Winter 2024/25

Bus Driver

As a Bus Driver for MnK, you will be working at the Chalets at Country Resort, which are a collection of chalets based a short drive out of the town of Hirafu. For our guests to feel at ease living out of town, we run a bus service to the center of Hirafu and the base of the ski resort. As a Bus Driver, your responsibilities will include shuttling our guests in and out of town in sometimes harsh and difficult winter driving conditions. You will need to help look after the upkeep of the bus, and additionally you will be providing excellent customer service for our guests. We are seeking hard-working drivers who can go the extra mile for our guests while being organized and self-motivated so that operations run smoothly. You will be working as part of the Guest Services team and teamwork within MnK is important to make the winter seasons run effectively, so we are looking for individuals who have awesome teamwork skills to join us here in Niseko.
About the Company

MnK Niseko is a distinctive and growing property management and hospitality company that operates year-round, located in the natural surrounds of Niseko, Hokkaido. We specialise in resort accommodation management, with three distinct locations – Country Resort, Akazora and The Orchards. As the ski slopes of Mt Niseko-Annupuri are situated just minutes away from our resort communities and apartment hotel, our accommodation solutions provide the perfect setting for family or group holidays. Part of our vision is to ensure that all of our property owners, holiday guests and team members share in the very best friendly and professional experiences. The motto “Stay as a guest, return as a friend” helps to define all of our interactions. Our winter months are our busiest, and so we rely on the support of our amazing winter seasonal crew to help us bring our vision to life.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing our guests with friendly, professional and personalized customer service
  • Simple maintenance on all MnK vehicles, including fluid checks and top up when required and maintaining the general vehicle condition
  • Shuttling our guests to and from town following all of Japan’s driving and road laws
  • Checking, updating and organizing our daily bus schedule
  • Communicating with your team to ensure a smooth flow of operation
  • Providing a safe and comfortable journey for our guests in challenging driving conditions  
  • Physical work and a lot of snow clearing!
  • Being a team player; working and living in a close environment with your teammates
  • Providing guests with local information and recommendations  
  • Supporting the Front Desk/Resort Services team and site manager
  • Supporting other teams during busy times
Selection Criteria
  • Comprehensive driving experience in medium to large vehicles (20+ seaters) in adverse weather conditions
  • The ability to use your initiative and work well under pressure
  • The desire to learn all the local information/activities and help recommend guest services
  • Comfortable with physical work and up for a lot of snow clearing!
  • Face to face customer service/tour guide or hospitality experience is an advantage
  • Awesome and friendly personality
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised / Punctual
  • Team orientated
  • Subsidised Staff Accommodation available
  • Grand Hirafu/Hanazono season lift pass  
  • Specialized training and induction program
  • Discounted tours & activities from local suppliers
  • Working with awesome people from around the world
  • More powder than you can handle!
  • Potential to move into a year-round position for outstanding team members
Employment Period
December 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025
Probationary Period
1 Month
Working Hours
30-40 Hours Per Week, approx. 6-8 hours per day, 5 days a week with 2 days off.
Starting at ¥1,800 per hour depending on qualifications and experience
How To Apply
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