Domestic Staff & Kitchen Assistant

Gross monthly salary: CHF 3,813 – Convert to other currencies

Approx net weekly salary: CHF 553 – Convert to other currencies

Minimum age: 21

The combined role of domestic staff and kitchen assistant includes all the responsibilities of the domestic staff role, with the addition of assisting in daily food preparation and once per week taking responsibility for the kitchen, on the chef’s day off. With considerable client contact, those in this role are expected to maintain very high standards of appearance and must be patient and flexible at all times.


  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in a catering environment (food preparation).
  • Experience of hospitality work (cleaning, food service, waiter/waitress, bartender, etc.) an advantage.
  • Organised, adaptable, trustworthy, patient and presentable.

Due to Swiss work permit restrictions we are only able to consider applications from nationals of Switzerland, the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) for this position.


  • Room and full board.
  • Accident and liability insurance.
  • Meet similarly-minded young people.
  • Establish long-lasting friendships.
  • Opportunity to live and work in Switzerland.

In the winter, a ski pass (“Magic Pass”) can be provided at a reduced cost (449 Swiss francs) to support staff, if requested. The cost is deducted from the first month’s net salary, but is refunded at the end of the employment period, if the employment is completed satisfactorily and in full.


Net weekly salary is offered only as a guideline to indicate the approximate net salary after tax (for an unmarried person with no dependent children) and other deductions have been made and is subject to change. All salaries are paid at the end of each calendar month in Swiss francs (CHF).

Duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in and contribute to the compulsory training and assessment period.
  • Prepare the chalet/hotel facilities to the highest standards of cleanliness and maintain the cleanliness throughout the season.
  • Prepare and maintain guest and staff bedrooms and other facilities, daily, as required.
  • Assist in food preparation, daily, as required.
  • Prepare the dining room and serve each meal, daily, as required.
  • Assist in dishwashing and kitchen cleaning, daily, as required.
  • Manage the efficient operation of the kitchen in the absence of the chef, producing and serving meals to an agreed menu and maintaining the very highest standards of hygiene, one day per week, as required.
  • Take responsibility (serving, cleaning, cash reporting, etc.) for the bar/tuck shop, as required.
  • Carry out laundry, as required.
  • Clear snow, as required.
  • Be a role model to the children, acting responsibly and in a caring manner at all times.
  • Show understanding of and appreciation for diverse cultural backgrounds within the children, school chaperones and Viamonde staff.

Apply for a position

Applicants should carefully review the content of the website to familiarise themselves with the programmes we offer, the resorts where they are offered and then follow the step-by-step application process