Contract Period:

1 Dec 2022 – 31 Mar 2023 *


Winter Seasonal Position

Work Hours:
Average of 35-40 hours per week during peak season, 25-30 hours per week in the low season.


1,200yen/hour ~ depending on experience & language ability


Private Bar Gyu+ staff house in the Hirafu (main ski area), Kabayama Home is a new house with 9 private rooms, two bathrooms, two shower units, two kitchens, laundry, parking with road heating, dry room for gear and wear, wifi, fully furnished kitchen/living & bedrooms.

The house is serviced with a cleaner twice a month, sheets provided and laundered every two weeks.

Rent is all inclusive ¥30,000/month (private room)


As a Bartender /Server / Host / Kitchen at Bar Gyu+ located in Hirafu (Niseko) you will be responsible for making cocktails with care and attention, educating guests, answering questions while providing fun, warm, inviting and professional service.

Job Duties

  • Great and seat guests
  • Prepare and serve hot cocktails alcohol or non-alcohol drinks
  • Wash and dry dishes and glasses
  • Set and clean tables and chairs
  • Present menus and help customers select food/beverages
  • Interact with customers, take orders and serve food and drinks
  • Answer questions or make recommendations
  • Stay guest focused and nurture an excellent guest experience
  • Work as a team with kitchen & bar
  • Deal with complaints or problems with a positive attitude
  • Issue bills and accept payment
  • Clear tables and keep service area, toilets, and kitchen very clean
  • Check customer’s ID (20yrs)
  • In-depth knowledge of food & drink menu
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.


You do not need to have prior experience in service, but if this should sound like you:

  • Positive attitude & willingness to learn
  • Patience and an open mind towards other cultures
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Friendly and energetic
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Attention to cleanliness and safety
  • Basic English and Japanese language skill (Or the willingness to learn fast! )


Bar Gyu+ is a small select team of amazing people. In addition to competitive pay you will also get:

  • Shifts starting after 3pm and finishing before 1am allowing you to ski all day!
  • 2 days off in a row every second week, min1 day off a week
  • A full season schedule allowing you to plan your days off ahead.
  • Subsidized clean & private staff accommodation within walking distance from work and ski fields
  • Shared car for use to buy groceries and take small trips to other resorts
  • Professional training in high-end hospitality
  • A big home cooked meal made by our Japanese mother, Keiko every working day.
  • Discounted drinks
  • Friends and family discount
  • Paid training sessions (early December)
  • End of season staff trip!
  • The opportunity to meet & collaborate with chefs and bartenders from all over the world

Bar Gyu+ is a small team environment and we chose candidates that will thrive in our challenging

and fun environment. Our alumni staff are from all over the world and regularly come back ‘home’ to

visit us throughout the winter, working for Bar Gyu+ you will join our family across the globe.

Qualification requirements

  • Must be over 20 years old Be able to work late at night.
  • Must have a valid visa (working holiday visa / Japanese nationality)

About us

Bar Gyu+ was founded in 1999 and is now one of the oldest establishments in Niseko. In its 23rd year the bar has become an institution in the local community playing a central role in the promotion of the area as a food and drink destination. The bar is well known for its tiny vintage Coke-a-Cola vending machine door, but is also known for one of Japan’s largest collections of rare Japanese whiskies. We serves classically inspired cocktails, a large selection of sake, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks.

Our team is an international group of people and throughout the winter we host many guest chefs, bartenders and artists from all over the world.

We have been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic online, BBC, Vogue and a number of other international and domestic publications, ski and snowboard films most notably The Warmth of Winter (DPS) and Saturation.

Little Door Inc., is our parent company.

The next step

We are accepting applications from Aug 2022 – Nov 15 2022.

If you are interested in joining our team,

1. Send your CV and a small letter about why you would like to work with us!

2. After sending your CV, successful candidates will receive an email and a scheduled time

for an interview with the Bar Manager.

3. If you are selected, you will be sent a job offer and contract to sign electronically.

4. The last step is to send documentation regarding visa status & flight arrival/departure. Our

administration staff will contact you about airport transfer details.

CV’s should be set to [email protected]

Ioanna Morelli

Co-owner, Bar Manager