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Rainbow Ski Area Manager

Rainbow Sports Club is seeking a Ski Area Manager to manage and coordinate the Rainbow Ski Area including all aspects of on-mountain operations, maintenance and infrastructure. 

Located in Rainbow Valley, near St Arnaud Nelson Lakes, Rainbow Ski Area is a club owned & operated ski field operating on a commercial basis, with a team of approximately forty seasonal staff. You will be responsible for pre-season field preparation and in-season operations for the 2018 & subsequent seasons. You will report to the General Manager, Rainbow Sports Club, who is responsible for overall club operations.

This is a multi-facetted role ideally suited to an individual with five or more years’ management or supervisory experience in a broad range of ski field operational areas. Your previous ski industry experience will include experience with ski lift infrastructure, access roads, snowmaking, grooming & snow management, customer services, snow school, alpine utilities & buildings maintenance, ski industry health and safety systems, and compliance record keeping & reporting. A comprehensive understanding of relevant industry codes of practice and standards is essential. You will need a current full NZ drivers licence including wheels, rollers and tracks endorsement. Relevant ski industry technical qualifications or ski industry tertiary qualifications would be highly beneficial.

In addition to these requirements we are looking for the following attributes for this role:

•A demonstrated passion for the ski industry,
•A person equally at home on the front line and in the back office,
•Self-motivation, work ethic, and organisational skills,
•A pro-active approach to challenges and continuous improvement,
•An ability to work & lead teams under pressure when the need arises,
•Experience in managing small teams of professional staff, contractors and volunteers to achieve outstanding results,
•Familiarity with Rainbow’s infrastructure and operating conditions,
•Integrity, professionalism and a sense of humour!

The successful candidate will receive competitive remuneration, and will be supplied with on-field accommodation during the season (it is a requirement of the position to live on-field during the season and for some periods during the off-season).

Applications are now open for this exciting and interesting position in beautiful Nelson Lakes. Email your CV with a covering letter to: 

Rainbow Workparty & Maintenance Coordinator

Rainbow Sports Club is also seeking a part-time, casual Workparty & Maintenance Coordinator to assist the Ski Area Manager with the management and coordination of summer facilities maintenance, with a primary focus on volunteer recruitment & coordination, and management of volunteer maintenance of buildings and terrain assets.

Rainbow Ski Area operates a maintenance programme each summer and autumn that generally runs from February until the start of the ski season in July. Part of this programme is carried out by member volunteers who focus primarily on low-skill & medium skilled tasks including buildings maintenance (painting, minor repairs), terrain maintenance and clean up, access road maintenance (culvert inspections etc.) and other low-medium skill tasks. We are seeking a person to coordinate and manage the activities of these volunteers for the 2018 summer & autumn period. Note that maintenance of mechanical assets including lifts, groomers, vehicles, snow-making infrastructure is normally carried out using a combination of paid staff and contractors and is managed by the Ski Area Manager; while the Workparty & Maintenance Coordinator may be called upon to assist the Ski Area Manager with these tasks this will not be a primary focus of this role.

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

Practical experience in building and facilities maintenance,
Practical knowledge of ski area maintenance and/or maintenance in alpine environments an advantage,
Practical experience operating under formal Health and Safety Management systems,
Competent computer user for record-keeping, email communications and reporting,
Full, clean NZ driver’s license. WTR endorsement an advantage,
Able to work flexible hours including weekends and some evenings,
Excellent communication skills and practical positive approach essential. 
Available to start immediately.

Job Particulars

Hours: Part-time/casual, fixed term. Approx. 12 hours per week for 12-16 weeks (February to May)
Vehicle for work purposes, computer and hourly rate of $30/hr offered.

Apply by sending your details to: 

Rainbow Administration - applications have now closed…..please watch this space