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>>> Winter 2018/19 Seasonal Position 

(For international staff,  you must be eligible for International Drivers Permit with the D Stamp, you would have to have a medium or heavy vehicle drivers license to obtain this)

Shuttle Bus Driver 

Are you passionate about people and the snow? Do have a can-do attitude, want to be a part of a great team and have a lot of fun during winter? Do you love driving? Then you should join SkiJapan as one of our Shuttle Bus Drivers!

We are seeking friendly, efficient and safe drivers to work within our Guest Services team as Shuttle Bus Driver for in Niseko, Hirafu. You must have an exceptional, clear driving record with passion for driving. Must be eligible for International Drivers license class D (Motor vehicles used for the carriage of passengers and having more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat).

You will be responsible for safe transport of our staff and guests, driving them to and from their accommodation to town, lifts and restaurants on a set route and schedule on time and under heavy snow conditions


Shuttle Bus Driver


  • Safe Transporting of staff/guests on a set schedule
  • Be responsible for bus punctuality
  • Daily bus inspections before driving and reporting any damages/maintenance issues
  • Responsible for the safe driving of staff/guests to and from village accommodation and around town/resort
  • Snow clearing around/on the bus and warming it up in the morning prior to departure time
  • Assisting staff/guests to be on time, every time
  • Being flexible with work hours to ensure driving roster is covered at all times
  • Provide key local information for guests


  • Must have or be eligible for an International Driver's Permit Class D
  • Experience driving in adverse weather and/or heavy snow/ice conditions
  • Heavy vehicle driving experience
  • Have a clear driving record
  • Bus driver/passenger driving experience
  • Resort/Seasonal work experience


  • Energetic, confident, can- do attitude
  • Exceptional safety driving skills
  • Genuine passion for assisting people
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Mature, flexible approach with the ability to adapt to any situation
  • Reliable and punctual personality
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Stress tolerance for hectic business times, ability to display patience and tact
  • Show initiative, with ability to think on your feet
  • Easily adaptable to changing situations


  • English is a MUST (English/Japanese Bilingual an advantage but not necessary)


  • Must have or be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa 

*TOYOTA COASTER 29 seater,
*6.99 meters long, 2 meters width
*4,000cc diesel engine
*Rear wheel drive
*Diesel Turbo Engine


1,100 - 1,300 JPY per hour

Your own personal Grand Hirafu season lift pass

Subsidized staff accommodation


Full Season: November 2018 - April 2019

Short Season: November 2018 - February 2019


5 x days per week

Average of approx. 40 hours per week.

Australian residents: you must hold one of the following Australian Licences to apply for this role

  • HR
  • HC
  • MR
  • MC
  • LR

Location: Niseko,
Apply for this Position Job code: 1560
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