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Current Positions Avaialble

Experience level: Previous reception experience in accommodation

The Rainforest Retreat in beautiful Franz Josef Glacier is looking for fantastic reception staff to help through the summer season. We are one of the largest accommodation providers on the West Coast with 100 rooms ranging from backpacker accommodation & motels to 5 star rated deluxe tree huts. We also have 50 powered campervan sites as well as the very popular onsite Monsoon Bar and restaurant. We cater to just about every type of traveller and host a large number of tour companies plus a whole lot more.

Set on 12 acres of lush rainforest we have a big site with a lot going on!

Reception staff are needed. Your role will be to assist guests with phone, internet and walk in bookings offer advice on local walks and activities and promote the features of our park.

You must be committed to offering great customer service and exceeding our guest’s expectations. Be quick thinking and good at problem solving. Have a can do hands on attitude. Be able to build a rapport with our guests from all backgrounds and nationalities. We see the Rainforest as not just accommodation but as a whole experience you will be expected to help achieve this.
Reception duties will be your main role but you must be willing to help out in any department if required.

This is a full time position with flexible hours and days off as well as a fixed hourly wage plus bonus opportunities. Previous accommodation reception experience is essential.

If this sounds like you please fill out the form below, attach your CV and tell us why you’d be great for the position!

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Pay rate: $16.75 plus perks. approx 40 hours per week
Experience level: Previous experience is required

Would you like a full time job in a stunning part of New Zealand & and be part of a vibrant community in one of the tourism hot spots?
Tourism Assistants needed.

If you have a positive and happy attitude and would like to join our team of fun people we have a few positions we need to fill.
Rainforest Retreat is a tourism business located in Franz Josef on the West Coast of the South Island. We have a large backpackers, Motels, Deluxe 5 star lodges a holiday park and our hugely popular monsoon bar & restaurant.
This is a multi-tasked role. Each morning you will be working in the housekeeping department cleaning and servicing all the rooms and associated areas within the complex then some evenings you would be waitress/waiting in the restaurant. If you have previous bar or kitchen experience we may look for you to help in these areas too.

You will be required to have the following:

Excellent customer service skills.
Experience in cleaning to a high standard in a timely manner.
Experience waiting on tables an advantage but if you don’t have the experience we might be able to find you extra hours helping the laundry team or additional cleaning hours either early morning or evenings.
Being a great team player and most importantly having a fun positive attitude.

Due to limited accommodation we are ideally looking for a couple or two friends who can share a room or if you have your own van you want to live in we can provide a parking spot.
If the sounds like you please fill out the form below and attach your CV and photo.


Pay rate: from $16.75 per hour plus perks
Experience level: Previous bar experience is essential

Are you a night owl who is looking for a fun job where your input matters?
We are looking for a fantastic bar person to join our small and fun team in our very unique monsoon bar.

If you have great customer service a positive attitude can work un-supervised and use initiative to create an atmosphere that people will want to stay and enjoy then we want to hear from you.
You will be responsible for all aspects of working in a busy and fun bar in one of NZ’s best tourism hot spots.

The Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is the very popular on site bar of the Rainforest Retreat in beautiful Franz Josef Glacier. We are one of the busiest bars on the west coast and we are heading into our biggest ever summer. It’s going to be hot, fun and full on.

We are looking for someone to take us through the summer and stick around for the season.
A NZ duty managers cert. is preferred but if you don’t have one we may be able to assist you in obtaining one.

Experience is essential. Fill out the form below and attach your CV to apply.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


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