Rhythm Japan: Retail Administrative Assistant

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Contract term: Early Oct – End of Apr (6 months), with possibility of extending to year-round depending on performance/skill-set

Work hours: Average of 40-50 hours per week

Salary and benefits:

  • Hourly wage rate of ¥1600, depending on experience
  • Social & Employment Insurance
  • Flexible work schedule

About us

Rhythm Japan has been operating since 2005 and has since grown into one of Japan’s most successful ski and snowboard rental and retail outlets. We operate multiple stores across 3 locations of Niseko, Hakuba and Furano which are some of Japan’s most well known ski resorts.
Due to the nature and the seasonality of the business the majority of our recruiting is primarily focused on the winter season and our team can fluctuate up to several hundred staff in winter.

We are a tight team of awesome individuals who share a passion for the snow and mountains who have made it their lives to ride pow and create epic experiences here in Japan for our team and customers.

The role

The role of the Retail Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the merchandising management team in the completion and execution of retail related administration tasks.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Assist with entering data in an online system, and any other related systems
  • Responsible for ordering of general store fixture, office supplies, stationary and any other related goods
  • Provide ongoing administrative support for retail operations
  • Run retail related reports to support management team as needed
  • Make travel arrangements and itineraries, as well as preparing expense reports
  • Answer telephone and give information for retail management team member(s), routes call to appropriate person, or takes messages
  • Responsibly communicate and cooperate with our various business partners, and works to maintain a close working relationship
  • Organize the filing system including delivery slips, invoices, and all other related documentation
  • Administrate warranty system
  • Track all delivery slips/invoices and communicate with accounts for receiving and paying for goods/stocks
  • Help with upkeep of buying related reports such as workbooks, buy plans, and sales reports
  • Translation and interpretation when needed

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful as a Retail Administrative Assistant you must be able to work with minimal supervision and have excellent communication skills. A basic understanding in the industry of ski/snowboard products, general knowledge of ski/snowboard equipment, and experience in working in a retail store is  also necessary. You will need to demonstrate strong proficiency in both English and Japanese language in areas such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Strong computer skills especially in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Business applications, as well as Xero, is also expected.

What you’ll get in return

As a Rhythm employee you will be shown the same hospitality that we give all our team. We love to look after our crew and these are just a few additional benefits you will enjoy working with us: :

  • The opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s snowiest resorts
  • Work for one of the best companies in the industry who know what is means to have fun and truly love what we do
  • The most competitive pay rates in town
  • Flexibility with work schedules during off peak periods and powder days
  • Subsidized staff accommodation or housing assistance
  • Access to the Rhythm Winter Wellness program
  • Free ski and snowboard rental from the largest selection of gear in town
  • Epic discounts across all of our stores for you, your friends and family
  • Social activities that are extended across to all of our employees including staff parties and events. We have the best parties!!
  • Ride days, team trips, department dinners and much more.

You will be part of a company with a flexible, fun, work hard play hard culture. If you know anyone that has worked for us before you will know this is not just a list of benefits but an experience of a lifetime that is born from the unique and passionate culture we have. We put people first in everything we do, because people like you make Rhythm and life at Rhythm what it is.

What you need to do now

If you have the skills and experience required for this role and reflect the culture and core values at Rhythm Japan apply now by clicking below and fill out all the details listed and submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We will be in touch shortly after to let you know if you are successful or not.

Niseko Promotion Board - Marketing And Administration Coordinator

Join the region’s most exciting non-profit organization to promote the Niseko area.

Niseko Tourism is seeking to hire a Marketing and Administration Coordinator to join our organization to support and enhance our organizational operations.

Niseko Tourism’s mission is to strengthen the Niseko area as a year-round destination of great natural splendour and publicize the site domestically and internationally. The Board of Directors consists of representatives from the Niseko ski resorts local business operators and includes Japanese and non-Japanese nationals living in the Niseko area.

Position Summary: The Marketing and Administration Coordinator position is responsible for assisting day-to-day activities for promotion relative projects and supporting organizational administration tasks.

Employment: Full-time

Job title: Marketing and Administration Coordinator


Responsibilities : (Included but not limited to)

  • Work closely with General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Assisting on member relationship and inquiries
  • Coordinating and assisting meetings
  • Assisting on producing video/photo content
  • Assisting Area Guide, Wine and Dine and Resort Map production
  • Assisting with digital content, including newsletters, daily SNS posts and website
  • Coordinating with domestic media buy and press release along with Japanese media/influencers
  • Assisting in event planning


  • Ability to multitask
  • Highly organized and ability to work under pressure and tight timelines
  • Dynamic and charismatic team player
  • Fluency in English and Japanese (N1 level), additional language skill is an advantage
  • PC software skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web updating, etc.)
  • Drivers’ license (valid in Japan)
  • Work location: Niseko, Hokkaido
  • Work hours: 9AM to 6PM (60-min. break; actual hours are 8 hrs.) 40 hours per week Job may include domestic and overseas business travel
  • Salary: From JPY250,000 per month dependent on skills/qualifications
  • Japanese Health Insurance and Pension according to the law
  • Commuting allowance to and from your home to work per month
  • VISA sponsorship can be discussed
  • Contract period: From contract date to 31 March 2023. (Contract renewal upon discussion)

If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to send an e-mail with your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected]

Niseko Naniwatei - Full time and Part Time

Looking for full-time and part-time employees

Job Postings :

1. Restaurant Name: “Niseko Naniwatei”

Address: Intuition Niseko 38-6 Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido


2. Occupation: Manager (can interpret both Japanese and English), chefs, hall staff & bartender

3. Employment Period: Full-time – 2 years

4. Working hours: Determined by shift

5. Salary (full-time employee): 150,000 yen to 300,000 yen (depending on experience and skills)

6. Part-time job: Hourly wage – 1,200 yen per hour

7. Dormitory: Yes

8. Benefits (allowance, unemployment insurance, meals, etc.)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in any of the positions mentioned above.

Contact: [email protected]

Sansui Niseko - Year Round Employment

Sansui Niseko strives to create an environment that allows the team to thrive and grow. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Available Positions

Accountant/ Accounting Officer

Information Technology Officer

Front Office Officers

Reservation Supervisor/ Officer

Room Inspector

Interested parties, please contact us via email: [email protected]

The information provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and only be used for recruitment related purpose. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the employers’ personal data policies.

Grandpapa Lodge - Green Season Staff

Grandpapa lodge is looking for staffs for green season.
Free Private staff domitory in Hirafu.
Japanese owner runs a small lodge since 1986. We are not perfect English speakers, but all of our team like to learn new languages and have more experience with foreign people who has different culture !
Please feel free to ask, if you have any questions.

URL :https://niseko-grandpapa.com/workexchange/

Work exchange : 2hours Free accommodation (free food) + Part timer : 3-4 hour
Please feel free to ask

Hanazono Zip World Coming This Summer

Niseko Hanazono Resort Introduces “Hanazono Zip World” – Japan’s First Multi-stage Dual-cable Zipline Experience

The excitement at Hanazono continues to build…

In the summer of 2022, Hanazono will introduce “Hanazono Zip World”, Japan’s first multi-stage dual-cable zipline experience. Three dual-cable ziplines will be installed at Hanazono forming a comprehensive multi-stage “Zip Tour” activity of up to two hours duration. The total zip tour distance will be 2,591 meters in length, the longest in Japan.

The longest zipline, “BLACK DIAMOND SUPERFLY”, at 1,700 meters will be the longest zipline in Asia.

The Hanazono zipline system has been designed, engineered and installed by Skyline Ziplines Japan GK, the local subsidiary of Skyline Ziplines Ltd (Whistler, Canada), and will take riders through the experience of a lifetime flying through Niseko’s trees and volcanic mountains, with unforgettable views of Mt. Yotei from on high. READ MORE HERE.

2022 Operation Period: July 1st – October 10th, 2022

Approximately 2 hour guided tour


  • Full package (3 ziplines) Adult ¥15,000 / Child ¥12,000
  • Trial package (2 ziplines) Adult ¥7,000 / Child ¥5,600

Art installation by Bruce Munro to Launch in Hanazono

Art Installation "Mountain Lights" by Internationally Renowned Artist Bruce Munro to Launch July 2022 in Niseko, Hokkaido.

The 2022 summer will see the opening of an extraordinary light art installation within the vast nature of Niseko Hanazono Resort located in Hokkaido, Japan. Mountain Lights is proudly presented by Nihon Harmony Resorts KK in collaboration with Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono. The art installation will be open during the summer and autumn months of 2022, 2023 and 2024.

While the Hanazono area is renowned for world class skiing and the quality of its powder snow, the lesser-known summer and autumn months present their own unique natural beauty and immersive opportunities. With a variety of cutting-edge experiences in development, Hanazono is set to attract more and more attention as one of the world’s most compelling all-season destinations.

“Mountain Lights” is the creation of the internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. The nights in Niseko will be illuminated with his light-based artwork in complete harmony with Hanazono’s natural surroundings, producing a dreamlike walkway through wonderland. This is Bruce Munro’s first art installation in Japan, and there is great anticipation his creation will bring newfound attention and allure to Niseko’s stunning green season months.

Check out the full press release HERE

2022 Niseko Golf Opening Dates

Opening Dates and Info from All the Golf Courses in the Niseko Area

Niseko offers some of the best golfing experiences available in Hokkaido and Japan. There are three main golf courses in the immediate Niseko area, which are all set to open for the 2022 golf season.

Niseko’s golf courses will be opening for the 2022 golf season per the following dates:

  • The Niseko Golf Course (NGC) has the following opening period: 23 April – 6 November, 2022.

Operating Dates:

April, May and 11 October  – 6 November: Every Day

June and 1 – 10 October: Open Weekends, Public Holidays

July – September: Friday – Monday

Click HERE for rate details

  • The Niseko Village Golf Course (NVGC) is scheduled to open on 1 June 2022 and will operate until 10 October 2022.

Click HERE for rate details

  • The Hanazono Golf Course is scheduled to open on 1 May 2022 and will operate until 6 November 2022.

Rhythm Japan Joins Force with evo

Rhythm Japan Joins Forces with Leading North American Outdoor Retail Group.

In a deal that will see two like-minded brands collectively become a leading global group operating in the snow, outdoor and experiences market, Rhythm Japan* has officially joined evo.

The North American based business [evo] will become the parent company, owning 100% of the Japanese business, with the existing Rhythm Japan shareholders becoming part-owners of evo, acquiring a sum of shares as part of the deal.

Providing a gateway to the APAC market, evo is excited to welcome Rhythm Japan to the family and brings with it, deep roots and a breadth of experience in the mountain-based equipment rental space, which will be a major asset as evo looks to continue to elevate and expand its own rental offerings in North America.

Founder & CEO, Matthew Hampton, together with co-Founder Mick Klima, launched Rhythm Japan in 2005 with a goal to increase accessibility to gear required to ride the area’s unique snow conditions. The group now has 7 store locations in Niseko, Hakuba, and Furano in Japan and has grown its offering significantly while staying true to its roots through community involvement.

Rhythm Japan will continue to operate under the same name and management teams to ensure a seamless transition for consumers, and Hampton will continue to lead Rhythm Japan, joining the evo enterprise leadership team as Managing Director, APAC Region.

“When we started Rhythm Japan in 2005, a core value was, and still is, to be limitless. This partnership with evo is testament to that,” said Hampton. “I see many similarities between the businesses including a focus on community and a commitment to making lives better through epic experiences. Each business has strengths that will complement each other and make our shared future better.

*Rhythm Japan’s sister store, Rhythm Snowsports in Cooma, NSW is not part of the acquisition and will remain under its current operations.

Echoing Hampton’s sentiment, Bryce Phillips, Founder and CEO of evo comments:
“The first time I set foot in a Rhythm location, I felt something different, something special. Years later, I met Matt and some of the Rhythm team and we quickly became close friends. I had a strong inclination that we’d end up working together given our shared foundation when it comes to core values, culture and commitment to making communities stronger. evo and Rhythm are kindred spirits, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to join forces with the Rhythm family.”

In addition to expanding services and markets, the partnership creates a halo effect for the high-quality brands carried at both Rhythm and evo, offering vendors a truly global, omnichannel retail partner, committed to elevating products and brands.

To learn more about both brands and to stay up to date with future news, check out www.rhythmjapan.com and www.evo.com.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Matthew Hampton and/or Bryce Phillips, please
Christie Hampton
Rhythm Japan Media
[email protected]

About Rhythm Japan
Established in Niseko in 2005 by two Australian businessmen and snow experts*, Rhythm Japan is the region’s leading Snowsports retailer. With seven stores spanning across Niseko, Hakuba and Furano, including the largest resort-based snowsports store in Japan, Rhythm Base HQ.

Rhythm provides unparalleled access to leading winter sports brands plus the full suite of services including custom boot fitting, equipment tuning, premium rental, lessons and guiding plus online shopping and the best coffee in the mountains at their in-store cafes.

Rhythm’s core mission is to provide visitors and the local community with everything they need to live their ultimate mountain experience. Rhythm’s team of dedicated mountain specialists live and breathe the snow-life, and seek to instill the same passion in all of their customers.

Check out Rhythm Japan at www.rhythmjapan.com and sign up for the newsletter. Follow Rhythm Japan on Facebook, and Follow Rhythm Japan on Instagram.

About evo
evo is an outdoor company whose purpose is to make life better by building community and igniting the
adventurous spirit that lives within us all. evo is focused on providing unique experiences across its network of stores, evo.com, two All Together Skateparks, lodging and travel businesses, which are centered on sport, culture, the outdoors, and human connection.

evo uses its success in these areas to support non-profit organizations dedicated to getting underserved kids outdoors.

There are 9 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In January 2022 Rhythm Japan, the leading retail, rental, and experience company located in Japan’s mountain resorts became part of evo.

In partnership with a group of complementary businesses, evo just opened a 100,000 square foot campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Campus Salt Lake includes an evo store, All Together Skatepark, Salt Lake Bouldering Project, Level 9 Sports, and evo’s first evo Hotel.

evo now offers lodging at The Journeyman Lodge in Whistler, and evo Hotel in Salt Lake as well evo also runs an indoor skatepark, called All Together Skatepark, in Salt Lake and Seattle.

To learn more about evo, please visit evo.com.