We are always looking for great people to join the team and we are currently searching for personnel to fill certain specific roles this and the coming year. Some positions require immediate start, others are needed only during the summer season (July to September and/or December to March)- so please check out the details below and see if anything matches your tastes and qualifications.
Those interested in applying for a position please send an e-mail detailing the job you would like to undertake, your requirements and expectations as well as resume to the following e-mail address [email protected]
Position 1- Manager of Geko Hostel
A very demanding yet rewarding position, in which the individual will be continuously challenged. This job requires someone with energy, great social skills, able to lead a team, delegate and manage responsibilities as well as multi-task on all levels. We are looking for a pro-active and efficient individual with a positive attitude and problem-solving mind. Minimum required commitment of 1 year.
Responsibilities: 1. Sales 2. Customer Service 3. Staff training and supervision 4. Opening and closing the till, payments 5. General maintenance supervision 6. Reservations Management 7. Up-selling of tours and excursions 8. Marketing participation
Schedule:6 days a week; normally, a manager's day would be split in two shifts in order to maintain the best atmosphere and supervision during the busy periods - 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the late afternoon/evening. However the timetable should be flexible adapted to the business needs.
Number of Staff to supervise: 1. 8 receptionists 2. 5 cleaning staff 3.1 maintenance staff
Requirements: 1. Fluency in English ? required 2. Fluency in Portuguese- required 3. Previous management experience 4. Ability to work independently ? with or without supervision 5. Computer literacy 6. Well-organized and detail-oriented 7. Energetic, enthusiastic, friendly and helpful
Starting Date: ASAP
Position 2- Web Marketer
Ideal for Marketing, Advertising or Communications students wanting to gain a bit of real business experience as well as some cash. The job consists in maintaining and improving the online marketing strategies of the organizations various business units from the Geko Community. This is a permanent position with a minimum required commitment of 1 year. The work can be done from home ( aka. Anywhere in the world) depending on the candidate's situation. 4 to 6 hours a day.
Requirements: 1. Fluency in English- required 2. Advanced knowledge of Portuguese 3. Computer and web literacy 4. Well-organized, detail-oriented and self-disciplined
Starting date : ASAP
Position 3- Bilingual Receptionists (Portuguese- English)
This is a very hands-on and customer service oriented job which demands lots of energy and enthusiasm. It also requires high levels of organization and even higher levels of multi-tasking. Minimum required commitment of 1 year. 6 days a week.
Responsibilities: 1. Administrative tasks 2. Organization and sale of tours and activities 3. Attending to the customers
Requirements: 1. Fluency in English and in Portuguese 2. Ability to work independently ? with or without supervision 3. Computer literacy 4. Well-organized and detail-oriented 5. Energetic, enthusiastic, friendly and helpful
Schedule: There is availability for all 3 shifts. 1. Morning shift: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm 2. Afternoon shift: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm 3. Night Shift: 11:00 pm to 8:00 am
Start Date: Any time Position 4 - Barman or BarwomanBartending and stocking the bar to ensure that the guests have a great time. Must be outgoing, friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Requirements: 1. Sociable and friendly 2. Organized and helpful 3. Knowledge of English, Spanish and Portuguese would be ideal
Position 5- Cook
Geko Hostel offers prepared meals to its guests most nights of the week for a fixed price. The cook would need to have restaurant or cooking experience and be able to prepare meals for a significant number of people in a space-restricted environment. We would need this individual to be proactive, organized and efficient.
Responsibilities: 1. Prepare all meals within a certain fixed budget 2. Promote the meals amongst the guests 3. Lend a helping hand to the rest of the staff
Requirements: 1. Previous cooking experience 2. Sociable and friendly 3. Basic Knowledge of English, Spanish and Portuguese would be ideal
Those interested in applying for a position please send an e-mail detailing the job you would like to apply for, your requirements and expectations as well as resume to the following e-mail address [email protected] ? Don't forget to mention how did you find out about the vacancy.