COME WORK WITH US!
Before You Apply, Please Note That All Employees:
- Must be at least 18 years of age (by the start of job)
- Must be First Aid and CPR certified (by start of job)
- Are subject to background and motor vehicle record checks
- Must pass pre-employment & random drug tests
- Must be eligible to work in the United States (for international work visas please contact iena.org)
- Must have relevant experience with youth
- Must be eligible to be Authorized Awesome™
- Must be available full-time beginning approximately June 5, 2018 through approximately August 8, 2018. (Unless noted otherwise)
- Must go by the following instructions:
Although we accept applications constantly, year round, the preferred application window is October through February.
This is your first test. Follow these directions. Due to the overwhelming number applicants we receive each season at HCSC, we ask you to please read this information thoroughly before applying. The ability to follow directions is crucial.
WHEN YOU ARE APPLYING:
Choose the position you are most suited for, and apply for that. Hundreds of resumes come each season saying “I don′t care,” “I′ll do anything,” or “I′ll clean toilets.” When you don’t specify which job you are applying for, we don’t know which hiring manager should receive your application. This usually results in your application sitting in our office inbox collecting digital dust.
Want to apply for more than one position? You are required to provide a separate resume, cover letter, and application for each position. Why the need for multiple applications? Our summer hiring managers do not work in our winter office. After the application cut-off, all paperwork is shipped to the applicable hiring managers. Don’t worry, though- you can still send all of your applications in one envelope.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL THE HIGH CASCADE OFFICE TO CHECK ON YOUR APPLICATION.
There are no employees working in our year-round office that have any summer hiring responsibilities outside of forwarding applications to the correct managers. Unfortunately we can not provide any updates on an application process outside of telling you that we’ve forwarded your application to the appropriate person. Additionally we are not at liberty to divulge any contact information for these managers. Patience is key- if a manager likes your application enough to take things to the next step they will be in contact with you.
Shared camp employee housing, lift tickets or a season pass, and meals are part of the compensation package for all of the listed jobs. Please do not call us to ask us detailed questions about the positions, ride time, pay, lodging, etc. If you are given a phone interview, detailed information will be disclosed at this time (Not all applicants are given interviews).
International Applicants: Yes, we gladly welcome your application and resume! Upon being offered a position, you must apply for a work visa (some countries take longer than others to do so). PLEASE NOTE: If you are an international applicant it is absolutely imperative that you have your completed job application and resume submitted to HCSC as soon as possible. The work visa process can take time and we would hate to have to pass on offering you a job because we couldn’t get a work visa soon enough!
Apply! You’ll never get hired if you don’t apply. Just because we receive a lot of resumes, doesn′t mean it is impossible to get hired. We are constantly striving to create a well rounded, diverse, fun, energetic, safe, and professional staff. We want to see your resume!
POSITIONS WE ARE HIRING FOR:
SPRING OFFICE ASSISTANT
We need an incredibly organized and hardworking individual to do all the wonderful things as a Summer Office Assistant (see below for description) except we need you to join the team starting April 15 and assist with getting ready for camp, parent relations, and prepping for summer camp. This position must work as an Office Assistant throughout the Summer as well.
Our infamous Ramp Crew™ is looking for a few skilled people to help renovate and remodel our some of our 28-acre campus grounds & facilities, including our 12,000 sq ft indoor skate complex. Applicants should have carpentry and leadership skills in addition to the ability to lift 75 lbs. Pay is hourly with housing, food, and camaraderie included. Must be able to work April 1st through May 24th. If you’re also applying for a regular summer camp position working and doing well at Ramp Crew™ may increase, but not guarantee your chance at regular summer camp employment.
Run off-hill activities, shuttle campers to and from Timberline, keep camper houses clean during session and prepare them for new campers after each session. Calm fears of homesick camper, keeping the wild ones in line, telling bedtime stories, being a human alarm clock, stoking the campers out on everything that is HCSC Summer Camp and much more will be regular duties as a counselor.
Chinese Language Staff
Much like a regular counselor you will run off-hill activities, shuttle campers to and from Timberline or the skate parks, keep camper houses clean during session and prepare them for new campers after each session. As our special Chinese Language Staff, you will work closely with the Chinese National Teams as well as our regular Chinese speaking youth and adult campers to ensure they have the most fun, safe, professional, and educational summer camp experience possible.
Start the session by picking campers up at PDX as a shuttle driver or greeter. Coach campers of all ability levels and lead on-hill coaching clinics. To coach at HCSC means to be a fun, positive snowboard role model (not a drill sergeant football coach). Off-hill, help with activities and have fun with the campers! End the session by helping to bring campers back to PDX.
Start the session by picking campers up at PDX as a shuttle driver or greeter. Open and close the skate parks every day and ensure they are only used by HCSC campers, staff and guests. Check waivers and monitor the parks, making sure everyone wears a helmet. Be on hand to teach skate clinics and offer instructional assistance as needed. End the session by helping to bring campers back to PDX.
Supervise campers on our three trampolines and in the foam pit. Assess camper skills to allow them to jump. Teach campers maneuvers on the trampolines, help them learn new tricks and how to apply what they learn to snowboarding. Open and close trampoline area daily.
Must Haves: Professional quality HD camera, laptop/desktop computer, well organized, experience in filming and editing, ability to work independently and within a team.
Shoot footage of all aspects of camp (from A-Level Shredding to D-Level Dodgeball) and pull some all-nighters helping to make the session videos and web edits on time. Work with individual campers and groups on private camper shoots making them short edits of their time at camp.
**Must haves: include examples of your work via a digital portfolio online. Please do not send us video files via email.**
Must Haves: Professional quality DSLR camera, laptop/desktop computer, well organized, experience in action photography and editing photos digitally, ability to work independently and within a team. Contribute photos for the website and/or ad campaigns, shoot campers who purchase a private photo shoots and deliver them edited and raw photos.
**Must haves: include examples of your work via a digital portfolio online. Please do not send us photo files via email**
Kitchen Staff “K-Unit” (NOTE: only one kitchen resume & application need to be submitted for the following positions)
Wash dishes and clean kitchen/dining area after 375 hungry snowboarders eat breakfast and make their lunches, and again after dinner. Pitches in wherever help is needed during a shift.
- Prep Cooks
Helps all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving nutritiously balanced meals, keeping the kitchen, food service and dining areas clean and sanitary, following stringent levels of cleanliness & ensuring camper & staff dietary needs are being met.
Involves all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving nutritiously balanced meals, keeping the kitchen, food service and dining areas clean and sanitary, following stringent levels of cleanliness & ensuring camper & staff dietary needs are being met.
- Lead Cooks
Manages and partakes in all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving nutritiously balanced meals, keeping the kitchen, food service and dining areas clean and sanitary, following stringent levels of cleanliness & ensuring camper & staff dietary needs are being met.
**Must Haves: ample relevant experience working in a professional kitchen environment and a Food Handlers Card.**
Your resume and application will dictate which position(s) you will be considered for.
On-call on and off snow when injuries strike to assist ski-patrol and/or drive injured campers to the hospital. On-call off-hill to take sick campers to the doctor at all times (e.g. 3:00 AM) or make miscellaneous airport runs. Also assists the camp nurse in collecting and then distributing camper meds.
Unclog toilets, take out the trash and recycling, perform vehicle maintenance, maintain skate ramps and door jams. Pretty much anything you can imagine that gets broken at camp gets fixed by you… (thanks)
Do you love working behind the scenes, being able to help implement, grow and work to make a magical place even more magical? Office Assistants are not just faxing, copying and talking on the phone- although that is a part of the job. More importantly, this position allows you to be the connection from the outside world to camp. You get to help campers have an incredible time, work with all the awesome people that walk through that office door and make sure that the camp experience for the parent is just as good as it is for the camper. If you think this position is for the ordinary office robot, you are definitely mistaken. Dance parties take place daily.
Assist campers in assembling their dream snowboard set up. Fit campers for gear and get them ready to ride. On-call on-hill to fix broken bindings or help with anything else that requires a screwdriver.
Camp Store Sales Clerk
Keep track of store inventory, assist campers in making purchases. Help campers get money from their cash accounts, run the store register, and keep the store neat and clean.
First on snow and last off, making boarder’s dreams come true. Diggers maintain jumps, pipes, and rails, assemble and disassemble our park at the beginning and end of each session, respectively. Rake all features every day as needed. Also, consider yourself the polite on-hill poacher police, keeping our parks private.
HOW TO APPLY
The following items must be received:
(We will accept resumes after this date – but your chances drop by ten million percent. We DO NOT accept faxed or e-mailed applications. It MUST be filled out online.)
1.The Application™ (please place this on the top)
2. Cover Letter specifying what position you are applying for and why you are qualified for the position.
3. Resume / Work History
4. Optional (but recommended) Video Submission. See application for details.
Please submit this video DIGITALLY. You can upload it to either vimeo or youtube and provide your link on the page regarding extra credit in your application.
Email Video Submissions or USB Submissions will not be accepted.
5. Anything else you think we should see.
Remember, if you are applying for multiple departments, you must fill out a separate application and attach a separate cover letter and resume. The reason for multiple applications and cover letters is due to our department hiring managers being located in different locations.
Creative submissions encouraged!
APPROXIMATE TIMELINE FOR SUMMER HIRING
New Employee Hiring
- October 1: Start of application collection
- March 1: Application deadline for new summer hires.
- March 2 – March 16: Prospective new hires are contacted to set up phone interviews
- March 17 – April 14: Bonus round of interviewing (if needed)
- April 15: Summer camp hiring is 100% completed
Return Employee Hiring Timeline – Our already excellent staff get first crack at next summer′s openings.
- Feb 15th: Return Staff Inquiry sent to last summer′s eligible employees
- March 1st: Deadline for confirming their return to HCSC