Kiwi Summer Job Roles


Summer jobs in New Zealand are a fantastic way to spend your winter. Magnificent scenery, great locations and fantastic hotels. We specialise in sorting you the best New Zealand resort jobs out there.

There’s a good mix of working holiday job roles available within each resort.

Some of the more skilled positions will need experience, or sometimes qualifications, when applying - whilst for others no direct experience is necessary.

The standard hourly rate for our gap year positions is NZ$15 per hour.


Requirements for a Kiwi and Kiwi Summer -


  • Minimum of 12 months experience in customer service/hospitality role. (Previous hotel experience is a huge advantage)

  • Interest in working in hospitality sector

  • Flexibility with location in New Zealand and open to a variety of roles

  • At least 6 months work availability

  • Willing to travel to NZ between Sept 1st - Jan 10th


Job Roles


Hotel Front Desk


As the front of house you’ll be the you’ll be the friendly, first point of contact for guests in one of the breathtaking mountain hotels. If you love customer service, working with people and bringing a smile to work - then this role is for you.

A typical day will involve checking guests in and out of their rooms and accommodating customers whenever they have a special request.


Hotel Guest Services


Hotel guest services work hard to ensure customers have everything that they need, whether that is extra towels, room service, or a dinner recommendation for the evening.

You’ll be responsible for solving any situations that arise, and ensuring that customers have the best possible stay. If you’re a problem solver, then why not be part of the hotel guest services?


Fine Dining Restaurant (Waiter/Waitress)


As a fine dining waiter/waitress your job is to ensure that guests have a quality dining experience by providing them with the best possible customer service.

Your role will include taking meal orders, serving food and drinks, and waiting and clearing tables in a timely manner.


Food and Beverage Attendant


If you love working with people and have a real zest for life, then server life is for you. Not only could you be serving food, working on the bar, taking payments and keeping the restaurants and cafes clean and tidy, you’ll be representing the ski resort, providing excellent customer service and showcasing your great communication skills.

If you’ve got experience in hospitality, or love working in an environment with lots of guest interaction then you’ll excel in this role.


Experienced bar/cocktail maker


As a cocktail maker, you play a very important role in the restaurant. You’ll be preparing and serving drinks to customers whilst ensuring all of your guest interactions are positive and friendly.

You’ll need to be able to mix and match ingredients, create drinks based on customer orders, and ensure that your guests have an all round great experience at the bar.




Do you have maintenance or gardening experience? Resorts are looking for staff who can carry out maintenance and gardening duties around the grounds of the hotel.

You should have experience in digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, planting and not need much supervision.




You’ll be responsible for keeping the hotel in top condition, by dusting, vacuuming, surface cleaning, bathroom cleaning and ensuring all assigned areas are neat and tidy.

Guests have come to expect the best and you’ll be ready to provide it!


Sous Chef- Qualified


Take your kitchen career to new heights, literally, in the mountain kitchens.

You should be proactive and enthusiastic, ready for a challenge and able to handle kitchen and production areas. You’ll be working closely with the Head Chef, managing kitchen staff and ensuring everyone is on track.

You’re second in command so in case the Head Chef is absent, you’ll be required to step up and take charge of the kitchen operations.


Line Cook


As a line cook you’ll be responsible for food preparation every day, ensuring that you produce the best products whilst sticking to all of the healthy and safety guidelines.

It’s a tough job, but the environment is supportive and friendly and you’ll get the chance to improve your culinary skills, work with professional Head and Senior chefs from all over the world and make lifelong friends.

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