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Mt Hotham Resort Management

Winter Seasonal Employment - Resort Operations 

Applications for Winter 2023 are now closed.



Are you a tradesperson, or a machinery and plant operator ready for a new challenge in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia?  

Would you like to experience a winter at the highest alpine village in Australia? 

Are you passionate about providing outstanding service to visitors, stakeholders and staff?  

We are looking for experienced operators as seasonal staff that are enthusiastic, flexible, and bring a can-do attitude to everything to they do!   

Mt Hotham, in the Victorian Alps, boasts some of the most outstanding ski and boarding terrain in Australia, within a thriving Alpine village. This is your opportunity to utilise your skills, expand your experience and live and work in one of the most amazing places, and challenging landscapes. 

Applications close 31 March 2023.


As a Resort Operations team member, you’ll be working behind the scenes to provide the critical services that keep the resort running safely and efficiently, including plant operators, snow clearing, garbage collection and snow grooming. 

Your role will require to use your skills and qualifications including forklift and heavy rigid licences, or plant and machinery operating experience.  

You’ll be outdoors, working early mornings, late nights and some long days to keep the show on the road! 

Roles currently available include: 

  • Garbage collectors – Forklift and Heavy Rigid Licence required  
  • Plant Operators, Snow Clearers (must be experienced)  
  • Cross Country Trail Groomers  

For a copy of the position description, please email

Working for Mt Hotham has a range of benefits including:

  • A FREE Resort Entry Season Permit  
  • Village parking  
  • A great pay rate and conditions 
  • Employee wellbeing program 
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Great staff culture and fun workplace
  • Hours worked for resort management may entitle you to partial reimbursement of your pre-purchased Vail Resorts EPIC pass

Working with Mt Hotham Resort Management, you’ll be working with a team who are responsible for a range of services (similar to a council) that includes snow clearing, XC trail grooming, visitor information, resort entry and parking, ski patrol, and utility services including water, garbage and roads. 

Mt Hotham Resort Management is part of Alpine Resorts Victoria, a government body established on 1 October 2022 under the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change to administer Victoria’s six alpine resorts.

Mt Hotham Resort Management subscribes to the seven public sector values that guide the actions of all staff operating in this sector:  responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.   

Our vision is to establish Mt Hotham as a lead regional tourism destination with a thriving year-round economy, delivered within an environmentally sustainable framework, and you will play an important role in helping us achieve this!

How do I apply? 

Simply click on the link above, which will take you to a Survey Monkey form. Complete the form with as much information as you can. You’ll be asked to select up to three roles you’d like to be considered for. You only need to complete the form once. 

What information do I need to provide? 

You will need provide a summary of your personal details, your Australian driver's licence type, your availability, previous experience and why you would like to work at Mt Hotham. 

What documentation do I need to provide in my application? 

You’ll need to upload: 

  • your most recent resume including previous skills and experience 
  • A recent photo for identification purposes 
  • An optional cover letter  

Do I need an Australian driver's licence? 

Yes – all roles require at minimum an automatic car driver’s licence. Some roles require specific licences including heavy rigid and HC. 

What are the COVID vaccination requirements? 

All staff are required to be double vaccinated for COVID-19. Emergency services employees are to have had at least 2 vaccinations and a booster. 

Do I need a Working With Children Check (WWCC)? 

Applicants for Visitors Services and Ski Patrol roles are required to have a current WWCC. 

Do I need to be an Australian citizen? 

You are required to be legally entitled to work in Australia. 

How do I check the status of my application? 

Contact Angela Melaney at 

Who can I talk to if I have more questions? 

Employment specific questions 

Angela Melany at

General resort questions or 03 5759 3550  

Can I apply for more than one position? 

You can apply for up to three positions. Choose your top three based on your interests, experience and qualifications. 

What happens after I have submitted my application? 

If you are successful, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. The interviews will be conducted online. 

Is accommodation provided to staff? 

Accommodation on-mountain is limited. Whilst every endeavour will be made to provide accommodation, applicants are encouraged to make their own arrangements where possible. Community Facebook pages are a good place to start looking. If accommodation is provided it will be in two or four share rooms, with shared living and bathrooms areas.