Join Our Team

We often seek good people to join our staff in customer service, management, maintenance, construction, and therapy. Listed below are the positions currently available.

Massage Therapists and Estheticians

Ten Thousand Waves is currently hiring massage therapists and estheticians. Below is information about our hiring process. Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 3 nights per week. If you are considering working in a spa, you will not find a more beautiful natural environment than Ten Thousand Waves. Natural lighting, gorgeous views and mountain air abound! Our staff receives generous discounts to enjoy all that Ten Thousand Waves has to offer. As one of the top-ranked spas in the country, our business is consistent and profitable. We have a wonderful clientele and a community of very talented massage therapists and superb guest services employees. Please inquire for details about our hiring process.

Massage Therapist and Esthetician Requirements

Applicants should be aware of the following commitments and requirements to be a contractor at Ten Thousand Waves

Therapists and Estheticians must provide with application:

  • Current New Mexico Massage or Esthetician License

Before first day of work, therapists and estheticians agree to obtain:

  • Liability Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • CRS number from the State of NM

Massage Therapists will be required to take the following classes from TTW

  • Professional Ethics
  • Spa Training

Therapists and Estheticians must complete a minimum of 16 CEUs each year

Availability Requirements

  • Available a minimum of 3 evenings per week
  • Available during our high season (July-Oct)
  • Available holidays and weekends
  • Personal responsibility for scheduling and shift coverage

Salary: Commission

Benefits: Beautiful environment, treatment and bath discounts, wonderful staff.

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Guest Services Representative

Ten Thousand Waves is actively seeking an individual who can thrive in our fast-paced, detail-oriented Guest Services position! We are looking for someone who embodies the utmost level of customer service and who can anticipate guest needs and respond without hesitation. Our ideal candidate can maintain a calm demeanor no matter how busy the spa becomes and consistently upholds the highest standard of professionalism. We hope to find a qualified individual who can blend seamlessly with our tight-knit team of thirty and who is looking forward to growing with us. 

Please apply if you are…

Familiar with us through your own experience as a guest
From a strong customer service background with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
Available to work nights and weekends
Fully available for an initial, paid 4-week training period, working +/- 30 hours per week

An exceptional communicator who can accommodate our diverse clientele and staff
Self-motivated at the highest level and passionate about new opportunities

Able to multitask and prioritize well 


We proudly pay above the living wage!

40% off spa services and 20% discount at izanami
Complimentary communal and private soaking
Dental and Medical eligibility after sixty days, based upon hours worked per week
Beautiful work environment with a strong and committed team
Opportunity for growth

If you are interested in growing your career with us…

Download an employment application from
Come to the spa and personally submit your application to the Front Desk Supervisor

Please note: Applications that are submitted electronically or by phone will not be considered.

Ten Thousand Waves provides the ultimate spa experience through exquisite, Japanese-inspired customer service--our omotenashi. Through careful attention to detail, anticipating and meeting guest needs, and dynamic personal interactions, we create a destination resort experience unlike any other.

Ten Thousand Waves began in 1981. Currently, we have a thriving community of 148 employees, 130 massage therapists, and 15 estheticians. We also have nineteen massage rooms, fifteen lodging accommodations, and a full-service restaurant. We pride ourselves on our great massage, our authenticity, and our dedication to constant, mindful improvement. In 2015, we were voted one of the top three Best Destination Spas in the World by Condé Nast. We are open 365 days, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Salary: TBD

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Full Time PM Line Cook

izanami dining at Ten Thousand Waves is looking for a passionate Full Time PM Line Cook to join our talented kitchen team.  If you are looking for a beautiful view from the front line, then come up and apply for this valued position at our traditional Izakaya Restaurant specializing in fine Japanese Style Tapas/Bar Food and Sake.  We are located just 10 minutes away from the plaza and the benefits to working in this resort environment are spectacular. Applicants MUST meet the following job requirements: a great attitude with a genuine passion for learning and teaching, knowledge of food costs, and 2 years or more of professional kitchen experience. The ideal candidate has availability to work a flexible schedule and the ability to work well with others in a fast paced environment. Criminal background checks are required for all final applicants. To apply, please complete the employment application on and bring it to izanami dining or email your application to and


Salary: TBD

Benefits: FAS/Vision/Dental/Health and Aflac Insurance based on eligibility after 60 days, plus PTO, 50% Restaurant discount for you and 3 guests, and Spa benefits in addition to a beautiful work environment infused with authentic Japanese culture.

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Part Time OR Full Time Dishwasher

izanami dining at Ten Thousand Waves is seeking to hire a part-time OR a full-time dishwasher to join our dynamic service team. Applicants must be available to work fixed and flexible hours, as needed, usually during scheduled shifts either 2 evening shifts OR 3 mornings and 2 evenings every week.  Other job requirements include a positive and energetic personality with good people skills towards our guests and staff. The successful candidate is a team-player and a team-builder. Criminal background checks are required for all final applicants. Please email the attached application to Chef Kiko at and the TTW Human Resources Director at

Salary: $13.00 per hour

Benefits: Generous benefits at the spa and restaurant along with Health, Dental, and Vision benefits with elegibility.

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