This winter, the littlest member of our team needs someone who will be able to create a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment for the winter season (late May to early October) while his parents are busy running a Mt Buller ski lodge. Tobogganing, snowman building and trips to the village for hot chocolate are just a few of the favourite winter pastimes he would like his au pair to facilitate for him. At 14 months old (by the beginning of winter), he is into everything and so will need someone who is quick, entertaining and able to communicate with pre-verbal babies, as well as someone who can help with the more routine parts of his day like changing nappies, preparing meals and putting him down for those all-important sleeps. Some light housework will also be required to keep his environment safe and sanitary.

Staff accommodation is provided with the other ski lodge workers so there is plenty of opportunity for socialising, skiing and snowboarding. We will work on a 5 day week with 2 days off for relaxing and enjoying the snow and extra hours can be made up in housekeeping, extra babysitting for guests or behind the bar (if you have a Victorian RSA).

This is a great opportunity for someone with childcare experience to work in unique environment and live out a childhood winter dream! Couples or friends are welcome to apply as well, with one taking on the au pair role while the other can work full time in the hotel. Interviews will be required in Melbourne.

Personal Requirements:

  • A background in childcare and experience with babies under 2 years of age

  • Friendly, helpful and patient attitude, enjoy working with people

  • Previous housekeeping or bartending experience

  • Able to work on own initiative

  • A keen skier or snowboarder

Please note that this job will involve working mostly days and split shifts with some evenings. Applicants must hold a valid Australian work visa and be available to work the whole winter season from at least the 1st June until the 3rd October.

If you would like the opportunity to spend the winter on top of the world, please apply by sending a cover letter, resume and photo to Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in Melbourne.

The Sugarbush Lodge and Alpine Retreat are also hiring for bar jobs, kitchen and restaurant jobs, reception and housekeeping positions. Please see our other listings as well.