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The following positions are available for the 2024 winter season.

Ensure you read the Application Requirements below before you apply.




Lifties as they are affectionately known are the face of Dobson. Applicants need to be of a friendly nature and be able to work outdoors in cold conditions.

Work involves morning pre-starts on lifts, setting up loading and unloading areas, assisting guests onto the lifts, closing lifts at the end of the day.

Maintain radio contact with ski patrol and management as issues arise. A mechanical aptitude is an advantage.

Full training will be given.

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Mt Dobson is recruiting Snowsports (Ski/Snowboard) Instructors for the upcoming winter.

About the role:

Providing safe, fun, and informative lessons with a consistent application, using NZSIA techniques and methodology as a guide.
Teach both kids & adults and able to teach all Snowsports products including school groups, groups, and private lessons.
Assisting in other departments as required, to help ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible – this can include snow shoveling, setting up seating, cleaning in the Cafe, being a Liftie, or helping in the Rentals department are some of the duties commonly done by the Snowsports team.

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Friendly and approachable persons required to operate the ticket windows and sell the world famous Fairlie bakehouse pies to our guests.

Duties include stocking shelves and stock taking, Cash handling, (Experience a bonus but not a prerequisite).

This position can at times be fast paced so need to be able to work well under pressure at peak times. Especially on a powder day!

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We are on the lookout for ski patrollers who have a first responders cert or hold a pre hospital emergency care cert or overseas equivalent.

Persons with a first aid training background, IE Nurses, St johns personnel who are looking for a break in their careers will also be considered. Must be a strong skier.

Other duties include checking safety of trails, erection of safety fencing, lift operation during lunch breaks for other team members.

Training in the use of the rescue toboggan can be given.

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Duties include fitting of rental equipment to customers, checking that gear is in safe condition at all times. Stock taking, performing basic repairs.

Must be of friendly disposition and can relate to customers of all ages.

Training can be given.

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An experienced friendly Barista is required to make exceptional coffees for our customers.

This is pretty much a sole charge position and must be prepared to train other team members in the art of coffee making, (This then gives you more time to ride that powder!)

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All applicants must:

Have a valid work permit/visa
Be available for face-to-face interviews, this is very important!
Have good manners, be able to hold conversation in English and deliver fantastic guest service
Be a non smoker
Have a good attitude toward guest and team health and safety
Be available to work the entire season, which typically runs from late June to early October

The nearest town is Fairlie, a very compact village that services the surrounding farm land.  Staff need to obtain their own accommodation; rentals or inexpensive motels can usually be found in Fairlie. Check out our trail map.

When the mountain is open, everyone works. Days off occur when the mountain is closed due to snow/wind, and may be rostered later in the season.

Due to the large number of applications, we are only able to reply to applicants who are suitable and we have vacancies for.

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