Seasonal Vacancies

All roles are seasonal but if we can find staff who want to return year after year it is our preference.

Chef & Front of House Team - COUPLE - Accommodation and salary 6 month contract.

Enthusiastic hospitality couple - highly competent chef & experienced restaurant front of house manager. Hard working hands-on role. Well presented with fluent English, must be comfortable chatting to guests of all nationalities. Language skills, knowledge of wine, French and Italian cuisine and familiar with Nelson region are advantages.

Live-in position. Role covers breakfast & evening dining (cooking & serving high-standard 4-course New Zealand / French-Mediterranean cuisine), check-in and out, small maintenance, guest liaison.

Hours: approx 7am to 10pm (quiet time noon - 6pm) including weekend & public holidays. 4-6 day week mid-October to mid-April.

Duties: Head Chef plus guest liaison - chatting with guests, booking local activities, answering the phone, prep to support the assistant chef on days off, making the lodge run smoothly and resolving issues.

Summer Assistant Managers - COUPLE - Accommodation and salary 6 month contract.

Enthusiastic hospitality couple with proven cooking skills & solid restaurant front of house experience for a hard working hands-on role. Well presented with fluent English, must be comfortable chatting to guests of all nationalities. Language skills, knowledge of wine, French and Italian cuisine and familiar with Nelson region are advantages.

Live-in position. Role covers breakfast & evening dining (executing & serving high-standard 4-course New Zealand / French-Mediterranean cuisine), check-in and out, small maintenance, guest liaison, room provisioning and some housekeeping and grounds work.

Hours: approx 7am to 10pm (quiet time noon - 6pm) including weekend & public holidays. 5-day week mid-December to mid-March.

Duties: Head Chef plus guest liaison - chatting with guests, booking local activities, answering the phone, prep to support the assistant chef on days off, making the lodge run smoothly and resolving issues.

Housekeeper - Must have reliable transport and able to work weekends plus 3 other days.

Do you work to a very high standard with a great attention to detail and cleanliness? With our large property, you need to be fit and strong, and able to work both independently and in a small team.

Hours: approx 09:30 to 2pm including weekend & public holidays. Mid-December to mid-March

Duties: Cleaning and provisioning rooms, washing and some ironing.



Please make all applications in writing and send your CV, along with a list of referees, to Clare.

All applicants must possess valid work visas for the contract's duration.

Work at The Resurgence

The Resurgence is run by the owners, Peter & Clare and a small, dedicated and hard-working team.

We have few positions but are seeking hard-working individuals who have a great positive can-do attitude, are passionate about hospitality, the Nelson Region, the environment, have a high level of grooming/deportment and are reliable and flexible to fill the positions below. Use of spoken & written English language must be excellent, a second language is a bonus. We would love to hear from you if you feel you have the right qualities and would like to work the next Peak Summer Season.


The team

Clare - Owner & Host, Executive Chef, Res & Marketing
Peter - Owner & Host, Accounts & Finance, Sustainability
Vacant - Chef & Front of House Manager (couple)
Vacant - Summer Assistant Manages (couple)
Carl - Groundsman
Kate & Rachel - Head Housekeepers
Sam - Waitress



”Resurgence was without a doubt our best stay in New Zealand“

assistant manager - staff at The Resurgence
housekeeping - staff at The Resurgence
groundsman - staff at The Resurgence