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SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • Summer 2021 positions now open as: Adventure programKitchen, Dining Room Attendant, Housekeeping, Conference-Service, Guest Service, lifeguard and Grounds-keeping

No experience required

START DATE: May, 2021 - August, 2021 (Flexible arrival dates)

  • Conference Services and Audio Visual - Summer 2021

    Conference Services
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    Our Conference Services department delivers exceptional logistical and audio visual tech support to our guests, ensuring all our conferences run smoothly. The applicant will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of schools and other organizations, helping to setup and tear down meeting spaces according to individual group needs. Schedules and weekly hours vary according to the conference programs schedule. 

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • The ideal candidate will have a leadership background in hospitality or customer service.
    • All candidates must be outgoing, courteous and customer-oriented and possess strong organizational and communication skills
    • All candidates must be physically fit and mentally sharp
    • Candidates must be strong decision makers, adept at leading others and possess independent initiative and creative problem solving skills
    • Must work well in stressful, high-pressure situations, often under deadline pressure
    • All work must be completed with attention to detail, speed, accuracy and neatness
    • Previous audio-visual experience is preferred but not required
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Valid driver’s license (preferable)

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Setting all meeting spaces neatly and in accordance with groups’ requests, including seating and table setup and breakdown
    • Cleaning and maintaining all meeting space areas, including floor care
    • Setting up and operating audio-visual equipment, including microphones, video projectors, in-house and portable sound systems, soundboards and lighting
    • Working directly with guest leadership during the event to ensure their meeting space and overall needs are met
    • Communicating and working with other departments to provide for a seamless and pleasant guest experience
    • This position is “hands on” and not a desk job. It often involves long periods of physically demanding work, so physical strength and stamina are required. The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and remain on one's feet for long stretches is required
    • Commitment to the mission, values and ethics of the YMCA
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings as needed
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • KITCHEN/CULINARY - Summer 2021

    Food Service
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 33,000 annual guests who hail from a wide variety of backgrounds. We believe our guests’ experiences help shape them into the leaders of tomorrow.

    Our kitchen and culinary department is responsible for preparing meals for a wide variety of dietary needs and conference group sizes. The position is essential to the operations of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly and plays a critical role in ensuring a pleasant experience for our guests.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • Some previous experience in cooking is preferred 
    • Thrive in a fast-paced and often rapidly changing environment
    • Proficient in all varieties of cuisine, including Southern homestyle, vegetarian upscale and international cuisine
    • Willingness to consistently work a variety of shifts as needed, including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Professional demeanor and the ability to work well with staff, volunteers, stakeholders and partner organizations. The capacity to develop and maintain meaningful relationships at various levels inside and outside the organization is essential for success
    • Motivation and commitment to work independently and be self-directed 
    • Leadership style that is approachable, genuine and solution oriented
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change
    • Critical thinking and sound judgment
    • Outgoing and engaging personality along with the ability to connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who truly enjoys working with and serving our diverse clientele

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure that the quality, quantity, presentation and timeliness of food preparation consistently meets our standard of excellence
    • Maintain a clean kitchen, dish room, storage rooms, service areas, and coolers
    • Minimize food costs by reducing food waste and efficiently managing supplies
    • Help develop new menu items
    • Ensure compliance with all sanitation regulations, proper food handling and preparation, storage and service standards

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • Dining Room Attendant - Summer 2021

    Food Service
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    YMCA of Blue Ridge Assembly is currently seeking applicants to work in our Dining Room for Summer 2021. If you enjoy serving, meeting people, and offering world class service, apply now! Applicant must be able to provide fast, courteous and efficient service and work in unison with local, regional and international employees to provide amazing customer service for a variety of diverse conference groups. This position will work in a variety of assignments such as dining room service, table side service, cleaning dining tables and floors and dish washing. 

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • All candidates must be outgoing, courteous and customer-oriented and possess strong organizational and communication skills
    • All candidates must be physically fit and mentally sharp
    • All work must be completed with attention to detail, speed, accuracy and neatness
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Valid driver’s license preferable

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Communicating and working with other departments to provide seamless and pleasant guest experience
    • It often involves long periods of physically demanding work, so physical strength, stamina, and the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and remain on one's feet for long stretches is required
    • Commitment to the mission, values and focus of the YMCA
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings as needed
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting
    • Serve and bus tables 
    • Position is in a fast-paced environment requiring the ability to work in different capacities such as dish washing, food preparation, and customer service

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • HOUSEKEEPING - Summer 2021

    Housekeeping
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain is currently hiring housekeeping room attendants to join a dynamic and energetic staff working in a fast-paced hospitality setting. Housekeeping room attendants are responsible for servicing guest rooms while guests are in residence, and then cleaning guest rooms upon their departure. The position is essential to the operations of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly and plays a critical role in ensuring a pleasant experience for our guests. 

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • Possess strong communication and customer service skills
    • Knowledge of basic cleaning methods and the safe use of cleaning chemicals
    • Ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and guests
    • Proactive with a meticulous eye for detail
    • Must be able to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy
    • Must work well under limited supervision
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including weekends
    • Valid driver’s license preferable

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Cleaning guest rooms and assisting with daily room service
    • Maintain all guest rooms to the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort
    • Tasks include but are not limited to vacuuming, mopping, bed making, scrubbing, dusting, disinfecting, and replenishing supplies
    • Consistently offer professional, friendly and courteous service
    • Maintain a positive team dynamic within the Housekeeping Department and with all other departments
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour
    • Room and board provided, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • Groundskeeping - Summer 2021

    Maintenance
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 33,000 annual guests who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We believe our guests’ experiences shape them into the leaders of tomorrow. We are seeking an enthusiastic groundskeeper to help maintain our 1,200 acre woodland campus. A love of the outdoors is a must!

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • One year’s experience with outdoor landscaping preferable
    • Involves physically strenuous work requiring a high level of fitness
    • Must enjoy working in the outdoors throughout the seasons
    • Have a positive attitude and a willingness to work in a team environment
    • Be hardworking, responsible and of sound character
    • Possess good time management and problem solving skills
    • Have experience with routine maintenance and repair
    • Previous experience or the ability to cross-train in outdoor adventure programs is a plus
    • Commitment to the mission of the YMCA and upholding its values and ethics
    • Outgoing and engaging personality along with the ability to connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who truly enjoys working with and serving our diverse clientele
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Valid driver’s license preferable 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Maintain well-kept and groomed outdoor grounds spaces, including  all athletic fields, trails, building entrances and roads
    • Primary duties include lawn mowing, weed eating, trash removal, storm damage cleanup, wood splitting, leaf blowing
    • Working knowledge of mechanized grounds equipment is required, including zero-turn riding mowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers and wood-splitters

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • Lifeguard - Summer 2021

    Adventure program
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    Our Programs Services Department delivers a wide variety of programming which increases both confidence and leadership among our young guests. The lifeguard position is essential to maintaining the safety of our guests. As a lifeguard, the applicant will ensure proper safety procedures and precautions being followed at our pool. Work schedule is part-time and includes weekdays, weekends and occasional evenings.  Schedules and weekly hours vary according to the conference programs schedule. 

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • Monitors activities at the pool to prevent accidents
    • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforces and adheres to pool rules and regulations 
    • Inspects facilities for cleanliness; completes general pool cleaning and maintenance duties
    • Maintains order in the pool and adjoining areas
    • Completes regular cleaning of the deck, pool, and restrooms
    • Must be available on weekends. Hours may vary.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, philosophy and vision of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
    • Provide a safe and incident-free experience for all participants
    • Facilitate programs on all program structures and in all program areas
    • Serve as a team leader when needed
    • Pool staff must be a certified American Red Cross lifeguard or have the Y lifeguard certification, First Aid cert, and CPR cert. Prior certification preferable.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • Guest Services Receptionist - Summer 2021

    Front Desk
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    YMCA of Blue Ridge Assembly is committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our 33,000 annual guests who come from a variety of backgrounds. We believe our guests’ experiences here help to shape and form them into the leaders of tomorrow. Those in our Guest Services Department are the face of Blue Ridge to each and every guest, ensuring that they have a pleasant and smooth stay on the Mountain. 

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • Willingness to consistently work a variety of shifts as needed, including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Customer service, organization and management skills
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to draft professional and effectively written correspondence
    • Thorough understanding of housing and registration procedures, group contracts, property management systems, and Excel spreadsheet software
    • Professional demeanor and the ability to work well with staff, volunteers, stakeholders and partner organizations. The capacity to develop and maintain meaningful relationships at various levels inside and outside the organization is essential for success
    • Motivation and commitment to work independently and be self-directed
    • Professional image and strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Commitment to the mission, values and ethics of the YMCA
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change
    • Outgoing and engaging personality along with the ability to connect with people from a diverse array of backgrounds. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who truly enjoys working with and serving our diverse clientele

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Respond graciously and effectively to guest phone calls and front desk inquiries
    • Check in and check out guests as they arrive and depart
    • Complete billing and statistical information sheets
    • Input housing reservations and rooming assignments
    • Work efficiently in a computer-based hospitality management system
    • Participate in the check-in and check-out process, so that it is swift, efficient and pleasant
    • Assist guests with requests, issues, and complaints with empathy and a focus on guest satisfaction
    • Record and communicate all items related to group billing to the Business Services Manager for accuracy of invoices
    • Maintain harmonious working relationships with operating department heads
    • Ensure that guests’ needs are met by empathetically assisting with all requests or complaints and promptly resolving any issues
    • Cultivate a spirit of cooperation and teamwork throughout the organization
    • Personal transportation preferred

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • Adventure Programs - Summer 2021

    Adventure program
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    At YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our more than 33,000 annual guests who come from around the country and the world.

    Our Programs Service Department delivers a wide variety of programming which increases leadership and self-confidence among participants. As a field leader, the applicant will have the opportunity to work with a variety of schools and other organizations, facilitating team building and personal development for our guests. Adventure Programs Leaders lead groups on both high and low ropes challenge courses and in other activities like environmental education, night hikes, mountain biking, archery, childcare, and crafts. Schedules and weekly hours vary according to the conference programs schedule. There is a possibility to extend the contract for further seasons depending on performance.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • Applicants should have previous outdoor programs experience
    • A high level of physical fitness and ability to work well at heights
    • Be comfortable leading groups of various sizes, and participants of all ages
    • First Aid and CPR certificates are required, or able to be trained soon after hire
    • Commitment to the mission, values and ethics of the YMCA
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide a safe and incident-free experience for all participants
    • Facilitate programs on all program structures and in all program areas
    • Serve as a team leader when needed

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 
  • Retail - Summer 2021

    Food Service
    Black Mountain
    $11.00 / hour

    YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is currently seeking attendants to work at our ice cream and coffee shop for the summer. Attendants will work in unison with one to two other employees by taking customer orders, accurately filling those orders promptly, taking customer payment and accurately making change or accepting signatures from payment cards. Other duties include assisting with stocking and cleaning the shop. If you enjoy serving delicious treats, enjoy meeting people, and offering great customer service, apply now!

    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    • All candidates must be outgoing, courteous and customer-oriented and possess strong organizational and communication skills
    • All candidates must be physically fit and mentally sharp
    • All work must be completed with attention to detail, speed, accuracy and neatness
    • Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts, including mornings, evenings and weekends
    • Valid driver’s license (preferable) 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Communicating and working with other departments to provide for a seamless and pleasant guest experience
    • This position often involves long periods of physically demanding work, so strength, stamina and the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and remain on one's feet for long stretches is required
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings as needed
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Ability to multitask and work in a team setting
    • Create ice cream, coffee and other menu items according to specifications
    • Position is in a fast-paced environment requiring the ability to work in different capacities such as dish washing, food preparation, and customer service

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Hourly pay is $11.00 per hour.
    • Room and board provide, On-grounds housing in a private furnished room. All utilities, Wi-Fi, and common areas including a fully equipped kitchen and dining room are included.
    • A deduction of $2.50 per hour will be taken for housing and meals for those living on campus.
    • Discount on YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly staff activities 
    • Discounted stays at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 

How to Apply

Please visit our website via the links below and complete an online application. Email three references, including at least two current or previous managers, to the Staff Recruiting at bvandorsee@yblueridge.org

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