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

The New England Outdoor Center is seeking hardworking, devoted individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, hospitality and customer service.
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. 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 through September or longer.

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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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 2017 Season Employment Alert
Stanford Sierra will be accepting applications for the spring conference season beginning on February 1st. Keep an eye on the application page!

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. Current job openings include a Retreat & Event Planning Specialist, Marketing & Graphic Design Specialist, Vegetarian Cuisine Chef, Gardener, Groundskeeper & 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 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?

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.

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

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.

Seasonal employment at the YMCA of the Rockies is one of the best experiences you can give to yourself, all while serving the mission of the YMCA.YMCA Job ListingAre you between jobs, want to take time off from school, looking to gain job experience, or would like to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth? The YMCA of the Rockies is the largest YMCA conference center worldwide hosting more that 265,000 annual guests with destinations near Rocky Mountain National Park that include Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch and summer camp at Camp Chief Ourary. Seasonal job opportunities run from 3 weeks to 8 months, giving employees the opportunity for a quick working adventure or a taste of every season in Colorado. Seasonal staff can gain work experience and skills in eight different departments, including buildings & grounds, chaplain, food service, conference set-up, guest services, housekeeping, human resources and programs. Another working option for those 18-25 years of age is the group-focused Elevate Gap Year Program offered every spring and fall for a nominal fee. In addition to receiving a base wage of $180/week, benefits include lodging, three meals a day, complimentary WiFi, access to YMCA facilities, free travel on staff recreation programs, a skiing/snowboarding Winter Grand Pass (for use at Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Steamboat and Granby Ranch) and a Mountain Adventure Park Summer Pass at Winter Park Resort. If you feel like you would like to experience the Rocky Mountains and serve the YMCA mission, fill out the online application (a cover letter, resume and three reference are also necessary). For more information, call the HR Office at (970) 586-3341 x1032 or email epchr@ymcarockies.org.

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Work, live, and play in the Colorado Rockies!

Work, live, and play in the Colorado Rockies! Seasonal staff at the YMCA of the Rockies will enjoy a staff recreation program and free access to most YMCA facilities and area attractions, including skiing, snowshoeing in winter, and climbing, hiking, biking and horseback riding in the summer months.

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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. But, for the right person it can be a very rewarding experience. The 2017 season runs from April through early November, and a 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. The 2016/17 winter season runs from December 9th through March 27th. The 2017 summer/fall season runs from June 30th through October 24rd at Flagstaff Hut, Stratton Brook Hut and Poplar Hut and June 30th through October 10th at Grand Falls Hut. 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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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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Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior is the most historic resort in the state of Minnesota.

Whether travelers are looking for a place to relax, a romantic getaway, a family vacation or an outdoor adventure, they'll find the perfect blend of North Wood's tradition and contemporary amenities at the iconic Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior's North Shore. Now seeking a full-time Assistant Activities & Recreation Director with responsibilities that include conducting and developing programs, training and supervising staff, acting as “second in charge”, maintaining equipment, overseeing the activities desk in the main lobby and leading groups in both summer and winter activities, including sea kayaking, hikes, fly fishing, children’s programs, yoga, crafts, naturalist programs, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. You will interact with a varied population including young children, teens, adults of all ages and international travelers. Wages start at $13/hour, plus health and dental benefits plan, paid vacation, affordable onsite housing, a free daily meal and 50% off all Dining Room/Pub food. There is potential for support with various certifications, such as ACA Kayaking and Wilderness First Responder. Applicants with strong leadership, attention to detail, organizational skills, experience leading programs and the ability to work with varied populations are preferred. Preference will be given to those with strong sea kayaking experience and/or certifications. This is a year-round position with time off available during the shoulder seasons (November and April) for travel and adventure. Your hours will drop to 32 hours per week during this period. To apply, fill out the online application and email your cover letter and resume to Clair Nalezny. View all current job opportunities »

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Yoga on Lake Superior's shoreline... what a perfect way to start the day.

Enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, great hiking, sea kayaking, wilderness paddling, lake and stream fishing, bike trails and more.

With close to a million acres of state and federal forest adjacent to the property, Lutsen Resort is a paradise for those who enjoy playing in the outdoors. Enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, great hiking, sea kayaking, wilderness paddling, lake and stream fishing, bike trails and more.

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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 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 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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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. 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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Gravatt is a sanctuary for the ministry of faith formation, hospitality, leadership development and environmental education.Nestled on over 270 pine-covered acres outside of Aiken, South Carolina, Gravatt Camp and Conference Center offers a summer outdoor Christian youth camp, environmental education, challenge course, farm and CSA. Gravatt also hosts conferences, meetings, trainings and retreats, serving churches, schools, nonprofit organizations, and other groups whose purposes include human development, character development, education or training. Gravatt Internships are designed to introduce young adults to a nonprofit camp and conference center work environment. Interns will also acquire valuable supplementary skills and make contact with potential future employers. Internship openings include:

Program Intern will focus on agricultural, outdoor education, and challenge course programs and facilitating groups.
Kitchen Intern will assist with all aspects of managing the conference center kitchen and dining room.
Marketing and Development Intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of marketing and development.
Operations Intern will assist with maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities.

The internship program is a perfect opportunity for high school graduates, new college graduates and college students taking a year off to determine their vocational path. Compensation includes a $450/month stipend plus room, amazing meals and the opportunity to live in community. Seeking Interns for June-August and September-May work periods. Interns will average 40 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required. If you are motivated, organized, polite, trustworthy, flexible, able to complete tasks in a timely manner with little supervision, and interested in working in a faith-based environment, send your cover letter and resume to Scott McNeely.

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The internship program is a perfect opportunity for high school graduates, new college graduates and college students taking a year off to determine their vocational path.

Gravatt internships are designed to introduce young adults to a nonprofit camp and conference center work environment.

Food Philosophy—Breaking Bread at Gravatt:
Nourishes mind, body, and spirit through healthful, delicious, traditional, and creative choices. Creates community and a sense of home. Fosters a connection to the Earth, the food provider. Offers the opportunity to give thanks for our bounty. Promotes sustainable living. Champions local agriculture. Provides educational opportunities. Leaves little waste impact on the environment.

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