Private Luxury-Adventure Lake Resort in Heart of Ozarks : 2017 seasonal opportunities
Join our TEAM at an unexpected but truly remote natural retreat. Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa, a privately-owned boutique luxury lake and forest retreat, is looking for motivated employees to fulfill our 2017 seasonal needs.
Live and work on beautiful Table Rock Lake in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest, Southwestern Missouri
About Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa, LLC
Nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest, Stonewater Cove is a private, family-owned luxury destination resort with limited accommodations but nearly 500-acres overlooking the pristine and protected waters of Table Rock Lake. This outdoor playground boasts a beautiful Main Lodge, 25 guest units, treehouse spa treatment rooms, a pool and hot tub, private boat and swim docks, bonfire pits and water-features all over the core area; with the surrounding land and lake also offering endless ATV and hiking trails, boating excursions, canoes and kayaks, water-skiing, fishing, and an adventurous forest zip-line experience along with everything else nature provides. Half an hour from the nearest small town, serenity reigns in this hidden wilderness escape.
We’re looking for motivated employees to work in various departments of this luxury outdoor escape for our 2017 season. At Stonewater Cove, great attention is paid to making the guest experience authentic, wholesome and inspiring. It is the responsibility of all staff to make the guest's vacation as smooth and memorable as possible by maintaining a friendly and comfortable environment throughout the property, guest and staff areas alike. This is an opportunity to join a true team and family-like atmosphere...where guests and staff all enjoy this peaceful little community at our own private hideaway.
Our 2017 season will run from May through October, but certain positions may start earlier than others. The staff will start smaller and grow for our peak summer and fall seasons, thus filling a variety of different positions for our special needs in this unique seasonal destination.
Ideal candidates will have a passion for high-end service and guest satisfaction, with an equally strong work ethic suitable to this rugged wilderness setting. At Stonewater Cove, great attention is paid to making the guest experience amazing and it is the responsibility of all staff to make the guest's vacation as smooth and memorable as possible by maintaining a friendly and comfortable environment throughout the property, guest and staff areas alike. Teamwork is imperative in this remote setting, as different days and changing demands bring different challenges in maintaining such an intimate, family-like atmosphere for everyone on property. All staff must get along and act professional at all times, as we are truly our own little community here. They must be adaptable and have a willingness to help out wherever needed, as many staff will likely be utilized in multiple departments if and when needed. Successful employees will pride themselves on exceeding service expectations and put 100% into their work, but equally be happy in enjoying 100% of their time off.
~ Successful employees will pride themselves on exceeding service expectations and put 100% into their work, but be equally happy in enjoying 100% of their time off. Those who become easily bored by the extremely remote location will likely not enjoy this unique opportunity to live and work in the great outdoors ~
Room and Board
Employee housing is available for all staff. There is a semi-private staff building that has 14 individual rooms with queen beds and 6 private bathrooms, 2 large common areas with wifi, satellite TV and DVD players, laundry facilities, and a large connecting kitchen. There is also a dormitory building that has 8 rooms set up with bunks and a futon each, separate men’s and women’s community bathrooms, and a large common area with kitchen, satellite TV and DVD player, and wifi throughout. All housing is further subject to a standard living agreement, and employees are responsible for maintaining the condition of staff housing quarters, including but not limited to the kitchen, common areas, and care and return of the provided towels and linens.
Full Board is not included. However, full-sized individual refrigerators are provided in each room in addition to the common kitchen storage.
Employee pay is based on experience and job requirements, and will be determined during the interview process prior to hiring. A typical work week is 40 hours but can change based on guest needs, and hourly overtime is paid at time-and-a-half. Employees are paid via Direct Deposit in bi-weekly increments for the previous 2-weeks worked. In addition, Stonewater Cove is a non-tipping resort and instead utilizes a Standard Service Charge for all guest stays. Those funds go directly towards staff benefits, incentives, and bonuses that are distributed throughout the year.
Housing and only very limited 'special' meals are included with all employment opportunities, but each staff will have their own private refrigerator and access to a full community kitchen.
The biggest perk of all is living in such a beautiful wilderness setting and enjoying all that nature has to offer!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Being located deep in the forest, with a massive river-valley lake with over 800 miles of shoreline but very limited bridge crossings, driving to and from other towns may take longer than expected because of the winding roads that navigate the Ozarks. We are one 13-mile road in and out to a very small lake town with basic services, it takes 20-30mins as you wind through the forest. While having your own vehicle is highly recommended and would allow a little more freedom to roam the surrounding areas, it is not required and some seasonal staff may choose other means of getting to the property. Applicants successfully completing the recruitment process and who choose to not bring a vehicle are still required to provide their own transportation to and from one of the 3 surrounding commercial airports or bus stations - Springfield, MO (SGF) is 1.5hrs; Branson, MO (BKG) is 1.25hrs; Bentonville/Rogers, AR (XNA) is 1.75hrs. We will provide necessary travel to Stonewater Cove from any of those cities should you choose this route.
Our staff should thoroughly enjoy their time spent at Stonewater Cove, and days off are a perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors in this very remote setting. Hike the many trails through the forest or go fishing along the shorelines, canoe or kayak if no guest use, relax in the beautiful scenery or enjoy a book or hobby. It’s a truly inspiring location for creative minds that enjoy photography, painting and sketching, reading and writing, or even writing and playing music. The opportunities are endless in nature’s playground, and employees should take advantage and have pleasure in enjoying their time on and off the clock.
SOUS/ASSISTANT CHEF(seasonal): Aiding the Chef in all kitchen activities, maintaining a clean and friendly workplace. Breakfast and pastry experience preferred with multiple cooking styles and ability to manage vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, allergy or any other specific food requests.
ACTIVITY COORDINATOR(seasonal): Develop, manage and lead guest groups in activities such as ATV rides, Boating, Zip Lines, and Challenge Courses. Boating experience and license required for all boating operations.
HOUSE STAFF(seasonal): Must be flexible and willing to work in all departments with a passion for luxury service, guest satisfaction, and a professional work ethic suitable to this wilderness setting:
'REFINED' HOUSE STAFF: will be servers, housekeepers, kitchen helpers, dishwashers, lodge attendants, cleaners, and anything else as needed, but keep a clean and polished appearance throughout the day.
'RUGGED' HOUSE STAFF: will be ensuring all outdoor guest areas and activity equipment are maintained and ready for use; includes being activity guides, grounds crew, pool and dock attendants, and general aid to maintenance if and when needed.
HOUSEKEEPERS(seasonal): Cleaning all interior spaces of the resort and some exterior work. Maintaining the laundry facility, inventories, guest rooms, and all housekeeping schedules and reports. Responsible for reporting any damages, theft, or maintenance issues immediately to management.
ACTIVITIES/GROUNDS CREW(seasonal): Working with Hospitality and Maintenance Departments responsible for the general upkeep of all resort areas, amenities and equipment to ensure things are ready for guest use at all times. Aid in the facilitation of all guest activity operations. Must be flexible with changing job tasks and able to lift at least 50-80lbs regularly.