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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. 

We have accommodation on site and provide 3 meals a day for $200/week or there are some houses locally that can be rented and different arrangements entered in to. 

SUMMER 2021/22 

SOUS CHEF - We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Sous Chef.  You will be responsible for the food control plan, assisting in all prepping and plating and maintaining our high standard of presentation and excellent food and you will head the kitchen on our Head Chef's days off.

You will have excellent communication skills, be friendly and approachable, able to work calmly in a busy kitchen and to inspire and motivate others while working alongside your team. 

LINE COOK -  We are looking for someone to be our breakfast chef but also to assist in preparing and serving meals under supervision of our Head or Sous Chef.  Some previous kitchen experience required.

KITCHEN HAND - You will be comfortable around the kitchen, enjoy cooking, happy working in a fun environment and ready to step in wherever needed.  You will be required to wash dishes, prep for dinner or breakfast, learn to make a mean nachos platter, and according to your skills could be asked to help in other areas.

RECEPTIONIST - You are the face of Ohau.  As such we expect you to make all our guests feel welcome from the first email communication, to when they check in and then when they depart.  The position requires you to attend reception, meeting guests, answering phones and emails, checking in and checking out guests, weekly reconciliations, liaising between kitchen, restaurant, bar and housekeeping and at times you can be asked to assist in these departments.

FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM - We are requiring a Barista & wait staff from mid to late November. We also require a Bartender with their Managers Licence.

HOUSEKEEPERS - We will be looking for additional staff from late November.  Experience is preferred.

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.  Accommodation and meals packages available.

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 2022:

Applications for the following positions will be accepted from March 2022.  Enquiries please email


































































































































































































































































































































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