Whether you’re a thrill seeker, crazy about snow or just love to meet people from all over the world, Queenstown is for you! Summer or winter there is always something exciting to do!
Queenstown is a small town with a big city feel. It’s busy, diverse and there is always something going on! Events such as the Queenstown Winter Festival, LUMA Southern Light Project and the Audi Quattro Winter Games are just a few of the exciting things that happen in Queenstown during the year.
Our people. Our places. Queenstown, New Zealand.
Living in Queenstown is not for the fainthearted! Finding a rental property or room can be a difficult task. Queenstown is currently experiencing an accommodation shortage which is increasing the price of rental accommodation. Check out the links below for some websites that can help you find a room. Also recommended is joining the ‘Queenstown Trading’ and ‘Queenstown Houses to Rent’ groups on Facebook as it can be the best way to find rooms.
Some of our Queenstown roles are:
If you are a people person who would love to help others get the most out of their time in Queenstown, then the role of Sales Consultant in the Queenstown Visitor Centre may be for you
Stoker/Boiler Operator on the TSS Earnslaw is an important job. If you are not afraid of getting stuck in to get a job done and want to be part of the only team of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, this may be for you
To be a Food and Beverage Attendant at Walter Peak you will enjoy meeting people from all over the world and love the idea of working in an awesome team environment
Chefs at Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant are passionate foodies who love to create something special from local fresh and seasonal produce
This is just a sample of our roles in Queenstown. So if any of the above sound like you, and you don’t mind the cold in winter, this is the location for you!
If you have an interest in working for Real Journeys go to the employment page of our website and register your details. employment.realjourneys.co.nz (CHECK THIS)
There, you can select the types of jobs you are interested in, attach an electronic copy of your CV, and you will then automatically be notified of new vacancies as they arise via email. You can then apply for positions online as well.
If I work at Walter Peak how do I get to work?
There is a staff boat that leaves Queenstown at 8am every morning to take staff to work at Walter Peak. The Earnslaw will operate throughout the day to return you at the end of your day.
You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand. You will be required to verify your eligibility to work in New Zealand by providing us with a valid work visa and a copy of your passport.
Real Journeys does not apply for work visas for our seasonal positions.
There are some exceptions, where we do apply for work visas for specialise roles: Stoker/Boiler, Language Guides, etc.
Should I apply for a position if my visa is going to expire half way through the season?
No, we will only consider applications from people that have a valid visa for the entirety of the season.
Can I start the season late?
It is our preference to hire people that are able to attend our pre-season training sessions, however we understand that this is not always possible and there are often time where we may require additional staffing after the season has commenced.
If you are unable to start the season on time, please make this clear in your application when you are applying on line.
Why can’t I see the position I want to apply for?
The 3 main reasons that you may not be able to see the vacancy online are:
The vacancy has closed off and you have missed the closing deadline
In some circumstances we have a high return rate from previous season employees; therefore we do not need to advertise these positions
We have a strong emphasis on developing our internal staff member, so it maybe a possibility that we have recruited the position internally
Is Cardrona Alpine Resort owned by Real Journeys?
Real Journeys have a number of wholly owned subsidiaries, which are operated under separate management. One of these is Cardrona Alpine Resort; another major joint operation is Go Orange, which is based in Te Anau.
If I want to apply for jobs at Cardrona or Go Orange what do I do?
You will need to visit their websites and apply online; they are operated under separate management so they operate independently and have their own recruitment teams and processes.
Can I train to become more qualified while I work?
Yes absolutely, depending on your job, we offer on job training for most of our seasonal roles.
Will I be required to work evenings and weekends?
Yes, most of our seasonal positions will require you to work on a roster system, where you will be required to work weekends, public holidays and on occasion evenings.
Everyone that works in New Zealand is required to pay tax. To do this you will need an Inland Revenue Tax number. To apply for your tax number please visit the IRD website and apply for your tax number prior to commencing employment. www.ird.govt.nz
Please note that you will need to be in the country when you apply for your tax number and it can take up to 10 working days.
Will I be provided with a uniform and the right gear to do my job?
Yes all employees that are required to work with the public will be provided with a uniform.
You will be issued with your uniform before your first day of work. When you are issued your uniform you will be required to sign a document acknowledging receipt. We will replace items through wear and tear, but you are liable for replacement of goods.
What will I be paid and how often?
Your pay will be dependent on the position you are in, all our roles are in line with New Zealand Labour legislation. Our pay cycle is fortnightly (every 2 weeks) and funds are available on Wednesday night.
You will need a NZ Bank account; we are unable to pay your wages into a foreign account.
What happens after I have submitted my application?
Within 2 weeks of the vacancy closing we will be in touch to let you know the status of your application.
If I am successful with my application… what next?
If you are offered a position, you will be sent an employment pack, where you will be required to complete and sign:
Bank Account Details form
IRD Tax form (IR 330)
Code of conduct
Kiwi saver forms (if a NZ Resident/citizen)
Is their cell phone coverage in the more remote areas?
There is limited cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage in Milford, Doubtful Sound and Walter Peak.
Do I get a discount on any of Real Journeys Products?
Yes, once you have been inducted into the organisation, you will be issued a Real Rewards staff ID card, which will enable you to book RJ product trips (including Cardrona Alpine Lifts) at discounted rates.
Do I receive any other benefits working at Real Journeys?
Yes, we also provide you with an employee benefits card; this will give you national and local discounts on personal purchases from some top suppliers!
As a Real journeys employee you will also be eligible to join the Kathmandu loyalty programme, which will enable you to receive up to 65% off regular prices all year round!