Hiring will be based upon experience in related work situations, living experiences, and personal interest. We believe strongly in the “team” concept and the ability of applicants to work and live well with others in our remote setting. Individuals will be selected for an interview through a screening process. Job offers will be made in the spring for summer employment and Mid-July for fall employment.
A cook position at the Mountain Campus is an essential part of our dining services operation. In addition to the qualities listed for dining services, a cook at the Mountain Campus needs to possess leadership qualities and be willing to provide assistance and direction to the employees in the kitchen. Experience working in a kitchen environment, ability to follow and adapt recipes, knowledge of food sanitation practices and kitchen service equipment, and confidence in cooking for large groups are desirable qualities for this position.
A dining service employee will need to be highly motivated, have a strong sense of customer service, adhere to safety and sanitation policies, be detail oriented, be able to lift and move objects up to 40 lbs., and work while standing in a busy environment with direct supervision. Knowledge of food service equipment helpful, and teamwork is essential.
These positions require good communication and customer service skills. Applicants must have basic computer skills utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to answer the phone, take messages, direct calls, interact with the public, and support Mountain Campus administrative staff. Positions require excellent attention to detail and the use of discretion. Office staff needs to be flexible yet able to follow set work policies and procedures and must be motivated and able to exhibit a friendly, customer service attitude under stress. Office staff are expected to handle credit card payments and facilitate purchases of retail items. Select crew members will also work part-time as Challenge Course Facilitators.
The Program Assistant acts as an administrative assistant for multiple positions. They serve as the lead office crew member (responsible for all office duties listed above, office and store staff scheduling, special projects, assisting with training of new staff and other duties as assigned), challenge course facilitator, and will be asked to support conference operations including checking in guests and providing campus orientations. The program assistant will play a large role in the support of the Eco Week program, including scheduling. Applicants should be self-sufficient, able to manage multiple tasks, flexible, reliable, and have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. They should be able to exercise discretion and sound judgement. Understanding of Mountain Campus operations and Eco Week structure is preferred. This position is full season – students enrolled in fall classes need not apply.
Housekeepers take charge of cleaning the guest facilities and bathrooms, setting up furniture and audio-visual equipment in meeting rooms, and transporting furniture, equipment, and supplies to various locations. Staff must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 lbs., drive the housekeeping vehicle safely, learn the safe use of cleaning products, prioritize job duties, work within deadlines, and maintain a high degree of self-motivation.
Crew Leader: The Crew Leader prioritizes and assigns housekeeping duties to be accomplished daily, participates in the duties, and keeps the crew on task. They complete thorough building checks to confirm reservation details are correct. The Crew Leader places orders for linens and housekeeping supplies, keeps an accurate calendar of days off for the crew, and reports directly to the Conference Coordinator. This is a leadership role but not a supervisory role. Full-season work availability preferred for crew lead position (Mid-May to Mid-October).
Crew members will be involved in some or all of the following: remodeling small cabins, painting, roofing, landscaping, moving furniture, fence building, and small miscellaneous facilities and grounds maintenance duties. Self-motivation, common sense, and the safe use of tools and equipment are required. Mechanical aptitude is necessary and general building skills are useful. The position requires moderate to heavy lifting and work is done in all weather conditions. Crew members may contribute to other work teams as necessary. Select crew members will also work part-time as Challenge Course Facilitators.
The Challenge Course Coordinator is responsible for daily operations of the Mountain Campus challenge ropes course, which includes five in-line high elements, five low elements dispersed in the forested area at the ropes course site, two equipment sheds, an outhouse, and two small structures for gathering groups.
The position serves as a co-trainer and mentor for seasonal staff who will facilitate groups on the ropes course, and collaborates with Conference Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Director to develop and adjust weekly schedules and deliver appropriate services. The position carries out communications necessary for soliciting new group bookings, planning for group needs, and scheduling, mentoring, co-evaluating, and coaching the facilitator staff to meet the demands on the course.
Facilitators work with a wide variety of groups on the challenge course leading team building initiatives, and low and high element experiences. Strong interpersonal abilities, time management, problem-solving, attention to details and safety, sound decision-making and technical skills are essential for the position. The ability to work independently and cooperatively is critical, and previous or comparable experience is recommended. This is not a full-time position; facilitators are assigned to a “home” crew, usually Office or Utility Crew, and work on the challenge course as needed. Please include a cover letter and resume as part of your application materials.
Eco Week is an environmental education program offered to 5th and 6th grade students. These positions (8) provide class instruction and daily oversight for the program, lead campfire and evening activities, help coordinate logistics with teachers, facilitate ropes course and adventure components, and guide day hikes. A strong passion for outdoor activities and environmental education, and previous experience working with youth in the outdoors is strongly recommended. This position starts in mid-August and finishes in mid-October. A separate application process is required for these positions; Eco Week Instructor applicants please email email@example.com for the application.