Zoku needs Sidekicks that easily connect to people, provide a warm welcome and help residents from A to B instead of being a traditional formal waiter. As a Sidekick intern, you will be our residents’ go-to person, connector and problem solver. You will need to love sharing advice, looking after people and building a nest for our residents and always striving to provide service in better and more creative ways. The job of a Sidekick is highly versatile, flexible and focused completely around Zoku’s residents and making them feel at ease while connecting them to others. One day you might be welcoming residents helping them to check in and out, the next day you might rock the Kindred Spirits Bar, showing off your barista skills, while helping out serving people in the Living Kitchen the day after that. The Sidekick position reports to the Duty Manager on shift.

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Whatever position you are filling for the day, all Sidekicks are responsible for being the first point of contact to anyone walking through Zoku’s doors. You are the glue that holds this place together and responsible for the social atmosphere within Zoku. Above all else, our main mission is to make people happy as we are in the business of taking care of people.

Below you will find a glimpse of what the main responsibilities are per position:


Here you are the first person guests run into, you are the one welcoming them with a handshake, taking care of them, checking them in/out, giving them the low down on all things good and answering any question that comes your way.


At the Kindred Spirits Bar, you’re both a barista as well as a beer master, preparing all drinks and serving people while acting as a social connector among residents, guests and members.


As the chef’s right hand you are there helping them run a smooth show, whether it be breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. You welcome, assist and connect with guests and ensure that every person that walks through the Living Kitchen leaves with a smile on their face.


You are a connector and assistant, connecting guests to their meeting spaces and assisting them with anything they need during their day. Ultimately, supporting our Meeting and Events team to help create kick-ass events.

WE LOVE PEOPLE WHO... Must haves What's in it for you?
  • Have a background in serving and/or helping people
  • Love to take care of an unforgettable stay where people feel at home and get connected with others and the city surrounding them
  • Are ready to change the way guests are treated in the hospitality industry by always providing their service in better, more creative ways
  • Are genuinely friendly, pro-active and open
  • Love putting a personal touch on their service
  • Are eager to get the best out of themselves and their peers
  • Want to know and share everything about Amsterdam
  • Don’t mind getting their hands dirty every now and then (e.g. tidying up the living room, scrubbing the bar)
  • You are a student looking for a life altering experience as an intern. You can be studying at either MBO+, HBO/university or master degree level in the fields of Hospitality
  • You are fluent in both written and spoken English, other languages are a plus
  • You are an European Union resident or have a valid working and living permit for The Netherlands
  • You are flexible, as you’ll have no fixed working days/hours
  • You love to work, as we will need you full time
  • Internship allowance of € 500 per month
  • Full time (40 hours) internship placement at one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world
  • 6 months internship minimum
  • 10 holiday days (per 6 months)
  • Exciting on the job training opportunities
  • Lots of cool benefits
  • A cool comfy uniform – no more looking like a log
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