The Local Apres Wine Bar is seeking hospitality professionals with a love of wine and providing exceptional customer service

About us:

The Local Apres Wine Bar is a venue located in Hirafu, Niseko which offers a hand picked selection of wines along with charcuterie and cheese. We offer attentive and informative service, creating a warm, welcoming environment for holiday makers. We cater to guests from around the world who choose to make this establishment their ‘local away from home’.

Job description:

We are currently seeking hospitality professionals, with a passion for wine who pride themselves in a high level of customer service.


  • Delivering exceptional customer service

  • Preparing food and drinks to a high standard

  • Have knowledge of products and confidently relay them to customers

  • Gaining comprehensive knowledge of the area, events and services and provide recommendations to guests

  • Process payments using POS and cash register

  • Ensure the venue is kept clean and tidy to the highest standard

  • Engaging with customers, building strong rapport

  • Promoting products from our other companies

About you:

  • Proven track record of experience within the hospitality sector

  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about wine

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and confident with customers in all situations

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities, with a high level of attention to detail

  • Passion for travel, winter sports and exploring new destinations

  • Fluency in English

  • Must have or be eligible for a working holiday visa


  • Full-time employment (Dec 1st, 2024 - March 1st, 2025) with the opportunity for extension

  • Competitive hourly wage - ¥ 1600 per hour - Estimated 40 hours per week.

  • Plenty of skiing/riding time available

  • Access to discounted activities and services in the Niseko area

  • 50% Grand Hirafu - Hanazono Lift Pass value reimbursement upon completion of the contract and end-of-season performance review

  • Japan National Health Insurance coverage - deducted from salary

  • Staff housing options available - deducted from salary

  • 2 complimentary transfer dates from New Chitose Airport to Staff accommodation

Deductible from Salary:

  • Income tax and pension

  • Japan National Health Insurance

  • Staff accommodation

How to Apply:

If you're enthusiastic about providing exceptional hospitality and love exploring the beautiful Niseko area, we want to hear from you! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “The Local Apres Wine Bar - Bartender” + your name. Be sure to tell us why you're interested in joining the team and what makes you a great fit for this position. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted throughout June and July for an interview.

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