Guide, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Name of the client company: Other
Business unit: Rovaniemi
Location: Lappi, Rovaniemi
Position Level: Employee
Job area: Hotelli, ravintola - ja catering
Type of employment: Määräaikainen
Closing date: 2016-10-31
Introduction of the client company: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a world famous family-run holiday destination in Finnish Lapland that has been established for more than 40 years. We’re located in Saariselkä, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. The closest airport, Ivalo, is a 30-minute drive away. Our accommodation capacity is 450 beds and includes the world-famous glass igloos as well as premium Kelo-Glass igloos, snow igloos and cozy log cabins. We have several restaurants and Santa’s Celebration House, Finland’s largest log house, which offers facilities for up to 250 people and is the perfect setting for gala dinners, product launch events and conferences.

We are one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights, with the season lasting eight months, from the end of August until the end of April. We organize a huge variety of different activities for guests, from husky safaris to ice fishing. Guests and staff come from all four corners of the globe. During the busy winter season we have a staff of approximately 80. Staff housing is provided on site.

In the summer of 1973, Jussi Eiramo was on a fishing trip in Utsjoki, Finland's northernmost village. On the drive back to central Finland, he ran out of fuel. The young man really had no choice but to set up camp where he stood, on a roadside in the middle of the wilderness. The place happened to be called Kakslauttanen. For some inexplicable reason, Jussi felt as if he had come home. He spent his first summer there in a tent. In the second year, a small cabin was erected on the site, and Jussi began to run a café to serve passers-by on their way to North Cape. Little by little, year after year, Kakslauttanen has grown to become Finland's internationally best-known travel business.

Now Jussi Eiramo, the founder of Kakslauttanen and its managing director for over 40 years, will take up the position of Chairman of the Board as Yrjötapio Kivisaari, 48 has been appointed as the new managing director of Kakslauttanen.

“As the company has grown to its current size and new expansion projects take place, the organisation also needs to evolve. Given Yrjötapio's experience in the industry this is a best-case scenario for us,” says Eiramo regarding the appointment.
Job description Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is now looking for energetic and cheerful guides with lots of positive attitude to work during the next winter season. Employment will commence as soon as possible and last until March or April 2017. As winter is the peak season, working days can be very busy. Applicants should possess the ability to work quickly and cope with pressure.
The candidate must be ready to share his/her keen interest in Arctic Resort Kakslauttanen through invigorating stories and engaging activities. He/She must have a charismatic personality and excellent communication skills.

The role will involve:
- Greeting tourists groups
- Describing places to people
- Guiding guests outdoors
- Providing fun activities for the guests
- Escorting groups of people
- Providing directions to tourist
Prerequisites Desired qualifications, skills and experience:
- Fluent in written and spoken English; other languages are considered an advantage
- Previous experience of working in an international hotel is considered an advantage
- A proactive attitude and excellent customer service skills
- Being able to retain historical facts
- Ability to work independently
- A driving license is considered an advantage
We offer We offer a great seasonal position in a truly international hospitality business in Lapland. Kakslauttanen employs about one hundred hospitality professionals each year. It grows steadily both by the facilities and services. This summer 2016 Kakslauttanen runs major development projects on their service concepts to offer even more experimental stays to their guests.
You will be part of the worlds most unique resort and together with other employees you will create the magic of Lapland. Accommodation will be provided. You will live in middle of Lapland wilderness and you are surrounded by the beauty of Finnish forests.
More information For more information please contact Opteam Lapland; Antti Rotko or tel.+358405611204, Anu Lempiäinen, or tel. +358504474677. Please leave your call request via text message. All applications will be treated confidentially. Send your application by 31.10.2016, but apply soon, because we will fill the position right after finding the suitable candidate.