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Experience the Beauty of Ratna Ling.

Work and live in the redwood coastal hills of Northern California!
As a Resident Volunteer with Ratna Ling Retreat Center, you will have the opportunity to unite practical accomplishment with spiritual development in a supportive community. Now seeking a Retreat/Event Planning Specialist, Marketing/Graphic Design Specialist, Head Chef, Housekeepers and in Groundskeeping & Maintenance. Includes housing in cozy cabins, vegetarian meals, classes and a monthly living allowance. • 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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Grand Canyon National Park. Considered one of the seven natural wonders of world. Honored as a World Heritage Site. Visited by five million or more each year.

Live life on the edge at Grand Canyon North Rim—one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and honored as a World Heritage Site! With only 10% of visitors exploring this rugged, peaceful, spectacular and scenic region of the American West, you'll be able to enjoy canyon life in an off-the-beaten path style. Hospitality services at the Lodge include 218 guest units, a dining room, gift shop, delicatessen, general store, public laundry/shower facility, gas station, and an outdoor cooking venue — and they need plenty of summer staff to provide exceptional guest services in these areas. Positions are available in culinary, food & beverage, cookout & deli staff, lodging and housekeeping, retail, front desk, maintenance & grounds, security, human resources, employee activities, inventory, accounting, administrative, shuttle drivers, interpretive programs, gas station attendants and various management options. Preference is given to those available from mid-May through mid-October; however, those with less availability are still welcome to apply. In addition to an hourly wage, dormitory housing, RV sites, and meals are available to staff at an affordable rate. Team members also receive discounts in the gift shop, general store, dining room and deli; and 401k/profit sharing options are available to seasonal staff that qualify. If you have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, fill out the online application.

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Check seeing a Kaibab squirrel off your bucket list. These creatures are only found on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona, so few people ever get to see them.

Working for Grand Canyon North Rim, you'll be able to check "seeing a Kaibab squirrel" off your bucket list. These creatures are only found on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona, so few people ever get to see them. View scenes around the Grand Canyon Lodge »

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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 through 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.

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Spring 2015 Employment Alert
Stanford Sierra will begin accepting applications for spring 2015 beginning on February 1st.

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

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. Current job openings include a Retreat & Event Planning Specialist, Marketing & Graphic Design Specialist, Head Chef (vegetarian cuisine), Housekeeping, Groundskeeping & Maintenance and 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 23 years of age and couples are welcome to apply. The initial commitment is six months to a year. Email [email protected] for more information or apply now.

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

Ratna Ling is going gang busters this year! More resident staff needed in the kitchen, guest facilities and outdoors. Learn more about current job openings.

Diamond Peak Resort: Winter Ski Jobs in Lake Tahoe

Great snow, great views and great work/play options: get a jump on your career with a winter job at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Located between the mountain peaks and northern shoreline of Lake Tahoe, the resort is a part of the Incline Village GID that provides recreation (ski, golf, tennis, recreation center) and utility (water, sewer, trash, recycling) services for the Incline Village & Crystal Bay communities. Winter job opportunities are available in food & beverage, dispatch & ski patrol, customer service, lift & mountain operations, maintenance, transportation, and ski & snowboard instruction. Hourly wages vary with benefits galore, including a ski/snowboard pass, complimentary rentals and group lessons, free or discounted use of the Incline Recreation Center (indoor pool, sauna, workout area and aerobics), food and beverage discounts, and exciting employee events throughout the season. Those who possess a good work ethic, enjoy the outdoors and are customer-service focused will thrive at Diamond Peak. Explore current job openings and apply online; the winter season runs from December through April. IVGID also has summer season and year-round positions.

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Ski Instructor Jobs at Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe

As a seasonal employee at Diamond Peak Resort you'll work hard and play hard at one of Tahoe's most scenic and family-friendly resorts, while enjoying a multitude of recreational opportunities in the surrounding area.

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Experience the Power of Four with Aspen Skiing Company. Four mountains means winter-jobs-a-plenty!

ESPN Winter X Games at AspenLive. Work. Play. Here.
Experience the Power of Four with Aspen Skiing Company! Snowmass, with its abundance of terrain for any level of skier or snowboarder and the brand new Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center. Aspen Mountain and its double-black and tree runs. Aspen Highlands, the locals favorite and home to Highland Bowl, the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience. And Buttermilk, one of North America's best family learning centers and host of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2014.

Outside Magazine rated Aspen Skiing Company as one of the Best Places to Work in 2014!Four mountains means winter-jobs-a-plenty, including opportunities in the ski and snowboard school, tickets, snowmaking, food & beverage, retail and rental, lift operations, and childcare. In addition to a competitive wage and an end-of-season bonus in certain departments, benefits include a free four-mountain ski pass (including tickets to neighboring resorts), complimentary skiing and snowboarding clinics, an affordable health plan, and a variety of discounts to on-mountain restaurants and award winning D&E/Four Mountain Sports Shops. Preference is given to those who can stay through the entire winter season and, of course, have a passion for excellence in customer service efforts. Explore current job openings and apply online.

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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.

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 5,300 acres and hosting 1.3 million skiers annually, Aspen Skiing Company employs 3,400+ people every winter.

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Kalani is Hawaii's largest retreat center, and one of the best-loved centers in the world. Visitors from around the world come for personal and group yoga retreats and the colorful mix of performing arts, nature, adventure, culture, wellness, and diverse programming.Surrounded by thermal springs, tidal pools, waterfalls, botanical gardens, black sand beaches and spectacular Volcanoes National Park, Kalani treats visitors to Hawaii's aloha spirit, offering transformative cultural and wellness experiences. Kalani's Volunteer Program is an extraordinary way for people from all over the world to experience community life in Hawaii in an affordable way. Over 125 volunteers support the daily operations of this charitable retreat center. Volunteers assist in kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance or horticulture four days each week. The initial time commitment is either two or three months, with options for extending. The tuition fee includes a living space, three healthy meals a day (vegetarian & vegan options available), weekly activities, full use of facilities (including a clothing-optional swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, workout room), and vacation time (for personal relaxation, exploration or intensive study). Nearby attractions include volcano and rainforest treks, dolphin swims, and snorkeling. Volunteers receive reduced rates for adventures, massage and some workshops. Kalani's weekly schedule of 50+ classes in yoga/wellness, Hawaiian culture, and performing arts is free for volunteers. Kalani's one-month Sabbatical Program offers further benefits and requires two days work per week. If you are ready to be a part of a thriving community based on serving with aloha, mutual respect and open communication, contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more info, watch the volunteer video, or go directly to Kalani's application page.

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Catharine outside her open-air A-frame hut at Kalani

View Feature Article For many new volunteers, Kalani holds the promise of a new direction, a new adventure, and a new way of life. Learn more about one volunteer's exciting work adventure at Kalani »

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

Maine Huts & Trails (MH&T) is a nonprofit organization working to establish a 200-mile recreational trail corridor in western Maine’s lakes and mountains. MH&T currently operates four huts and 50 miles of backcountry 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. Hut Crew work with 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 as well as assisting with operation and periodic maintenance of green energy systems. With a standard work schedule of ten days on / four days off, positions are available during the summer/fall season (June through October) and the winter (December through March). Compensation includes a competitive salary, meals, housing 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 now or submit a completed application by email to [email protected]. Priority will be given to qualified candidates able to work the full season.

MH&T also seeks volunteer Hut Caretakers during the shoulder seasons (April 1st– June 21st and November 1st–December 21st). Room and board are 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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Summer 2015 Employment Alert
All winter Hut Staff positions have been filled for the 2014-15 season. Check back in Spring 2015 for summer Hut Staff employment.

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.

Hut staff at Maine Huts & Trails 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. To learn more about this unique experience, read a featured article on Maine Huts & Trails in the New York Times »

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Star Island’s unique work environment offers the staff an enriching learning experience that, in many cases, shapes future careers.Found on the rocky, wind-swept Isles of Shoals off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire, Star Island has been providing individuals and families with a welcome respite from their busy mainland lives. Summer conferences focusing on subjects such as natural history, writing, photography, music, painting, ecology, matters of the spirit, yoga and more provide spiritual renewal and personal growth. A community of interesting, talented and hard working individuals—known as Pelicans—come to the Island each summer and provide all the hospitality and maintenance services for guests and programs. Whether that job involves providing direct services to conferees (such as making beds, cooking food or working at the front desk) or serving on a support crew (such as repairing trucks, painting buildings, or running the generators), the powerful Pelican community that arises each summer is an outgrowth of common goals, hard work and mutual support. Staff members also serve as firefighters and evacuators; the ability to respond at any time, day or night! Employment is available from early June through mid-September; residency on the Island is required six days/week. Benefits include an hourly wage, room and board, and transportation to and from the island. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be able to thrive in the close working and living quarters of this remote setting. View detailed job descriptions and apply online before January 19, 2015.

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Interested in working and living on an island this summer with 100 college-aged peers?

Interested in working and living on an island this summer with 100 college-aged peers? Recommended by Yankee Magazine as one of the top ten summer jobs in New England, Star Island Pelicans have the opportunity to learn more about the hospitality industry while reaping the rewards of an Island community. Take a tour of the Island »

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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 live and work in a vibrant learning community on Omega's beautiful 200-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 also include a small stipend (for full-time positions), housing in the dorms or tents, wholesome meals 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, luggage handlers, and floats to work in all departments. Positions are available from April through October for the entire season or for a minimum of four weeks. 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!

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2015 Seasonal Jobs!
Omega will begin accepting applications for the 2015 season beginning on January 5th! Positions are available from April through October for the entire season or for a minimum of four weeks.

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 plant-based, farm-to-table meals.
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