Seasonal Position - Ski Valet Winter 2018-19

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Start Date: November 2018

Job Description

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

  • Storing skis and snowboards at the designated ski racks when guests leave their equipment at the valet.
  • Storing boots at the designated boot racks when guest leaves their boots at the valet.
  • Retrieving skis, snowboards and boots when guests pick up their items at the valet.
  • Ensuring guests' belongings are kept safe.
  • Ensuring guests' belongings are handled with care.
  • Ensuring the ski valet area is kept tidy.
  • Assisting the Bellman when necessary.

Qualifications

  • Passionate about hospitality service.
  • Previous hospitality experience is a plus.
  • Professional attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • English is a must, and ability to speak a second language is a plus.

Employment Period

  • November 2018 to April 2019, with the potential to extend, availability of work dependent.

Working Hours

  • Around 40 hours per week.
  • Roster will be made based on hotel occupancy, and we may ask you to work more or less hours and days.

Pay Rate (based on 2017-18 winter, updates for 2018-19 coming soon!)

  • ¥1,100 - ¥1,150 per hour (commensurate with experience).
  • 25% overtime rate for over 80 hours worked in a 2 week pay period.
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am.


Benefits

Accommodation

  • 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, freestyle ski/snowboard lessons, transfers and car rental.

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

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

Incentives for Concierge Sales

  • Those roles more involved in selling (e.g. Concierge) will have more opportunity to gain incentives.

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).

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