HTM is the largest independent property management company in Niseko and employs staff in a wide range of front office and back office roles. We combine hard work with great fun to give our staff a unique experience and lifestyle, unlike anywhere else in the world.

Winter Season - Staff Accommodation Driver

Start Date: Mid-November 2022

Job Description

  • Drive the bus on a set schedule between the staff accommodations in Kutchan and the Niseko-Hirafu resort.
  • Clear snow off the bus including the roof.
  • Take on some additional duties as directed by the Staff Accommodation Manager (e.g. restocking supplies, minor maintenance).
  • Assist in providing shuttle services for Niseko Central, Skye Niseko and Ki Niseko guests on occasion.

Required skills/experience:

  • International Driving Permit with category D stamp (higher than a standard driving licence required ( Australia: MR, NZ: class 2 or above). Check your local International Driving Permit issuing body, usually Post Offices, for more details) OR
  • Japanese driving licence with ogata or higher endorsement
  • Reliable, punctual person, confident in their driving skills
  • Winter & on-snow driving experience with passenger-carrying vehicles

What you'll be driving:

Large buses, between 29-72 in capacity. The two shuttle buses are the size of your typical city transport bus. Drivers must be confident to drive large vehicles within tight areas.

Job Particulars

Pay Rate

  • ¥2,000 - ¥2,100 per hour
  • 25% overtime rate for hours worked above prescribed working hours for the month
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am.

Employment Period

  • Mid-November to early April. Exact dates to be announced closer to the season.
  • We start our staff with training to give you all you need to know about working for HTM.
  • Potential to extend contract, availability of work dependent.

Hours

  • 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

Lift Passes

  • Your own Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass is offered.
  • Opportunity to upgrade to an All Mountain season lift pass at a reduced rate.
  • For those of you who do not require a lift pass, you will be offered a bonus payment of ¥20,000.

Accommodation

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

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts available on bookings made by staff at Niseko Central, Ki Niseko and Skye Niseko and also all HTM services including Kumo Restaurant, An Dining, GoSnow lessons, YamaSport rentals and Ryko and Ki Spa.

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

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

Potential Visa Sponsorship in the Future

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, we will want you back and can potentially sponsor a working visa for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).

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