Employment

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 info@powderhorn.co.nz.

We will get in touch with you to tell you what opportunities are currently available.

You must be able to legally work in New Zealand to be considered.

If you love variety – thrive on challenges and enjoy working hard in a fun environment then this role could be for you!

To be successful in this role you must have a high level of professionalism and be comfortable taking responsibility as well as delegating it.

You will need to be confident to work autonomously and within a team environment having proven experience in being able to set up run to completion and pack down events conferences and weddings.

You will understand that customer satisfaction always takes priority however efficient restaurant operations make it possible.

You must be proficient in all areas of the restaurant to assist where necessary manage time effectively act with integrity and honesty and be friendly positive and enthusiastic

This role is hands on and supervisory so proven experience in all areas of hospitality is required.

If this sounds like you please email your C.V with references to info@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 based in the central north island at the base of New Zealand’s largest ski fields and the stunning Tongariro world heritage park.

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 C.V with references to info@powderhorn.co.nz

Position Vacant: Restaurant Manager

About the business and the role

Do you love adventure sports and nature? Do you love interacting with staff and customers that enjoy the same? Do we have the job for you!

The Powderhorn Chateau has two onsite restaurants which host A la Carte dining, weddings, conferences and functions. Our Food and Beverage Manager is looking for a right hand man (or lady) to help with the running of this large venue.

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?

Job tasks and responsibilities

– Working along side the Food and Beverage Manager to make sure all staff training and service are kept up to a 4 star standard to be inline with the hotel’s Qualmark rating.

– Running of the restaurant during shifts, including allocations of staff, dealing with complaints and greeting and seating guests.

– Cash counting and cash ups to be inline with the hotels procedures and all monies to be accounted for at the end of every evening.

– To continually work within the parameters of efficient wage costs.

– Allocate meal breaks, enforce Powderhorn Procedures and Staff Rules, including uniforms. Conduct staff disciplinary action when required and monitor staff morale.

– Ensure that health and safety practices and procedures are followed at all times.

– Use initiative to reallocate staff positions between hotel department should the need arise.

Skills and experience

– This position requires at least 5 years in hospitality, waitressing, bartending and other departments is preferred to create a better knowledge of how a restaurant is run.

– A New Zealand Duty Manager’s certificate including LCQ and liquor law training

– Some experience as a supervisor in hospitality is not essential but is favoured

– Must be flexible to work days, nights and weekends

If this sounds like you please email your C.V with references to info@powderhorn.co.nz

Position Vacant: Daytime Restaurant Manager

Wanting a change of scenery at the place where it all happens? Do you have your Duty Managers license and want to work daytime hours so you can enjoy your evenings?

If you enjoy skiing boarding or hiking and biking and love what living at the base of Tongariro National Park has to offer then come and work in a fun and dynamic environment at the iconic Powderhorn Chateau!

We are looking for a happy bubbly duty manager to help run our two onsite restaurants.

Successful candidates will have good English language skills a minimum of 2 years relevant experience and/or training in hospitality management a current New Zealand duty managers certificate and a current and valid visa or the right to work in NZ.

Successful candidates will possess these key qualities:
+ Fantastic service and training skills
+ Keep cool in high pressure situations and solve problems
+ Have a great eye for detail
+ Great communication skills
+ Be comfortable giving direction to other staff members

Must also be available for evenings and weekend shifts.

Apply in writing to: The Food and Beverage Manager via Email

Restaurant Function and Event Shift Leader

If you love variety – thrive on challenges and enjoy working hard in a fun environment then this role could be for you!

To be successful in this role you must have a high level of professionalism and be comfortable taking responsibility as well as delegating it.

You will need to be confident to work autonomously and within a team environment having proven experience in being able to set up run to completion and pack down events conferences and weddings.

You will understand that customer satisfaction always takes priority however efficient restaurant operations make it possible.

You must be proficient in all areas of the restaurant to assist where necessary manage time effectively act with integrity and honesty and be friendly positive and enthusiastic

This role is hands on and supervisory so proven experience in all areas of hospitality is required.

If this sounds like you please email your C.V with references to info@powderhorn.co.nz

Housekeeping Supervisor

We are looking for an experienced Housekeeping Supervisor to join our busy hardworking and motivated team.

The position is full time and experience in a supervisory role in hotel housekeeping is essential

We are looking for someone who has high standards takes pride in their work and has a great eye for detail.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality and discretion of guests and staff at all times and be flexible with hours including early mornings weekends and school holidays.

If you are a people person who enjoys responsibility and working in a team environment send your CV today!

Chef De Partie

We are looking for the right people to support our head chef in our 2 restaurants @ the Powderhorn Chateau.
We are offering a beautiful mountain environment, a fun bunch of hard working staff and lots of hiking and cycling to be explored!
The positions are long term as summer is nearly as busy as winter.
Must have a minimum of 4 years experience with a love of food!

Please send your CV to info@powderhorn.co.nz.

Experienced Food and Beverage Servers

We require highly skilled, hard working and fun Food and Beverage Servers. To be successful in this role you must work well as a team, thrive under pressure and possess a positive, “can do” attitude. Successful candidates will have great English language skills, a minimum of 3 years relevant experience and a current and valid visa or the right to work in NZ.

Successful candidates will possess these key qualities:
+ Fantastic service skills
+ Keep cool in high pressure situations
+ Have a great eye for detail
+ Great communication skills

Must be available for evenings and weekend shifts.

Apply in writing to: The Food and Beverage Manager & Duty Manager, info@powderhorn.co.nz.

Duty Manager and Restaurant Supervisor

We are looking for a happy, bubbly duty manager to help run our two onsite restaurants.
Successful candidates will have great English language skills, a minimum of 3 years relevant experience and/or training in hospitality management, a current New Zealand duty managers certificate and a current and valid visa or the right to work in NZ.

Successful candidates will possess these key qualities:
+ Fantastic service and training skills
+ Keep cool in high pressure situations and solve problems
+ Have a great eye for detail
+ Great communication skills
+ Be comfortable giving direction to other staff members

Must be available for evenings and weekend shifts.

Apply in writing to: The Food and Beverage Manager, info@powderhorn.co.nz.

Experienced Room Attendants

We require experienced and attentive Room Attendants to join our busy Housekeeping Team. To be successful in this role you must work well as a team, work to deadlines, and work well under pressure. Successful candidates will have great English Language skills, a minimum of 1 year’s relevant experience and a current and valid visa or the right to work in NZ.
Start now, hours vary during the summer months.

Apply in writing to: The Director, info@powderhorn.co.nz