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 Snowbird Inn winter positions

Posted 11 December 2019

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The Snowbird Inn is located in a ski-in ski-out location in the centre of the Hotham Village. It is directly opposite Hotham Central and less than 15 metres from the snow sports school meeting place, adjacent to the Summit Quad chairlift.

The Snowbird Inn caters to in-house guests with a set menu. The bistro seats in excess of 50 patrons and will facilitate up to 5 sittings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dorm style bunk rooms accommodate 180 guests and mainly caters to school groups.

Snowbird Inn is a popular choice for accommodation at Mt Hotham because of our combination of quality meals, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff, economically priced packages and of course our premium location.

The accompanying Bird Café is the busiest restaurant on the mountain. Great value for money and with a wide range of dishes and its ski in - ski out location ensures it is always a hive of activity. The excellent coffee and attentive staff are an added bonus.

The Snowbird employs 5 chefs, 3 receptionists and up to 25 all-round wait, bar and housekeeping staff. All staff are housed at a private lodge, a short bus ride away.

The organisation

The Snowbird Inn is owned by WorldStrides, a global education travel organisation. WorldStrides operates three properties in the Australian Snowfields, two at Falls Creek and one at Mount Hotham, plus they have strategic alliances with other properties across Australian and international snow destinations.

Annually WorldStrides provide 6,500 students the opportunity to participate in amazing alpine learning experiences through our programs.

Our principal focuses are:

  • Providing a safe and secure platform for participation in Snowsports.
  • Providing an amazing learning experience with links to the Australian Curriculum.
  • Developing future global citizens.




We require a highly experienced, motivated, dynamic and friendly manager to oversee The Snowbird Inn and The Bird Café for the 2020 winter. This position can be packaged for an individual or couple and is a 6-month contract. Remuneration is determined by experience and the successful candidate will also be offered full on-site accommodation and meals.

The role

Reporting to the Snow Manger, the successful candidate will be required to work full time shift hours and manage all aspects of the operation including:

  • Reception and front of house
  • Guest experience and satisfaction
  • Housekeeping
  • Coordinating property maintenance
  • Staff supervision and rosters
  • Back office operations and management reporting
  • Food quality
  • Liaising with teachers
  • Working with the experienced chefs
  • Ordering cleaning products and linen hire
  • Ordering and stocking bar
  • Communicating with Snow Manager and Melbourne office on group arrivals and requirements

The candidate/s

We are seeking candidates with experience in a similar role and must be able to demonstrate a history in a successful management of a similar operation. The successful applicant must possess the following qualities:

  • Highly energetic with a desire to be hands-on in the role
  • Committed to succeeding with a positive attitude and willingness to take on new challenges Hotel or motel management experience or equivalent management experience
  • Excellent customer service, communication and relationship-building skills
  • Capacity to provide guidance, support and leadership to employees
  • Purchasing and stock control with an ability to manage costs within budget
  • General reception and administrative experience
  • Candidates will have a current Responsible Service Of Alcohol, Working with Children’s check and preferred knowledge of Newbook system

Reporting to the Snow Manger, the successful candidate will be required to work full time shift hours and manage all aspects of the operation including:



Snowbird Inn is seeking an skilled, experience and qualified Chef. The position would suit a person who wants to live, work and play in the

The role

  • Preparation and cooking of foods  
  • Supervise kitchen hands
  • Cleaning kitchen and other work areas
  • Completing tasks in a safe and timely fashion
  • Assisting with delivers and restocking
  • Ensuring stock is rotated and maintained
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Delivering friendly professional customer service
  • Assisting with variety of additional lodge tasks as directed

The candidate/s

  • Willing to be a team member
  • Great time management skills
  • Have a passion for the snow industry
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Working with Children Check

This position has on mountain staff accommodation available at a reasonable cost together with 3 meals per day included.

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