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Bus Driver

9 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Req #36
Friday, 3 March 2023

Are you fuelled by a passion for the outdoors? Is there something indescribable that draws you to the mountains? Let’s chat. Joining our crew is more than just working at a ski field - it’s a lifestyle, seasonal work is a rollercoaster but it’s one that creates lasting memories that you’ll talk about for a lifetime.

Our NZSki community has been growing since 1947 and continues to offer the best experience for our crew, locals, and guests alike. Everyone at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt cares for the mountains and shares a passion for snowsports and the surrounding regions. Our success is due to our awesome customer service, first-class facilities, majestic scenery, and wild terrain.

We all have one thing in common around here; a passion for snowsports, our mountains and creating memorable experiences for our guests. Our purpose is simple. Love it, live it, share it! 

Our staff are an important part of our mountain's personalities and help us deliver on our purpose. This is a guest service role that will require you to greet your passengers at various locations in Queenstown and transport them in a safe, friendly and informative manner to and from our ski fields. 

About the role  

Transport our guests on our Express Service as well as delivering transport for the ski field staff. These duties include;

  • Driving in a manner to maximise fuel efficiency and guest comfort
  • Adherence to schedules/timetables and carrying out Dispatchers instructions
  • Assist with bus loading and ticket/pass collecting and queue management. Respond to weather and road conditions
  • Deliver friendly and engaging service to all guests of NZSki
  • Providing an informative and friendly guest commentary
  • Efficient snow-chain fitting, removal and correct storage
  • Proper management of customer complaints and queries
  • Identification and reporting of hazards to the leadership team
  • Clear, concise & timely two-way radio communications
  • Bus start-up checks and procedures completed correctly each morning
  • Identification and reporting of hazards to the leadership team
  • A tidy bus interior is to be maintained throughout the day
  • Bus to be fuelled and cleaned to the required standard at the end of each day
  • Takes responsibility of all equipment and uniform that is allocated to them
  • Attend staff meetings and engage with team communication
  • Opportunity for additional casual, part time, full time and evening shifts
  • Complete all other tasks as directed by the leadership team
  • Full house driver training program will be conducted during induction

    About You 

    • To perform in this role effectively, you will need to exceed our guests' expectations with personable hosting and professional driving standards  
    • This job can often be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness  
    • Willing to assist in other departments and take on additional duties as required  
    • An understanding that employment is subject to the vagaries of the weather and the hours of work cannot be guaranteed  

    Skills and Qualifications 

    • At least a valid NZ driver's class 2 or 4 license. A New Zealand class 2 license and P endorsement must be obtained prior to commencement of employment. If you do not currently have a NZ licence, please contact us for further information
    • Proven light vehicle, loader or other heavy vehicle driving skills on snow and ice would be an advantage​. ​

    As Kaitiaki of the mountains we have an enduring commitment to our environment, people, and communities to ensure they benefit from our presence and as proud supporters of Winter Pride we’ve pledged to continue to provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

    Uniform for all roles is provided (just bring your own base layers)

    A few other reasons to join our Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt crew:

    • 3 Peak winter season pass (Full Time crew)
    • Discounted day passes at other ski areas
    • Transport to/from mountains.
    • Fantastic wellbeing support for all staff
    • Nutritional hot crew meals each day (Discounted)
    • Discounts at many local eateries, bars, breweries and retail outlets
    • Discounts on mountain
    • Regularly organised social activities off mountain
    • Cool recognition programmes with prizes
    • Earn and learn – free ski lessons (Full Time crew)

    Other details

    • Job Family Default
    • Pay Type Hourly
    Location on Google Maps
    • 9 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand