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Stanford Sierra Conference Center staff members will have the opportunity to work and play hard, make new friends and help guests enjoy their stay.

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. Self-motivated, hardworking and reliable people who have an excellent sense of professionalism, a warm personality and a high level of maturity will thrive here. The staff comes from all walks of life—college students, professionals between jobs, experienced workers in the service industry and travelers. Now accepting applications for the spring season (April 12th to June 14th + an option for 3-season work) through March 1st.

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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With the belief that connection and renewal are essential to the health of the human spirit, Shadowcliff is an eco-friendly mountain sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado.

Eco Lodge Seeks Seasonal Cook! Eco Lodge seeks Seasonal Cook! Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit educational lodge and retreat center located at 8,400 feet of elevation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado. Shadowcliff’s Compassionate Kitchen is not a restaurant, but a commercial kitchen where nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided for workshop groups and staff members. The Cook will plan menus to make the best use of seasonal and local foods, work with vendors and suppliers in food purchasing, train and direct rotating kitchen assistants, educate staff and guests about the Compassionate Kitchen philosophy, and keep the kitchen in top shape and in accordance with best food practices. Prior experience in these areas is essential. The Cook should also be experienced in a variety of styles of food preparation, including experience with vegetarian, vegan and other specialized diets. Compensation includes $6,000 for the entire season (higher DOE), a private room and food, sharing in staff gratuities, and a discretionary end-of-season bonus. Applicants must make a 5-month commitment beginning in early/mid-May through the end of the season (typically around October 1st), have an interest in a multi-year commitment, basic leadership skills, and experience planning, preparing, and serving buffet style food to 15-60 people in a team environment. If you have passion, knowledge, and an understanding of local, organic, seasonal food and how to prepare enticing menus with it, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Carl Sniffen.

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Seasonal Hospitality Staff Also Needed!
Shadowcliff is also seeking Seasonal Rotating Staff who will assist in guest registration and hospitality, meal preparation, housekeeping, maintenance, painting and more!

The Shadowcliff kitchen is filled with delicious, nourishing food, camaraderie, and freshness.

Shadowcliff and the Grand Lake area are great places to work if you enjoy the outdoors, love nature, like to hike or enjoy spending quiet time reading a good book or visiting with guests or friends.

With the belief that connection and renewal are essential to the health of the human spirit, Shadowcliff guests are invited to come experience a magical eco-mountain sanctuary filled with energy and life, and to learn, reflect, renew, reconnect and have a great time.

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Ultima Thule, defined as the land remote beyond reckoning,’was built from the understanding that indulging creature comforts and overwhelming the senses are ideal ingredients for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Located 100 miles from the nearest road, in the heart of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, lies family owned and operated Ultima Thule — a luxurious safari lodge accessible only by bush plane. Immersed in nature, guests will discover an outpost designed for adventures and enhanced by no roughing it comfort. Now seeking summer staff crew, with positions that include Garden & Grounds Assistant (vegetable and flower care), Dishwasher/Housekeeper, General Laborer, Skilled Carpenter and a Private Retreat Host Team. Crew members consist of individuals who are passionate about wild places, committed to going above and beyond to create unforgettable experiences, and motivated by the desire to grow as individuals while making strong social connections. Each person wears many hats throughout a season and works alongside all of the crew and family members to ensure that guests receive first class service and impeccable comfort during their visit to the the middle of nowhere. Work days are long, the demands are high, and enthusiasm is always expected. Hearty/healthy meals with lots of fresh veggies and wild harvested fish and game are provided in a family-style atmosphere. Dorm style housing is also provided (with no indoor plumbing) and crew members may be asked to share a room with a person of the same gender. Positions run from May 1st through the end of September, and preference is given to those who can commit to the entire season. If you are looking for an incredible work experience in an unparalleled setting, send a cover letter, resume and completed application to Danielle Varney.

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The bush planes are the physical expression of the Claus family’s love of the wild. Guests can actually interact – actually touch a part of this vast wilderness now.

Are you a highly motivated individual looking for a remote living lifestyle where your natural abilities are put to use and you learn new skills every day? Do you have a special skill or unique ability that would be beneficial to a remote, off-the-grid, adventure and hospitality company? Ultima Thule Outfitters is always keeping their eyes out for talented individuals!

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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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Spring 2018 Season Employment Alert
Stanford Sierra is NOW accepting applications for the spring season (April 12th to June 14th + an option for 3-season work) through March 1st or until all positions are filled.

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 »

Ratna Ling Volunteer Program. Live. Work. Support a cause.

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 volunteer 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 individuals with a sincere interest in Buddhism and exploring work as a path to inner freedom are strongly encouraged to apply. Must be at least 30 years of age (younger applicants will be considered on a case by case basis), 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 Volunteer Program: How can you get the most out of life?

Interested in developing your unique potential? The Ratna Ling Volunteer Program invites participants to learn and grow while living in a spiritual community of volunteers from around the world.

Through the Skillful Means work practice, volunteer 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.

Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned paddler, Otter Bar offers personalized kayak instruction, exquisite cuisine, and a spectacular wilderness lodge located on California's pristine Salmon River.

Small. Personable. Incredible Gear. Spectacular Lodge. Phenomenal Food. This is Otter Bar Lodge — a premier kayak school located in California's far northwest corner. The location is remote and magnificent, the atmosphere is intimate and friendly, and the team strives to offer the finest guest experience available both in and out of the kayak. Every year from May through early August, Otter Bar creates a team of chefs, housekeepers, gardeners and professional kayak instructors. Food is a big focus here and they are currently seeking a Chef to create well prepared, nicely presented and delicious meals for 14 guests a week and a staff of anywhere from 7-10. Knowledge of international cooking styles and the ability to manage varied menus (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or food allergies) is essential, and you’ll have the freedom to be creative and on your own in the kitchen. The two chefs usually trade off 6-hour shifts every other day: one will work the breakfast/lunch shift, while the other will focus on dinner. Compensation starts at $650/week, plus really good tips, room and board, WiFi access, training from a seasoned chef, plenty of incredible outdoor activities, and the option to learn how to kayak on your time off from world-class teachers. If you are passionate about all kinds of different foods and can create delicious meals, excited about living in such a remote area, and enjoy mingling with staff and guests, email your resume (and note your interests and skills unrelated to cooking) and professional references to Kristy and Peter Sturges.

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Every day at Otter Bar is filled with fun times, wonderful food, and good company.

The ingredients at Otter Bar Lodge: Beauty, expertise, professionalism, well run, gourmet food, nice interesting people and a strong bond with everyone.

At Otter Bar Lodge, the staff is as just important as their paying guests. It is a family atmosphere where everybody lives and works together and often spends off time hanging out together. You will meet interesting guests each week and you’re encouraged to spend time with them. There is a good vibe here and an active theme of working hard and playing hard.

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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. Positions are available during the summer/fall (mid-June through October) and the winter season (mid-December through March); 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 Mike Spurrier 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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Summer/Fall Hut Crew Job Openings!
MH&T is currently seeking Hut Crew for the summer/fall season. Staff training begins on June 14th, with work from June 21st to October 30th (except at Grand Falls Hut which closes October 23rd).

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
Work at a beautiful retreat center in Rhinebeck, NY. Omega Institute is currently accepting applications for residential and non-residential seasonal positions beginning this spring through October. Apply now!

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.

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Pahaska Tepee Resort, Buffalo Bill's spectacular historic lodge, is nestled amongst the pines just east of Yellowstone National Park at the foot of majestic Cody Peak.

Nestled in the Shoshone National Forest just outside Yellowstone National Park's east entrance and bordered by two crystal clear mountain streams sits Pahaska Tepee Resort. Originally built by Buffalo Bill in 1904, Pahaska is now a full-service resort offering 48 cabin-style rooms, an excellent restaurant and bar, one of the best gift shops in the area, a gas station & convenience store and guided horseback riding. Summer job opportunities include a Line Cook, Prep Cook, Dishwasher/Kitchen helper, Wait staff, Busser, Host/Hostess, Housekeeper, Front Desk, Gift Shop Clerk, Gas Station & Convenience Store Clerk, and Maintenance. All staff live on site and receive three well-balanced meals per day in the employee dining room. Housing is dormitory style and non-smoking. Most likely you will have one or two same sex roommates, although married couples will have a private room with private bath. There’s also a staff REC room with TV and limited WiFi access. Room and board runs $100/week, pay rates are very progressive for the region, and a generous bonus for employees fulfilling their contract date will be provided. The summer season runs from May 11th through October 7th (a few folks are hired for a shorter period). If you are looking for a true western summer job in the mountains of Wyoming, and are motivated with a strong dedication to honesty, integrity, consideration and customer service, fill out the online application (and make sure you provide three references). All applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a positive, can do attitude.

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Wildlife on the lawns, mountain vistas, blue ribbon trout fishing and miles and miles of hiking trails abound at Pahaska!

Pahaska expects their staff to provide guests with great western hospitality and always have a positive can do attitude.

Blue ribbon trout fishing and miles of hiking trails are right at your doorstep. Take a trail ride or just kick back and enjoy the scenery. For photography enthusiasts, the opportunities are endless. Mountains, wildlife and Yellowstone National Park are all in your backyard. This will become your new lifestyle at Pahaska Tepee Resort!

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