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.

We specialise in hotel, restaurant, bar and ski season jobs for New Zealand and have the experience and knowledge to give you the best and most exhilarating opportunities.

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 5 ski fields and with something to suit everyone, finding the perfect New Zealand job couldn’t be easier.


Winter job roles

Bar Staff

Bar work is a great way to earn money, meet people and be actively involved in the social scene. You’ll be working on the slopes on some of the greatest ski fields and will be able to get the best of the apres ski life.

You don’t need to know cocktails or be able to throw tins in a fancy fashion, we are just looking for people who have worked in a bar for over 6 months and are keen to do something awesome.

Chair Lift Operator

Ski resorts in New Zealand couldn’t run successfully without chair lift operators.

It’s the chair lift operator’s job to ensure the mountain lifts are running safely and efficiently. Whatever the weather, whatever the skill level, operators are there to load and unload the ski lifts. You need to be keen on working outdoors for this role.


This is your chance to use coffee making to earn money travelling. Spend an epic season working as a barista in New Zealand. If you can make a flat white, you’re hired.

You don’t need to have years of experience but you will need to have worked in a busy coffee shop and be able to work well under pressure.

Barista work is a great way to earn money, meet people and be actively involved in the social scene. You’ll be working on the slopes on some of the greatest ski fields and will be able to get the best of the apres ski life.

Ski Equipment Rental Assistant

Rental assistants are ready to get customers suited and booted for their time on the slopes. Recommending skis, boards, clothes and boots to suit each customer’s needs, as well as managing the cash register and stock levels, any general maintenance of the gear such as waxing, and handling the rental returns.

You will need experience for this role.

Customer Service & Ticket Sales

Whether it’s the best gear, the best classes or info about what’s happening on and off the mountain, you're clued up and ready to share it. The aim is to make life simple for your guests, get their tickets out for the day quickly and ensure they get maximum exposure to the slopes.

It’s one big team, so teamwork and a fun and friendly attitude is definitely required.


Collecting payment for goods and services, handling cash and card transactions, balancing the books and stock each day and offering excellent customer service are all part of your day job.

Cashiers could be working in a range of departments including ticket sales, food and beverages and the gift shop.

Food and Beverage Attendant

If you love working with people then this one's for you.

We’re looking for excited and enthusiastic people to work in a variety of different food and service positions. It’s fun work, easy hours and comes with an absolute mountain of benefits.

Not only could you be serving food, working on the bar, taking payments and keeping the restaurants and cafes clean and tidy in some amazing locations, you can spend your free time skiing on the slopes, making the most of the apres ski lifestyle or using your down time for some extreme adrenaline activities.

Ski Instructor (Qualified)

This is your chance to give your guests the most legendary winter possible.
Candidates will be ready to take on new challenges and to go the extra mile when it comes to assisting guests. You need to be passionate about snow sports, excited to share your experiences and ready to share your skills.

Ski instructor applications need to be submitted by late February.

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.

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.

Chef (Qualified)

Food outlets are some of the busiest places on the mountain, so you need to be ready to take on the challenge of feeding thousands of guests at altitude!

Junior Chefs will need to hold a London City and Guilds qualification, or a National Certificate in Cookery level 3-4, and two years experience in a fast paced environment.

Senior Chefs will need a Level 4 and a minimum of five years experience, plus experience working with food control.


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.



The standard hourly rate for our gap year jobs is NZ$15.75 per hour. For skilled positions (i.e. ski patrollers and chefs) you’ll receive a higher wage.


Requirements for our winter jobs in New Zealand

  • Interest in hospitality jobs
  • Flexibility with location in New Zealand and open to a variety of job roles
  • 4 - 6 months work availability in New Zealand
  • Willing to travel to NZ between May 1st - mid June
  • A minimum of 6 months work experience in a customer facing role


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