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Lake Ohau Lodge Employment

Lake Ohau Lodge is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge on the shores of Lake Ohau in the Southern Alps, the headwaters of the Waitaki Valley.  The Lodge is unique in its style and we pride ourselves on providing genuine and friendly Kiwi hospitality along with amazing food.  We live in an extraordinary natural landscape with a large lake, mountains, river valleys and walking trails on our back door step so if you love the outdoors, one of these positions could be for you. We are a medium to large family run business catering for tours and functions over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter. We are the Ohau family and we treat every guest as if they were a guest in our own home.  We choose positive and happy people who will work as a team and who will go that extra distance, offering that personal touch to make our guests feel welcome. 


SUMMER 2020-2021 

BARISTA/WAITRESS - We are picky about our coffee and if you can make a "bangin'" espresso we would love for you to be part of our team this summer.  In the mornings you would be a dedicated barista and in the evenings you would wait tables in the restaurant although you could be rostered on to do a lunch shift instead.

HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - This position requires experience in housekeeping and experience in managing a team of people and maintaining a good team energy.  We are looking for someone with a proven high standard,an eye for detail and a friendly manner.  We are looking for someone who will stay at least till the end of the summer season i.e. end of May 2021.

ASSISTANT HEAD HOUSEKEEPER - Your position is to supervise the team on the Head Housekeeper's days off.  We are looking for someone with housekeeping experience, who gets on with others, has a good eye for detail, has a friendly manner and is a proven diligent worker.

BARTENDER - We require a Bartender with their Manager's certificate who would work alongside one other bartender most of the time.  The position requires someone with a mature head but a sense of fun who is prepared to work some long hours, can relate to all ages and contributes to a happy team environment.  You would serve drinks and snacks in the bar, wine wait on tables in our restaurant and in addition it is an advantage if you can make a good espresso.

2 x HOUSEKEEPERS - Come and be part of a happy, hardworking team this summer.  There's a lot of satisfaction gained in leaving a clean, beautiful room and working with a fun team.

If you are interested in applying for positions please send an email to Louise,  attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself.  Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau.  

Ohau Snow Fields Employment

Ohau Snow Fields is the original NZ high country boutique snow and ski field situated in the Southern Alps south of Mt Cook. Ohau has a double chair lift, a platter and a snow mat.

WINTER 2020:
All positions have been filled for this season. Please accept my apologies if I don't always reply as I will only follow up with applicants who I feel are suitable applicants.


Thank you for your interest, Mike Neilson, General Manager, please apply by emailing me at Please include an introduction, CV and photo.