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Work & play in the best place in the country!

Work and play in New Zealand's Alpine Spa village. Not only are Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and The Spa at Hanmer Springs exceptional places to visit, they're also exceptional places to work.

Hanmer Springs has four very diverse seasons to enjoy. In winter, it's often compared to alpine villages in Switzerland. In the summer, the weather feels like a Pacific Island.

We offer numerous employment opportunities and are always looking for talent to join our team.  In particular, lifeguards and spa therapists are always needed. Staff get some fantastic benefits when employed by the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa.

Learn more about our roles below and check out our current vacancies. 

Employment opportunities


Lifeguards proactively supervise the pool environment and customers to prevent incidents, emergencies and hazards form occurring. No previous experience required however you must have moderate swimming abilities. 


Cashiers are our managers of first impressions and re the first to greet our customers. Excellent customer service skills, cash handling and the ability to communication with a wide range of people is required. 

No previous experience required, just a friendly smile.  

Maintenance & Engineering Crew:

The caretakers of our water and and the nuts and bolts of the operation. Being an environmentally conscious business, we are always looking for ways to use technology and sustainable resources to operate our business more efficiently.  

Spa Therapists:

Our spa therapists provide a range of massage, body and beauty treatments for our customers. 

This requires people with a passion for helping others and who can provide outstanding treatments and amazing experience from when the customer arrives until they leave. 

You must hold a Diploma in Massage or Beauty Therapy to be considered. 

Cafe Front of House and Chefs:

Help us consistently deliver quality food and beverage selections and excellent customer service. No experience is necessary for Front of House roles, while some previous experience is required for more senior chef roles. 

Visitor Information Centre:

Our retail and bookings hub! Sales skills customer service and excellent computer skills are necessary. 

Interested in one of our roles? Check out or positions vacant below, or contact the team here.  

Barista/ Cafe All Rounder

You must have the ability to multi task and be self motivated as at times you will be working independently. Previous cash handling experience and preferably barista experience would be an advantage however full training will be provided.

Our Café is a diverse environment and not only caters to pool customers but also to special functions and events so a range of serving styles is required.

Full training will be given but you will need:

A welcoming smile
Be friendly and approachable
Be well presented
And be willing to pitch in and give everything a go


Chef de Partie

Our dining options are varied and you must have experience in specialising in homemade pizzas, cabinet foods and baking and extensive experience in managing short order meal preparation. You will be responsible for our end of day closure procedures so time management and the ability to undertake duties unsupervised is required as is undertaking the cleanliness of the kitchen at the end of shift.

Key skills you must have are:

Excellent communication and be able to work within a team environment
You must be able to work under pressure in a high volume kitchen
Have a passion for food and flair in meal presentation
Experience in all aspects of cookery
Have strong understanding of Health & Safety requirements within the kitchen
Your hours will predominantly be 35 - 40 hours per week on a set roster but you must have the flexibility during our school holiday periods to put in extra hours to deal with our busy periods. You must be a team player who helps with all tasks within the kitchen, we’re a small team and everyone pitches in to get the job done, no matter how big or small the tasks is.

We offer a well structured and supportive work environment with a commitment to staff development and training. Our business is well established and employment is secure and long term. Hours do vary depending on the time of year but there are no early mornings and very few late nights. Accommodation is available within shared staff housing if required.

Please apply in writing only.

Staff accommodation available if required. No early mornings and very few late nights!


Massage/Spa Therapist

We are looking for professional, dedicated and fully qualified Therapists who are competent in a range of massage modalities including but not limited to relaxation massage, sports, deep tissue and remedial and pregnancy massage. In addition to massage we encourage our Therapists to be multi skilled and will provide training in a number of body and facial treatments including:

Spa Body Treatments including exfoliation and wrap treatments
Hot Stone Therapies
Vichy Massage
Basic Facial Treatments
Ideally you will have a minimum of two years experience working within a Spa environment and hold relevant Massage qualifications. You must be totally committed to our customers and team have a friendly personality and have excellent communications skills.

If you enjoy a nurturing and supportive environment and can offer our guests a level of service that will exceed their expectations, then we want to hear from you.



An average day will include pool and poolside safety, supervision and cleanliness as well as first aid and customer interaction.

It goes without saying that you can swim and you must have or prepared to undergo the training to obtain the relevant NZQA Qualifications in Lifeguarding.

You'll be a natural with people - the best Lifeguards are those that spot trouble before it starts.

If you have the ability to work outside in all weather conditions, have a friendly outgoing personality and are willing to work as part of a team then we want to hear from you.

What do we offer!

Excellent working conditions
Fresh alpine air and a great relaxed outdoor lifestyle
Regular pay increases, depending on skills and length of service
Set rostered hours
The very best training programs
An outstanding team environment
Accommodation at very reasonable rates is offered to new staff members
An awesome outdoor pool comples with lots of variety
Fashionable uniforms - no red and yellow speedos here!!!!
What do we want from you!

You must be able to swim
You must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
You gotta be friendly, have a great smile and have an outgoing personality
Be prepared to obtain a 1st aid certificate which we will pay for
Be able to work as part of a team
Be flexible with working weekends and varies shifts


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