Contract Period: 

1 Dec 2023 – 31 Mar 2024 * 

*Subject to change 

Winter Seasonal Position 

Work Hours: Average of 35-40 hours per week during peak season (end Dec – early Mar), 25-30 

hours per week in the low season (early Dec, end of March). 


1,600~yen/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 once a week, sheets provided and laundered every two weeks. 

Rent is all inclusive ¥50,000/month (private room)

About us 

Bar Gyu+ was founded in 1999 and is now one of the oldest establishments in Niseko. In its 25th 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. Bar Gyu+ 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. 



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 a safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations. 

Skills 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. In addition to competitive pay you will also get: 

  • Shifts starting after 2pm and finishing before 1am allowing you to ski all day! 
  • 2 days off every week
  • 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 
  • Healthy staff meal on all working days 
  • 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 18 years old
  • Be able to work late at night 
  • Must have a valid visa (working holiday visa / Japanese nationality) 

The next step 

We are accepting applications from Oct.1, 2023. 

If you are interested in joining our team, 

  1. Fill out our application 応募フォーム , including CV.
  2. Successful candidates will receive an email and a scheduled time for an interview with our Bar Manager and Operations Manager.  
  3. A Job Offer will be sent to successful applicants. Once you accept the offer, a Contract to be signed electronically will be sent by our administration. 
  4. A link will be sent for you to upload your documents to onboard: Visa Status, Driver License (international & local), Passport Information, Flight Information. PDF : Transfer details, Kabayama Details (or download from Typeform document). 

[email protected]