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Craggy Range has an enviable reputation for quality, innovation and positioning in the New Zealand and Global wine market. We look to employ like-minded people to join our dynamic team.

Doug Wisor Memorial Scholarship

Doug Wisor was a brilliant young American-born winemaker at Craggy Range who passed away in New Zealand following a tragic kite surfing accident. During his time with Craggy Range, Doug made some of the finest wines New Zealand has seen.

The Scholarship, first awarded in 2006, supports a young American winemaker to travel to New Zealand to intern at Craggy Range for the 2023 harvest. The Doug Wisor Memorial Fund will provide return airfares from the US, whilst Craggy Range will provide a modest salary for the duration of the harvest, which runs from approximately March until May 2023.

At the completion of the vintage, the recipient will also be given a unique opportunity to tour New Zealand’s diverse wine regions, with visits to iconic producers organised by Craggy Range and a travel bursary of up to $1000 USD for transport and accommodation.

To this point, many exceptionally gifted young winemakers have received the scholarship, gaining knowledge of not only the New Zealand wine landscape but bearing witness to the legacy of attention to detail and crafting wines of distinction that Doug helped to establish as the essence of Craggy Range. The successful applicant will get the opportunity to become part of that unique alumni.

Selection Criteria:

– The applicant should demonstrate intellect, vision, innovation, and practical experience in winemaking.

– Demonstrate why an overseas internship would be important in career development.

– Explanation of mutual benefits likely to both the applicant and vineyard.

– Applications must be clear, concise, and easily understandable.

– Please include contact details for at least one recent wine industry referee.

Application Process:

A detailed resume together with an essay outlining the reasons why the applicant wants to work a harvest in New Zealand should be submitted by Friday 16th September.

Applications and inquiries should be sent by email to Craggy Range– hrmanager@craggyrange.com

Cellar Door Supervisor

Craggy Range has an enviable reputation for quality, innovation, and positioning in the New Zealand and Global wine market.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in a permanent full-time position as Cellar Door Supervisor, based at our Winery on Waimarama Road.

At Craggy Range we are passionate about providing our customers with the best experience we can. We are looking to employ like-minded people who love wine and want to contribute to our elevated seated wine tasting experience.  You will have the opportunity to engage with our visitors on a deeper level on the wine and the philosophy of the business.

The wine experience at Craggy Range has been rated number 1 across Australia and New Zealand and 11th in the World’s Best Vineyards.

Attributes required for success with this position include:

  • Recent experience in a similar environment (e.g. Cellar Door, Sommelier role within a Restaurant, or Winemaking role)
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a strong team player ethos with the ability to provide effective leadership when required.
  • Have a genuine passion for wine and the industry we work in
  • Hard-working and reliable
  • A Managers Certificate is required (support to obtain this will be provided if required)

 

As our cellar door is a 7-day operation, there will be a requirement to work weekends and public holidays, however, we can accommodate set days off each week.  In return, the successful applicant will receive an excellent remuneration package and have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team for an award-winning company known both internationally and nationally for excellence in all we do.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand.

If you are passionate about wine and want to work with us, email your cv to: hrmanager@craggyrange.com

 

 

Commis Chef

We are looking for a Commis Chef to join a team that pushes standards and develops food that we are proud of, with a focus on making things in-house. Think cultured butter and even our own salt!

Here’s what’s on offer:

– Great training and development plans for all chefs at every level
– Hands-on exposure to great produce and new techniques
– One-on-one mentoring in the effort to develop our staff into future managers and kitchen leaders
– Continually changing menu
– Great team environment.
– An emphasis on work-life balance means we are committed to a flexible and sustainable roster.

The successful candidate will have;

– A positive and motivated attitude
– A passion for the industry

No previous experience is required to apply for this position, based in a world-class venue it really is an opportunity too good to pass up. If this position sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to hrmanager@craggyrange.com.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand, and due to the government public health order, will be required to be COVID-19 vaccinated.
Please apply through Seek with your CV and Cover Letter.

 

 

Waiter - Multiple Roles

Multiple Roles Available at both Mary’s & Craggy Range Restaurants

We are looking for full-time waiters with varying experience and skill levels, who are passionate about customer service and enjoy learning about food and wine.
Positions are available for an immediate start.

Here’s what we can offer:

– Working with a team of hospitality professionals who are passionate about what they do
– Personal development – we invest in our team through regular training and training
– Competitive remuneration to match your experience
– Being part of a fun and helpful team of people who will treat you with respect

Both Mary’s and Craggy Range have flexible rosters making work-life balance easy to accommodate.
These roles would be ideal for full-timers or even high school students looking for an after-school/weekend job. If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to hrmanager@craggy range.com.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand, and due to the government public health order, will be required to be COVID-19 vaccinated.
Please apply through Seek with your CV and Cover Letter.

 

 

Senior Waiter

We are passionate about providing the best possible hospitality experience and are looking to employ like-minded people who strive to be ahead of the pack through constant evolution. Here’s what’s on offer:

– Working with a team of hospitality professionals who are passionate about what they do.
– Job security – we invest in our team through regular appraisals and training
– The opportunity to have your say, get creative, and help shape our restaurant’s progress
– Excellent remuneration to match your experience

We are passionate about creating an environment where we can succeed as a group and really deliver our customers a humble, fun, and professional experience that we are proud of.
At Craggy Range, we are open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, therefore a flexible roster and work-life balance are easily accommodated as are the number of hours you will work.

The successful applicant has experience within a similar venue and a genuine passion and interest in food and wine.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand. Please note the successful candidate will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
If you have the desire and ability to succeed in this dynamic role email your CV to:  hrmanager@craggyrange.com

Cellar Door Assistant

We are looking for a permanent Cellar Door Assistant with an immediate start. The successful applicant will be offered a minimum of 30 hours per week, with the opportunity for additional hours during the peak of summer.

Here’s what’s on offer:

– Work with Sommeliers who have Michelin experience & who are passionate about wine.
– A commitment to the very best across our business – our common goal: “Being World Class”
– An excellent opportunity for you to advance your hospitality knowledge in a role that will provide challenge, variety, and personal development within a well-respected winery.
– Real autonomy and accountability for your role. You make decisions!

As our cellar door is a 7-day operation, there will be a requirement to work weekends and public holidays.

If you are passionate about wine and want to work with us, email your cv to: hrmanager@craggyrange.com
To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand. Please note the successful candidate will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Housekeeping Team Leader

Due to our busy operation, we are recruiting for 3 Housekeeping Team Leaders.

Reporting directly into the Executive Housekeeper, this is a permanent role with a minimum guarantee of 50 hours per fortnight, with the opportunity for additional hours as needed. The successful applicant will be required to be available to work weekends and public holidays.

You will naturally be suited to this role as you have a minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in housekeeping in luxury high-end accommodation and have at least 1 years’ previous experience at a team leader or supervisory level.

This is a hands-on leadership role where you will be required to work alongside your team of housekeepers and will play a key part in creating a fun and exciting workplace.  You will have strong communication skills with the confidence to provide regular coaching and feedback to your team.  You will have the ability to work well under pressure and deal with last-minute operational changes.  This role will suit someone who is highly organized and has strong attention to detail.

To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand and due to the government public health order, will be required to be COVID-19 vaccinated.

If the above attributes sound like you, please send your CV and cover letter to hrmanager@craggyrange.com or via the link below.
To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand. Please note the successful candidate will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Housekeeper

There are multiple roles available in general housekeeping and the laundry, with a range of hours required from casual to 20+ hours per week. The successful applicants will be required to be available for rostering from Friday to Monday, and public holidays.

The successful applicants will have:

– A full drivers’ license and reliable transport
– High level of attention to detail
– Commitment to delivering quality
– Be physically capable of completing the role
– A proactive nature and initiative
– A great attitude, flexibility, and willingness to learn and take on new tasks.

Previous housekeeping experience within a luxury environment is preferred, however, if you have the above attributes, full training is possible, so please get in touch.

Please apply with a full CV via Seek or to hrmanager@craggyrange.com or via the link below.
To be considered, applicants must have the right to work legally in New Zealand. Please note the successful candidate will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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