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We are an award winning country hotel located amidst the mountains of the Southern Alps at the bottom of Cardrona Alpine resort.

Join our team at the Cardrona Hotel and enjoy the amazing outdoor opportunities in every season; skiing in the winter, hiking, biking and fishing in the summer to name a few. Head over to Queenstown on your days off but live in the serenity of the Cardrona Valley or with the small town vibe of Wanaka during your work week. We are between Queenstown and Wanaka - the perfect location to explore the area! We have staff accommodation available here in Cardrona, please do let us know if this is of interest to you on application.

See below for our current vacancies. For a full job description please get in touch with us via email. 



Sous Chef

We are on the hunt for an experienced full-time Sous Chef to join our kitchen team! The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, have extensive food knowledge, and display creative flair.


  • Support the head chef in running the kitchen, stock management, food safety and team development
  • Supervise kitchen team in absence of the head chef
  • Ensure high quality and presentation of all dishes

Three years of experience is essential for this role. It's available with an immediate start and with a four work day roster for a great work-life balance. Preference will be given to permanent residents/those with at least 6 months on their work visa. 

If this role sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to Ange via

Retail Manager - The Old School House Gift Shop

We're seeking a creative, driven and independent applicant to take over the day-to-day operation of the Old School House gift shop and online store. As well as a range of Cardrona Hotel merchandise, we stock some amazing locally-made wares from around the Wanaka and Queenstown area, supporting the talented makers and creators in our region.

This is a permanent, full-time and diverse role where you will be based in the Old Schoolhouse gift shop in a retail position that will see you working closely with the Cardrona Hotel owners and its team. 

Cardrona Hotel is a busy destination and the Old School House is open 7-days. This position is five days a week, and as the retail manager you will be responsible for liaising with weekend / casual shop staff. This is a career role and we are looking for someone who is passionate and willing to put in the time to develop and grow the Old School House.

This role is available from August. 

Applicants must be NZ citizens / residents or have a valid working visa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If this role sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to

Career application form

To apply for any of the careers above, please fill out our application form, complete with your current CV and covering letter. If your application looks like a good fit, we’ll be in touch to discuss further.