If you are looking to apply for a role with MnK in summer or winter, check out our most commonly asked questions and answers below.
When do applications open and close?
We typically welcome applications from May until September each year.
Do you provide accommodation?
Yes, our team can provide affordable, subsidised accommodation in Hirafu and Kutchan.
When does the winter season start and conclude?
Depending on snowfall, the ski resort usually opens sometime between 23 November and 1 December. The resort can stay open as late as May.
We require applicants to be in Niseko by mid-November to commence their training and induction.
Do you offer short and long term seasonal contracts?
Yes, we are able to offer short term contracts that run from mid-November to the end of February, and long term contracts that run from mid-November to the end of March.
Do I require a visa to apply for a seasonal position?
You do not require a visa to apply for a position however, you must be eligible for a valid Working Holiday Visa or be a resident of Japan to be considered. For more information on the working holiday program in Japan see here.
Do I need to be able to speak Japanese to apply?
No. Niseko is an international, seasonal resort that sees many international guests visit throughout the winter season. As a result, conversational English is a requirement of application. Applicants who can speak Japanese or Chinese in addition to English are highly regarded.
Do you provide training?
Yes, we provide a comprehensive induction that spans 1-2 weeks. We follow up with on the job training and coaching throughout the season.
How many hours a week am I expected to work? Will I have time to go skiing/snowboarding?
Your work schedule will be highly dependent on your position within the company. Generally speaking, you will be required to work 32-40 hours per week with 1 or 2 non-consecutive days off per week. Your shifts will typically vary between morning, night and/or split shifts. This ensures there is plenty of opportunity to explore the area and fit in time on the slopes.
Do you offer internships?
Yes, we offer internships for students in Japan. This opportunity provides valuable on the job training and development in an international working environment, unique to Niseko.
I am travelling with my friend/partner, would you consider hiring us both? Would we be able to live together?
Yes we consider this with your application, however we ask that you apply for different departments so you don’t have to spend 24 hours a day together.
Still have questions about a winter seasonal position with MnK? Get in touch with our team by emailing your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.