Warbirds and Wheels Museum

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Are you a hospitality guru? Do you love people?

Warbirds & Wheels at Wanaka Airport is currently recruiting for various roles for our tourism, café and retail operation for summer. A mix of casual and fixed term positions available starting in Sep and Nov/Dec.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right people, however this role is not for the faint hearted. We operate in a fast paced environment and you must be able to cope with pressure during the busy times. 

As winner of New Zealand’s Best Airport Café 2015 we pride ourselves on our quality food, coffee and customer service, so to continue our success you will be a good team player with a friendly nature.

For all positions you must fulfill the below criteria:

  • Have the right to work in New Zealand
  • Hold a clean criminal record
  • Have means to get to the airport for every shift on time
  • Be available to work Monday 21st March – 3rd April 2016 –as this is the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow and our busiest time of the year
  • Have experience working in a busy café/shop environment and excel at good customer service

We’re looking for team players, so you must be:

  • Honest and reliable, with a keen positive can-do attitude everyday
  • Keep calm under pressure, able to handle a fast paced environment with a great attitude and a smile
  • Flexible and available to work evenings and weekends on a rostered basis.

We are looking to fill the following:

Barista /FOH: Experienced barista wanted for start around 10 September. This is fixed term until mid April 2016. This is around 40 hours a week, so could suit 1 person full-time OR two people on a rostered basis. Must be able to start at 7.30/8am until 5pm and work weekends.
Download job description here.

Barista/FOH: Experienced baristas/FOH wanted for start Nov/Dec in time for the busy summer season. Ideally these roles will be filled by experienced baristas (as back-up barista) but customer service and experience in serving customers is essential. You will be the first point of contact for our customers so a love of people is a must. Job description same as above.  Casual, part-time and full time roles available on fixed term basis until mid April.

FOH/Retail: Ideally this person will have both hospitality and retail experience and in a perfect world would have good admin skills in office products.  A working knowledge of VEND, Xero or other online systems would be a huge advantage.
This is a varied role with a focus on customer service, serving and talking to customers visiting our world-class museum. Aiding customers with purchasing decisions, giving them information on the airport, local area and our diner is key. Someone with a keen eye for retail detail and maximising retail displays to generate revenue is a key requisite. This role also ‘steps in’ to help in the diner when busy, so experience clearing tables etc is preferable. Various roles and shifts will be available M-S, 9-9pm. This is fixed term until mid-April 2016.

Download job description here.

Apply in writing to marketing@warbirdsandwheels.com outlining which role you are interested in, what hours you are looking for and your start availability.

Call Naomi Lindsay, General Manager on 03 443 7010 to discuss the roles further.