Room maintenance, catering and event support- Hostel in Santorini

We are looking for a Housekeeper, Caterer and Event leader for 2020 season.


Number of positions available: 2 (preferably one male and one female)
Start of the contract: March 1, 2020, arrival by February 23, 2020
End of the contract November 7, 2020, departure from November 8, 2020

Caveland is a small family business with capacity of 45 beds. Every year we welcome four employees who usually come from various European countries. Two employees are responsible for the reception and two employees are responsible for housekeeping. We are two owners, one of us is a manager and another one is responsible for maintenance and decoration. We also have a part time maintenance person.


The history of Caveland is 300 years old. This complex was originally used as a winery. The grapes were collected from local vineyards that are surrounding it. Afterwards they were mashed in a well that is located at today’s reception. Finally, the wine was stored in the caves that are now converted into cave rooms.
This place was later known as a tennis club and it was in the late seventies one of the first hotels in Santorini. It was refurbished and re-opened in 2011 as a boutique hostel. It offers a mixture of private and dorm-style accommodation. The property is a 15 000 sqm large with a big pool, numerous gardens and hidden corners. It is in a picturesque village of Karterados just next to Santorini’s capital Fira town. Karterados village lies on the main bus route connecting Fira with the south of the island. Therefor the location is ideal for those who want to explore the island and still be away from the crowds. Here is Caveland website.


- EU passport
- Fluent in English, extra language is a plus;
- Background in tourism is welcomed (Education or previous work experience);
- Social caring, open minded and enthusiastic personality;
- Trustworthy, reliable, fast- lerner, ability to work in a team but also think and act independently;
- Self- confidence to handle tricky situations;
- Positive approach towards work, guests and co-workers;
- Social, fun, outgoing personality
- Able to follow deadlines and manage simple daily operations effectively, orderly and in timely manner
- Curious to learn about Greek culture and cuisine
- Cooking as a hobby is a big plus


Caveland is opened seasonally and our 2020 season will be from March 1 until November 7. It is important that the applicants can commit for the entire duration of the contract.

Training period: February 24-February 28, 2020:

• Off the job training period when the employees learn the job and slowly start working independently.

Training period: March 1-8, 2020

• On the job training period when the employees learn the job and slowly start working independently.

From March 9, 2020 employees start working in shifts and follow monthly schedule which is assigned at the start of the month. Throughout the entire month of March they work very closely with the hostel manager.


Housekeeping and room maintenance:

• Clean rooms, bathrooms and common areas
• Everyday room and property maintenance
• Deep cleaning of the rooms based on weekly schedule
• Cleaning of outdoor spaces which include gardens, yards, walkways and pool area
• Watering plants and basic landscaping when required
• Laundry


• Preparation of Sunday super breakfast
• Participation at events as an Event leader
• Preparation of brunch during our yoga retreats


All our 4 full time employees rotate through the events as Event Leaders.
Our typical events are:

- Monday and Friday Greek sampling dinner at a local restaurant:
Leader walks the guests through our village and points out places of interest as well as explains about local cuisine and dishes that are served in the restaurant. The leader eats with the guests and is free to continue the night at any of the local bars in town.
- Wednesday Cook your Santorinian dinner:
Leader cooks with our guests at our communal kitchen two typical local dishes, guests eat together and watch a Greek inspired movie


Throughout the season we host several yoga retreats. The work schedule during the retreats depend on the schedule of the group and early start will be required. It is important that the applicants have a very positive attitude towards food and catering.

Typical tasks include:
• Preparation of the space
• Arranging of breakfast items and serving them
• Cutting of fruits and vegetable; Smoothies, juices or salad preparation if required
• Coffee and tea preparation
• Simple cooking and baking of warm breakfast items
• Preparation of cold items


- salary + bonus based on the reviews
- Shared staff accommodation and breakfast
- Local social and health insurance
- Usage of all the facilities (communal kitchen, swimming pool, laundry, yoga terrace etc)


A bed in a loft that can accommodate two people or a bed in a room with a bunk bed. Two employees always live together, all four employees share a bathroom. The accommodation is a part of a cave that hosts our reception and a store room.


- 4 full days off a month

- All the days off are paid

Typical schedule: 9am – 4pm + events

- Shifts are always divided at the beginning of the month.

- All the days off are paid.

Interested applicants can send their CV, 2 photos, motivation letter and 2 references to [email protected]


Paid Hostel Staff


Santorini 847 00, Greece
Job first posted: 24 January 2020
Updated: 24 January 2020