New Zealand Job Roles In Summer


Summer jobs in New Zealand are a fantastic way to spend a season. Here at Kiwi and Kiwi we specialise in sorting you the best New Zealand resort jobs. We’re a key provider of work in New Zealand and the only agency to organise your job before you arrive.

Getting a job in New Zealand can be notoriously difficult and we specialise in organising your job before you go. So you can start the season knowing you’re employed and how much you’ll be earning.

There’s a good mix of working holiday job roles available within each of our summer resorts and with something to suit everyone, finding the perfect New Zealand job couldn’t be easier.

Our summer 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 stay possible.


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

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

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.

Bar/cocktail maker

As a cocktail maker/mixologist, you’ll 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.

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 health 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.



The standard hourly rate for our gap year jobs is NZ$15.75.


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
  • 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


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