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New Zealand is a seasonal travel destination, and while we operate the lodges throughout the year we do have a seasonal flow to our business. Our Peak seasons are December, January, February and March (summer). Shoulder seasons April, May, October, November and our Low season falls during the winter months of June, July, August and September. There are employment opportunities throughout the year, however Robertson Lodges carries the highest staffing levels through the Shoulder and Peak seasons.

The seasonal roles we primarily recruit for each year are Food & Beverage Service, Chefs, Housekeeping, Guest Services, Front Office and Golf Operations. 

Each year we bring on our seasonal contract staff with various roles commencing in September, October and November ready for the peak summer season. Seasonal contracts will generally conclude April and May. There may be opportunity for contract extensions and these will be discussed with employees on an individual basis as they become available, including any opportunities for an employment transfer to one of the sister properties.

  • Food and Beverage Attendants

    Food & Beverages
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    $23.00 / hour

    Matakauri Lodge is located seven minutes from Queenstown and spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu. Matakauri is a World-Class Luxury Lodge and a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. 

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for a talented Food & Beverage superstar to join our team.

    What you will do

    We are looking for professional an experienced Food & Beverage Attendant to join our fantastic team. You will work alongside one of the most professional Food & Beverage teams in the country and be exposed to a wide range of food styles from our daily changing menu. Experience, attention to detail, great organisational skills, a strong work ethic and positive attitude will be the key to unlocking this exciting position.  

    What you will bring

    In addition to your immaculate presentation, charming smile and positive attitude, you will be:

    • passionate about hospitality, demonstrated through your previous experience working in the hospitality industry,
    • a team player who is caring, flexible and respectful,
    • reliable, honest and engaged with excellent attention to detail,
    • committed to delivering an amazing service creating moments and experiences to which guests can hardly wait to return 

    You must also be flexible and willing to work weekends. 

    We offer excellent training, staff accommodation, competitive wages and delicious staff lunches!   In addition, we endeavour whenever possible to provide staff with 2 days in a row off each week. You must have a Vaccine Pass, access to your own reliable transport and a valid working visa to apply.  

    If you would like join our world class team and if you have the attributes above, we would love to hear from you.

  • Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    $22.75 / hour + tips

    About the position...

    We are currently seeking Housekeeping Attendants to assist with the delivery of excellence and meet our cleanliness standards. 

    About us...

    Matakauri Lodge is an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world's most serenely beautiful landscapes, spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu and only seven minutes from Queenstown.

    Matakauri Lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world.

    About you...

    The successful candidates will have:

    • A passion for service delivery and the Hospitality Industry
    • Cleaning experience, ideally in a 4/5 star Hotel/Resort environment
    • Strong communication skills
    • A high level of attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills 
    • Flexibility - able to work shifts, including weekends

    We offer an excellent work environment where promoting a positive work life balance is key to our success. Whether its the team covering your shifts when you have a special occasion to attend, or 2 days off in a row every week.  We offer excellent training, on-site staff accommodation, competitive wages and delicious staff lunches! 

    You must have access to your own reliable transport and a valid working visa to apply.

  • Chef de Partie

    Kitchen
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    $25.50 / hour + tips

    We are currently looking for a Chef de Partie to join our extremely talented team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a hard working team, in a luxury lodge, dedicated to providing the finest seasonal food using local ingredients.  You will work with the best!

    Bringing your own experience and flare to the role, you will working alongside experienced staff and as we change the menus daily and prepare these items in multiple ways. Our cuisine is modern New Zealand and you will learn many of the preparations and techniques associated with this.  The pay rate on offer is $25.50 per hour - $28.00 per hour dependent on experience. 

     

    What you will do...

    Working as part of our kitchen team, duties will include the preparation and cooking of daily changing breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for our discerning guests. Responsibilities include - 

    · Menu input and preparation in collaboration with colleagues

    · Ensuring adequacy of supplies at cooking stations

    · Training, developing and supporting junior chefs

    · Offering input in new ways of presentation of dishes; 

    · Putting effort in optimising the cooking process with attention to speed and quality

    · Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards 

     

    What you will bring...

    The successful candidate will be flexible, have a can do attitude, work well in a high pressure environment and want to push their career further. In addition, you will have - 

    · Proven experience senior level experience, ideally with previous experience at a similar standard establishment.

    · Excellent use of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes

    · The ability to think on your feet  as we have many guest requests and menu changes each day

    · Good time management, excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask

    We offer an excellent work environment where promoting a positive work life balance is key to our success. Whether it’s the team covering your shifts when you have a special occasion to attend, or 2 days off in a row every week or making the most of our long-standing relationships with the best food producers and suppliers in the region to go foraging for the best produce, we really value our people. 

    You must also be flexible and willing to work weekends. We offer competitive wages, delicious staff lunches and access to our Staff Perks Programme with a wide range of discounts and deals with our suppliers and partners.  You must have access to your own reliable transport and a valid working visa to apply. 

    If you wish to apply for this role and have the attributes above, we'd love to hear from you.

How to Apply

You can apply for any role at our Robertson Lodges careers page www.robertsonlodges.com/career . For your convenience, all vacancies for each of our locations - The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge can be found here. Please follow the application instructions outlined in the role description. If the exact role you’re looking for isn’t available, register your interest by emailing your CV and a Cover Letter to HR Manager Kari Swa at kari@robertsonlodges.com.

WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS

New Zealand has working holiday agreements with many countries, allowing you to work here and explore our great country.

Working holiday visas are available to young people, usually aged 18 to 30, but 18 to 35 in a select few countries. They let you travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, or 23 months if you are from the UK or Canada. 

Download our Matakauri Applicant Guide here for more information!


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