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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!

Live life on the edge at Grand Canyon North Rim—one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! Hospitality services at Grand Canyon 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 & hospitality services in these areas.

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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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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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

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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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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions

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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog View Facebook Page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View WordPress Blog StanfordSierra.com

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 »

Incline Village General Improvement District: Your Tahoe Place for Work and Play!

Experience what Pure Tahoe Fun is all about! Located between mountain peaks and the northern shoreline of Lake Tahoe, Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) provides utility and recreational services for the Incline Village & Crystal Bay communities. Recreational features include two 18-hole golf courses, a tennis complex, skateboard park, private beaches, parks and a recreation center complete with Olympic-size swimming pool, gym, fitness and weight area. Summer employment opportunities include day camp leaders, beach, golf & tennis hosts, lifeguards and swim instructors, trail crew, food & beverage staff (banquet severs, bartenders, cashiers, cooks & delivery folks), groundskeepers, carts crew, recreation staff and more. Those who possess a good work ethic, enjoy the outdoors and are customer-service focused will enjoy their first-name basis, mountain experience. If snow is your passion, winter jobs are available at Diamond Peak Ski Resort each ski season, from December through April. Explore all employment opportunities, benefits and apply online. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions

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As a seasonal employee with Incline Village GID, you'll be providing great customer service to guests while enjoying a multitude of recreational opportunities in the surrounding area.

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 they strive to offer the finest guest experience available both in and out of the kayak. Every year from May through August, Otter Bar hires two 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. The job is similar to cooking for a dinner party, and you’ll have the freedom to be creative and on your own in the kitchen. Knowledge of international cooking styles and the ability to manage varied menus (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or food allergies) is essential. The two chefs will trade off 6-hour shifts every other day: one will work the breakfast/lunch shift, while the other will focus on dinner. Compensation starts out at $600-$650/week, along with tips and room and board. There is no cell service; however, there is a staff phone and WiFi access everywhere on the property. To begin the application process, email your resume (and note your interests and skills unrelated to cooking) and professional references to Kristy and Peter Sturges. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr

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

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

Aspen Skiing Company was named one of Outside Magazine’s top 100 Best Places to Work for 2013

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.

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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

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 some 5,000 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 one, 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. View contact and address information Get Kalani Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter!

Summer/Fall Employment Alert
MH&T is currently seeking Hut Crew for the summer 2014 season—from June 28th to October 26th!

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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Bluefin Bay has been in business for nearly 30 years, and continue to reinvest in the property and equipment to ensure that Guests have the best and most memorable vacation experience as possible.

Located along the beautiful, yet rugged north shore of Lake Superior, Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is a first-class, year-round destination. During the summer months (June into September), the resort’s most popular activity is guided kayaking on Lake Superior—and they need Activity Guides to lead guests on lake adventures with high quality kayak equipment. This is the perfect job for those who love sea kayaking and meeting new people every day. Guides will also facilitate other adventures, including guided hikes, guided biking tours, geology tours, naturalist programs, and kid's activities, as well as help guests check out equipment and drive guests to hiking/biking trailheads. With over 100 year-round employees and an additional 50 seasonal staff in the summer/fall, Bluefin Bay also hires front desk/guest service associates, line cooks, housekeepers, servers, and other resort utility positions. Guides must have previous kayaking experience; however, if you are not ACA certified, Bluefin Bay will pay for the costs of this class and certification. All employees will receive a competitive wage and have access to resort discounts, discounted meals, complimentary computer/WiFi, and access to resort amenities/activities. For summer/fall staff, discounted housing is provided. Full-time, year-round employees also have access to company benefits. If you are hardworking, enthusiastic and professional, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr Check out Pinterest pinboard View TripAdvisor Reviews Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking to work and live in one of the most beautiful spots in the country and in an area with unprecedented access to outdoor activities.

At Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts you’ll find miles and miles of the world’s largest and most awe-inspiring lake and a backyard unlike any you’ve explored, with 150km of cross country ski and mountain biking trails, the Midwest’s premier ski resort, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, plus art galleries, shops, a gorgeous new destination spa, award-winning restaurants and more.

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 Summer Activities & Recreation staff who will lead and/or help teach and prepare for a variety of programs including guided hikes, naturalist programs, kids programs, lobby activities and fly fishing. Responsibilities also include serving as lead guide for Lake Superior sea kayaking and inland lake family kayaking tours as well as serving as a “concierge” at the activities desk in the main lodge. Wages range from $9-$11/hour, and affordable onsite housing is available. Applicants must be safety conscious, personable, responsible and self-motivated, have experience teaching and leading formal outdoor/naturalist programs with audiences of all ages and abilities and certified in basic CPR/first aid (WFA preferred). For sea kayaking instructors, a current ACA or BCU kayaking instructor or guide certification or ability to obtain certification is necessary.

Positions run from early June through Labor Day; the first two weeks consist of training and program preparation followed by approximately ten weeks of programming. To apply, fill out the online application and email your cover letter and resume to Drew Price. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Google+ Page Check out Pinterest pinboard View Tumblr Blog Follow on Twitter! View Vimeo Page Watch YouTube Videos

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

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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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. Now seeking a Visitation Supervisor (and Assistants) who will become the primary hospitality guest contact of 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; managing effective communication between visitation staff, reserve staff, gift officers, contractors and guests; and creating, organizing and participating in activities for guests of all ages. This is a residential seasonal position from April to October, with benefits that include compensation (DOE), housing and meals. 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. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. View contact and address information Visitor Maps View Facebook Page View Google+ Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

Acting as the primary hospitality guest contact of a luxury yurt camp, the Visitation Supervisor 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. Check out the National Geographic video about the Reserve.

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The North Cascades Institute connects people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history.

Work, live and play inside North Cascades National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain settings in the country! North Cascades Institute—voted "Best Place to Work" in the 2013 Bellingham Alive—seeks a qualified, enthusiastic individual to become a Cook at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, an award-winning educational field campus in northwestern Washington. Supervised by the Chef/Food Service Manager, the Cook will work closely with Institute staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs for people of all ages. You'll be an important part of the Foodshed Initiative, the Institute's exciting program that incorporates local, organic products in the food service operations of the Learning Center. You'll also have the opportunity to develop and deliver educational programs about food choices, sustainable agriculture, wild edibles and culturally important foods in the Pacific Northwest. Applicants must have professional food service experience (especially at a residential center or camp) and an interest in organic, local and slow food. Compensation includes $12-$15/hour, paid holidays, sick leave, and rental housing on or near campus may be available. Position runs from now through December 1, 2014. To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, salary history and three references to [email protected]. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

Career Alert
North Cascades Institute is also seeking a permanent, full-time Sous Chef, with a one-month winter furlough. Compensation is $18/hour plus a comprenhensive benefits package.

Did you know?
The Foodshed Initiative networks with local farmers, ranchers, bakers, fishermen, coffee roasters and others to purchase wholesome local foods for use in kitchen operations. As a Cook, you'll have the chance to create healthful, delicious meals using as much local and organic food from the regional foodshed as possible, with a lot of freedom for creativity and innovation.

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