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First things first - here's a third party review from Snow Season Central, containing comprehensive information on our ski area, the terrain, the snow conditions as well as what to expect for working conditions. Have a read through and if you're still interested, come back here and read on!

Broken River Staff

The Broken River winter team is a small and committed group of highly-qualified individuals, working together with a Club full of members who are passionate about Broken River and the great opportunities and atmosphere it offers. Please check out the full description of Broken River's facilities and the terrain.

Successful applicants will:

Have the ability to work as part of a team
Be self motivated and hard working
Be ready to meet any challenge the mountain environment can throw at you

As a representative of the Club at all times, a willingness to ensure that Broken River's members and visitors enjoy the best possible experience is essential. Flexibility to work with other staff members and in their roles if required.

You'll find descriptions of all staff positions below. These are subject to change, and to accommodate the different skills the team we employ. Flexibility is a pre-requisite for all applicants.

Broken River pays competitive rates and accommodation is provided. Additionally, working at Broken River provides a lifestyle, experiences and the opportunity to make friends you will never forget in a stunning mountain environment with challenging and exciting on- and off-piste skiing and backcountry opportunities.

If this sounds like you, and you are able to commit to working at Broken River for the full season (including a pre-season induction/training period in late June). All applicants will need to be available for an interview, and references must be supplied with all applications.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below, please use the button below to email a covering letter together with a current curriculum vitae, and details of any relevant qualifications held. We look forward to hearing from you!

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2018 SEASON: WE'RE HIRING!

We have a number of vacancies for the upcoming season - please see below for a description of all staff positions vacancies.

BROKEN RIVER STAFF POSITIONS required

Please note, all our positions for 2018, with the exception of Groomer Operator, have been filled. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in the snow!
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Snow Safety Officer

Posted 12 January, 2018

Minimum Level 2 Avalanche Safety. Proven experience with avalanche mitigation and leading control teams. Conscientious and hard working, you will be studious and detail-oriented in your snow safety approach.

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Groomer Operator

Posted 12 January, 2018

Key Responsibilities

In this diverse role you will operate our equipment, including a PB300W Groomer, Grader, Bulldozer and Skidsteer loader maintaining snow conditions on the ski field and clearing snow from our access road and car parks. You will also perform a variety of other duties to assist in the smooth running of our ski operation including basic maintenance on ski lifts.

Required Skills & Experience

Proven experience in a similar role with experience in operating winch equipped

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Administration & Lodge Assistant

Posted 12 January, 2018

You will assist the ticket/booking officer and chef, (see descriptions above for skills required). Your duties will include cleaning of huts and assisting in the organisation of food supply, preparation of meals and other duties, as required. You may also be required to assist in the on-field canteen in Palmer Lodge during the day. This position will cover for the chef and the ticket office/bookings officer on their days off.

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Mountain Manager

Posted 12 January, 2018

The Mountain Manager has overall "on-mountain" responsibility for the operations of Broken River. He or she will have proven ability and significant experience in ski area management, risk management, personnel management, and will work closely with Broken River Ski Club management.

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Administration Manager

Posted 12 January, 2018

In this role, you will be responsible for sales in the ticket office, cash handling and daily reconciliations, the operation of the on field canteen in Palmer Lodge, and liaison with the Club Treasurer. You will be capable of operating the Club's MYOB accounting system and software, and in charge of taking bookings for ski packages and dealing with information requests from visitors, guests and the public. You will, along with others, have responsibility for the running of the Tyndall Tramway.

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Ski Instructor/ Field Ops

Posted 12 January, 2018

Broken River is renowned for the quality of its ski instruction which is second to none, and a vital element of the Broken River experience. You will possess an international ski instruction qualification (e.g. NZSIA Level 2, CSIA Level 3, PSIA 3, or above). You will be responsible for organising group and individual lessons for resident guests and day visitors together with weekend instruction and clinics, as required. Snowboarding instruction skills would be a bonus.

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Maintenance/ General Hand

Posted 12 January, 2018

You will be responsible for using Club machinery, which may include snow clearance duties in conjunction with the club’s contracted road clearance contractor. This may involve the use of heavy machinery (grader/bulldozer) and other machinery and often involve maintenance and repair duties. A heavy trade licence is essential. Maintenance of equipment essential to mountain operations, including tows, is an important facet of this position, part of which requires welding skills/experience. You will

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Ski Patrol/ Field Ops

Posted 12 January, 2018

For these positions you will have some professional experience. Medical certifications must include PHEC (EMT). Avalanche safety qualifications, professional membership to an avalanche safety organization (MSC, CAA, AAA), and a current snow blasting certificate an advantage but not necessary. To be suitable for this role you will need excellent problem-solving skills, possess good common sense and decision making skills, enjoy working around people and be calm under pressure. For field operation

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Chef/ Lodge Manager

Posted 12 January, 2018

We require an experienced chef to run the Club's on-field accommodation. You will oversee the smooth operation of all catering on the mountain. You will be responsible for providing breakfast and dinner for up to 70 guests plus staff in a timely manner, as well as ensuring that cleaning duties for both lodges are fulfilled to a high standard. You will create and allocate costings for weekly menu plans, ensuring that food is ordered, rationed and stored appropriately and that hearty, delicious fo

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Volunteer

Posted 12 January, 2018

We have some positions for volunteers who are willing to assist on an unpaid basis in the base area, accommodation lodges, and on field in return for food, board and skiing.

Duties, on a daily basis will include snow shovelling (hopefully), help in the ticket office, laying grit on walkways, assisting the chef with meal preparations, help with dishes in the evenings and light lodge cleaning duties. You will be asked to help out for around three to four hours per day - the remaining time you