Soaring Treetop Adventures

Summer positions available at Remote Colorado Zipline!

Soaring Treetop Adventures is the world’s largest zip line adventure of its kind, and has been continually rated the #1 Tour in the U.S., Colorado, and Durango on TripAdvisor!  If you seek adventure while living in a pristine mountain and forest environment then Soaring Treetop Adventures is the place for you! Now hiring Guides, Cooks, Office staff, and Dishwasher/Laundry staff for summer 2018.

Soaring is remotely located in the San Juan mountains north of Durango, Colorado. There is NO road access to our zip line property, and our guests and staff access our beautiful property via the historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

About Soaring Treetop Adventures

Our team seeks friendly, fun, outgoing, professional individuals who are interested in working in a unique environment for the summer season!

Soaring is all about providing the best full-day zip line adventure that guests could ever experience.  The course is remotely located on 180 private acres of the former five-star Tall Timber Resort, in the heart of the San Juan National Forest. Soaring is a zip line experience delivered with five-star service, and working at Soaring provides individuals with a chance to experience the untouched beauty of the Southwest while gaining valuable guest service experience.  Our guests range in age from 4-94 and are seeking the best of the best.  YOU are a big part of the day--not only providing safety and knowledge but by spending the better part of each day with the guests, your outgoing, friendly, personable demeanor shines through.  Since Soaring was born out of a Five Star resort, we are seeking mature-minded extroverts with a professional attitude. 

The Employee Experience

Employees will find they are in for a really rewarding summer experience at Soaring.  The fresh mountain air and the pristine forest environment are without compare.  Living on 180 private acres of land surrounded by the San Juan National Forest is unique as you are immersed in nature and the beauty of the mountains as you live and work in the same place.  Staff do not need to worry about driving a car to get to work - everyone lives and works on property together.  

Staff members not only enjoy this amazing property, but also the college town of Durango and greater southwest Colorado on their two days off a week.  There is much to explore and experience in this part of the country.  Hiking, waterfalls, aspen forests, fishing, rafting, and lots and lots of nature abound. 

The best part of Soaring is the incredible life-long friendships that are made by living and working together outside of the "real world" and then spending time together on days off. 

Ideal Candidate

Living and working in a remote, wilderness environment can be a rewarding and life-changing experience.  Because of our being a seasonal summer business, we attract many similarly-aged, extroverted, adventuresome individuals who are eager to make the most of their summer.  With spotty cell service and no TV, staff members actually spend the majority of their free time with each other hiking, exploring, camping, and adventuring together. 

The conservative family that runs Soaring previously ran a Five Star resort on the property, and the expectations for amazing customer service is high.  It is a work hard, play hard environment.  The owners expect clean-cut, articulate, personable staff who are able to think on their feet and to conduct themselves in a Five Star manner. Each position on the team requires leadership skill and the ability to work well as a team and to think and work independently. Smoking and drugs (including marijuana) are NOT permitted on the property by staff or guests.  Those who understand this philosophy and who are able to commit to being their best usually return to work with us year after year.  The job is rewarding and staff who have come and gone remain tightly bonded with the family and each other.  They communicate with the family on how their season(s) at Soaring have shaped them into better doctors, managers, engineers, etc. because of the learned customer service skills. 

Room and Board

The Soaring property is remotely located on 180 private acres surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and is not road-accessible. Staff housing and meals are provided on-site and free staff parking is available off property.

Meals and Housing are included as part of your employment with us!

Housing is cabin-style, with most cabins having 1-2 bedrooms (2 staff per room), a living room, and a bathroom.  It is about a 20-minute walk between the zipline property and housing. 

Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and are served at set times during the day.  Our chefs prepare amazing meals for our staff as well as our guests. 

Employee Perks

Meals and housing are included in your monthly salary.  Free parking is provided at our private lot in Rockwood.  Train passes are available.  The Animas River runs through our 180-acre property and is some of the best fly fishing around.  Hiking trails and plunging waterfalls abound around the property. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Durango has an airport accessed by United and American Airlines. A car is handy to get around to explore the area, and staff parking is provided. However, with no road access, guests and staff alike take the historic Durango railroad to and from our property. For new staff arrivals, we are happy to pick you up at the airport or in town, or meet you in our parking area if you bring a vehicle. From there we will take you and your gear up to the property in our private vehicle that operates on the train tracks!

There is so much to explore in Southwest Colorado that it is helpful to have a car but not necessary. Many staff with same days off will get together for camping or hiking or just going to town.

For Fun

Our staff works a five-day on, two-day off workweek, which allows time to explore the amazing mountains and towns of the Southwest. Enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, and exploring the beauty of the Colorado mountains on your days off. Visit old mining towns like Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride and partake in the many local summer festivals, or explore old abandoned gold mines in the area. Durango is a dynamic college town, and many of our staff occasionally head into town to enjoy white water rafting, mountain biking, cafes, restaurants, and the ambiance and history of historic Durango. 

Our Jobs

Positions are available for both short and full season lengths. Our full summer season runs from mid-May through mid-October, while the peak season is from June through August.

Ecology Interpretive Guides

Durango

Are you physically fit, safety conscious, comfortable working with ropes and heights, and have an outgoing and personable disposition? Do you seek adventure living in a pristine mountain and forest environment?  If so, you may just have what it takes to work at Soaring Treetop Adventures, the world’s largest zipline course, rated as the #1 Attraction in the U.S. on TripAdvisor.com! Soaring is seeking applicants for Ecology Interpretive Guides (Eco Rangers) for the summer season.

Eco Rangers actively engage guests and educate them about the natural history of our remote property within an Old Growth Ponderosa pine forest in the San Juan Mountains as they participate in the largest and safest zipline course in the U.S. In between zipline spans, guests gather to meet with our Eco Rangers to hear more about the natural environment of this pristine canyon in Southwest Colorado. The ecology tour runs hand in hand with the zipline course, and the Eco Rangers work side by side with the Sky Rangers, our zipline guides. 

We want guests to understand more about the unique Old Growth forest environment where Soaring resides, plus the importance of protecting the environment for future generations by illustrating the simple tasks we perform at Soaring to help promote a clean environment. You’ll spend time researching and obtaining program information to help actively engage guests throughout the zipline course. You will also be responsible for enforcing safety protocols among guests and keeping yourself safe on the course.

Guides must maintain a clean-cut, professional appearance and need to be comfortable with public speaking, working at heights, standing for long hours, and working in a physically demanding environment. A background in the fields of Natural Resources and Interpretation, Environmental Science, Outdoor Recreation, Biology, Botany, Ecology, or any other science is preferred. Familiarity with climbing gear and First Aid/CPR certifications are a plus.

Office Assistant

Durango

Are you seeking a hospitality position in a fun and adventurous location? Soaring Tree Top Adventures, an all day zipline adventure located in the mountains north of Durango, Colorado, is seeking friendly and outgoing individuals who are interested in working in a unique office environment for the full summer season (May – October).  Rated as the #1 Attraction in the U.S. on TripAdvisor, Soaring strives to provide a five star experience to every guest.  There is no road access to our property; the staff live on site and the guests arrive by a historic tourist train to spend a day ziplining with us in the trees.

The office assistant position is great for outgoing people interested in hospitality/guest services, sales, marketing, and the outdoors. Duties include but are not limited to: answering guest questions via phone & email, taking & processing reservations, collating forms, managing the gift shop, and interacting with guests. Social media management, web design, and blog writing skills are a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent phone & interpersonal communication skills, a Five Star hotel demeanor, knowledge of Microsoft programs, the ability to multi-task, organizational management skills, and the initiative to be an outgoing self-starter. Soaring takes pride in exceeding guest expectations and we continuously go above and beyond for our guests. Flexibility on the job and a willingness to work hard is a must. If you’re a person who wants to be the best part of someone’s vacation, this is the summer job for you.

Staff Cook

Durango

Are you seeking a cooking position in a fun and adventurous location? Soaring Tree Top Adventures, an all-day zipline adventure located in the mountains north of Durango, Colorado, is seeking a staff cook to prepare meals for staff and guests for the full summer season (May—October).  Rated as the #1 Attraction in the U.S. on TripAdvisor, Soaring strives to provide a five star experience to every guest.  There is no road access to our property; the staff live on site and the guests arrive by a historic tourist train to spend a day ziplining with us in the trees.

Soaring is hiring a staff cook that can prepare meals from set menus.  Some cooking experience is required.  We prepare three meals a day for our staff (up to 40 people), and shifts rotate from AM to PM.  Cooks must be able to follow recipes and adhere to meal cycles.  Staff cooks also will be involved in preparing, executing, and serving guest lunches from a set menu of homemade soup, salad, sandwich and dessert options for our zipline guests. Soaring can accommodate up to 90 guests per day.

You would be responsible for maintaining a clean and healthy work environment. Excellent organizational skills, a neat clean-cut appearance, and professional work ethic are required.  You will be interacting with guests.  Other requirements include:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Non-smoker    
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift over fifty pounds
  • Ability to operate a golf cart. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Utility Team/Laundry Attendant

Durango

Are you seeking a job in a fun and adventurous location? Soaring Tree Top Adventures, an all-day zipline adventure located in the mountains north of Durango, Colorado, is seeking utilities staff for the summer season.  Rated as the #1 Attraction in the U.S. on TripAdvisor, Soaring strives to provide a Five Star experience to every guest.  There is no road access to our property; the staff live on site and the guests arrive by a historic tourist train to spend a day ziplining with us in the trees.

The Utility position is an integral function at Soaring. This job is made up of several cleaning and maintenance tasks throughout the day which allow operations to run smoothly for our staff and guests. The key to this job is good time management skills.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Clean the Soaring guest lunch seating area.
  • Prep water bottles and snack cooler for the daily guest group and distribute to the Soaring guests during their water/snack break on the course.
  • Prep Soaring guest lunch boxes with silverware, napkins, etc. and get general lunch items ready (soup tureen, serving utensils, beverages, etc.)
  • Assist chefs with other prep items as needed.
  • Clean & mop floors and cleaning surfaces in guest areas.
  • Wash dishes in a high production kitchen throughout the day as required.
  • Put dishes away and keep the dishwashing area and kitchen surfaces clean.
  • Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in staff dining areas.
  • Wash and care for laundry items daily.

Excellent organizational skills, a neat clean-cut appearance, and professional work ethic are required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time. Knowledge of how to drive a tractor and general maintenance skills are a plus.

Zipline Tour Guides

Durango

Are you physically fit, safety conscious, comfortable working with ropes and heights, and have an outgoing and personable disposition? Do you seek adventure living in a pristine mountain and forest environment?  If so, you may just have what it takes to work at Soaring Treetop Adventures, the world’s largest zipline course, rated as the #1 Attraction in the U.S. on TripAdvisor.com! Soaring is seeking applicants for Zipline Tour Guides (Sky Rangers) for the summer season.

Sky Rangers are responsible for safely leading large groups of guests through the zipline course. The job is physically challenging and requires 100% attention to safety, so you must be very physically fit and detail-oriented. Sky Rangers are also responsible for daily course inspections, harness inspections, and course and equipment maintenance.

Sky Rangers guide guests through the treetop canopy by handling guest equipment, sending and receiving guests on the Soaring cables, and communicating clearly with other Rangers. Candidates should recognize that safety is our first priority. Sky Rangers must maintain a clean and professional appearance, actively engage guests in conversation throughout the day, work well in a team environment, and provide a safe and unforgettable experience high up in the Ponderosa forest.

Requirements include the ability/upper body strength to lift children on and off the Soaring cables, send and receive all guests to and from the platforms, frequently climb via ascenders and rappel down 40’ of rope, and feel comfortable working in such environments. Familiarity with climbing gear and WOFR or First Aid/CPR certifications are a plus. No previous climbing experience is required.  Our outgoing guides will need to be comfortable with public speaking, heights, standing for long hours, and be very physically fit.

How to Apply

If you’d like to be a part of our professional team, please email us a cover letter highlighting your relevant job experience, along with your resume, and three professional references.

We hire candidates that present themselves professionally – in a clean-cut manner. The property is entirely non-smoking for guests as well as staff.

Email your submission with your name and desired position in the subject bar to soaringjobs@hotmail.com

For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website and watch our homepage video at www.SoaringColorado.com!