Work and play in hakuba japan

Evergreen Outdoor Center is a great place to work seasonally and we offer jobs in Japan for foreigners as well as Japanese nationals. Preference is given to those with a love for and experience guiding/instructing in the outdoors but we do understand everyone starts somewhere and short-term positions can be given to those wishing to gain training in the outdoor industry.


In the Winter: For those with no Japanese ability seeking English jobs in Japan, nearly all of our clients are English speakers and we have a variety of English speaking jobs in our Hakuba Ski School from late November/ early December through to the end of February/March. We offer ski instructor jobs, snowboard instructor jobs, backcountry guide jobs, office/reservations team, daycare, drivers and cafe staff – cooks, baristas and waiting staff. All positions require appropriate licensing/certification where relevant and experience is preferred.

In the Summer: The majority of our clients are Japanese and Japanese-speaking ability is necessary for you to work in daily operations and be able to lead clients in the outdoors. Cafe staff and shuttle van driver staff will require some Japanese speaking ability, however fluency is not a pre-requisite. For office and reservations staff, Japanese speaking and emailing skills are essential and being bilingual (English & Japanese) is an asset. All positions require appropriate licensing/certification where relevant and experience is preferred.

Now hiring for Winter!

Please see below for all current employment opportunities at Evergreen.

Evergreen Outdoor Center is now hiring for the 2019 Green Season and 2019/20 Winter Season!

Hakuba is an amazing place all-year-round. At Evergreen we have the pleasure of showing our guests many beautiful places around Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture and beyond with a range of exciting activities. In the green season, canoeing, kayaking, SUP, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, rock climbing, tree climbing, hiking, team building and kid’s camps. In winter, ski and snowboard lessons, courses, gap year programs, off-piste and backcountry guiding – and much more.

If you believe you would be well suited to one of the positions above, we strongly encourage you to apply.

    Evergreen Outdoor Center offers industry competitive compensation and benefits in a great working environment. We also offer training and certification courses for our staff who need renewing, retraining or new skill(s) acquisition. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are a friendly, outgoing and professional person looking for a challenging, fun and engaging job in a beautiful area in Japan, we look forward to hearing from you!


    We should try not to be complacent with the lives we are given and the jobs that we do and if we find ourselves becoming such then it is a time for a change.DAVE ENRIGHT
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