Staff Accommodation Drivers Wanted in Japan

Staff Accommodation Drivers Wanted in Japan for the 2019/20 Winter Season

Looking to take your driving profession to the next level? HTM are hiring Staff Accommodation Drivers to keep the HTM staff safe. If you have an International Driving Permit, a Japanese driving licence and the confidence to drive any size of vehicle, this is the role for you. Apply here today!


About the position:

  • Company: HTM
  • Function: Driver
  • Location: Japan

What’s included?:

  • Accommodation: Yes, subsidised
  • Salary: Competitive hourly salary

Start Date: 16 November, 2019

Job Description

Below is a brief description of what you would be doing on a day to day basis. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is what you would generally be doing:

Drive the bus on a set schedule between the staff accommodations in Kutchan and the Niseko-Hirafu resort

Take on some additional duties as directed by the Staff Accommodation Supervisor (e.g. restocking supplies, minor maintenance)

Assist in providing shuttle services for Niseko Central, Skye Niseko and Ki Niseko guests on occasion

Required skills/experience:

International Driving Permit with category D stamp (higher than a standard driving licence required ( Australia: MR, NZ: class 2 or above). Check your local International Driving Permit issuing body, usually Post Offices, for more details) or

Japanese driving licence with ogata or higher endorsement

Reliable, punctual person, confident in their driving skills

Winter & on-snow driving experience with passenger-carrying vehicles

What you’ll be driving:

Large buses, between 29-72 in capacity. The two shuttle buses are the size of your typical city transport bus. Drivers must be confident to drive large vehicles within tight areas.

Job Particulars

Employment period:

16 November 2019 to 08 April 2020

There might be flexibility on start and finish dates. If unsure please apply and HTM will be in contact with you.

Work hours: 32 to 40 hours per week. Driving shifts start as early as 6am and finish as late as 12:30am. Night shifts mean morning powder riding time!

Pay Rate:

¥1,600 – ¥1,650 per hour (commensurate with experience)

25% overtime rate for over hours worked over the prescribed working hours in a pay period.

25% late night work rate for hours worked between 10pm and 5am

Job Benefits

Staff Accommodation: Accommodation available in Kutchan/ Hirafu and is subsidized to bring you housing at an affordable price!

Lift Passes – Your choice of either: A free Grand Hirafu season lift pass, or it can be upgraded to an All-Mountain pass.

Bi-monthly pay: Receive your pay every 2 weeks! Most companies pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Free Ski & Snowboard lessons & workshops: Free ski/snowboard group lessons (availability dependent).