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Careers

Careers

We want to create truly memorable experiences for both our employees and our guests at The Rees Hotel Queenstown. Our employees are trained to work in a culture of 5 Star relaxed professionalism, where they can grow and develop their hospitality career. We work closely with staff to build strong working relationships and to ensure that they are well supported in Queenstown, and feel part of the community.

We expect our team to take initiative, act with integrity and humility, and to work together to uphold and build upon our standards. If you have a true enthusiasm for hospitality and tourism, a desire to expand your knowledge, and the ambition to perform at your best, we look forward to hearing from you. Please browse the roles below to see if there are positions of interest. We also welcome speculative applications.

Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand. Preference will be given to applicants with a long term commitment to Queenstown.

Only hospitality professionals with a commitment to teamwork, a can-do attitude and hands on approach need apply

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

If any of the below job profiles meet your experience and skill set, I look forward to receiving your CV and covering letter to kerryn@therees.co.nz

Hotel Porter/Driver

Purpose of Position


The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication skills and is impeccably groomed. As one of the first point of contact for the hotel you will be customer service driven and enjoy exceeding customers’ expectations.  You will be proactive with a professional approach to guests.
 
Skills and Experience

Have previous experience in high-quality properties
Accuracy and an “eye for detail”
Passionate about “Customer Service/Care”
Ability to multi-task in a busy hotel
Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills
Have strong initiative and ability to think outside the square
Superior verbal and written communication skills 
A second language is desirable
Available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays
Valid and current drivers licence
Must be physically fit
Long term commitment to Queenstown

Benefits & Rewards

This is your opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise for an award winning successful independent 5 Star Qualmark Gold rated property.
Permanent part-time position
Access to product knowledge famils of the surrounding region
Competitive remuneration
Uniform and some meals provided
Other benefits and rewards apply

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

Chefs - All Levels 

Purpose of position


The True South Dining Room epitomises sophisticated elegant dining with an emphasis on the fantastic produce from our district served in truly mouth watering dishes. A new menu is created monthly with the best seasonal ingredients showcasing the talents and passion of our creative chefs.  This is an opportunity to join a multi-award winning kitchen team at the forefront of the culinary arts in New Zealand.  

We currently have vacancies for Chefs at all levels. 

Skills, experience and attributes

Have relevant prior experience in high quality properties
Understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices
Accuracy and an "eye for detail"
Passionate about "Customer Service/Care"
Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills
Assists with planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies
May select and train staff
Effective communication skills
Available to work a variety of shifts including weekends and public holidays
Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team
A long term commitment to Queenstown

Benefits & Rewards

Competitive industry remuneration package
Excellent Rewards and & Recognition Programme
Opportunity to work in an award winning 5-Star restaurant, with an exceptional team

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

Seasonal Gardener/Hotel Grounds Person

Purpose of Position 


This position is concerned with the maintenance of hotel grounds.  As the gardener you are responsible for consistently maintaining the general up-keep of the hotel grounds according to the required standards.

Skills, Experience and Attributes

Horticultural planning and execution experience
Experience with powered gardening tools essential 
Knowledge of irrigation systems highly desirable
Must be physically fit with a high standard of personal presentation and grooming
Knowledge of local plants and trees
Well-organised, able to work autonomously
Passionate about horticulture
Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team

Benefits and Rewards

This is your opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise for an award winning successful independent 5-Star Qualmark Gold rated property in the adventure capital of the world
Part time (seasonal) role, expectation of 20-30 hours per week with flexibility for the dream candidate (young or old)
Competitive hourly remuneration for the right candidate 
Uniform provided
Other benefits and rewards apply

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged
 

Chef de Partie 

Purpose of position


Your moment to be exceptional has arrived at The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences Queenstown!  As an experienced Chef - you will be joining our team of passionate chefs and reporting directly to the Executive Chef, to deliver outstanding culinary experiences in our Award Winning True South Dining Room. 

Skills, experience and attributes 

Have relevant prior experience in high quality properties 
Understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices 
Accuracy and an “eye for detail” 
Passionate about “Customer Service/Care” 
Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills 
Assists with planning menus, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies 
May select and train staff 
Effective communication skills 
Available to work a variety of shifts including weekends and public holidays 
Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team 
A long term commitment to Queenstown 

Benefits & Rewards

Competitive industry remuneration package
Excellent Rewards & Recognition Programme
Opportunity to work in an award winning 5-Star restaurant, with an exceptional team

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

Breakfast Chef

Your moment to be exceptional has arrived at The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences, Queenstown!  As an experienced Chef you will be joining our passionate brigade and will be reporting directly to the Head Chef to deliver an outstanding gastronomic experience in our Award Winning True South Dining Room.
 
Skills, Experience, and Attributes

Have relevant prior experience in high quality properties
Understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices
Accuracy and an “eye for detail”
Passionate about “Customer Service/Care”
Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills
Effective communication skills
Available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, weekends and public holidays
Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team
A long term commitment to Queenstown
 
Benefits and Rewards

Competitive remuneration 
Excellent Rewards & Recognition Programme
Opportunity to work in an award winning 5-Star restaurant, with an exceptional team

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

Sous Chef

Purpose of position

Your moment to be exceptional has arrived at The Rees Hotel, Queenstown!  The Sous Chef is responsible for planning and organising the preparation, cooking and creation of high quality dishes as a member of the kitchen team.  The job holder should also be able to work independently and be self sufficient with an emphasis on impeccable hygiene practices.

Skills, experience and attributes 

Have at least 3 years' relevant prior experience in high quality properties, or a similar role 
In-depth understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices 
Essential that you hold a relevant industry qualification(s)
Professional Chef or Cook qualification highly desirable 
Accuracy and an “eye for detail” 
Passionate about “Customer Service/Care” 
Be able to work autonomously with excellent time management skills 
Confident in providing input to our Executive and Head Chefs, estimating food and labour costs, and ordering food supplies 
May select and train staff 
Highly effective communication skills 
Available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, weekends and public holidays 
Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team 
A long term commitment to Queenstown 

Benefits and Rewards

Competitive remuneration 
Excellent Rewards & Recognition Programme
Opportunity to work in an award winning 5-Star restaurant, with an exceptional team

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

Room Attendant 
Bring your meticulous standards, commitment to deliver results and attention to detail to our 5-Star Housekeeping team responsible for leaving our guests consistently impressed by their experience at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments.  
Purpose of Position:
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, be guest service driven and enjoy exceeding guests’ expectations.  You will be pro-active and focused on cleaning, maintaining and servicing all guest accommodations, hotel public and private areas to the required 5-star standards.

Skills, Experience and Attributes:

Accuracy and an “eye for detail” 
Previous housekeeping experience - highly desirable
“Can do attitude” with a commitment to teamwork
Must be physically fit
High standard of personal presentation and grooming
Demonstrates initiative
Punctual and reliable
Responsible and accountable
Available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays
Long term commitment to Queenstown

Benefits and Rewards:
This is your opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise for an award winning successful independent 5 Star Qualmark rated property in the adventure capital of the world
Permanent position 
Competitive remuneration
Other benefits and rewards apply
 

Kitchenhand

Purpose of position
Join the award-winning True South Dining Room Kitchen team at The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences as a Kitchenhand. You will be responsible for the cleaning of food preparation and service handling areas, with an emphasis on impeccable hygiene practices. You will assist the kitchen and Food & Beverage Teams with the preparation and service of food.

Skills, experience and attributes
Have relevant prior experience in high quality properties
Understanding of Food Safety and impeccable hygiene practices
Accuracy and an “eye for detail”
Keen to learn
Passionate about “Customer Service/Care”
Effective communication skills
Available to work a variety of shifts including weekends and public holidays
Enjoys learning new skills and working as part of a highly focused team
Ability to multi-task in a vibrant and busy work environment
Reliable and punctual

Benefits and Rewards
This is your opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise for an award winning, successful independent 5 Star Qualmark Gold rated property in the adventure capital of the world
Permanent position
Competitive remuneration
Other benefits and rewards apply

Applications from New Zealand and/or Australian residents highly encouraged

Seasonal Landscaper

Purpose of Position
This position is concerned with the landscaping, beautification and maintenance of hotel grounds. As the Seasonal Landscaper you are responsible for consistently maintaining the general up-keep of the hotel grounds according to the required standards.

Skills, Experience and Attributes
Horticultural planning and execution experience
Landscaping experience essential
Experience with powered and non-powered gardening/outdoor tools and equipment essential
Must have a valid and current driver's licence
Must be able to drive a manual vehicle and trailer
Knowledge of irrigation systems highly desirable
Must be physically fit with a high standard of personal presentation and grooming
Sound understanding of Chemical Handling/Hazardous Substances and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA)
Knowledge of local plants and trees
Well-organised, able to work autonomously
Passionate about horticulture
Enjoys working as part of a highly focused team

Benefits and Rewards
This is your opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise for an award winning successful independent 5-Star Qualmark Gold rated property in the adventure capital of the world
Part time and fixed-term (seasonal) role, expectation of 2 days per week and approximately 10-15 hours per week
Competitive hourly remuneration for the right candidate
Uniform provided
Other benefits and rewards apply

Food & Beverage Attendant (Waiter/Waitress)

Purpose of Position
Delight our guests with your 5-Star service! As a Food & Beverage Attendant, you will be customer service focused with a true enthusiasm for hospitality. You will work alongside passionate food and wine stars and you will have a desire to expand your knowledge of hospitality, food and wine and the ambition to perform at your best. You will have a minimum of 1 year's experience in fine dining and/or in high quality properties.

Skills, Experience and Attributes
Hold relevant industry qualification/s
At least 1 year's experience in a similar role and high quality properties
Passionate about “Customer Service/Care”
Passionate about food and wine
Be able to work unsupervised with excellent time management skills
Have strong initiative and ability to think outside the square
Superior verbal and written communication ability with an emphasis on accuracy - "eye for detail”
Experience with POS system
Available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays

Benefits and Rewards
This is your opportunity to showcase your talents and expertise for an award winning successful independent 5 Star Qualmark rated property in the adventure capital of the world
Permanent position
Competitive remuneration
Other benefits and rewards apply

All candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand. 

Please amaze us with your capabilities, experience and passion by sending your CV and a covering letter to -
Kerryn Boniface – HR Manager
E- hr@therees.co.nz
T- 03 450 1150
M- 021 0247 4066
W- www.therees.co.nz/careers