Hotel Assistant

Number of available positions: 2

Would you like to work abroad? Do you enjoy serving and creating a pleasant atmosphere? Do you dream of personal and professional development in a safe and Christian workplace? Then you might be our new colleague!
We are looking for Hotel Assistants to our beautiful hotel in Ilulissat, Greenland for the 2023 summer season. You will play a key role in the daily running of the hotel, gain comprehensive experience from the hotel industry and last, but not least, the wildest nature adventures are waiting for you right outside your door. Hotel SØMA Ilulissat is a breakfast hotel with 22 rooms. In high season, the team consists of 4-5 employees. As our new Hotel Assistant, you will play a key role in the daily running of the hotel. 

Task Examples

This is a full-time position and your tasks will be very diverse – every day will be different. You will receive thorough training in each task and in how to run a successful hotel on a practical level. 

  • Morning shifts: You will tend to the breakfast restaurant, do the dishes and keep the restaurant nice and clean followed by cleaning and own-check.
  • House Cleaning: Rooms where the guest will be staying is to be tidied and cleaned up. Rooms where the guest has checked-out is to be cleaned and made ready for new guests.
  • Administration: Responsible for internal activities, reception work, ordering and pick-up of goods, answering emails and odd administrative work such as inventory, follow-up, etc.
  • Practical tasks: Pick-up goods, snow clearing, tidying, pick-up and delivery of food, guest transportation and all-round maintenance of hotel facilities. 
  • Conferences and tourism: Conference Host and on a rare occasion as well as guide on simple tourist excursions. 

We Imagine That You

  • Speak English well. Other languages are an advantage.
  • Have a driver’s license.
  • Have vocational or other high school level education.
  • Are familiar with the Microsoft Office package.
  • Have applicable experience from the service industry (an advantage, but not a requirement).

Furthermore, We Would Prefer You to Be

  • Appreciative, open, and honest
  • Good at teamwork and building good relations with people
  • Able to see the big picture
  • Filled with drive and initiative

Scope of This Position

Work hours vary between morning, day and evening shifts. We schedule at least two weeks ahead. Shifts on weekends and holidays are to be expected. The average workweek is 40-50 hours, however with a high level of flexibility. 

We are looking for two Hotel Assistants. Both positions are fixed-term work and run from either mid-May or the beginning of June, respectively, to the end of September 2023. Afterwards, continuing at one of our other hotels may be an option. 

This position is to be considered a regular job where you will gain experience and skills which you can add to your resume. 

About Hotel SØMA: Small Hotel – Great Community

Hotel SØMA Ilulissat is a tourist hotel located in the tourist capital of Greenland, Ilulissat. We are part of Greenland’s oldest hotel chain with more than 50 years of serving guests in this beautiful country. In Ilulissat, we are a small team of three people on the permanent staff, supplied by two Hotel Assistants in high season. The Seaman’s Home’s outreach work in Ilulissat has its outset from the hotel and one of the permanent staff members is our Seaman’s Missionary who carries out Christian charity work among sailors and fishermen in Ilulissat. Every morning, we come together for a short devotion and prayer time which we believe is the best way to start our day. 

Lots of Adventures

Ilulissat is the third largest city in Greenland and offers lots of opportunities to explore Greenland. By the Icefjord, you can experience the majestic icebergs and go for a hike in this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also hike north and visit the Oqaatsut settlement. 
During winter, you will find lots of opportunities to go on snowmobiles and cross-country skiing. Ilulissat has frequent connections to the other settlements of the Disko Bay by boat, plane and helicopter so it is easy to go out and explore other places in Greenland. 
Ilulissat has a rich cultural life with societies, cafes, cultural center, museums, etc. and it is easy to meet new people. Moreover, there are many internationals in the city. 

Practical information

The position is paid by the hour with an added bonus after the contract is completed.  Start: Mid-May or by the beginning of June 2023 Send your application to If you have questions, contact our regional manager Søren Hansen at +299222116 or Please consider the time difference, if any, before you call. 

Deadline for applying

1 February 2023 We are continuously inviting candidates for interviews

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