• 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, 2016 through approximately August 18, 2016. (Unless noted otherwise)


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.   

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.

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.


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 have discontinued the C.I.T. program, but we hope to hear from you when you are of age!**






Academic Director – Windells Academy

Windells Academy, a year round boarding school known for educating and developing ski, snowboard, and skateboard athletes, seeks an Academic Director for the 2016-2017 school year.  The Academic Director will oversee the academic department.  Oversee all academic staff and scheduling.  Monitor student progress and pacing. Provide regular reports to parents and handle all academic related communication.  Create and manage our weekly academic update blog.  Develop and provide supplemental materials for students with IEP’s or special needs.  Provide students with guidance in the college enrollment and SAT/ACT exam process.  Delegate tasks and oversee the Academic Coordinator.  Maintain a relationship with the online school by working with counselors, teachers, and administration to provide students with the courses and resources to be successful.  Develop hands on experiential learning environments to inspire and support the education process.  Travel with students to different parts of the US and abroad to ensure our developing athletes are successful academically while training/competing in their sport.

Qualified candidates will posses a MA or BA in Education, be willing to travel, have experience working in a non-traditional school environment and willingness to help enrich the lives of student athletes. All candidates must have exemplary leadership skills, remain collected and patient during stressful situations and the ability to problem solve. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. A passion for skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding is a plus.

For more information please contact Katie at Katie@windellsacademy.com or Chris at chris@windellsacademy.com


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 Windells products, inventory control & reorder requests, sales, reporting, loss prevention, Windells 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 ski hard goods in a retail and/or rental environment, ski and binding tech certified, extensive knowledge of ski equipment design and technology, and management experience.

Ski, Skate & BMX 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 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!

Snowboard Counselors – Apply through HCSC

This is the same awesome counseling job, you just have to apply through HCSC! Make sure you pick the “I want to work at the Windells Campus” box and you are good to go!
Click here for the HCSC Snowboarding Application

Ski, Skateboard, & BMX 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.

Snowboard Coaches – Apply through HCSC

This is the same awesome coaching job, you just have to apply through HCSC! Make sure you pick the “I want to work at the Windells Campus” box and you are good to go!
Click here for the HCSC Snowboarding Application

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.


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.


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.







Step 1: Download The Application

Step 2: Fill Out The Application

Step 3: Send in The Application

The following items must be received:

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. Optional (but recommended). Digital Video Submission (ie Youtube or Vimeo). See application for details.

5. Anything else you think we should see.


Mail To:

Attn: Human Resources
5014 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

If you are sending multiple applications/resumes for different positions, you may include all applications/resumes/cover letters/etc. in one envelope, rather than mailing a separate envelope for each position you are applying for. The need for multiple applications and cover letters is due to our department hiring managers being located in different locations. 

Creative submissions HIGHLY encouraged!!!



New Employee Hiring

  • Jan 1: Start of application collection
  • March 3 – March 16: Management assesses staffing needs based on return staff response and resumes are reviewed by Department Managers.
  • March 16 – April 13: Prospective new hires are contacted to set up phone interviews
  • April 14 – May 6: Bonus round of interviewing (if needed)
  • May 7: Summer camp hiring is 100% completed

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.

Return Staff (Including Former Windells Snowboard Staff) Need Not Reapply!