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First things first - here's a third party review from Snow Season Central, containing comprehensive information on our ski area, the terrain, the snow conditions as well as what to expect for working conditions. Have a read through and if you're still interested, come back here and read on!

Broken River Staff

The Broken River winter team is a small and committed group of highly-qualified individuals, working together with a Club full of members who are passionate about Broken River and the great opportunities and atmosphere it offers. Please check out the full description of Broken River's facilities and the terrain.

Successful applicants will:

Have the ability to work as part of a team
Be self motivated and hard working
Be ready to meet any challenge the mountain environment can throw at you

As a representative of the Club at all times, a willingness to ensure that Broken River's members and visitors enjoy the best possible experience is essential. Flexibility to work with other staff members and in their roles if required.

You'll find descriptions of all staff positions below. These are subject to change, and to accommodate the different skills the team we employ. Flexibility is a pre-requisite for all applicants.

Broken River pays competitive rates and accommodation is provided. Working at Broken River provides a lifestyle, experiences and the opportunity to make friends you will never forget in a stunning mountain environment with challenging and exciting on- and off-piste skiing and backcountry opportunities.

If this sounds like you, and you are able to commit to working at Broken River for the full season (including a pre-season induction/training period in late June). All applicants need to be available for an interview, and references must be supplied with all applications.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below, you must use the button below to email a covering letter together with a current curriculum vitae, and details of any relevant qualifications held. (Please do not send an email through our website "contact us" page). We look forward to hearing from you!

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2019 SEASON POSITIONS 

Please see below for descriptions of our staff positions.

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Snow Safety Officer & Field Operations Supervisor

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

We are now only receiving applications from New Zealand residents/citizens for this position. Minimum Level 2 Avalanche Safety. Proven experience with avalanche mitigation and leading control teams. Conscientious and hard working, you will be studious and detail-oriented in your snow safety approach. A full job description can be provided as part of the application process.

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Snow Safety Officer & Field Operations Supervisor' as the subject.

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Groomer Operator & Maintenance Supervisor

Posted 19 February, 2019

Key Responsibilities

In this diverse role you will operate our equipment, including a PB300W Groomer, Grader, Bulldozer and Skidsteer loader maintaining snow conditions on the ski field and clearing snow from our access road and car parks. You will also perform a variety of other duties to assist in the smooth running of our ski operation including basic maintenance on ski lifts.

Required Skills & Experience

Proven experience in a similar role with experience i

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Groomer Operator & Maintenance Supervisor' as the subject.

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Administration & Lodge Assistant

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

You will assist the ticket/booking officer and chef, (see descriptions above for skills required). Your duties will include cleaning of huts and assisting in the organisation of food supply, preparation of meals and other duties, as required. You may also be required to assist in the on-field canteen in Palmer Lodge during the day. This position will cover for the chef and the ticket office/bookings officer

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Administration & Lodge Assistant' as the subject.

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Ski Area Manager

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

The Ski Area Manager (aka Mountain Manager) has overall "on-mountain" responsibility for the operations of Broken River. He or she will have proven ability and significant experience in ski area management, risk management, personnel management, and will work closely with Broken River Ski Club management. A full job description can be provided as part of the application process.

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Ski Area Manager ' as the subject.

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Administration Manager & Guest Services Supervisor

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

In this role, you will be responsible for sales in the ticket office, cash handling and daily reconciliations, the operation of the on field canteen in Palmer Lodge, and liaison with the Club Treasurer. You will be capable of operating the Club's MYOB accounting system and software, and in charge of taking bookings for ski packages and dealing with information requests from visitors, guests and the public. A full job description can be pro

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Administration Manager & Guest Services Supervisor' as the subject.

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Ski School Director & Ski Instructor

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

Broken River is renowned for the quality of its ski instruction which is second to none, and a vital element of the Broken River experience. You will possess an international ski instruction qualification (e.g. NZSIA Level 2, CSIA Level 3, PSIA 3, or above). You will be responsible for organising group and individual lessons for resident guests and day visitors together with weekend instruction and clinics. A full job description can be pr

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Ski School Director & Ski Instructor' as the subject.

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Maintenance/ General Hand

Posted 19 February, 2019

You will be responsible for using Club machinery, which may include snow clearance duties in conjunction with the club’s contracted road clearance contractor. This may involve the use of heavy machinery (grader/bulldozer) and other machinery and often involve maintenance and repair duties. A heavy trade licence is essential. Maintenance of equipment essential to mountain operations, including tows, is an important facet of this position, part of wh

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Maintenance/ General Hand ' as the subject.

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Ski Patrol & Field Ops Assistant

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

For these positions you will have some professional experience. Medical certifications must include PHEC (EMT). Avalanche safety qualifications, professional membership to an avalanche safety organization (MSC, CAA, AAA), and a current snow blasting certificate an advantage but not necessary. To be suitable for this role you will need excellent problem-solving skills, possess good common sense and decision. A full job description can be pr

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Ski Patrol & Field Ops Assistant' as the subject.

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Chef/ Lodge Manager

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

We require an experienced chef to run the Club's on-field accommodation. You will oversee the smooth operation of all catering on the mountain. You will be responsible for providing breakfast and dinner for up to 70 guests plus staff in a timely manner, as well as ensuring that cleaning duties for both lodges are fulfilled to a high standard. You will create and allocate costings for weekly menu plans.

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Chef/ Lodge Manager' as the subject.

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Volunteer

Posted 19 February, 2019

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED FOR 2019

We have some positions for volunteers who are willing to assist on an unpaid basis in the base area, accommodation lodges, and on field in return for food, board & skiing.

Daily duties (3 to 5 hours) include snow shovelling, help in the ticket office, gritting walkways, assist the chef with meal preparation, help with dishes in the evenings & light lodge cleaning duties. The remainder of the day is your own.

JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, please email employment@brokenriver.co.nz with a cover letter and resume, with 'Volunteer' as the subject.