Big Blue Backpackers
Big Blue Backpackers is one of the first and most traditional hostels in Cape Town. Located in the lovely neighborhood of Green Point, the lodge is walking distance close to many main spots of this beautiful multicultural african city.
With a cozy atmosphere that can make anyone feel at home, we provide a dorm bed and breakfast to all our volunteers and an amazing experience only the Big Blue Backpackers can offer.
We offer meaningful work, challenging assignments, and a mutually beneficial working relationship. Our hours of work are flexible (nights, evenings, weekends, variable shift times) to suit your needs and ours.
In turn we can help you achieve your personal goals here,be it improving your English or providing "real value " to our business. We also offer great opportunities to go on educational tours with our various contracted tour operators eg shark cage diving, wine tours ...
Life experience in a melting pot of various cultures
Fun relaxed work environment
Make lifelong friends
Internship duration is variable...
Please note the internship is unpaid.....
We are looking for friendly sociable people who are willing to help us and make a difference in our lodge - of course, while enjoying the amazing city of Cape Town! If you have studied hospitality or tourism management you will add value to our business... if not see below what else you can do....
We have various opportunities available:
1. Front of House
3. Social Media Integration eg. Photographer, graphic artist – (you will need to have your own outstanding social media profile)
4. Eco Friendly Garden Set up
5. Yoga Classes
6. Running our Tour Desk
7. Arranging Social Events (eg Theme nights, parties, BBQ nights) .eg. Arrange our amazing in house events & activity organizer (arranging,hosting and entertaining activities for our guests -(competitions, bbqs, parties, your ideas)
8.Tech Fundi - Know how to analyse Google Analytics..
We require people who are:
Well presented and rounded
Passionate about guest service
Have a flair for interacting with people from all over the world
Brilliant communication skills
Team player (There is no "I' in team)
Reliable - (do what you say and provide solutions not problems)
Flexibility between 7am and 11pm daily
Be proficient on Computers (Excel, Word, Cloud based systems)
Be active on Social media
Self Starters.. we have various new projects running... come make a difference
Typical Day would include general front desk/reception duties:
Checking guests in and out
Receiving and receipting payments using our in house system
Answering switchboard / telephone
Tour sales and bookings
Bar shift when required eg. stocktaking, restock of bar
Assisting with any duties as required by Hostel Management