2019/20 Winter Season - Overnight Front Desk Receptionist Winter 2019/20

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Start Date: 04 November 2019

Job Description

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Handling check-in and check-out.
  • Handling cash and credit card transactions.
  • Reviewing departures to make sure the guest account charges are correct.
  • Reviewing arrivals and control the room assignments, and prepare for guest requests.
  • Rolling over the date in Property Management System.
  • Preparing necessary daily reports.
  • Assisting with guest enquiries.
  • Answering phone calls, in-house calls and external calls.
  • Responding to emails.
  • Communicating with morning staff for any hand over.
  • Responding to emergency situations and contacting Manager on Duty.


  • Passionate about hospitality and service
  • Bilingual (Japanese and English)
  • Previous hospitality experience is a plus
  • Professional attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Valid Japanese driving licence or International Driving Permit

Employment Period

  • 04 November 2019 to 05 April 2020, with the potential to extend, availability of work dependent. 

Pay Rate

  • ¥1,437 - ¥1,562 yen per hour (between 10pm and 5am and inclusive of 25% late night work rate)
    ¥1,150 - ¥1,250 per hour (between 5am and 10pm)
  • 25% overtime rate for hours worked above prescribed working hours.



  • Each of our accommodations is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price.
  • Twin shares (doubles for couples), triple or quad shares in a range of locations to suit a variety of budgets.

Lift Passes

  • Your own Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass is offered.
  • Most companies will give their staff access to shared Grand Hirafu passes; these are usually kept at work so it may stop you getting first lifts on powder days. Shared passes also cannot be upgraded to All Mountain passes (unless everyone sharing the pass agrees to it). Working for Ki Niseko means your pass can live in your riding jacket and gives you the opportunity to pay the difference to upgrade to an All Mountain pass.
  • For those of you who do not require a lift pass you will be offered instead a payment of ¥20,000.

Bi-monthly Pay

  • Receive your pay every 2 weeks.
  • Most local employers pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Cost Price on Ki Niseko-delivered Services

  • Please see our website for more details on what we book, but this could include things like snowmobiling, back country tours, transfers and car rental.

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts available on bookings made by staff at HTM managed properties, GoSnow lessons and SkyExpress Transfers. Have your friends and family experience Niseko at a discount price!

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

  • Free ski/snowboard group lessons & workshops (availability dependent)

Potential Sponsorship in the Future

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, Ki Niseko will want you back and we would like to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).

Interested in being a part of our team?

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