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Backpackers Manager

Oamaru Backpackers Oamaru / Otago Hospitality / Service Accommodation + Pay(Know your rights) $17.50/hr 1 year hospitality preferred

Oamaru Backpackers is not your typical backpackers and we are proud of it. We offer dorm beds as well as private rooms – each lovingly decorated to match a local theme. We are a pretty new and small backpackers centrally located in beautiful Oamaru, New Zealand and are looking for our next manager.

About the Job
* You would make sure our guests are happy – from check-in to check-out
* Take reservations, keep the calendar and computer systems up to date
* Manage the basic accounting, invoicing, pricing and availability
* Help out with and check the housekeeping

What you should have
* Friendly outgoing personality
* 1year experience in hospitality preferred
* Experience using a Channel Manager or Property Management System (ibex) and dealing with Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) preferred
Basic computer skills including email and word processing
* Very basic accounting and cash handling skills
* Driver Licence 
* Experience managing staff and a second language would be considered an asset

What we offer
* Accommodation onsite (small studio style flat with kitchenette)– including WIFI, laundry use, power and water
* Great location – close to shops, cafes and harbor
* Good pay rate for 30 hours per week on a semi flexible schedule
* A full time accountant to handle all of the in depth accounting such as payroll and bill paying
* Hands on local owners willing and able to help with almost all aspects of the business

For this position we would require a commitment for 6 months or more or even permanent and training would start ASAP. We would prefer that you come by for a personal interview but can set up a Skype interview as well. Please send us your CV with references and a short letter that tells us why you are the perfect candidate for this job by email to

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