WORKING WITH US

At the Powderhorn Chateau we have a small experienced team who work year round. During our high season (June – October) our staff force increases from approximately 15 to 50+. We employ seasonal staff to fill positions in Management, Food and Beverage (front of house and chefs) and Housekeeping.

We are family owned and operated. We look for experienced staff that will show initiative, have outstanding service skills, work fast and efficiently, perform well under pressure and fit into a sociable team. We are committed to providing high levels of service to our clientele who include both domestic and international visitors. We provide a fun, social atmosphere to work in and offer competitive rates to the right candidates.

If you are interested in the prospect of joining our international team please send your curriculum vitae detailing your qualifications and most importantly, experience to MYWINTER@POWDERHORN.CO.NZ.

POSITIONS VACANT

Position Vacant: Duty Manager

Do you love adventure sports and nature? Keen to ride all day and work the night? Do you love interacting with staff and customers? Do we have the job for you!

We are looking for a duty manager to join our team!

We are based right at the base of the Tongariro National Heritage Park and we are also the closest accommodation, bar and restaurant to the Turoa ski field. With a range of activities to do both summer and winter why would you need to be anywhere else?

The Duty Manager will strengthen our management team and help train and develop our staff further to ensure that our high standards are maintained and where possible improved. 

The successful applicant will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years hospitality managerial experience in a high quality venue
  • Hold a current Managers Certificate
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • A personable managerial style with strong people skills
  • Strong food, cocktail and wine knowledge
  • Cash up knowledge
  • Have the experience and maturity to deal with late night party situations.
  • Be able to make fast paced decisions to ensure the safety of all patrons and staff.
  • Available to work days and nights both during the week and weekends.
  • Be self motivated and hungry to succeed with a positive attitude.
  • Impeccable personal presentation
  • A strong command of the English language, both verbal and written.

If you have all the above attributes we would love to hear from you to explore the opportunities available.

You will need to have proven experience, be legally allowed to work in New Zealand and be highly motivated and passionate about what you do. Due to the nature of our business and the strong team we already have in place it is imperative that all applicants have a vast knowledge of the industry as well as it being their passion.

If you have a positive and professional approach and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, then please email your CV with references to annieg@powderhorn.co.nz

Position Vacant: Chef de Partie

Summer is calling and we are currently seeking experienced an experienced Chef de Partie to work at the iconic Powderhorn Chateau in Ohakune.

We are on the look out for hard working and dedicated team players. There will also be plenty of opportunity to experience what the mountain has to offer whether it’s skiing or snowboarding. If you enjoy working in a fast paced professional kitchen to produce a consistently high standard of food through preparation and service we want to hear from you. This is the perfect role for passionate Chefs who love a challenge and are real team players.

As the Ideal Candidate for this role some qualities we seek include:

  • Experience in higher end and high volume a la Carte settings
  • 2 years minimum experience in a similar role
  • A proven understanding of kitchen hygiene and safety principles
  • Good communication skills in a busy kitchen environment and the ability to handle pressure in a calm professional manner.
  • An unwavering commitment to quality and consistency
  • A hands on attitude and the ability to promote good work ethic and values

If you have all the above attributes we would love to hear from you to explore the opportunities available.

You will need to have proven experience and be highly motivated and passionate about what you do.

If you have a positive and professional approach and enjoy working in a fast paced kitchen, then please email your CV with references to annieg@powderhorn.co.nz

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone: +64 6 385 8888

Email : info@powderhorn.co.nz

Physical address: Powderhorn Chateau, 194 Mangawhero Tce (Bottom of Mountain Road), Ohakune, New Zealand