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Be A Live-in Manager At The Albatross!

Payment: Accommodation & Paid (Weekly wage plus onsite accom)
Location: Kaikoura
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury
Experience: Limited Experience Necessary
Contact: albatrossbackpackerinn@gmail.com
Listing Added: 01/03/2018

The Albatross Backpacker Inn is seeking a live-in Manager!

What you need to know about us!

The Albatross is a busy, award winning backpacker hostel in the beachside town of Kaikoura, New Zealand. Set within historic buildings that were once the town’s post office and telephone exchange, The Albatross possesses a unique character and we’ve earned a reputation for our social atmosphere, high standards of cleanliness and commitment to excellent customer service. We, Ben and Katie, have owned the Albatross for the last 8 years and are passionate about creating a warm and inclusive home where international travellers can connect and recharge.

The manager plays an integral role in creating and sustaining our unique atmosphere and the person we seek will be as passionate as we are about bringing travellers together.

As manager, the basics in your day will include: checking guests in and out, taking bookings via phone and internet, hiring and training staff to assist with cleaning and reception, organising staff and coordinating the morning clean, laundering daily linen, attending to guest needs such as tour bookings, onward travel booking and local advice, ensuring cleanliness of the hostel throughout the day, and maintaining the property and gardens.

But The Albatross is so much more than the basics...!

The management package includes a weekly wage as well as onsite accommodation (including expenses) and the care of a lovely cat, Louie. Contract commencement and duration is negotiable.

What we need to know about you!

Firstly, let us say that we will teach you literally everything you need to know about operating our hostel so previous industry experience is absolutely not essential!

What we want is a person full of energy and passion! A person who yearns for a life filled with interesting and unique people. A person who has something to share and who's willing to learn. This is so much more than just a job and if that's all you're after then please don't apply! But if you're a travel addict who's up for throwing themselves into hostel life then we want to hear from you! You'll be soley in charge of the property while we are out of the country so you'll need to be very capable of working independantly, handling aspects of security and managing staff on a daily basis. Fluent english is a definite necessity and a second language an advantage. Ideally we're seeking someone who's travelled significantly and is ready to immerse themselves in hostel life (where it still kind of feels like you're travelling!). The Albatross is more than a business to us; it's our life and our home and we're seeking someone who's willing to make it their home too.  

 

What’s next?!

.If this sounds like something you’re after, please apply online or via email. Send us your cover letter and CV but please please please tell us about you! You and your personality are far more important to us than your work history!

Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you. Ben and Katie.