Japan’s one-stop shop for outdoor equipment!


Niseko / Hokkaido

Hakuba / Honshu

NSW Snowy Mountains

Work With Us

Why you will love working for Rhythm Japan

There is a reason we are the most recommended company to work for - our staff are our family, we genuinely care and respect each other. We live by our values, we're constantly innovating and instilling the most current knowledge to our staff, we don't use outdated processes and if something is not working we simply change our approach. We work hard but play hard and if you know anyone that has worked for us before you will know this is not just a list of benefits but an experience of a lifetime that is born from the fun culture we have. We put people first in everything we do, because people like you make Rhythm and life at Rhythm what it is.

  • Awesome team environment
  • Competitive pay
  • Subsidized staff accommodation
  • Morning, evening & split shifts, allowing for more time on the hill
  • Awesome staff deals on the latest rental & retail gear
  • Pre-season staff party
  • End of season overnight staff trip!
  • 1 week of interactive training provided - learn from leaders that have been in the industry
  • Wellbeing program throughout the season
  • Experience Japan and what it has to offer

It’s not just the skiing and snowboarding that makes Niseko or Hakuba unique and exciting places to live, however. There’s loads for our staff to do off the mountain, too…“A visit to the local onsen (hot spring) is great after work. After that, you can enjoy some of the amazing food the area has to offer, especially the ramen! Then, I always like a cold Sapporo at one of the local bars in Hirafu like Barunba or Amaru…” says Matt.

Matt McCauley

It’s really fun and enjoyable working for Rhythm. It’s great working alongside your mates every day. The people I work with are friendly, reliable and experts in their field. Rhythm really looks after their staff.

Matt McCauley, Ski Shop Manager

Rhythm’s staff are all housed in and around the Hirafu Village in Niseko or Happo One in Hakuba. This means they are close to work, local bars and restaurants and, most importantly, the ski lifts…“The best thing about living and working in Japan is the snow, the food and the overall vibe of the place. At the end of the day, though, everyone is here to get that deep deep snow…”

Throughout the season Rhythm hosts staff dinners and parties along with an end of season retreat to say thank you for a job well done. Our staff work hard, but they get to play hard too!

Please do not send resumes and/or employment enquiries directly to Rhythm Japan staff or guest enquiries addresses. Available positions are listed below and all job applications are to be made via our online portal. Those summited through other avenues will not be applicable. For job related enquiries please email jobs@rhythmjapan.com

Open Positons

Rhythm's Core Values

1. We are a team of friendly experts who share our passion and stoke for the mountains.

2. We listen, observe and evolve to create epic experiences.

3. We respect our environment, community, industry and each other.

Life with us

In peak winter, Rhythm’s staff roster consists of around 140 people, all of whom ski or snowboard and love living in the mountains. This common interest translates into a happy bunch of humans who work as a team and can provide an expert level of service.

More Than 10 Years in Japan 30+ Years Industry Experience

Rhythm has been in operation in Japan since 2005. Back then, Niseko was only just starting to make itself known as one of the world’s premier powder destinations. The then owners of Rhythm, Matthew Hampton and Mick Klima, saw two opportunities in Niseko. The first was to give visitors access to the type of equipment required to ride the area’s unique conditions. The second was to set up a business that would give them an excuse to ride the best powder in the world, all season long.

Rhythm Japan’s sister store is Rhythm in Cooma, which has been in operation since 1985. Rhythm Cooma started from a true love of the cold mountain air and the feeling of freedom of being on the snow. Rhythm Cooma has grown to become the largest snow sports store in Australia carrying over 200 brands and is constantly searching the globe for the best of the best.

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