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Job Vacancies 2020

Are you an exciting, customer-oriented, adaptable, team focused player who is driven by working and playing in the mountains? Do you live for the winters? Here at Rainbow we are looking for team members that will become the crew at Rainbow for the 2020 season. If this sounds like your mix of challenging and fulfilling work, AND you are customer-focused, positive and passionate about skiing and snowboarding, then come join us at the top of the Southern Alps here in New Zealand.  

We are recruiting for all positions as detailed below, however some roles will be filled by our excellent base of returning staff.  Please read through all of the information detailed on our website, here you will find specific information to Rainbow Ski Area, the club that is the foundation to the ski area, and information on the Nelson Marlborough region.  Rainbow Ski Area employs 20-30  staff during the winter season, which generally runs from end of July to the end of September.  

We have roles which require a range of experience and qualifications, however there is always a place for the legend applicant who is positive, energetic, customer oriented and willing to learn if you know the ski industry is your deal.  

All applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand (either hold a current Working Holiday Visa, or alternatively obtain a sponsored work permit-ski and snowboard instructors only), and be able to communicate to an acceptable spoken and written level of English. Duration of Employment; Season generally runs from end of June through to the end of September  


Thank you for your interest.  The season starts 24 July 2020.  

We are looking for Ski Instructors,  a Snow Sports director and a Cafe Manager.  Come join us for a great season ahead.  email for more details

Cafe Manager

The role will involve running food service, making 'EPIC' coffee, food prep, cash handling skills, reconciliation, managing staff, stock management, and good customer service. Bar Managers Cert is a bonus, but not required.

Barista experience is a must, management experience preferable.

Employment will be from the 20th of July - 27th of September. Season pass included from $21.00 per hour