Employment

So You Want to Work Here?!

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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 child experience
  • Must be eligible to be Authorized Awesome™
  • Must be available full-time beginning approximately June 7, 2015 through approximately August 18, 2015. (Unless noted otherwise)
  • Must go by the following instructions:

Although we accept applications constantly, year round, the preferred application window is January 1st to March 1st.


IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

This is your first test. 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.   

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 collecting 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 welcome your application and resume.  Upon being offered a position, you would need to apply for a work visa (some countries take longer than others to do so).  High Cascade works in conjunction with IENA to obtain summer work visas.  Please do not contact us any further regarding this process.  We will work with you when/if you are offered a job.  PLEASE NOTE: If you are an international applicant is is absolutely imperative that you have your completed job application and resume submitted to High Cascade 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 sorted early 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:

YEAR-ROUND POSITIONS

We are currently seeking a Digital Content Manager to create, distribute, and respond to social media and other interactive digital platforms for all We Are Camp brands.  This position is full time and is located in the Portland, Oregon sales and marketing office.  The successful candidate will be someone is familiar with all major social media platforms, can manage multiple projects and timelines, communicates clearly, is clever with a great sense of humor, and is a passionate snowboarder.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected] with the following subject line: Digital Content Manager Candidate.

RAMP CREW

Construction Crew

HCSC and our infamous Ramp Crew™ are looking for a few skilled people to set up the summer camp off-hill facilities, including our 20,000 sq ft 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 28th 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.

Cook

HCSC’s Ramp Crew™ requires propane for the forklifts, diesel for the truck and trailer, and most importantly 3 healthy and nutritious meals a day to keep them firing on all cylinders.  The Ramp Crew™ cook is tasked with the prepping, cooking, serving, and clean-up for all three meals six days a week throughout the entirety of Ramp Crew™.  Applicants must have extensive experience working in a commercial kitchen and must be capable of menu planning, food ordering, budgeting, and cooking meals for up to 15 people three times a day.

 

SUMMER POSITIONS

Head Coach

Manage and oversee up to 30 coaches at any one time.  Duties include staff hiring, management, training, and supervision, employee performance assessment, employee reward/discipline, camper coaching group splits based on experience and skill, coordination and assistance in on-hill feature design and arrangement, and more.  Applicants are required to hold certification(s) (preferably Level 2 or higher) from nationally recognized snowboard instruction governing bodies, extensive experience as a snowboard coach, excellent supervision and communication skills, and must possess the ability to operate a coaching organization that balances fun and progression.

Camp Store Manager

Efficiently and effectively manage the Camp Store.  Duties include setting up the store prior to Summer Camp, staff hiring and management, merchandising all HCSC byProducts™, inventory control & reorder requests, sales, reporting, loss prevention, HCSC byProduct™ design assistance, sales analysis, and more.  Retail management and experience preferred.

Demo Center Manager

Management of the Demo Center and Demo Center employees.  Duties include the inventorying and summer-long tracking all demo equipment, creation and distribution of demo reports, shift scheduling, setup of demo center during setup week, and more.  Applicants must have extensive experience working with snowboard hardgoods in a retail and/or rental environment, extensive knowledge of snowboard equipment design and technology, and management experience.

Maintenance/Facilities Manager

Build and maintain camp facilities, grounds, equipment, and vehicles throughout the summer.  Duties include fleet maintenance, record keeping, planning and staffing for camp setup and teardown, basic vehicle, housing, and general equipment maintenance, coordination of trash & recycling removal, and employee management.  The Maintenance/Facilities Manager is required to participate in Ramp Crew (see listing above) starting April 28th and may be required to work through to September 1st.  Applicants must have experience with manual labor, problem solving, staff management,  delegation, and are required to possess a CDL (with airbrakes) classification on their Driver’s License.  If worthy applicants do not currently hold a CDL certification High Cascade may assist with the certification process provided applicant meets all needs for the position.

Counselors

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, and much more will be regular duties as a counselor.

Snowboard Coaches

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, occasionally lead activities like soccer or hiking. End the session by helping to bring  campers back to PDX.

Skateboard Monitor/Coach

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.

Trampoline Monitor/Coach

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.

Videographers

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.

Photographers

Must Haves: Professional quality digital SLR 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.

Kitchen Staff (NOTE: only one kitchen resume & application need to be submitted for the following positions)

  • Dishwashers
    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.
  • Cooks
    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.

Your resume and application will dictate which position(s) you will be considered for.

Medics

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.

Maintenance Assistant

Unclog toilets, take out the trash and recycling, perfrom vehicle maintenence, maintain skate ramps and door jams. Pretty much anything you can imagine that gets broken at camp gets fixed by you… (thanks)

Office Assistants

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.

Demo Assistants

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.

Diggers

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

Download The Application™

The following items must be received by March 2nd:

(We will accept resumes after this date – but your chances drop by ten million percent.  We DO  NOT accept faxed or e-mailed applications.)

1.The Application™ (if you are stapling your pages, 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. List of references.

5. Anything else you think we should see.

Mail To:

High Cascade Snowboard Camp
Attn: Human Resources
5014 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

If you are sending multiple applications/resumes for mulitiple positions (other than kitchen positions) you may simply copy of pages 2-6 of the application, but write a separate cover letter for each position you are applying for (other than kitchen positions). You may also include all applications/resumes/cover letters/etc. in one envelope, rather than mailing a seperate envelope for each position you are applying for. The reason for multiple applications and cover letters is due to our department hiring managers being located in different locations. 


APPROXIMATE TIMELINE FOR SUMMER HIRING

New Employee Hiring

  • January 1st: Start of application collection
  • March 2nd: Application deadline for new summer hires.
  • March 3rd-March 16th: Management assesses staffing needs based on return staff response and resumes are reviewed by Department Managers.
  • March 16th – April 13th: Prospective new hires are contacted to set up phone interviews
  • April 14th – May 6th: Bonus round of interviewing (if needed)
  • May 7th: 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