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Kaluma Travel has been operating for over 10 years, we are a bespoke travel company, specialising in the winter ski market. We offer tailor made luxury holidays to both a corporate and private client base, covering the best resorts in the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps.

Our UK head office is based near Petersfield, and a small team manages the business from here. We also employ overseas teams to run our chalets and assist with our winter operations in the Alps. Each winter season we employ professional chefs, chalet hosts, resort drivers and resort managers.

 

This page will be regularly updated with all our ski job vacancies, both in the UK and the Alps.

We currently have no UK office vacancies.

Kaluma are now recruiting for the 2017/2018 winter season! 

 

Working a ski season can be one of the best experiences of your life: working in a beautiful environment amongst like-minded individuals with access to the world’s best ski resorts.

 

Kaluma operates luxury chalets in Courchevel 1850 and St Anton where we are looking to recruit a team of managers, chefs, drivers, reps and hosts to run our overseas’ operations. 

 

If you are looking to have the time of your life whilst working hard in a professional environment for a luxury brand, Kaluma could be the company for you. 

 

What do we look for in our candidates? 

 

We believe that our in-resort staff are our most valuable asset as, after all, they deliver Kaluma’s unique service style. We demand constant professionalism, as well as enthusiasm and a desire to ensure that our guests return home having had the holiday of their lives. In all of our candidates, we look for the following:

 

  • You must be 23 years of age or above
  • Have at least one winter-season’s experience
  • Come from a hospitality and customer service background
  • Be willing to work hard in a professional luxury environment 
  • Be prepared to go that extra mile in order to deliver Kaluma’s unrivalled guest experience
  • Most positions require a full, clean driving licence. 

 

The Kaluma Package 

 

As a luxury brand delivering exceptional service, we believe that it is vital to look after our in-resort team and therefore we offer a very competitive package. All resort-based staff are offered the following: 

 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Accommodation (in bedrooms only ever shared with one other staff member)
  • Ski and snowboard hire
  • A full season, full area lift pass 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance 
  • Travel to and from the UK
  • Food and drink on working days. 

 

Who can apply to work with Kaluma

 

As a UK based company we require all of our candidates to hold the following documentation: 

 

  • UK National Insurance number
  • UK passport
  • UK bank account.

 

How to apply

 

If you are interested in joining Kaluma’s 2017/2018 in resort team, please send the following documents to [email protected] 

 

  • Cover Letter 
  • CV 
  • Photograph of yourself 
  • Weekly menu plan (Chefs only) 
  • Food photographs (Chefs only) 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Job opportunities for the 2017/2018 season: 

 

Resort Manager. Courchevel 1850 

 

We are looking for an experienced manager to run our overseas’ operations in Courchevel 1850. The Resort Manager holds overall responsibility in resort and, with support from the UK office, is responsible for the running of all Courchevel’s overseas’ operations. 

 

This is a crucial and demanding position and the correct candidate will be dedicated, professional, and prepared to work autonomously. The resort manager’s job specification is very diverse and the ideal candidate will be flexible and understand that responsibilities are not all set in stone.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

  • The management of all in-resort staff. 
  • Management of Kaluma’s properties, vehicles and equipment. 
  • To oversee Kaluma’s in-resort concierge service. 
  • Database management for all bookings, arrivals and departures
  • To manage and maintain in-resort relationships with partners, suppliers and competitors. 
  • Have ultimate responsibility over in-resort budgets and accounts, ensuring the safe handling of monies taken on behalf of Kaluma Travel Ltd.
  • Act as the last port of call for any staffing issues within resort. 
  • Be available and on call 24 hours a day, in case of any staff or guest emergencies. 
  • Deliver unrivalled in-resort knowledge about restaurants, bars and the ski terrain, along with hosting guests. 

 

Experience and skills required:  

 

  • At least 3 winter-seasons experience, preferably all of which spent in Courchevel
  • French speaking
  • A history and background in catering management 
  • Experience in the luxury travel industry (super yachts, private house-holds, luxury chalets or hotels)
  • Have experience in customer facing roles and the ability to develop excellent client relationships
  • Competent in the use of basic computer software 
  • A full, clean UK driving licence. 
  • Excellent administrative skills 
  • The ability to demonstrate time management and multitasking
  • Ski to an intermediate / advanced level 

 

Chalet Manager – Eden Rock, St Anton 

 

Eden Rock in St Anton is Kaluma’s flagship property, offering guests a luxury experience that is unrivalled in St Anton. For this property we require a dedicated manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the chalet, supported by St Anton’s Resort Manager.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Management of the whole building and chalet operations.
  • Management of all Eden Rock staff.
  • Overseeing and managing stock takes, incoming supplies and storage
  • Database management for all bookings, arrivals and departures
  • To oversee Kaluma’s in-resort concierge service
  • Ensure the safe handling of monies taken on behalf of Kaluma Travel Ltd
  • Deliver unrivalled in-resort knowledge about restaurants, bars and the ski terrain, along with hosting guests.

 

Experience and skills required: 

 

  • Previous ski season experience, with at least one season spent in St Anton 
  • Experience in the luxury travel industry; super yachts, private house-holds luxury chalets or hotels
  • A history of people management
  • Competent in the use of basic computer software 
  • A full, clean UK driving licence. 
  • Experience in the service industry (hospitality, hosting, cooking, bar work or waitering)
  • Ski to an intermediate / advanced level

 

Chalet Managers

 

Kaluma’s Chalet Managers are ultimately responsible for overseeing the day-today operations of multiple Kaluma chalets, supported by the Resort Managers.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Overseeing breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner service, to ensure that Kaluma’s high standards of service are upheld throughout the season. 
  • To complete spot checks, ensuring the cleanliness of the chalets. 
  • Aid staff during busy change over days, offering support where needed. 
  • Support the resort manager with administrative duties such as staff rotas and monitoring staffing hours. 
  • Acting as the first port of call to chalet staff in case of any problems and issues. 
  • Ensure the safe handling of monies taken on behalf of Kaluma Travel Ltd
  • Collecting lift passes, organising ski hire and ski school. 
  • Offer support on staff days’ off. 

 

Experience and skills required: 

 

  • Previous ski season experience, with at least one season spent in St Anton 
  • Experience in the luxury travel industry (super yachts, private house-holds or luxury chalets)
  • A history of people management
  • Competent in the use of basic computer software 
  • A full, clean UK driving licence. 
  • Experience in the service industry; hospitality, hosting, cooking, bar work or waiting. 
  • Ski to an intermediate / advanced level

 

Chefs 

 

All chefs working in Kaluma catered chalets are experienced professionals, who we encourage to bring their own flair and individuality to the Kitchen. We would never dictate, instead we encourage our chefs to be creative and proud of the food they cook. We have Head Chef, Sous Chef and Chalet Chef positions available. 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • To run an efficient and cost effective kitchen
  • To ensure excellent quality food and service is delivered at all times. 
  • Provide a daily continental and 6 day-a-week hot breakfast including a daily English breakfast and daily hot ‘special’.   
  • Provide a daily afternoon tea of homemade cakes/biscuits (sweet or savoury)
  • Provide a 5 course dinner, 6 days-a-week, which consists of 2 variations of Canapé, starter, main course, dessert and a cheese board. 
  • The evening mean must be creative, balanced and well presented                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Ordering or shopping for all food items from nominated suppliers 
  • Socialising with chalet guests and liaising with guests regarding meals

 

Resort Reps

 

The Resort Reps are responsible for our guests wellbeing and holiday enjoyment. They are required to have a thorough understanding of their chosen resort in order to aid our guests in any requests that they may have. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Welcoming the guests on arrival in resort 
  • Purchasing lift passes prior to guests arrival 
  • Assisting the guests with ski hire 
  • Assisting guests with the booking of ski-schools
  • To deliver and unrivalled in-resort knowledge about restaurants, bars and the ski terrain.
  • Concierge and host guests on a daily basis. The rep will be required to ski with guests as well as book and hold tables at restaurants and bars. 
  • Driving guests in and around the resort
  • Assist in general in-resort logistical duties. This includes shopping trips, weekly bin runs and maintenance duties. 

 

Hosts 

 

Kaluma Hosts are the face of the company, interacting with guests on a daily basis. We require our hosts to have enthusiastic, can do attitudes, with a desire to ensure every guest has a fantastic holiday. There are three aspects to a host’s role, all of which are equally important; service, cleaning and guest relations. 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Preparation, set up and service of breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal
  • Maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the chalet to company standards, including daily cleaning of guest bedrooms, bathrooms and all communal areas (toilets, living room, sauna area)                                                 
  • Socialising with chalet guests, creating an ambiance in the chalet where the guests feel welcome and relaxed at all times

 

Resort Drivers 

 

Kaluma provide an all day drivers’ service throughout resort. Drivers must be pro-active, willing to be on call throughout the day, conscientious and safety conscious. All of our drivers must be 24+.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • To drive guests in and around resort. 
  • Service and maintain Kaluma vehicles 
  • Act responsibly and safely at all times 
  • Obey the highway code of the resort you are working in 
  • Assist in general in-resort logistical duties, including shopping trips, weekly bin runs and maintenance duties
  • Assist in-chalet duties when needed.