Employment

 

Lake Ohau Lodge Employment

Lake Ohau Lodge is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge on the shores of Lake Ohau in the Southern Alps, a medium to large wilderness lodge catering for tours and functions over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter. Lake Ohau is a family run business. It is unique in it’s style and we pride ourselves on our hospitality and amazing food. We are seemingly remote but in a beautiful location so these positions will suit someone who enjoys the outdoors and working in a fun and happy environment. If your R&R pleasures include bush and mountain walking/tramping, rock climbing, fishing, and mountain biking this may be for you.

For the 2017-18 summer season we require:

Head Chef Position

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Chef with a breadth of experience to take over from our incumbent Head Chef in mid-October. If you can start directly you will have the opportunity to work alongside our Head Chef during the remainder of our busy winter ski season.

This is a hands-on role for someone who is expected to lead by example.

Remuneration is negotiable and will be based on the successful applicant’s skills and experience. For a single person accommodation and meals are provided at $150 per week. Couple and family arrangements can be provided.

Bar Person

We are looking for an experienced bar person, ideally with their managers certificate, to work in our busy south island high country bar.

You will be required to serve drinks and snacks in the bar, wine wait on tables in our restaurant and in addition it is hoped that you can make a damn fine espresso! At the end of the shift you are required to reconcile the takings and clean the bar and public areas.

Lake Ohau Lodge has two distinct seasons. In summer our business centers on our tour business which can be anybody from Contiki tourists to senior citizens. We also host cyclists on the A2O cycle trail, weddings and birthday parties. In winter we operate Ohau Snow Fields and our guests are mostly skiers and snowboarders.

We are looking for the right candidate and the position is to start mid-September. Chalet accommodation and meals are provided at $150.00 per week. The wage rate is negotiable and depends on experience and qualifications.

This position requires someone with a mature head but a sense of fun, who can work long hours, relate to all ages and happy working in a young team. You also need to be comfortable living in a wilderness location and enjoy the outdoors.

Waitress

We are seeking an experienced waitress to join our team for the summer season. A wage rate of around $15.75 per hour is offered. Accommodation and meals are provided at $150 per week. Around 40 hours per week over 5-6 days.

Barista

We are seeking an experienced barista to join our team for the summer season. A wage rate of $16 per hour is offered or more subject to experience. Accommodation and meals are provided at $150 per week. Around 40 hours per week over 5-6 days.

Housekeepers

We are seeking housekeepers to join a small team for the summer season from mid October.  A wage rate of $15.75 per hour is offered or more subject to experience. Cottage accommodation is provided at $75.00 per week. 30-50 hours per week over 5-6 days

 

 

WINTER 2017

In the Lodge for winter we have filled all positions.  We will be looking for baristas, wait staff and housekeepers at the start of the summer season in October.

If you are interested in applying please send an email to Louise, louise@ohau.co.nz, attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself and indicating which Lake Ohau position you may have an interest in. Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau. Alternatively you can call Louise on 03 4389 885.
 

Ohau Snow Fields Employment

Ohau Snow Fields is the original NZ high country boutique snow and ski field situated in the Southern Alps south of Mt Cook. Ohau has a double chair lift, a platter and a snow mat.

 
​SNOW FIELD POSITIONS
 
We have now filled all our positions. Thank you everyone for your applications and offers of help.

 

If you are interested in applying for these or any positions for the winter 2017 please send an email to Mike, mike@ohau.co.nz attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself and indicating which Snow Field position you may have an interest in. Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau. 

If possible also attach your CV and a photo of yourself. Alternatively contact Mike or Louise on +61 (0)3 4389 885.

For all these positions there is cottage available from $75 per week on a shared basis plus electricity or at the Lake Ohau Alpine Village at around $100 per week on a shared basis plus electricity. There is also accommodation available in Twizel or Omarama.

Please accept my apologies if I don't always reply as I will only follow up with applicants who I feel are suitable applicants.

Thank you for your interest, Mike Neilson.