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CAREERS AT THE CARDRONA HOTEL

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.

We are now hiring for the upcoming spring/summer season! 

Barista

We seek a professional and efficient barista who is passionate about making coffees. The job also encompasses several other front of house duties that will keep your day varied and interesting. Front of house/waiting experience will be favoured.

The role is full-time and mostly consists of early starts, providing an engaging breakfast service to our hotel guests, and working throughout the lunch service.

The role is available with an immediate start. We need all candidates to commit to the entire summer season, which means until early April 2024. You must be able to stop by for a trial shift. Staff accommodation is available to the right candidate.

Candidates must have the right to work in NZ.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to: info@cardronahotel.co.nz

Restaurant Wait Staff

We are looking for motivated team players who are happy to work the late shift in our restaurant, leaving the mornings free to enjoy the outdoors. Experience working in restaurants offering table service is required.

The role is rostered full-time. A typical shift will be from 3pm until close, or a 12pm until quiet.

The role is available from mid/late January. We need candidates to commit to the entire rest of the summer season, which means until after Easter 2024. You must be able to stop by for a trial shift. Staff accommodation is available to the right applicant.

Candidates must have the right to work in NZ.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to: info@cardronahotel.co.nz

Bartender

Experience behind the bar is essential. Our ideal candidate will have worked in a similar fast-paced pub before, knows how to pour beers and take orders on the till. You also need to be highly customer service oriented and enjoy hospitality.

This role is rostered full-time with an immediate start, and involves day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Candidates must have the right to work in NZ.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to: info@cardronahotel.co.nz

Floor Staff/Runners

We are looking for motivated front of house staff with a ‘can-do’ attitude to cover the daytime shifts in our busy pub. You will mainly run food and drinks to tables, clear tables and directly respond to customer inquiries. Experience in a similar role is necessary for this general front of house role. Do you have barista skills? Even better!  

The position is available from February. We require all candidates to commit to the entire rest of the summer season, which means until after Easter 2024. You must be able to stop by for a trial shift. Staff accommodation is available to the right applicant.

Candidates must have the right to work in NZ.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to: info@cardronahotel.co.nz

Chef de Partie

We have two roles to fill in our busy kitchen this summer. The ideal candidates will be fully qualified and available to start right away.

Breakfast Chef:

  • Great role for someone not wanting night shifts
  • Approx. hours are 6am-3pm
  • Good time management skills required to run our breakfast service and work the lunch service

Evening:

  • Great role for someone wanting fixed evening shifts
  • Approx. hours are 3pm-close

Two years of experience in a similar fast-paced environment is required for both roles and experience in cooking Kiwi/wester cuisine is a must. Preference will be given to permanent residents or those with at least 6 months on their work visa. Sponsorship and/or accommodation may be available to the right candidate. For more information and to discuss the positions in more detail, please contact Angela Cook on chef@cardronahotel.co.nz. 

Dishy/Kitchenhand

We seek a motivated team player who supports our busy kitchen as dishwasher/kitchenhand. No experience is required - a great work ethic and positive 'can-do' attitude is most important. Full training will be provided if needed. 

The role is available with an immediate start, and we need you to commit until the end of the busy summer season in early April. You must be able to stop by for a trial shift. Staff accommodation is available to the right candidate.

Candidates must have the right to work in NZ. 

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to: info@cardronahotel.co.nz

 

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.