Housekeeping and Reception Work in Paradise

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The Exchange

We're looking for staff to help out at our busy lodge with house keeping and some receptionist duties for the peak season here in beautiful Kaiteriteri. As the lodge can have a daily turnover of 80-150 people, the ability to work quickly and efficiently are key. We are a small tight knit culture and respect for your job, your superiors and your peers is key. If you think this would fit you, please let us know, we'd love to have you on board :)

What you offer

20 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We ask for a minimum of 15 hours per week of housekeeping and if needed front of house - this covers the cost of your accommodation (meals are not included) and there is the possibility of additional hours where they are available. We require all staff travelling from outside of New Zealand to possess a current New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, and due to training taking 2 weeks, we prefer to accept travelers who can stay here for a month or more.

Activities & Shift

The lodge is cleaned between 10 am and 3 pm daily, and due to the time constraints it is crucial that thorough cleaning of rooms and communal areas such as kitchens and bathrooms is performed in a timely manner. We work as a team and therefore it is important that you can work well with others and be fluent in English.


As all seasonal staff are living onsite, it is very important that you are respectful of others during your stay. This means - limited noise after 10pm (if you wish to drink or listen to loud music, head down to the beach), ensuring your space is kept tidy and neat and you are well groomed (it can get very hot here in summer, deodorant is a must please!). All in all, we aim to make this as pleasant experience as we can for everyone staying with us so please look after yourself and others!