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Employment at Berkshire East

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Berkshire East is a small family-run mountain resort in Charlemont Massachusetts, one of New England’s premier outdoor destinations. We are dedicated to creating an authentic, exciting, customer focused year-round resort. We are New England’s fastest growing small resort; over the past 12 months we have added a new summit quad lift, North America’s longest mountain coaster, an additional base lodge with restaurant and bar, and there are more excited projects in the works. We frequently are looking for experienced, dedicated and professional individuals in all aspects of operation.

Review the currently available positions below and apply now to join our exciting team. If you have questions please email us at employment@berkshireeast.com

Berkshire East is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Ski & Snowboard Instructors:

Berkshire East is looking for responsible, outgoing and fun individuals to join our SnowSports School for the 2014/2015 winter. Position responsibilities include teaching ski or snowboard skills for all levels and ages. Instructors work in high visibility positions and are expected to be particularly friendly, courteous and patient at all times. Will work outside, sometimes in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to attend mandatory training clinics when deemed necessary. PSIA certification preferred.
All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. CORI background check required. All applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Mountain Coaster Operator:

Responsibilities include verifying that all riders have tickets and meet the age, weight and height requirements.  Attendants will assist riders in loading and unloading coaster cars and providing them with instruction on safety protocols and the proper use of coaster cars. Duties also include inspection of tracks and cars, maintaining loading and unloading ramps, maintaining daily logs, and keeping the general area and coaster cars clean. Snow shoveling is required in winter months. You will be in direct contact with our guests and are expected to be friendly and helpful when greeting and assisting them. You will be working outside in all types of weather and must be agile on rough terrain, hard pack and soft snow surfaces. Applicants must be at least age 18. Cori background checks are required.   You must pass on on-site training session in order to be hired. These are part-time (up-to 32 hrs a week) positions.

Children’s Center: 

Responsible for supervising children (age 2 ½ – 6) at our on-site day center. Will engage in both indoor and outside play including creative crafts, music and drama, story time, games, sliding and snow play. Duties include instruction for learn to ski for 3 – 6 year olds. Applicants must have prior experience, love children, be energetic and mature. Basic first aid & CPR certification required. This is a weekend, holiday, and holiday week only position, (closed most weekdays). Cori background check required. Applicants must be at least 18 years old

Racing Coach:

Responsible for teaching ski and racing skills for all levels and ages. Coaches work in high visibility positions and are expected to be particularly friendly, courteous and patient at all times. Will work outside, sometimes in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to attend mandatory training clinics when deemed necessary. USSA certification preferred

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. CORI background checks required. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Maintenance Worker:

Looking for a reliable, hardworking team player with good mechanical skills. Responsibilities include the maintenance and upkeep of the ski resort; including trails, grounds, buildings, ski lifts, and related equipment. Duties may include snowmaking, clearing trails, repair and upkeep of snow guns and snow-making pipelines, construction projects, and routine lift maintenance. General knowledge of ski resort operations preferred; with skills in operating power tools, heavy equipment, and ATV driving experience. Twelve hour shifts, sometimes 7 days per week, during peak season. This is a full-time seasonal position with the possibility of year-round employment.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Snowmaker:

Responsible for the safe operation of snow guns and other snowmaking equipment. Work is mostly outside and sometimes under extreme weather conditions. Twelve hour shifts, (day or night), sometimes 7 days per week. Manual labor position must be able to pull heavy hoses with a lot of walking on hard pack, soft snow, or icy surfaces. ATV driving experience required. Some positions may require the operation of large vehicles and equipment and will require experience. Must have a valid driver’s license.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits.  All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Customer Service:

Customer Service Representative will be a ticket seller in addition to having other job duties. Must be able to accurately handle all types of transactions in a fast paced setting.  Responsible for answering phones, e-mails, and handling on-line sale transactions. Direct contact with guests answering questions and problem solving. Must be familiar with all aspects of Berkshire East and be able to provide clear directives and information to the guests.  This position requires a friendly, helpful and outgoing personality.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Lift Attendant:

Responsible for monitoring the loading and unloading of guests on ski chair and ground carpet lifts. When not otherwise engaged, will verify that anyone riding the lifts and carpets has a valid ticket and/or ski pass. Duties include setting up fencing and maintaining loading and unloading ramps, and snow shoveling is required. Also responsible for the set up and closing of the ground carpet lifts. Tubing attendants will instruct guests on proper use of lanes and gear, and hold tubes while guests load. Will be in direct contact with our guests and are expected to be friendly and helpful when greeting and assisting them. Lift attendants will be working outside in all types of weather and must be agile on hard pack and soft snow surfaces.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits.  CORI Background check required. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Rental Attendant:

Rental Shop attendants are responsible for distributing ski & snowboard equipment to our guests. Duties also include checking in return equipment and putting it away. Computer skills required. 

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. CORI background checks required. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Rental Technician:

Responsible for setting ski and snowboard bindings according to manufacturer’s specifications and distributing ski & snowboard equipment to our guests. Will assist the customer with the proper fit of equipment and checking in returned equipment.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. CORI background checks required. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Tuning Shop Technician:

Responsible for the operation of ski and snowboard tuning equipment, (sharpening edges, waxing, adjusting and setting up equipment, etc). Will maintain and service equipment for both the rental department as well as for our guest’s. Will have direct contact with our quests. Must be able to use a cash register and credit card machine and make accurate transactions.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. CORI background checks required. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Cook:

Responsible for the preparation and short order cooking of menu items. Includes pizza oven, deep fryer, and grill, made to order sandwiches, soups and salads. Will take food orders and have direct contact with customers. Responsible for the set up and clean up of all kitchen areas. Experience required. Serve Safe certification preferred.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits.  All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Cleaning:

Cleans bathrooms, empties trash & recyclables, vacuums, mops and uses floor cleaning machinery.  Responsible for other cleaning projects as needed. This is a physically demanding position. Responsible for ensuring clean and sanitary conditions in all areas of the lodges. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.  Hours may be late nights and/or early mornings (when the ski lodges are closed).

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Busser:

Monitors and restocks beverage coolers, condiments, and paper products and stocks snack items. Responsible for cleaning tables in the dining area as customers come and go. Vacuums and sweeps floors as needed and empties trash in common areas. Assists with washing trays and dishes. Performs bathroom inspections and is responsible for ensuring clean and sanitary conditions of overall area.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Ticket Seller:

Responsible for the sale of lift tickets, rentals, lessons, lockers, season passes, and other miscellaneous products. Direct contact with guests. Must be computer savvy and able to handle various types of sales transactions, including cash, credit cards, gift cards, and gift certificates Will collect payment from guests and make accurate change for the transactions assuring that everyone pays correct price for products. Cashier experience preferred.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Food Cashier:

Responsible for ringing food and beverage items into the computerized register system. Must collect payment from all food service guests and make accurate change for the transactions assuring that everyone pays correct price for all food. Must be able to handle various types of sales transactions, including cash, credit cards, gift cards, and gift certificates. Other responsibilities may include bussing and cleaning duties during non-peak times.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Retail Cashier:

Responsible for the sale of products and clothing for our retail area. Must accurately process sales and make change using a computerized sales register. Responsible for monitoring stock and maintaining inventory of all sale items. Will assist Customer Service in answering questions from customers and answering telephone calls. Must be familiar with all aspects of Berkshire East and be able to provide directives and information to the guests.

All winter positions are seasonal or part-time and do not include benefits. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.