Manganui Ski Area is a small local ski hill run by a small team of part time and volunteer staff.

We do not run a Ski / Snowboard School here, so have no requirement for Ski or Snowboard Instructors.
We regret we have no positions for ski/board instructors or ski school staff.

There are NO VACANCIES for the upcoming 2020 season.

As an international employee you must have entitlement to work in New Zealand (Australian citizens are automatically entitled to work in New Zealand). You can apply for a Working Holiday Visa, which will entitle you to work for multiple employers during a one year period (for more information check out NZ Immigration). Or, if you are successful in gaining employment with us, we can support you to gain a Visa on the Skilled Worker Shortage List.

Ski Area information:
Our ski season can be fickle: our elevation is right on the snow line which means that we can go for periods of days without any skiing during winter. We get storm cycles followed by lots of precip from the Tasman Sea, sometimes falling as snow, more often as rain at lower levels.

So we rarely have a permanent snow season - more like stretches of a few weeks at a time on our main lift T-bar slopes. We don't draw from a huge population base and are somewhat isolated as well, so our slopes are mostly uncrowded.

As such we cannot employ full time a complement of staff through the season, as most ski areas do, and rely on a locally based crew of part time workers as staff "on call" for our operating periods.

So from the above you may get an idea of our streamlined "budget" operation. We cannot offer much in the way of facilities, so our ticket price is currently NZ$45 when most other NZ fields are NZ$60-99.

Can we suggest that if you are seeking employment at a similar non-commercial New Zealand ski area, that you use the Seasonal Jobs website, and to access information on the following fields in Canterbury, South Island, if you have not already done so:

Hanmer Springs Ski Area
Broken River
Mt. Olympus
Temple Basin
Fox Peak

Also, in the North Island:
Tukino Ski Field

Good luck with seeking employment in NZ!