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Come windjamming, get unplugged and discover life off the beaten path — land a cool job working on the Schooner Mary Day!

Windjammer cruises aboard the Schooner Mary Day offer an extraordinary sailing experience in Maine that takes guests and crew back to a simpler way of life away from the "trappings" of life ashore. Summer and seasonal entry-level positions and career-building opportunities are available for Deckhands, Mates, a Cook and Assistant Cook. Positions run from April through early October, with partial and full season contracts available. If you love working with the public and are a team player, looking for adventure and not afraid of hard work, this just might be your ticket into the world of tall ships!

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 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. StanfordSierra.com

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FALL Season Employment Alert
Stanford Sierra will be accepting applications for the fall season beginning on July 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.

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), 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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2015 Openings!
Kalani is currently accepting applications for Summer 2015 and beyond. Those with the most flexibility (timing, department, camping/housing) may receive priority placement in the volunteer program. Apply now!

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

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Henry's Fork Lodge breaks the traditional mold of luxury fishing lodges and is especially renowned for its gracious service and informal sophistication.

Located on the famous fly fishing waters of the Henry's Fork River in Island Park, Idaho just outside of Yellowstone National Park, Henry's Fork Lodge breaks the traditional mold of luxury fishing lodges and is especially renowned for its gracious service and informal sophistication. The Lodge is now seeking an individual with a strong hospitality background and training to assume broad responsibilities as the Assistant Manager. You will be responsible for supervising all staff, directing all guest services and dealing with all outside suppliers. Working under the highly experienced Lodge Manager, you will be directly involved in carrying out or overseeing all aspects of a small hotel operation, including reservations, office administration, guest services, food & beverage, housekeeping and maintenance. This job offers a highly competitive salary, outstanding training, a great opportunity for learning and growth, and hands-on experience in all aspects of hotel operations, with a major emphasis on gracious and very high level service. The candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills, a great work ethic and a high degree of professionalism. Above all, the ideal applicant is a people person who enjoys the art of service, has a knack for managing people, is a go-getter, and a great colleague to work with. Position runs from May 15 to October 15, 2015. To begin the application process, email your cover letter and resume to Zach Dorman.

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Henry's Fork Lodge has been nationally honored for its distinguished architecture and interiors and outstanding cuisine.

Work with a great group of people at Henry’s Fork Lodge!

Henry's Fork Lodge was recognized as one of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the NY Times bestseller of the same name — and one of only two fly fishing lodges in the world honored alongside places like the Taj Mahal and Grand Canyon. Come enjoy stunning scenery. Work with a great group of people. Explore incredible outdoor activities when you’re not working. This is your chance to work for a luxury property and live the good life!

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Come windjamming, get unplugged and discover life off the beaten path — land a cool job working on the Schooner Mary Day!

Come windjamming, get unplugged and discover life off the beaten path!

Program in the Spotlight Windjammer cruises aboard the Schooner Mary Day offer an extraordinary sailing experience that takes guests and crew back to a simpler way of life away from the "trappings" of life ashore. With no inboard engine, Mary Day is a pure sailing vessel, the first traditional schooner built just for Maine windjammer sailing vacations. 2015 summer and seasonal entry-level positions and career-building opportunities are available for Deckhands, Mates, a Cook and Assistant Cook. Mary Day carries a crew of five, so only a few positions are available each season. Positions run from April through early October, with a few weeks down rigging afterwards. Although a full-season is preferred, summer and partial season contracts are available based on current hiring needs. Benefits include a wage based on position and experience, plus room and board on the Mary Day. Crewing aboard a commercial sailing tall ship along the Maine coast will create life skills, memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. If you love working with the public and are a team player, looking for adventure and not afraid of hard work, this just might be your ticket into the world of tall ships. SchoonerMaryDay.com

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Summer and seasonal entry-level positions and career-building opportunities are available for deckhands, mates, cooks and assistant cooks.

Great food is the focus of everyone's attention aboard the Schooner Mary Day. The open, airy nature of the galley is often a place where curious guests have a chance to ask the cook about their recipes and life experiences. The Cook/Baker & Assistant Cook will prepare all meals using an antique wood cookstove in the spacious galley. Traditional New England fare is the hallmark of windjammer cruises.

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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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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American Prairie Reserve: Building a globally important wildlife reserve for public enjoyment. Imagine helping to build a natural treasure! American Prairie Reserve is spearheading a unique effort to create the largest visitor-centered wildlife reserve in the continental United States by linking together more than three million acres of private and public land on north central Montana's legendary Great Plains. Hospitality Supervisors and Assistants will become the primary hospitality guest contact at Kestrel Camp, the Reserve's luxury yurt camp, and support all aspects of the day-to-day operations, including facility management, guest services, logistical support, staffing, quality control and safety. Responsibilities include implementing all operations of the camp on a daily basis that results in the highest possible level of customized customer service and care and creating, organizing and participating in activities for guests of all ages. The Facilities Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for supporting the Hospitality Team with cleaning and maintenance in all aspects of preparing for guest visits to a luxury yurt camp. Compensation includes a competitive hourly wage, staff housing 20 minutes from the yurt camp, laundry, recreational room, WiFi access, a food stipend and company vehicles. Applicants must have high-end hospitality experience and a commitment to performing exemplary customer focused service, experience with staff supervision and organizing work assignments, and possess a superior level of problem solving skills and exceptional attention to detail. This is a residential seasonal position from April to October. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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Acting as the primary hospitality guest contact of a luxury yurt camp, Hospitality Supervisors and Assistants will support all aspects of the day-to-day operations, including facility management, guest services, logistical support, staffing, quality control and safety.

When complete, American Prairie Reserve will provide critical habitat for a stunning variety of species, offering modern visitors the opportunity to witness the same wildlife spectacle that dazzled Lewis and Clark more than two centuries ago. Described by National Geographic as "one of the most ambitious conservation efforts in American History," check out this video to learn more about the Reserve.

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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.

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2015 Employment Alert
Star Island is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2015; however, they will be doing some additional hiring starting in July for their end of season period (August and September). The 2016 application will be posted on their website in early December 2015.

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 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 wage up to $167 per week 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 Experience »

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2015 Seasonal Opportunities!
Seasonal Service Corps Members commit to a part-time schedule of 28 hours per week for at least 4 weeks up to a maximum of 13 weeks. Many positions available in all departments!
Seasonal Staff Members commit to a full-time schedule for 6 months from April through October. One Baker position available.

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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