As the company’s representative and first point of contact, Front Desk staff provide efficient and professional customer service to Niseko Central Guests, owners and visitors. Assist our Guests with anything from booking restaurants to accepting payment for accommodation. Japanese and English speaking is a strong advantage.

Start date: November

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A Note on Winter 2020/21

Winter 2020/21 will be unlike any winter we've seen before. Certainly, this will mean challenges but it will mean opportunities too. One of those opportunities might be the chance to ride a much quieter mountain than we typically see, and potentially, the season of a lifetime!

At the moment we are accepting applications for winter seasonal positions. Once we have a better idea of international travel restrictions and business levels, we'll start contacting people and arranging interviews. What we end up offering will depend both on the visa situation in Japan and in your home country.

Best of luck in your application and I hope to see you here for Winter 2020/21!

Elliot Lawes, HR Manager

Job Description

Below is a brief description of what you would be doing on a day to day basis. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is what you would generally be doing:

Daily tasks;

  • Responding to all emails and enquiries (from restaurant bookings to generating confirmation) in a timely manner
  • Direct all incoming calls to the appropriate department and team member by responding in a professional manner
  • Prepare for daily operation of the front desk by completing tasks on the daily checklist

Payment and transactions;

  • Reviewing the all recorded charges to ensure all Guests’ accounts are accurate
  • Handling daily payment transaction by receiving cash or charging credit card and record all transactions in our Content Management Software
  • Update currency exchange rate and in charge of foreign currency exchange transactions

Support Guest Services team;

  • Direct all issues to the appropriate department (Cleaning Services, Maintenance, Tour Desk, Duty Manager) or team member by identifying the problem and its level of urgency
  • Support the Tour Desk by making telephone bookings as required
  • Contacting the guests and agents for arrival information to ensure smooth check-ins

Check-ins/outs and data entry

  • Handling check-ins and outs in our Content Management Software
  • Processing the guest’s information in our Content Management Software

Job Particulars - based on winter 2019/20, updates for 2020/21 soon!

Pay Rate

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience and Japanese language ability.
  • 25% overtime rate for hours worked above 40 per week (on average over a 2 week period)
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am

Employment Period

  • November to March.
  • We start our staff with training to give you all you need to know about working for Niseko Central!
  • Potential to extend contract, availability of work dependent


  • Generally 5 days per week, around 40 hours per week
  • This is likely to be higher during peak season (including some weeks where you may be required to work 6 days) and a little quieter during the start and ends of the season

Job Benefits - based on winter 2019/20, updates for 2020/21 soon!


  • Each of our accommodations is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price.
  • Singles, twin shares (doubles for couples), to hexa shares in a range of locations to suit a variety of budgets.

Lift Passes

  • Your own Grand Hirafu season lift pass is available to purchase at a discounted price.

Bi-monthly Pay

  • Receive your pay every 2 weeks.
  • Most local employers pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Cost Price on Niseko Central delivered Services

  • Please see our website for more details on what we book, but this could include things like snowmobiling, back country tours, transfers and car rental.

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts available on bookings made by staff at HTM managed properties, GoSnow lessons and SkyExpress Transfers. Have your friends and family experience Niseko at a discount price!

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

  • Free ski/snowboard group lessons & workshops (availability dependent)

Potential Sponsorship in the Future

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, Niseko Central will want you back and we would like to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).

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