Overview

Join the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Family

Mt. Van Hoevenberg is an excellent place to work, and we’re always looking for exceptional employees who enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun winter environment! Perks include ski privileges at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre & Mt. Van Hoevenberg Mountains, training provided, employee discounts, and you get paid too! We want to help find you the perfect winter job at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, so please tell us a little about yourself by starting with our EZ-Apply!

Job Opportunity Snapshot

Please take a look at the list of job opportunities below. If you’d like a full description of a specific job, please click on the Employment Opportunities tab where you will find the description, compensation and qualification information.

  • Electrician
  • General Mechanic
  • Maintenance Assistants
  • Human Resource / Payroll Manager
  • Nordic Groomer
  • Snowmakers
  • Lift Mechanics and Lift Maintenance Staff
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Zip Line and Mountain Coaster Staff
  • Track Maintenance Workers
  • Bobsled Experience Staff

 

Employment Opportunities

Electrician

NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority, Mt Van Hoevenberg & Olympic Jumping Complex

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a full-time year around Maintenance Electrician for Winter Olympic Legacy Venues in Lake Placid, NY; Mt Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex. This position will be responsible for a variety of electrical needs of which may include building maintenance, public recreation attractions (Cliffside Coaster, Zipline, Gondola), sport training/ competition facilities and events. The Maintenance Electrician will provide support to multiple departments.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge and skills in several of the following areas; electrical codes, services, distribution systems (up to 480V), motors, controls, low voltage systems, sports timing/ scoring, audio- visual, voice/data. Other skills levels are encouraged to apply.

This position will be called upon to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform repairs on electrical equipment and systems in an often fast-paced work environment and with a mind for safety. Must be able to read and interpret documentation, electrical prints and diagrams, acquire parts and materials.   The successful candidate will have good communication skills, a positive attitude and work ethic.

This position has physical demands which require the ability to crawl, climb ladders, perform work at heights, navigate uneven grades and mountainous terrain without restriction (ie; overhead equipment, access ladders, elevated catwalks, hillside, etc.) sometimes working in extreme conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Demonstrated practical experience and/or documented completion of technical courses and a valid driver’s license.

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


General Mechanic

Mt Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a full-time year around General Mechanic for its Winter Olympic Legacy Venues in Lake Placid, NY; the Mt Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex and Olympic Jumping Complex. This position’s primary duties are maintenance, repair and safe operation of recreational attractions including the Cliffside Coaster, SkyFlyer Zipline and SkyRide Gondola. The General Mechanic may also provide mechanical and operational support for snowmaking, building maintenance, sport training and competition facilities, events and other technical systems.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and skill in several of the following areas; mechanical systems, hydraulics systems, rigging, 24 to 480 volt electrical systems, controls, drives, pumps, motors, compressors, heavy equipment and machinery, chillers, HVAC.

The Mechanic will perform inspection, testing and maintenance activities on equipment and systems. They will be called on to diagnose and perform repairs; often working in fast-paced setting, within the public eye and with a mind for safety. Ability to read and interpret prints, diagrams, operating procedures, applicable codes/ standards is required. The General Mechanic will obtain parts and supplies and use a variety of tools, machines, motorized equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment. General Mechanics may lead other workers including Equipment Operators and Maintenance Assistants. They may be called on to assist with developing procedures, training, performing evacuation or rescue operations. The successful candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude and work ethic.

The Mechanic should be able to crawl, climb ladders and towers, perform work at heights, navigate uneven grade and mountainous terrain without restrictions. Working outdoors, this position has physical demands and often works in extreme conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Demonstrated skills, practical experience and/or documented completion of technical courses and valid driver’s license is required.

COMPENSATION: Per ORDA/ CSEA wage schedule; Grade 15 (General Mechanic 1) is $20.93/ hr. Grade 16 (General Mechanic 2) $22.56/ hr. Pay is commensurate with skills and experience.

ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid time off (11 paid holidays, graduated sick leave and vacation, 3 personal days per year); health and vision insurance; participation in the NYS Retirement Systems; optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; free skiing/ riding privileges for employees and immediate household family members at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, Mt Van Hoevenberg; free admission to other ORDA managed venues; reduced rates for programming, food concessions and retail purchases.

Individuals with different skill levels and seasonal or part-time availability are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Maintenance Assistants

Mt Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking full-time year around Maintenance Assistants for Winter Olympic Legacy Venues in Lake Placid, NY; Mt Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex and Olympic Jumping Complex. These positions primary duties will be assisting with maintenance, repair and operations of recreational attractions including the Cliffside Coaster, SkyFlyer Zipline and SkyRide Gondola. MA’s will also provide support for events, snowmaking, building maintenance, sport competition facilities, events and other systems.

The ideal candidates will have a willingness to learn, basic mechanical aptitude and skills in at least one of the following areas; mechanical systems, hydraulics systems, rigging, 24 to 480 volt electrical systems, controls, drives, pumps, motors, compressors, heavy equipment/ machinery, HVAC or other related technical systems.

Maintenance Assistants will assist with or perform inspection, testing and maintenance activities on equipment and systems; perform minor repairs under supervision until proficient and complete general labor activities.  Ability to read and follow checklists, manuals, safety instructions, operating procedures, and other documentation is required. The candidate will have verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude and a good work ethic.

Working outdoors, this position has physical demands and often works in extreme conditions. MA’s should be able to crawl, climb ladders and towers, perform work at heights, navigate uneven grade and mountainous terrain without restrictions.

QUALIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Demonstrated skills, practical experience and/or documented completion of a technical course of study is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

COMPENSATION: Per ORDA/ CSEA wage schedule; Grade 11 (Maintenance Assistant 1) $15.74/ hr, Grade 12 (Maintenance Assistant 2) $16.71/ hr, Grade 14 (Maintenance Assistant 3) $19.42/ hr. Pay is commensurate with skills and experience.

ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid time off (11 paid holidays, graduated sick leave and vacation, 3 personal days per year); health and vision insurance; participation in the NYS Retirement Systems; optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; free skiing/ riding privileges for employees and immediate household family members at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, Mt Van Hoevenberg; free admission to other ORDA managed venues; reduced rates for programming, food concessions and retail purchases.

Individuals with seasonal or part-time availability are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to: 

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Human Resource / Payroll Manager

MT. VAN HOEVENBERG & OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEX

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a talented and organized professional to serve as the HR/Payroll Manager for Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing payroll; maintaining personnel files, time and attendance records, and payroll documentation; and performing other typical personnel functions (which include record-keeping, correspondence, employee benefits assistance, workers’ compensation reports, and clerical functions).  This person will also be responsible for explaining benefits as well as personnel policies and procedures to staff.  The HR/Payroll Manager may also be called upon to support senior management with clerical/secretarial duties and provide support to other departments on an as-needed basis.  The successful candidate reports directly to the Business Manager for the facilities and also works closely with ORDA’s centralized Payroll Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of basic business practices with a minimum of one (1) year experience in business procedures and demonstrated understanding of confidentiality is required. Prior experience with payroll functions preferred. Candidates must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office applications.  S/he must also demonstrate a professional appearance and manner and be willing to work with other staff members. Weekend and holiday work may be required.

COMPENSATION: Classified as a Grade 14 on ORDA Management Confidential Schedule with an entry rate of $42,459 per year.  A generous benefits package is offered including: paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume with a subject line of “HR/Payroll Manager Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Grooming and Trail Maintenance Supervisor

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the foremost Winter Olympic legacy organization, is seeking a motivated professional to act as its Grooming and Trail Maintenance Supervisor at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg. Under the direction of the Department Head and Venue Management, this position is responsible for the grooming and maintenance of all trails and trail-related structures, markers, and signage at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex. The successful candidate will bring knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm as they work with a goal-oriented team to help provide a superior and safe guest experience.

Under the direct supervision of the Cross Country Department Head, responsibilities will include: supervising winter grooming operations and general trail maintenance; overseeing crews responsible for grooming, construction,  operation, and maintenance of various trails; providing status reports; and maintaining signage on trails designed for nordic skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, mountain biking, and other various trail-oriented sports. Other duties will include providing executional and maintenance support to the snowmaking department; race and event support; and interacting with clients, partners, and guests.

COMPENSATION: ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Passion and professional skills in trail grooming and trail building/maintenance.  Minimum 3 years of experience in trail grooming, building and maintenance. Proficient skills in general construction and forestry practice relating to trail maintenance.  Supervisor experience and valid NYS driver’s license.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with a subject line of “Grooming/Trail Maintenance Supervisor Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Nordic Groomer

The Olympic Jumping Complex and Mt. Van Hoevenberg, ORDA managed facilities, are seeking a skilled and talented individual to be a groomer. Under the direction of the Department Head, this position will be responsible for grooming and maintaining all trails at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

The successful candidate will work with their supervisor in order to fulfill the grooming/trail maintenance needs of Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex; the goal of which is to provide and maintain a safe, world-class trail experience for all users during all seasons.  This includes grooming trails for Nordic skiing and the general maintenance of skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and Mt. Biking trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Other duties will include performing maintenance on grooming machines; assisting the snowmaking department as needed; providing appropriate support for races and events; and interacting with clients, partners, and guests.

COMPENSATION: ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Passion and professional skills in trail grooming and trail building/maintenance.  Minimum 3 years of experience in trail grooming, building and maintenance. Proficient skills in general construction and forestry practice relating to trail maintenance.  Supervisor experience and valid NYS driver’s license.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with a subject line of  “Nordic Groomer Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Snowmakers

Successful candidates will be trained on the safe and efficient operation of snow guns including, but not limited to, turning snow guns off and on as well as adjusting snow guns to make proper snow. During the summer months, snowmakers take care of routine trail maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications

Interested candidates should complete an EZ-Apply Form.


Lift Mechanics and Lift Maintenance Staff

Lift Mechanics and lift maintenance staff perform skilled mechanical work in lift repair and maintenance of all the chair lifts and surface lifts on the mountain. Duties will require climbing towers; working in all kinds of inclement weather; as well as operating a variety of power-driven tools and other specialty tools related to the work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidates will have two years of full-time experience working in a mechanically inclined position.  We will train the right candidates.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications

Interested candidates should complete an EZ-Apply Form.


Guest Service Representatives

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking customer service-orientated individuals to work at various locations in the Lake Placid area. The successful candidate will perform tasks including, but not limited to: greeting customers and ascertaining what each customer wants or needs, opening and closing cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money; separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers; balancing cash drawers; making deposits; stocking the sales floor; as well as straightening and cleaning the store.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to perform basic arithmetic functions, willing to greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner, practice good customer service, and be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Applicants should have strong communication skills and approachability. Previous retail experience is preferable, but not necessary. Knowledge of the Lake Placid Olympic venues is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resumé to (email preferred):

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Zip Line and Mountain Coaster Staff

Come be a part of Lake Placid’s newest sources of fun! The Olympic Jumping Complex & Mt. Van Hoevenberg, both ORDA managed facilities, are seeking energetic, enthusiastic individuals to become Zip Line and Mountain Coaster Attendants.  Staff will be cross trained and be responsible for providing guests with a safe, exciting and enjoyable experience. WE WILL TRAIN YOU!  You will learn how to teach guests to get in and out of zip line gear safely and guide them on the lines. Staff will also operate the all-new and exciting mountain coaster. All staff must adhere to social distancing requirements and other protocols to ensure the safety of fellow employees and guests.  Positions are available immediately!

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job (lift 30+ lbs).  Successful candidates must have excellent guest service, communication and teamwork skills.  A background in ropes and climbing is preferred.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate $15.47/hr

Interested applicants may send their resume with letter of interest to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Track Maintenance Workers

In addition to their primary responsibility of making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track, workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Will train. Entry rate: $ 15.47/hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Bobsled Experience Staff

Bobsled Experience Staff are classified as Maintenance Assistants. In addition to their primary responsibility of driving sleds in the bobsled passenger ride program, they are responsible for making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track. Workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and will be subject to drug testing. Will train. Entry rate: $ 15.47/hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org

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Other Career Opportunities

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