Lodge Manager

Otago - Queenstown

Matakauri Lodge is an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world's most serenely beautiful landscapes. Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu and only seven minutes from Queenstown. 

A rare leadership opportunity has become available in our Ultra Luxury Lodge. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will have responsibility for all Lodge Operations with a focus on hosting, leadership and finances.

This is a key position and the successful candidate will need to have extensive hospitality experience, a strong focus on excellence, plenty of enthusiasm and a flexible approach.  The right applicant will be talented and driven; able to multi-task, inspire guests and staff alike, and to deliver exceptional results.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for creating uniquely memorable experiences; making a difference every day
  • Previous experience in a senior leadership position, including previous Hotel / Lodge Management level experience in 5 Star, Luxury Hotels and, or Boutique Lodges (a working background in Relais and Chateaux properties is preferred)
  • Administrative management experience, including strong financial acumen (experience in driving and achieving top line revenue and bottom-line profit).
  • Prior experience in creating and executing budgets
  • Experience in managing Human Resources
  • A commitment to high standards and luxury quality
  • Ability to drive a team and foster teamwork; leading by example and being proactive and ‘hands-on’
  • A natural desire to problem-solve and achieve practical solutions
  • Extremely high attention to detail and exceptional organisation skills
  • Undeniable professionalism
  • Flawless presentation; a sense of style,
  • And a dynamic personality!

Matakauri Lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. 

Recent awards include; Travel + Leisure, World’s Best, July 2019; Matakauri Lodge was named #3 Resort in Australia and New Zealand, and # 45 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

If you have the attributes above and would like the opportunity to maintain Matakauri’s eminent position, we’d love to hear from you.  

You must have access to your own reliable transport and a valid working visa to apply.



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