RECRUITMENT FOR THE 2015/16 SEASON OPENING ON JUNE 2015
Positions for Winter season 2015/15 will be posted on this site in June, 2015.
Unfortunately, any resumes sent to SkiJapan.com or NBS directly will not be considered until received through the online application system.
Until then please read through our FAQs.
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Want to ride fresh powder every day in one of the snowiest resorts on earth?
Want to experience a unique culture, eat delicious food and basically have the experience of a lifetime, whilst getting paid!?
If this sounds good, then a job with Ski Japan is what you want!
SkiJapan.com is the largest and longest serving inbound tour operator in Hokkaido, bringing in over 7,000 guests to Japanese ski resorts each season. We have offices in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong with our main operations and HQ located in the heart of Niseko.
To provide our guests with the most memorable and enjoyable holiday experience time and time again, we require a large team of talented, diverse and people orientated staff to be our front line representatives.
SkiJapan.com is looking for talented individuals with a passion for Japan to further their career in this exciting leisure based industry.
SkiJapan.com actively promote a "Can Do Culture" within our team and it is this positive attitude that allows us to continually offer the most memorable and enjoyable holiday experience to our guests. To join our "Dream Team" of staff that deliver above expectation every time, you must be a motivated, fun loving and "genki" individual with a "can-do" attitude!
The following skills and experience will give you a distinct edge when applying for a position with SkiJapan.com or NBS:
All winter seasonal positions are based in NISEKO, HIRAFU (Hokkaido, Japan).
Depending on position, staff are required to be in Niseko around the end of November / Early December for induction and training, with most positions finishing or winding down by mid/end of March. There a limited number of “Short Term” contracts available from early December to mid-February - perfectly suited for the university student on extended break.
Most staff are required to work a 5 day week, with some days requiring extended hours and balanced by quieter days.
Full training and uniform is provided. Staff Accommodation can be arranged for most positions.
We do expect our staff to work hard, but we also like you to play hard too! The lifts are open from 8:30am-9pm every day, which gives you loads of time to ride no matter what job you do! We also encourage staff to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and joining the many tours, activities and attending local events throughout the season.
Please read our FAQs to find out more!
Interviews will be held in person or by Skype video only. Please ensure that you set up a Skype account and have access to a PC with working webcam prior to your interview date.
More information regarding the interview will be given to shortlisted candidates upon confirmation of interview.
Q: Are there any year round positions available?
A: Please see Positions Vacant for availability. We will only accept online applications for jobs via the Positions Vacant page. Direct applications or resumes sent to any email address will be ignored.
Q: When employment application for 2015/2016 winter opens?
A: Applications will open in June 2015. All positions will be posted on the Positions Vacant page.
Q: I am a native English speaker. Is it a problem if I don't speak Japanese?
A: All staff need to have the ability to communicate in written and spoken English as our guests are mostly from English speaking countries. Japanese language skills are a must for some positions. Cantonese/ Mandarin skills are also highly regarded.
Q: What type of staff accommodations are available?
A: We aim to provide twin, triple, quad and 5-6 share rooms at subsidised rents to all staff employed on for seasonal work. While we do take preferences for specific room types into account when assigning we are unable to make guarantees as accommodation is limited.
Q: What type of visa do I need to arrange?
A: Working Holiday Visa is all that is required for most positions. It is up to you to arrange it before employment application or arrange it later. Sponsored Visas may be arranged for highly skilled positions depending on experience. If you are a Japanese passport holder, possess a Japanese spouse visa or Japanese permanent residency then you do not require any additional visas.
Q: When do I know if I get position?
A: First interview will be around Mid July to Mid August, and offers likely be sent to you on September.
Q: Do I get notice if I did not make it to interview?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot contact all of you. If you did not get contact from us by end of August, please proceed to alternative plan you have.
Q: Can I get seasonal lift pass?
A: Most positions come with a personal NISEKO GRAND HIRAFU lift pass, whilst some other employees will have access to a share pass.
Q: When do seasonal positions usually start and finish?
A: Generally winter employment dates start late November and finish mid/end of March.
Q: What do seasonal positions usually pay?
A: Salary and pay depend on position. Generally you can expect a monthly wage of approximately 160,000-300,000 JPY.
All successful candidates must meet the legal requirements which entitle them to work in Japan, for more details please visit the Japanese Consulate's website in your country. If you require a working holiday visa, please visit http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/w_holiday/programme.html
SkiJapan.com prides itself on our ability to deliver over and above expectation every time. Being snow lovers and travelers ourselves, we know what it takes to deliver the ultimate holiday experience and we want you to share in our passion for life, snow, travel and Japan!