Pinecrest Chalet

Join our Summer Chalet Staff Now!

Nestled between Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge ski resort, and the Lair of the Golden Bear family camp, the Pinecrest Chalet is a mountain resort offering 23 amenity-filled cottages and chalets. The Chalet features programming through the Summer Adventure Program and Winter Lair, and is a unique venue for weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats.

About Pinecrest Chalet

The Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley's alumni association, acquired the year-round family resort as the perfect complementary sister property to its world-renowned Lair of the Golden Bear summer family camps just downstream. Surrounded by beautiful forest and Pinecrest Lake, Pinecrest Chalet is a picturesque place to work.

The Employee Experience

Come join our hardworking, adventurous, tight-knit Chalet community. 

Ideal Candidate

  • Spirited and team-oriented 

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others in a fast-paced dynamic environment is a must.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in area of activity expertise.

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays and be capable of lifting, pushing and pulling 50 pounds during the course of a typical work day.

  • Must submit to and pass Consumer Report and FBI/DOJ fingerprint background investigations.

Room and Board

Lodging with common living area and kitchen to store food and prep your own meals.  Lodging is rent free, but the value of provided on-site lodging is included as part of your taxable income.

Verizon cell service works reliably in Pinecrest. Free wifi is also provided, typical restrictions apply. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

For more information about the area please see Pinecrest's Ranger station Parks and Recreation website. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/stanislaus/recreation

For Fun

Kayaking, boating, and fishing in gorgeous Pinecrest Lake.

Pinecrest is a hiker's paradise and an ideal place to rock climb.

In the winter, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular activities.

Our Jobs

We are currently hiring for our Summer staff! We would love for you to join our Team!

Applicants encouraged to apply by April 11, 2017. Start date is Monday, May 22nd, with the exception of quarter system students. Start date for quarter system students is Saturday, June 10th.

$10-15/hr salary range. This is a seasonal, part-time/on-call position. Options for lodging provided on­site if needed.

Job Classification: Pinecrest Chalet Summer Staff positions are classified as a seasonal, part-time/on-call position.

Adventure Specialist

The Chalet Adventure Specialist is responsible for leading one or more assigned outdoor activities. The Adventure Specialist may be required to attain certification in a respective activity. While some training will be provided, Adventure Specialists are expected to arrive skilled in their assigned area of activity. -Wilderness Survival -Yoga -Archery -Rock-Climbing Furthermore, Adventure Specialists are expected to contribute to a training manual and train peers to cover their activities. In addition to leading outdoor activities, Adventure Specialist are required to assist with room cleans and “odd-jobs” around the property. Reports to the Program Director, Pinecrest Chalet

Assistant Program Director

The Chalet Assistant Program Director (APD) is responsible for ensuring programs run smoothly in the absence of the program director. The APD is responsible for leading one or more assigned outdoor activities. The APD may be required to attain certification in a respective activity. While some training will be provided, APD are expected to arrive skilled in their assigned area of activity. Furthermore, APD are expected to contribute to a training manual and train peers to cover their activities. In addition to leading outdoor activities, APD are required to assist with room cleans and “odd-jobs” around the property. Reports to the Program Director, Pinecrest Chalet

Facilities Technician

The Facilities Tech is responsible for the maintenance of the buildings, infrastructure, and equipment of the Pinecrest Chalet Resort. Reports to the Lead Facilities Technician, Pinecrest Chalet

Housekeeping Crew

We are seeking Crew Members to clean, maintain and inspect guest rooms and common areas. The team of Crew Members are responsible for providing a clean, well maintained and secure environment for guests and the facility.

Program Director

The Chalet Summer Program Director (PD) is responsible for creating and coordinating summer programs at the Chalet. Programs will be summer recreational activities for guests. Reports to the Manager, Pinecrest Chalet

How to Apply

  • Please email your resume to recruiting@alumni.berkeley.edu.
  • Please reference the job title in the subject line. Attachments should be in MS Word or PDF format.

Please note, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the USA to be employed at Pinecrest Chalet. Pinecrest is currently unable to sponsor international visa applicants.