YMCA of the Rockies

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Hiring: Multiple Positions


Seasonal Positions: Range anywhere from 6 weeks to 8 months and all include room & board, unless it’s stated as an “off-grounds” position.

Year-Round Positions: Full benefits: ( health, dental, and life insurance, vacation/PTO, participation in YMCA retirement plan, access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free passes to check out for skiing, rock-climbing, mountain biking, and golf, free gear rentals, and discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges.)

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Compensation:  This is a seasonal,  hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position, with employee perks including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free Wi-Fi and no bills!)

  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)

  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center

  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities

  • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Resident Office

  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:

    • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort)

    • 20% Discount at our General Store, Rustic café, and Jackson Stable horseback rides

    • Discounts at local merchants

    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)

Adventure Activities Attendant


The Adventure Activities Attendant provides customer service to guests and members at the Mountain Center. Adventure Activities Attendants are responsible for belaying at the indoor climbing wall, selling merchandise in the Gear Shop, managing a cash drawer and our online sign up system, as well as information sharing about our Program Department, our Association, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Estes Park. Dates Needed: Available August 5th, 2019.

Adventure Activities Facilitator


The Adventure Activities Facilitator facilitates people of all ages and abilities through low and high challenge course elements, our zip line program and climbing walls. Dates Needed: Available August 5th, 2019.

Program Intern


The Program Intern is responsible for planning and executing special events and assisting in other areas of the Program Department. Duties working with various entities on property to organize and conduct special events, working in Desk Attendant, Recreation, and Family Program roles, and providing administrative support in the Program Department. Must be passionate about providing high quality guest service, working with a team of peers, and ensuring high quality programs. Dates Needed: September 2019 – April 2020.

After School Manager


This position is in charge of the after school program for the local school district with children aged between 5 and 13. This includes direct supervision of the children throughout the Fall semester and working along-side an aide position that splits their time between the preschool and after school programs. Must be at least 21 years old. 

This is the perfect job for those just graduating college who need more work experience but still want to travel! We're located right next to Rocky Mountain National Park and offer free ski passes to Loveland Ski Area. Dates Needed: Mid-August 2019 through Mid-December 2019 or Mid-May 2020.

Family Program Facilitator

Location: YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby

Description: Family Program Facilitators are responsible for leading family-oriented programs for members and guests of all ages. This includes sports, archery, outdoor nature activities, science experiments, escape rooms, games and other family programs. Family Program Facilitators lead private activities for groups and assist guests at the Sweet Memorial Desk.

Outdoor Education Instructors:

Location: Hiring for both Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch


Under the direction of the Outdoor Education Director, Outdoor Education Instructors will teach outdoor education classes, develop curriculum, perform organization tasks, communicate with schools and school leaders, and assist in any projects or tasks that better the Outdoor Education Program.

DATES: August 12, 2019-November 8, 2019

Essential Functions / Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old

  • Participate in Outdoor Education training.

  • Have experience and enjoy working with children.

  • Possess a passion for or an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Education, Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, or similar area of study.

  • Ability to work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program

  • Possess and maintain certification in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.

  • Be able to carry up to 40 pounds and hike up to 6 miles on uneven terrain each day.

  • Plan, develop, and implement curriculum and activities to build on the current curriculum

  • Contribute to a maintained, clean, and organized staff area

  • Adhere to all weekly scheduled activities and classes

  • Must possess a valid, USA state issued driver's license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles

  • All other duties assigned

Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

NOTE: Based on business needs, you may be required to work in other Departments and/or our other Center.

Gap Programs in the Rockies:

Location: YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO

Description: YMCA of the Rockies provides a variety of gap program options for individuals looking to take time after high school before college, or looking for a break from college to gain work and life experience before jumping into academics or a career. Depending on the program, we aim to develop the person to grow individually, explore their faith and establish their own values and beliefs. Check out each of our gap programs to learn which is right for you! 


Location: YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado 

Description: You will have the opportunity to serve guests in a resort setting which makes this a dynamic lifeguarding position. Enjoy the luxury of a 20:1 guests to guard ratio. We are looking for people that are wanting to expand their lifeguarding skills (we will certify you if you are not already a lifeguard but have extensive swimming experience) in an indoor and outdoor setting. Lifeguard applicants must be either currently certified or able to pass an American Red Cross lifeguard certification class before beginning work. 

Recreation Supervisor:

Location: Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado 

Description: Plays a crucial role in serving our guests and overseeing recreation staff. Supervises activities at recreational facilities and other program functions including: Kiva recreation center, summer tubing hill, leading archery sessions, leading group campfires and other activities. High energy and a positive attitude needed. We are the department of fun!