training can be made available to applicants with a can-do attitude!

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 09/07/2022
  • End date: 02/10/2022

Ticket Office

A key position within our operation is that of Ticket Office staff member/s. The Ticket Office is often referred to as the hub of the operation and is extremely busy at times handling customers, phone calls, emails and radio calls to the base area radio from other staff. Dealing directly with visitors / guests face to face, operating a POS based ticketing application along with answering all general enquires via phone, email and other social media is all in a day’s work. We are looking for a level-headed person for the 2022 season who is well organised, friendly and must be a team player. Please note - Due to the current Covid-19 situation and likely restrictions on immigration and border entry, NZ Residents or applicants from overseas, who are currently in the currently and will have a valid work visa during the 2022 winter season will be given priority to any jobs offered.

  • Positions avaliable: 1
  • Start date: 09/07/2022
  • End date: 02/10/2022

Ski Instructor

We require the services of 3 instructors (2 x Ski & 1 x Snowboard) to join our small and very personal ski school team for the 2022 season. You will find yourself teaching a huge variety of clients of all levels, meeting many new faces / friends during your time as an instructor at Cheeseman. The Ski School also helps out with a wide variety of other tasks around the ski area depending on your skills, but you must not be shy of picking up a shovel to help clear the decks along with many other tasks - you'll take away from your experience what you put in! Applicants must have NZSIA Stage 1 one as minimum requirement (but preferably level 2) and minimum 1 seasons experience teaching / instructing within the ski industry. Please note - Due to the current Covid-19 situation and likely restrictions on immigration and border entry, NZ Residents or applicants from overseas, who are currently in the currently and will have a valid work visa during the 2022 winter season will be given priority to any jobs offered. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and NZ border controls / isolation requirements, applicants who are local or here in NZ with work Visa's will be looked on favorably

  • Positions avaliable: 2
  • Start date: 09/07/2022
  • End date: 02/10/2022