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Interested in developing your unique potential? The Work Study Retreat Program at Ratna Ling invites participants to learn and grow while living in a spiritual community of volunteers from around the world. Gain experience in a variety of work related to the dual mission of preserving Tibetan Buddhist sacred culture in Asia while transmitting the wisdom and knowledge of that culture to the West. Program includes room and board, evening classes on a range of Buddhist subjects, and a small monthly living allowance. Positions open in maintenance, housekeeping and organic gardening.

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresIs resort, hospitality, food and/or guest services your passion? Find your dream job for a summer, a season or year-round at a resort, retreat center, inn, learning center, lodge, hotel, conference center, ski resort or at a National Park.

Hot summer jobs are available in food and beverage (from wait staff, bussers and bartenders to bakers, cooks and chefs), guest services, front desk and office management, accounting and administration, retail, childcare, housekeeping, lifeguards, program coordination, maintenance, reservation agents and tour drivers. And the winter months bring ski and snowboard school instructors, lift and mountain operations positions, dispatch & ski patrol, driving a snowcat and hospitality jobs galore. Uncover your perfect resort job!

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Camp Denali and North Face Lodge is family-owned and operated with a common staff working between both lodges, in one of the most stunning landscapes on the North American continent.

If you want a unique experience in an unparalleled setting, living and working at family-owned Camp Denali and North Face Lodge represents a lifestyle, not just a summer job. The lodges are as remote as they come in Denali National Park—a 7-hour drive from Fairbanks, the nearest city. Now hiring a Kitchen Team for the 2018 season, including a Sous Chef, Breakfast and Dinner Cooks and Kitchen Helper/Dishwashers. Kitchen staff are committed to serving wholesome and flavorful food, expertly presented, and prepared using the highest quality local and organic ingredients. A team environment characterizes the kitchen milieu — cooperation is emphasized over hierarchy and collaboration over autonomy. Staff work five, 10-hour days per week, with a daily pay range from $126–$145/day and pooled gratuities that average $500/month. Housing and meals are provided at no cost, and with nowhere to spend money onsite, this is a great opportunity to walk away with all of your savings from the summer intact. A travel stipend rounds out your compensation, and is paid upon completion of a full season (May 24th through September 13th, 2018; and a two-season commitment is necessary). Applicants will do well here if they also have a desire to explore Denali National Park, disconnect from technology, and share in creating an experience for lodge guests that is beyond compare. If you are excited about being part of a community and interested in working in a cooperative and professional kitchen, learn more about the application process and apply now. Interviews are underway and early applications receive the best consideration!

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Engaging and connecting over nutritious, thoughtfully prepared meals by the Kitchen team, guests can share and reflect on the inspirational experience of being immersed in the backcountry of Denali.

The experience of working in this community, connecting with this beautiful place, enjoying the most sought after view in Denali National Park—the mountain, framed by the windows of the dining halls, and experiencing what it's like to work for an organization that is the best at what it does is invaluable.

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Stanford Sierra Conference Center: Resort, Hospitality & Guest Service Job Opportunities every spring and fall.If an exciting hospitality job and beautiful mountain setting is beckoning you, Stanford Sierra Conference Center is a place where you'll have the opportunity to work and play hard, make new friends and help guests enjoy their stay.

Program in the Spotlight Tucked between Desolation Wilderness and Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California, Stanford Sierra Conference Center provides all-inclusive lodging and meeting facilities for conferences, business retreats and social events. Every spring and fall, a tight-knit community of seasonal hospitality staff members is formed who take pride in a job well done. Most first-year seasonal staff will spend their time working in housekeeping, the dining room and/or exclusively in the kitchen; however, specialized and management positions are also available. Beyond the rewards of working and playing in a beautiful mountain setting, you'll earn an hourly wage, live in rustic cabins, indulge in delicious and healthy food, and have full use of the recreational facilities. Self-motivated, hardworking, and reliable people who have an excellent sense of professionalism, a warm personality, and a high level of maturity will thrive at Stanford Sierra. The spring conference season runs from mid-April to mid-June (there are also some specialty jobs for the spring and three-season positions which run from spring through fall); the fall term runs from early September through early November; and opportunities for extended employment and increased responsibility may also become available during your work term. Learn more at StanfordSierra.com.

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Those with a warm personality and a high level of maturity will thrive at Stanford Sierra Conference Center.

You’ll experience miles upon miles of great hiking trails during your time off!

The enthusiastic team at Stanford Sierra Conference Center come from all walks of life—college students, professionals between jobs, experienced workers in the service industry, travelers and people taking time off. Visit the Conference Center Staff site »

Experience the Beauty of Ratna Ling.

Living and working at Ratna Ling inspires inner growth while living in a community of resident volunteers from around the world. Includes housing in cozy cabins with one roommate and private bath, delicious (and mostly organic) vegetarian meals, classes, Skillful Means training and a monthly living allowance. Ratna Ling Retreat Center is located 100 miles north of San Francisco in the redwood studded coastal hills of Sonoma County. Resident Volunteers enjoy the benefits of the beauty of the natural surroundings, the support of a community of spiritually oriented people, and the invitation to explore ancient wisdom teachings that inspire a wealth of positive change. This is an opportunity to acquire valuable inner knowledge and an environment where personal inner inquiry, cooperation and spiritual values are supported. Now seeking staff members in the kitchen, guest facilities, outdoors (gardening, groundskeeping and maintenance), and in the Book Bindery (no experience required). No religious affiliation required, although seeking people who have a sincere interest in Buddhism and exploring work as a path to inner freedom. Must be at least 30 years of age and couples are welcome to apply. The initial commitment is six months to a year with a 4-week trial period. Email volunteer@ratnaling.org for more information or apply now.

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Ratna Ling Work-Study Program: How can you get the most out of life?

Through the Skillful Means work practice, resident staff are given countless opportunities during their regular work day to cultivate greater self-knowledge and use the insight and experience of their practice to make positive changes in their work and life.

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Aspen Ski Company: Live passionately. Awaken the spirit. Elevate community. Honor place.

Aspen Skiing Company was rated number 92 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!Live. Work. Play. Here.
Experience the Power of Four with Aspen Skiing Company! They operate four ski areas: Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. This includes over 5,500 acres of terrain as well as boundless activities, dining and nightlife at their hospitality properties The Little Nell and The Limelight Hotel. Winter and year-round jobs include opportunities in the ski and snowboard school, snowcats, snowmaking, food & beverage, housekeeping, retail and rental, guest service representatives, lift attendants childcare and more. They love it when employees can stay through the entire season, and, of course, have a passion for excellence in customer service effort.

At Aspen Skiing Company, they believe they have a collective responsibility to ensure that their company is a rewarding place to work and their community a desirable place to live. They respect and nurture the delicate balance between “resort” and “community” that makes them unique. The combination of their values-based company with unparalleled mountain sports, community, history, culture and environment gives them a unique market niche. They believe they are successful because they live their values and it shows—as they continue to be recognized as one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work. Explore current job openings (including mountain operations and hospitality jobs during the summer months) and apply online.

Come work for Aspen Skiing Company!

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With job opportunities in the ski and snowboard school, tickets, snowmaking, food & beverage, retail and rental, lift operations, and childcare, Aspen Skiing Company employs 3,400 people every winter.

Aspen Snowmass offers the complete work, live and play experience.

When it comes to a great destination to land a seasonal job—from the great outdoors and incredible skiing to unique cultural activities and exciting nightlife—Aspen Snowmass offers the complete work, live and play experience. Covering 5,500 acres and hosting 1.3 million skiers annually, Aspen Skiing Company employs 3,400+ people every winter.

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Come experience the golden age of sail in comfort with delicious, home-cooked meals and modern conveniences. The schooner's captains and crew will charm you with their hospitality and deep knowledge of local maritime lore.Sailing from historic New London, Connecticut on the coastal waters of southern New England, Mystic Whaler Cruises offers tall ship sailing adventures on a classic 110' schooner. A range of cruises include sail training trips for school groups, environmental education, and overnight vacation cruises, with ports that feature Block Island, Shelter Island, Fishers Island and Martha's Vineyard. Seasonal Deckhands are responsible for ensuring passenger safety, sail setting and trim, reefing, line handling, dishwashing, bed making and cleaning accommodations. The crew is a small, tight-knit community in which everyone must cooperate. The days are long and the work is often repetitive. You'll discover tall ship sailing is an all-consuming lifestyle that requires diligence, pride, and responsibility. But, for the right person it can be a very rewarding experience. The 2018 season runs from mid-April through early November, and a minimum two-month commitment is necessary. With a sailing schedule of seven days per week, crew are welcome to request any time off they wish; otherwise, at least one day off per week is scheduled. Compensation includes $45/day plus tips, room and incredible meals. The tall ship world is a small universe — many Mystic Whaler crew use their experience to gain work on other tall ships around the country. This is an entry-level position with no sailing experience required. All crew are also enrolled in a random drug-screening program. If you are physically fit, adaptable, sociable, personable, responsible, and have good personal hygiene, email your resume and cover letter to Captain John Eginton. Applications accepted year-round.

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The tall ship world is a small universe. Many Mystic Whaler crew use their experience to gain work on other tall ships around the country.

Mystic Whaler Cruises offers tall ship sailing adventures on a classic 110' schooner.

Did you know?
Mystic Whaler is Connecticut's oldest continuously sailing tall ship.
Captain Eginton has been at the helm since 1984 and is the recipient of Tall Ships America's 2015 Sail Trainer of the Year award.

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The New England Outdoor Center believes in the spirit of adventure and promoting quality outdoor experiences that will have long lasting positive effects in people’s lives.

The team at the New England Outdoor Center is hardworking, devoted and passionate about the outdoors.

Program in the Spotlight Named Best Adventure Resort in New England by Yankee magazine in 2014, the New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) is located on Millinocket Lake and home to Twin Pine Cabins, the award winning River Driver’s Restaurant and Penobscot Outdoor Center campground. In addition to lakeside lodges and cabins, NEOC offers a number of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Depending on the season, activities include whitewater rafting on Class I-V rapids, moose & wildlife tours, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. NEOC is seeking hardworking, devoted individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, hospitality and customer service. Seasonal job opportunities include Whitewater Raft Guides, Office, Reservations and Front Desk staff and a Kitchen & Food Services team. Positions start as early as April/May with work through September or longer. During the winter season, NEOC looks for staff to work with various winter ski programs for area youth. They also need a crew to work with snowmobile rentals, grooming and plowing. Most staff would be working 20-40 hours a week. Compensation includes an hourly pay plus employee discounts on all NEOC activities. Low cost housing is available in the area. NEOC facilities are in an amazing location that makes it easy to paddle, fish and hike on days off in the Great North Woods and Baxter State Park. If you have experience in raft guiding or the hotel, restaurant and guest services industry, connect with NEOC.com.

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NEOC is always interested in hearing from people with a background in the outdoors, hospitality and customer service.

NEOC is always interested in hearing from people with a background in the outdoors, hospitality and customer service. A strong work ethic and a desire for a career in the Katahdin region are also important qualities that are shared by all NEOC staff members.

Maine Huts & Trails offers a perfect year-round backcountry hospitality vacation for soft adventure outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

Maine Huts & Trails is a nonprofit organization working to establish a 200-mile recreational trail corridor in Maine’s Western Lakes and Mountains region. MH&T currently operates four backcountry huts accommodating up to 48 guests each and 80 miles of trails, offering hiking, mountain biking and paddling. In the winter, trails are groomed for hut-to-hut cross-country skiing. The huts are off-the-grid, with wood and propane heat, solar and hydropower, solar hot water and composting toilets. A Hut Master and Hut Crew work as a tight-knit team to create memorable outdoor experiences and a welcoming and friendly environment for visitors. The crew will undertake a variety of responsibilities on a rotational basis, including front desk, food preparation, housekeeping and custodial duties, and assisting with operation and periodic maintenance of green energy systems. Winter season dates are December 15th-March 28th at Poplar, Stratton Brook, and Flagstaff Huts; January 12th-March 14th at Grand Falls Hut. Positions are also available during the summer/fall; the standard schedule is 10 days on, 4 days off. Compensation includes a competitive salary, onsite housing and meals, and pro deal purchases. Applicants must be outgoing, self-sufficient and capable of maintaining high standards in an isolated environment. Hospitality or food service experience is preferred. Apply online or email Sarah Pine for more information. Priority will be given to qualified candidates able to work the full season.

MH&T also seeks Volunteer Hut Caretakers from 2-12 weeks during the self-service season. Room and board is provided. This is a unique opportunity to live rent-free and off the grid, with a recreational playground at your fingertips!

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Winter Season Jobs Update
MH&T has filled all of their winter season positions. Check back in the new year for summer job opportunities!

Hut staff work together with a small team to deliver backcountry hospitality and create memorable outdoor experiences for people of all ages.

Outgoing, self-sufficient people, who are team players, effective problem solvers, and capable of maintaining high standards in an isolated environment will thrive at Maine Huts & Trails.

Maine Huts & Trails offers a perfect year-round backcountry hospitality vacation for soft adventure outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Hut staff work together with a small team to deliver backcountry hospitality and create memorable outdoor experiences for people of all ages. Interaction with hut staff is at the heart of the visitor experience.

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Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

The seasonal staff at Omega are instrumental in producing a fantastic guest experience for the workshop, conference, and retreat participants at the Rhinebeck, NY campus.

Program in the Spotlight A season at the Omega Institute offers a unique opportunity to live in community, work in service, and to learn about yourself and others. Each year over 350 staff members with diverse backgrounds join Omega's Service Corps to work and grow alongside like-minded people. Seasonal Staff Community Members live and work in a vibrant learning community on Omega's beautiful 250-acre campus, enjoy delicious meals in a mostly vegetarian dining hall, and have access to more than 3,000 staff classes in everything from yoga, the arts, energy healing, coaching, and so much more. Benefits include a weekly wage, indoor housing on Omega’s campus, wholesome meals, discounts at the Omega Store, Omega Café and Omega Wellness Center, and access to campus facilities, concerts and dances. To fulfill the many departmental needs, Omega is currently looking for service oriented people with skills in such areas as hospitality, customer service, gardening, audio/visual, lifeguards with water-front module certification, food service cooks, and luggage handlers. Applicants must commit to 6 months during the months of April through October (part-time positions are also available for a shorter term). If you are creative, enthusiastic, responsible, willing to learn and are seeking ways to make our world more healthy and humane, consider joining the Omega team! Learn more about the Omega Seasonal Community Member Experience »

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2018 Seasonal Opportunities
Omega will begin accepting applications this January for Seasonal Staff Members who can commit to a full-time work schedule for six months between late April through the end of October, filling essential support roles.

Omega FoodWorks Seasonal Jobs Program

Are you interested in learning how food can bring health and healing to individuals and our world? The Omega FoodWorks team staffs the kitchen, the dining hall and the Omega Café using high-quality products and garden fresh produce to serve more than 300,000 vegetarian-focused, farm-to-table meals. All Omega Community Members play an integral role in co-creating Omega’s vibrant learning community—a responsive, nurturing, and supportive atmosphere in which to work, study, play, rest and recharge.

Did you know? Menla Mountain Retreat  is operated by Tibet House U.S., whose mission is to help preserve the culture and wisdom of Tibet.

Set on 325 acres in the heart of the historic Catskill Mountains of New York and surrounded by a stunning national forest preserve, Menla Mountain Retreat is a perfect environment for engaging your spiritual practice and artistic expression. The 115-bed retreat center caters to group rentals, in-house retreats and a full Tibetan inspired spa. Now seeking a year-round Assistant to the Head Chef who will assist with the planning and execution of buffet style meals, three meals a day, for anywhere from 10 to 200 people. During the months of November to February, you will work 25-40 hours/week (which will also include property maintenance work). During the busy March through October season, plan on 40+ hours/week, all dedicated to kitchen duties. Compensation starts at $13-$15/hour, plus tips; on-site housing is available with New York State mandated housing deduction rates (approximately $375/month); some meals will be available, including one free shift meal during peak season; access to Tibet House sponsored programs and staff run classes; and enjoy skiing and hiking trails nearby after work! Applicants must have experience in a comparable kitchen, the ability to handle and manage a kitchen staff when the Head Chef is not present, and have a positive attitude, good customer service skills and a passion for healthy, healing, local food. Menla is a one-of-a-kind business, and the entire staff works hard and goes out of their way to ensure that at the end of the day the retreat participants’ experience is uniquely transformational and healing. To apply, fill out the online application, then email your resume to Nina Gramaglia. Immediate opening.

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Menla Mountain Resort is a great place for people with a range of interests — working here will be dynamic, inspiring and fun!

As the heart and hearth of Menla, Kitchen staff will work closely with the Chef in the preparation of three locally sourced meals a day for 10-200 people.

Work for a noble cause. Gain valuable job experience. Pursue personal development. Live in a beautiful mountain valley. Enjoy incredible outdoor activities. Play with a great team of staff members. Menla Mountain Retreat is a wonderful place for people with a range of interests — working here will be dynamic, inspiring and fun! View the experience »

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