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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 environment! Perks include access to activities at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre & Mt Van Hoevenberg Mountains, training provided, employee discounts, and you get paid too! We want to help find you find the perfect job at Mt Van Hoevenberg, so please tell us a little about yourself by starting with our EZ-Apply!

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Job Opportunity Snapshot

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

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  • Snowsports
  • Track Crew
  • Electrician
  • Event Logistics Team
  • Maintenance Assistants
  • Zipline and Mountain Coaster Staff
  • Bobsled Experience
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Shuttle Bus Drivers

 

Employment Opportunities

Lift Operations Staff

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) is seeking customer-oriented people to support seasonal lift operations at the Olympic Jumping Complex(OJC). Potential for year-round employment.  Lift Operations staff provide operational support for the Skyride gondola, a state-of-the-art eight person pulse gondola. Ideal candidates will have lift operations experience but we will train customer service oriented people with a desire to learn.

Located in Lake Placid, New York, the Olympic Jumping Complex is the only ski jumping facility in North America homologated for both winter and summer jumping training and competitions.  In addition to attending jumping events, visitors can also enjoy the ADA-compliant, Skyride gondola ride from the jump’s base to the bottom of the jump towers. From there, a ride in a glass enclosed elevator to the top of the HS128 meter ski jump offers amazing 360 degree views of the Adirondacks. The OJC also offers a four line Sky Flyer Zip Line which allows visitors to experience the thrills of ski jumping, as the course follows the incline and speed of the HS100 meter ski jump.

Work is performed on-site and outside at the OJC in all weather conditions. Weekend and Holiday work will be required as will work outside the normal workday as is necessary to fulfill obligations.

Essential Duties (this list is not exhaustive):

Responsible for daily lift operations of the Skyride gondola
Provide exceptional customer service
Ensure that: the gondola opens on time; there is minimal interruption of lift service; customer concerns are addressed appropriately and efficiently; and lift areas are neat, tidy and running efficiently
Ensure lifts, loading areas, off ramps, lift lines, and scanning are operating efficiently
Follow safety procedures
Lift Operators may be cross-trained and/or assigned other venue operational responsibilities as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be customer service oriented, able lift up to 50lbs., and be able to stand for extended periods.  

Other Considerations:

Knowledge related to lift operations and customer service preferred.

Compensation:

Hiring rate of $19.33/hr or $20.83/hr depending on qualifications and experience. The Olympic Authority offers full-time, year-round staff an excellent benefits package that includes paid leave (parental, sick, vacation, and personal time), paid holidays, health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems(optional for less than full-time emplopyees), and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should send an email with the Subject Line of Lift Operations Inquiry” to:

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to:
Shinea Smith
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


Electrician

Full-Time | Year-Round

The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a journey level electrician to provide electrical installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair for the Olympic Jumping Complex (OJC) and Mt. Van Hoevenberg (MVH). Electricians report to the Mount Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex Facilities Superintendent.  The successful candidate’s work will include medium voltage distribution; low voltage controls; buildings; ski lifts; voice and data communications; and using electrical power from milliamps to 15.8 kV.

Located in Lake Placid, New York, the OJC is the only ski jumping facility in North America homologated for both winter and summer jumping training and competitions.  In addition to attending jumping events, visitors can also enjoy the ADA-compliant, state of the art 8-person pulse gondola ride from the jump’s base to the bottom of the jump towers. From there, a ride in a glass enclosed elevator to the top of the HS128 meter ski jump offers amazing 360 degree views of the Adirondacks. The OJC also offers a four line Sky Flyer Zip Line which allows visitors to experience the thrills of ski jumping, as the course follows the incline and speed of the HS100 meter ski jump. MVH, also in Lake Placid, is home to a world-renowned combined skeleton & bobsled track along with 55 km of CrossCountry ski trails. MVH hosts world class Nordic, Biathlon and Nordic Combined events on 5km of World Championship rated trails. The new, state-of-the-art Mountain Pass Lodge serves as the hub for MVH activities.

This position works on site at both the OJC and MVH and provides electrical maintenance and repair of equipment in order to ensure safe and efficient electrical operations at the facility. Daily activities required to complete responsibilities may include climbing, standing, or being seated for extended periods, walking on mountainous grades, and exposure to cold winter conditions as well as hot summer conditions. Work outside the normal workday, as well as holidays and weekends, may be required as is necessary to fulfill responsibilities.

Essential Duties (this list is not exhaustive):

Ensure that the OJC has safe and reliable electrical infrastructural operations to include lifts and snowmaking equipment
Meet and/or communicate with the supervisor to coordinate activities and schedule work in order to deliver projects on a timely basis
Examine blueprints, schematic drawings and sketches to determine material and labor requirements to fulfill projects
Perform scheduled electrical maintenance on equipment
Work with high and low voltage systems
Perform upkeep and maintenance of lift controller programming.
Responsible for following the company’s safety and risk management policies and procedures
Maintenance of electronic circuits as required.
Troubleshoot and repair electrical issues
Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of four years practical experience and/or documented completion of technical courses and a valid driver’s license.  Should have a working knowledge of: applicable electrical code; AC and DC drives and starters; and programmable logic controllers. Talented candidates that lack full credentials will be considered for apprentice level employment

Other Considerations:

The successful candidate will be safety centered, be self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently.  Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions. Preference will be given to candidates with skilift experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

The hiring rate for journey-level electricians is either $26.03/hr or $28.04/hr depending on qualifications and experience. Apprentice level technicians start at either $20.83/hr or $24.06/hr depending on level of knowledge and experience.  Premium pay is also provided for eligible off-shift work. The Olympic Authority offers an excellent benefits package that includes paid leave (parental, sick, vacation, and personal time), paid holidays,health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems, and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to:
Shinea Smith
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


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: Entry rate ranges from $19.33/hr to $24.16/hr depending on skills, qualifications, 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:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Zipline 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: Grade 13 – $19.33/hr .ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested applicants may send their resume with letter of interest to:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


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.

COMPENSATION: Grade 13 – $19.33/hr. ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested candidates should contact:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


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:$19.33/hr

Interested candidates should contact:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 

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Other Career Opportunities

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We also have career opportunities available at our Lake Placid venues, including the Olympic Center, Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex and Mt Van Hoevenberg. Learn more about our available positions below!

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