If sleeping on the job, taste testing and throwing theatrically flamboyant rooftop parties sounds like your idea
of a job description, QT Hotels & Resorts wants you for their quirkiest role yet; the QT Connoisseur of QT
Newcastle.

To celebrate the opening of QT Newcastle on June 9, QT is searching for a connoisseur for the finer things in
life to be a taste tester and tastemaker for all the luxurious touches and comforts the hotel has to offer.

Part reviewer, part party maven, the QT’s first QT Connoisseur will be “Chief Tasting Officer” for newly opened
Jana Restaurant and Bar, spearheaded by award-winning Executive Chef Massimo Speroni. The role involves
expertly reviewing every seasonal menu for one year [from June 2022 to June 2023], bringing Michelin star
experience and Novocastrian flavour to the community of Newcastle. Speroni’s take on modern Australian
cuisine is mixed with Italian influence to create an approachable produce-led menu featuring unexpected
twists on simple dishes for elevated, yet comfortably casual dining.

Flexing their taste buds to celestial heights, the QT Connoisseur will kick-off their QT career nine levels up at
Rooftop by QT, with QT Newcastle throwing a raucous welcome party for the new recruit and 40 friends. In
the role, they’ll enjoy insider access to the Japanese inspired menu and their pick of theatrically flared
cocktails created with QT’s Ordered Chaos Gin created in partnership with Four Pillars. Boasting the largest
whisky collection in Newcastle, the QT Connoisseur will have the opportunity to taste test the rarest whisky in
the city flown directly from Japan, in an exclusive whisky experience with Bar Manager, Natalie McAlary.

The most important part of the role is to sleep on the job. Swapping their party pants for pyjamas to sink into a
QT Dream Bed and road-testing the bubble to water ratio of QT’s lavishly oversized bathtubs.

 

In true QT quirk, no two rooms are the same. So the QT Connoisseur will need to conduct a “vibe check” on
the various room types scoring the ultimate work perk to takeover an entire floor of the hotel for themselves for
a night of revelry and luxury across 10 rooms. Within their tenure as QT Connoisseur they will also have the
opportunity to stay overnight in QT Newcastle’ debonair Clock Suite; a natural light filled sanctuary fixed in
time within the building’s iconic dome and clock face.

Apply via QT Newcastle’s Instagram DMs, all future tastemakers need to do is show off their ability to eat,
drink and sleep on the job with their best selfie or TikTok. Applications close 11.59pm June 21, 2022.
For more information, head to qtnewcastle.com.

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