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Work at the Olympic Regional Development Authority

There are many great benefits to working for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Depending on position and length of service benefits and perks may include:

  • NYS Retirement Benefits
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 1-4 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • Sick Time, Holiday Time, Personal Days
  • Access to ORDA Venues and Events
  • Employee Discounts at Retail Stores
  • Employee Discounts at Food and Beverage Locations
  • On the job training and opportunities to build your resume
  • And many more – including working with some of the best athletes in the world




Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. Our team is the most important part of what we do. We’re always looking for people who enjoy working toward goals and help to build a fun environment with our team.

Please take a moment to click through and explore all of the job opportunities at specific ORDA venues or the Corporate offices. If you would like to apply to ORDA and are unsure of a specific position, we’ll help you find the opportunity that fits best for you. Start your career today!

General Inquiries

General Employment Inquiries

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Corporate Positions

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. We value our staff and look forward to discussing the opportunities with you.



The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking enthusiastic sports-minded people to act as Sport Ambassadors at its various Legacy sites in Lake Placid (Olympic Jumping Complex, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, and the Olympic Center).  Sports Ambassadors primary responsibilities revolve around interacting with guests and taking them on tours of the facility to which they are assigned.  They will educate visitors by talking about first-hand experiences, relaying historical facts and figures about sport and venue; and energizing people about the future of sport and ORDA.  These are part-time seasonal positions.  Weekend and holiday work may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a strong knowledge of venue and sport history and the ability to provide a great customer experience. The ideal candidate will be an athlete who has competed on a national and/or international level and has used ORDA’s facilities as a training site during their career.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “SPORTS AMBASSADOR” to:

David Mckillip
Director of Human Resources

[email protected]



The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking 5-10 reliable people to become a part of the Events Logistics Team for the upcoming sports event season. Team members will be in a logistical support position within the Events department working on a multitude of national and international sporting events.   The goal of this position is to increase the effectiveness of all ORDA event programming by maintaining day-to-day logistics support activities required to accomplish the work of the department. This position reports directly to the Events Logistics Coordinator and assists with duties as needed at various Lake Placid Olympic venues that include work both outside and inside.  Responsibilities include: execution of event signage; daily event beverage distribution; executing event and function set-up; maintain, scheduling and executing the organization’s sound system; executing award ceremonies; and assisting in the fulfillment of transportation requests.  Other related administrative duties may be assigned.  Work schedule includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Projected start date is around the last week of September. Hours will vary by week and event.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.  Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays is essential.  Strong knowledge of Lake Placid and the Olympic Movement are plusses. This position also requires the ability to think and work creatively. Must be reliable and take ownership of assigned tasks.  Skills in carpentry, electricity and sound preferred.

COMPENSATION: Part time / Seasonal position; Grade 12 – $16.71/hr.  ORDA venue access privileges including Whiteface/Gore season ski pass.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “Go Team Inquiry” –

Jonah Trembly
Events Manager

[email protected]


The Olympic Regional Development Authority is in search for seasonal photographers for its Photo Concessions booth. Job duties will include capturing high quality and compelling photographs for various events. All equipment will be provided. Projected work schedule of 30-40 hours a week and will include weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be dependable and be able to carefully select, set up, and operate manual cameras and equipment for varied conditions. Must have experience with action sport photography.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and experience.

Interested applicants should contact:

Mira Hayes
Photo Concessions Manager
[email protected]
518-302-5336 (leave a message)


The Olympic Regional Development Authority is in search for seasonal salesclerks for its Photo Concessions booth. Job duties will include helping the customer locate/edit their photos and processing payments. Further responsibilities would be to print photos.  All equipment and training will be provided. Projected work schedule of 30-40 hours a week and will include weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be dependable and have excellent customer service skills.  In addition, this person must be able to perform essential arithmetic functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and have basic computer skills.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate of $15.47/hr

Interested applicants should contact:

Mira Hayes
Photo Concessions Manager
[email protected]
518-302-5336 (leave a message)


The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking customer service orientated individuals to work in the ORDA store located in beautiful downtown Lake Placid. Successful candidates 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 email letter of interest and resumé with the subject line of “Customer Service Inquiry” to:

Amy Bowers
ORDA Store Supervisor
[email protected]


Project Administrators generally provide operational and/or administrative support to the organization.  They are an integral part of the planning process for the responsible administration and/or maintenance and repairs of infrastructure with the overall goal of making venue administration or operations successful by improving efficiency and reliability.  In doing so, they promote a positive, productive, and safe work environment for staff based on the pillars of accountability and success. Ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding of business, construction/capital projects, recreational operations, and sport as well as a strong understanding of ORDA’s organizational relationships. Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Review and guide department planning for maintenance and repair projects. Work with departments to keep them on schedule and on or under budget
  • Work with departments in the identification of equipment and operational issues that require troubleshooting to allow the venue to operate in a safe and productive manner
  • Work with departments to determine needed staffing levels and ensure that staff is properly trained and up to date with maintenance and repair techniques
  • Ensure that employees are trained to perform assigned tasks and aware of the specific job hazard analysis for the assigned task
  • Work in conjunction with ORDA Risk Manager to ensure that operation departments are conducting and documenting proper and appropriate safety training
  • Assist department supervisors and managers in developing professional relationships with other ski areas/facilities, industry suppliers, and other key industry stakeholders.
  • Manage long term and cross-organizational projects
  • Attend meetings with the Board, various State departments and agencies, and key partners/stakeholders as assigned
  • Support venue management in their relationships with administrative departments
  • Strategically identify solutions and challenges that support ORDA’s mission

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in ski area/sport venue operations or administration,  preferably two of which acting as a supervisor or manager.  Must have an established advanced knowledge of operations and/or administration of a resort-based facility.  Ability to read and interpret blue prints and schematics are a must.  Public sector experience preferred.

COMPENSATION:  Salary negotiable depending on qualifications, skills, and experience; ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, holiday, sick and personal time); participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; health, dental, and vision insurances; and optional participation in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Project Administrator Inquiry” to:

David McKillip, Director of Human Resources
[email protected]



ORDA’s Information Technology Department is seeking motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join the team as helpdesk technicians for its Lake Placid area venues. The successful candidate will troubleshoot and solve problems for end-users on workstations and point of sale systems. Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring ORDA’s helpdesk queue and responding to or escalating tickets in a timely fashion
  • Applying IT service management principles to Improve the ORDA helpdesk experience
  • Resolving network connectivity problems
  • Deploying IT hardware and services throughout the organization
  • Writing documentation and training staff
  • Low-voltage wiring
  • Server and network installation and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting and escalating problems to higher-level technicians
  • Implementation and testing of backup and recovery operations

This position requires a commitment to understanding the needs and priorities of both the IT Department and the organization as a whole and serves as a key support role in ensuring the efficiency of deploying IT services across the company. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, organized and a problem-solver.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant Associate’s degree with a minimum of one year of full-time experience. Relevant experience may replace educational requirements on a year for year basis. IT service management experience is preferred.

SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications and skills. ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including: health, dental and vision insurances; paid leave (vacation, sick and personal leave); and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Optional benefits include supplemental life and long-term disability insurance at preferred rates as well as NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “IT Technician Inquiry” to:

Mike Costantino
Director of Information Technology
[email protected]

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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].