Night Operations Roles Available in Japan for the 2019/20 Winter Season

Night Operations Roles Available in Japan for the 2019/20 Winter Season

Winter Job, Seasonal Job
  • Location Japan
  • Accommodation Yes
  • Company Niseko Central
  • Type of job Customer Service & Sales, Hospitality, Ski & Winter Resorts
  • Salary ¥1,150- ¥1,250 per hour

Night Operations teams prepare for the coming day and deals with anything that occurs during the night, although this means they get the most opportunity to ride the slopes in the daylight. Sound good to you? Apply here now with Niseko Central. 

Job Description

This is not a comprehensive list, but it is what you would generally be doing:

  • Start work at 23:30 and work through to 08:00
  • Check-in any guests arriving after 23:30
  • Deal with any emergencies (with called-in support from management and Japanese-speaking staff) that occur through the night
  • Prepare check-in documents and Welcome Packs for the following day's arrivals
  • Preparing lift passes for the next day's arrivals
  • Prepare other assorted paperwork for the following day
  • Follow up on missing keys from the previous day
  • Checking and recording the guest services cash count
  • Check that various payments have been correctly made for arriving guests and make charges where necessary
  • Drive around the various properties checking for any problems and updating weather report sheets
  • Answering emails in the guest services inbox

Job Particulars

Pay Rate 

  • ¥1,150- ¥1,250 per hour (commensurate with experience)


  • 25% overtime rate for over 80 hours worked in a 2 week pay period
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am

Employment Period

  • 12 November 2018 to 31 March 2019
  • We start our staff with training to give you all you need to know about working for Niseko Central!
  • Guaranteed work until end of contract, with the potential to extend pending work availability
  • Generally 5 days per week, around 40 hours per week
  • This is likely to be higher during peak season (including some weeks where you may be required to work 6 days) and a little quieter during the start and ends of the season

Job Benefits


  • Each of our accommodations is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price.
  • Singles, twin shares (doubles for couples), to hexa shares in a range of locations to suit a variety of budgets.

Lift Passes

  • Your own Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass is offered.
  • Most companies will give their staff access to shared Grand Hirafu passes; these are usually kept at work so it may stop you getting first lifts on powder days. Shared passes also cannot be upgraded to All Mountain passes (unless everyone sharing the pass agrees to it). Working for Niseko Central means your pass can live in your riding jacket and gives you the opportunity to pay the difference to upgrade to an All Mountain pass.
  • For those of you who do not require a lift pass you will be offered instead a payment of ¥20,000.

Bi-monthly Pay

  • Receive your pay every 2 weeks.
  • Most local employers pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Cost Price on Niseko Central -delivered Services

  • Please see our website for more details on what we book, but this could include things like snowmobiling, back country tours, transfers and car rental.

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts available on bookings made by staff at HTM managed properties, GoSnow lessons and SkyExpress Transfers. Have your friends and family experience Niseko at a discount price!

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

  • Free ski/snowboard group lessons & workshops (availability dependent)

Potential Sponsorship in the Future

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, Niseko Central will want you back and we would like to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).

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