Love to ski or snowboard? Dreaming about riding the best powder of your life? Need a job to make it all happen? Rhythm Japan is hiring now so all your working holiday dreams could come true! Taking a position with Rhythm means you can work and play in an environment you love alongside passionate people who truly enjoy what they do. Keep reading so two of our awesome year-round employees, Andy Meadows and Elyshia Toner, can tell you more about what it’s like to live and work in Japan…
Rhythm: How old are you?
R: Where are you from?
A: Winchester, in the south of England.
E: Born in WA, I call Torquay home when in Australia
R: What made you want to go to Japan?
A: Back in 2008 I saw an edit from Chris Benchetler and JP Auclair, night skiing in neck deep powder. That was it, I had to check it out. The next year I quit my job in Switzerland and came over.
E: Pow pow!
R: What was your first job at Rhythm?
A: My first job with Rhythm was in the bike shop that I helped open in 2012, the next winter I switched from teaching skiing to working in retail at one of Rhythm’s first stores.
E: Guest Services in Niseko
R: What do you do now?
A: I am the Operations Manager for Rhythm
E: Part Owner / Manager of Rhythm Hakuba
R: What is the best part of your job?
A: The variety I get in my work. Every day is different and I get to work with an awesome team.
E: The humans! Getting to share the stoke and passion for the snow and Japan with our team and our guests, year after year. The opportunity for personal growth on a daily basis. I am literally living the dream.
R: What would you say is the best thing about working at Rhythm?
A: The crew! Getting to work with like-minded people who are passionate about the industry.
E: Where do I start?! This is what I could narrow it down to haha! Sharing our love and knowledge of the Japanese mountains with our guests and each other. Getting to test out the latest and greatest gear. The culture we have at Rhythm. There is nothing more rewarding than working with a bunch of people who are so proud of what they do and so supportive of one another. Being lucky enough to be a part of such a progressive company that rewards its staff, supports individuals to continually grow to be the best they can and achieve their dreams – the sky truly is the limit!
R: Elyshia, what is the best thing about living in Hakuba?
E: Obviously the terrain, pow and picturesque mountains! The food, the people, and the ease of traveling to other parts of Japan isn’t too bad either.
R: Andy, what advice do you have for anyone who wants to work in Niseko?
A: Do it! Get in early, as we start advertising positions around June. Rhythm offers accommodation for staff which is another thing that makes it a great company to work for. You’ll meet some amazing people and ride the best snow of your life.
If you want to find out more about working for Rhythm, check out our jobs page CLICK HERE…