Are you a social butterfly? Do you love the idea of living in the adventure capital of New Zealand?
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.
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.
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.
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.
To find out more please visit the Immigration New Zealand website www.immigration.govt.nz
No, we will only consider applications from people that have a valid visa for the entirety of the season.
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.
The 3 main reasons that you may not be able to see the vacancy online are:
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.
Yes absolutely, depending on your job, we offer on job training for most of our seasonal roles.
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.
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.
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.
Within 2 weeks of the vacancy closing we will be in touch to let you know the status of your application.
If you are offered a position, you will be sent an employment pack, where you will be required to complete and sign:
There is limited cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage in Milford, Doubtful Sound and Walter Peak.
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.
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!
If you have any other questions that we have not covered, please contact us on [email protected]