Employment

>> CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION <<

BEFORE YOU APPLY,

PLEASE NOTE ALL APPLICANTS:

  • 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 screenings.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States (for international work visas please contact iena.org).
  • Must have relevant experience working with children.
  • Must be available full-time beginning approximately June 6, 2018 through approximately August 8, 2018. (Unless noted otherwise)

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES:

This is your first test. Follow these directions. Due to the overwhelming number applicants we receive each season at Windells, 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’re applying for, we don’t know which hiring manager should receive your application. This will result in your application sitting in our office collecting dust.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL THE WINDELLS 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 your 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).  Please do not contact us any further regarding this process unless you are offered a job.  PLEASE NOTE: If you are an international applicant it is absolutely imperative that you have your completed job application and resume submitted to Windells 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!

**All employees must be 18 years old or older. We do not offer a C.I.T. program, but we hope to hear from you when you are of age!**

 


 

POSITIONS WE ARE HIRING FOR:

 

YEAR-ROUND POSITIONS

None at this time.  Please check back soon.

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.

CONSTRUCTION CREWS

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.

SUMMER 2018 POSITIONS

Counselors

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.  Calm fears of homesick campers, keep the wild ones in line, tell bedtime stories, be a human alarm clock, stoke the campers out on everything that is Summer Camp, and much more are regular responsibilities of a Windells 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.

Ski & Skateboard Coaches

Start the session by picking campers up at PDX as a shuttle driver or greeter.  Coach campers of all ability levels and lead coaching clinics.  To coach at Windells means to be a fun, positive 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.

Trampoline Monitor/Coach

Supervise campers on trampolines and jumping into 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 skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding or anything else.  Open and close trampoline area daily.

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 skiers, skaters and snowboarders eat breakfast and make their lunches, and again after dinner.  Pitch in wherever help is needed during a shift.
  • Prep Cooks – Help all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving nutritiously balanced meals. Keep the kitchen, food service and dining areas clean and sanitary. You must follow stringent levels of cleanliness & ensure camper & staff dietary needs are being met.
  • Cooks – Involved in all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving nutritiously balanced meals. Keep the kitchen, food service and dining areas clean and sanitary. You must follow stringent levels of cleanliness & ensure camper & staff dietary needs are being met.
  • Lead Cooks – Manage and partake in all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving nutritiously balanced meals. Keep the kitchen, food service and dining areas clean and sanitary You Must Following stringent levels of cleanliness & ensure 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.

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.  Assists the camp nurse in collecting and then distributing camper meds.

Maintenance Assistant

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… (Thank You!)

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.

Demo Assistants

Assist campers in assembling their dream ski or snowboard set up.  Fit campers for gear and get them ready to get on hill.  On-call on-hill to fix anything broken, 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 skier’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

>> FILL OUT THE APPLICATION HERE <<

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.)

The following items must be received:

1.The Application
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). Digital Video Submission (ie Youtube or Vimeo). See application for details.
5. Anything else you think we should see.

Creative submissions HIGHLY 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% complete

Return Employee Hiring Timeline

Our already excellent staff get first crack at next summer′s openings. 

  • Feb 15: Return Staff Inquiry sent to last summer′s eligible employees.
  • March 1: Deadline for confirming their return to Windells.