Career Opportunities


WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN BEAR DEN DIRECTOR

Full-Time/Winter Season 2016-2017

Whiteface Mountain, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking a director for Bear Den Mountain. Under the supervision of the Whiteface Snowsports Director, this person will be responsible for administering the activities and programs at Bear Den. Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing all snowsports programs and personnel at Bear Den (hiring, training, scheduling staff, reservations, payroll, oversight of nursery, and tickets). The successful candidate will focus on the guest experience for Bear Den patrons (including interacting with Bear Den clientele) within the guidelines of ORDA's marketing initiatives. The Bear Den Director will also interface with ORDA's concessionaire concerning the operation of the cafeteria, retail, and rental shop. The Bear Den Director will work closely with the Snowsports Director and management to assure a coordinated effort for a well-run and profitable Snowsports Department.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires certification under PSIA/AASI or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will be in the forefront of current snowsports trends; have a track record of proven growth and development in the snowsports industry; have experience in a professional setting that focuses on the guest experience; have a background in children's education and development; and have experience in upper level snowsports school management at a resort that has 200,000+ annual visitors. This position requires an individual with strong motivational skills, attention to detail, computer skills, communication skills, and a vision for the future of the Whiteface Bear Den. Strong leadership and supervisory skills are a must.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate of $17.59 per hour. Potential for benefits under CSEA/ORDA Collective Bargaining Agreement. New York State Deferred Compensation and New York State Retirement available.

Interested candidates may forward their resume no later than September 30, 2016 to:

Aaron Kellett, Whiteface Mt. General Manager
Whiteface Mountain
PO Box 1980
Wilmington, NY 12997
akellett@whiteface.com
(518) 946-2223



WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN GROUP SALES MANAGER

Full-Time Year Round

Whiteface Mountain, an ORDA-managed facility, is seeking a Group Sales Manager. This individual is responsible for meeting and exceeding established sales goals and creating action plans to increase group visits and bulk sales at Whiteface Mountain on a year-round basis. In doing so, the Group Sales Manager will represent Whiteface and the Lake Placid venues at trade shows, consumer shows, as well as other various sites. In addition, s/he will also be responsible for coordinating the logistics for these off-site events and also acting as the point of contact for brokers. The successful candidate will manage group sales efforts for multi-venue visits, develop and maintain relationships with tour brokers, ski clubs, hotel sales managers, and other sales representatives within the ski and tourism industries. S/he will also perform other related duties including, but not limited to, interfacing with the Lake Placid Essex County Visitor's Bureau.

This position involves travel as well as weekend and holiday work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or related field or four years of sales and/or marketing experience in sports, recreation, or resort environments. The successful candidate must have strong computer skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Movement are plusses.

COMPENSATION:Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package including paid leave, health, dental, vision, and participation in the New York State Retirement System.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and resumé to:

Aaron Kellett, Whiteface Mt. General Manager
Whiteface Mountain
PO Box 1980
Wilmington, NY 12997
akellett@whiteface.com
Fax - (518) 946-7400



WHITEFACE LAKE PLACID MARKETING MANAGER

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a seasoned marketing professional to coordinate and implement its Whiteface Lake Placid campaigns. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the ski resort industry, as well as a strong passion to develop successful marketing plans and strategies that enhance the guest experience. The primary focus of this position will be facilitating the development and implementation of a marketing plan as it relates to promoting Whiteface Lake Placid as a year round destination to both the leisure traveler and regional/local visitor. In doing so, this person will focus on digital communication and distribution of information, as well as overall brand management. The successful candidate will be responsible for data analysis; leveraging CRM tools (Ryan Solutions) to enhance our email strategy; local and regional advertising; cross marketing; supporting multi-venue marketing; as well as reporting. The Whiteface Lake Placid Marketing Manager reports directly to ORDA's Marketing Director and will work within the overall marketing strategy as delivered by the Director. S/he will also assist with other ORDA/SKI3 projects and perform other duties as assigned. This is a full-time, year round position. Holiday and weekend work is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in business or marketing, plus 4 years' experience in working in both marketing/branding and the ski resort industry. Relevant experience may replace education on a year for year basis. Must be proficient with MS Office, be an intermediate or higher level skier or snowboarder, and be able to lift 50lbs. Experience with Ryan Solutions (CRM management), Siriusware software, Adobe Suite, photography, videography, travel/tourism, websites (HTML and CMS), are all preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

COMPENSATION:Competitive salary with 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.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and resumé to:

Liz Mezzetti, Director of Marketing
NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
lmezzetti@orda.org



EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is in need of an Emergency Medical Technician at the Olympic Sports Complex and Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. The successful candidate will respond to emergency situations, observe and report unsafe conditions, and provide information as well as assistance to the general public and athletes. Schedule will include evenings, weekends, and holidays. This position is full-time (40 hrs/week) seasonal with potential for year-round employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants must be New York State certified EMT (current regional on line status) with current CPR. Applicants should provide letters of recommendation. Letters of reference a plus. Water rescue experience desired.

WAGE:Current starting wage is $12.99 per hour.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with resumé to:

Rebecca Dayton
Olympic Sports Complex
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-4115
rdayton@orda.org



LIFT ATTENDANTS

The Olympic Sports Complex and Olympic Jumping Complex, both ORDA managed facilities, are now accepting applications for Lift Attendants. Lift Attendants are responsible for operating and maintaining a single ski lift and assisting customers getting on and off lifts. Successful candidates will be responsible for safety and preparing daily reports. All positions are full-time (40 hrs/week) seasonal jobs with potential for year-round employment.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WAGE The successful candidates will be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job. Starting rates range from $9.67/hr. to $11.22/hr. depending on nature of duties.

For further information and application forms, contact:

Rebecca Dayton
Olympic Sports Complex
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-4115
rdayton@orda.org




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