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We typically have positions available at both locations in the following departments:

  • Guest Services
  • Hospitality 
  • Human Resources
  • Chaplain/Ministry
  • Buildings & Grounds
  • Conference Services 
  • Office/Administrative
  • Volunteers
  • Gap Programs
  • Internships
  • Programs
    • Outdoor education, family programs, ropes course, archery, adventure activities, lifeguards, day camp, and general recreation. 
  • Staff Housing Resident Assistant

    Human Resources
    Estes Park Center
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Must apply online: Staff Housing Resident Assistant
    Dates Needed: ASAP through Summer or up to 8 months 

    Position Summary: Staff Housing Resident Assistants will live in staff housing and work to ensure that all staff finds their living environment to be welcoming and enjoyable at the YMCA Estes Park Center. This includes creating relationships with staff while maintaining the cleanliness of shared living spaces, kitchens, and bathrooms and making sure that the supply and linen areas are organized and stocked at all times for the staff. Staff Housing Resident Assistants will be present on arrival days to welcome new team members and available to answer questions. You will lead fun and friendly competition among the housing buildings to create camaraderie and engagement. Staff Housing Resident Assistants will live in one of the staff housing buildings and be accessible to staff. They will will report to the Housing Facilities Manager.


  • Activities & Recreation Opportunities

    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Apply Here: Activities & Recreation Positions

    The Family Program Teams lead the charge on FUN! They guide guests in a variety of activities and sports; they teach archery, outdoor nature activities and science experiments; they staff the mini-golf clubhouses, the roller rinks, and the Program desks. The teams share information about our Programs, our Association, Rocky Mountain National Park, and surrounding areas.

    Craft Shop Instructors excel at creativity. They teach a variety of crafts to guests and staff, including ceramics, leather crafts, glass fusion, wood burning, tie-dye, jewelry, and more.

    Adventure Activity Facilitators are an experienced and trained group of staff who facilitate a low ropes course, instruct on a zip line (Snow Mountain Ranch), work on mountain bikes, and teach rock climbing.

    Hikemasters are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced hires of the area. They have travelled miles of trails learning the terrain, the flora, the fauna, and the history of the Rocky Mountains to provide our guests with an unforgettable hiking experience.

    Museum Guides keep the history of YMCA of the Rockies alive through tours of our museum and historic spots. Knowledgeable in the foundation of YMCA of the Rockies, they are a resource to guests and staff wanting to connect to our past.

    Lifeguards - what vacation is complete without a pool! Lifeguards are our safeguards. They keep guests and staff safe by monitoring the pool and swimmers at all times, keeping the area safe from slips, trips, and falls, and keeping locker rooms clean and tidy. Head lifeguard positions also available.

    Day Camp Counselors (Estes Park Center - summer) provide character building and life-enriching experiences for today's youth through traditional camp activities. Serving children ages 5-17, counselors lead games, hikes, exploration and much more. Director, Inclusion, Specialty, and Nurse positions also available.

    The Environmental Education Team (Estes Park Center) teaches Experiential Science-Based Programs to 5th-12th grade students from around the US. Instructors get the opportunity to build relationships with their group of students over their 3-day program, in which instructors teach four three-hour science classes, two recreational activities, and two evening programs. Come make a difference and teach our youth about how to care for our environment. Lead instructor positions also available.

    The Outdoor Education Team (Snow Mountain Ranch - spring & fall) connects school children to the wonders of the outdoors. Teaching water ecology, forest ecology, pioneer life, orienteering, team building, climbing wall, challenge courses, day hikes and more, instructors are the link to our future generations appreciating and protecting our outdoors.

    Nordic Staff (Snow Mountain Ranch - winter months) LOVE the snow! They rent and sell ski equipment, issue trail passes, ensure a clean and safe Nordic center facility, assist with race days, and answer questions about our award winning 100 kilometers of groomed ski trails. Nordic Groomers keep our ski trails open and in pristine condition. They operate chain saws, snowmobiles and other Nordic grooming equipment.

  • Buildings & Grounds Opportunities

    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Apply Here: Building & Grounds Opportunities

    With over 860 acres at the Estes Park Center and over 5000 acres at Snow Mountain Ranch, along with and hundreds of buildings, the Buildings and Grounds Staff at both centers are responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of all cabins, lodges, support facilities, equipment, utilities, landscaping and roads.

    The Building Maintenance Department is responsible for the upkeep of all YMCA of the Rockies buildings Staff repair minor problems on grounds in public areas and private cabin and lodge accommodations, including changing light bulbs, installing screens, and unclogging toilets. They climb ladders, scaffolding and work on roofs; shovel snow from walks, porches, stairs and roofs (primarily October to April); operate a variety of hand and power tools; assist year-round employees, learning from them on projects; pick up trash on assigned route and dispose of properly.

    The Grounds Maintenance Department cares for the upkeep, beautification and improvement of the YMCA grounds. They operate and maintain underground sprinkler systems, plant and care for flowers, trees, shrubs and grass, and assist in daily trash pick up and removal.

  • Conferences, Special Events, and Weddings

    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Apply Here: Conference, Groups, Special Events Positions

    From Family Reunions and Conference Groups, to Faith Based Groups and Government Groups, our Conference Departments at Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch help create unique and memorable events for all participants. Office Staff assist group leaders with coordination of conferences, special events, weddings, family reunions, and banquets. Event Staff provide all the physical pieces needed for the group by setting up event spaces and audio/visual equipment, delivering refreshments and other requested equipment and supplies. Event staff also maintain public restrooms and lobbies. The Wedding Assistant helps couples with pre-wedding planning, manages weddings according to contracts, and attends to post-wedding evaluations.

  • Front Desk and Guest Registration Opportunities

    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Apply Online: Front Desk & Hospitality Positions 

    Serving over 200,000 guests a year at Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch, the Front Desk/Guest Registration Staff often provide the first face-to-face impression of YMCA of the Rockies to our guests and ensure they are given accurate and in-depth information about their accommodations and activities.

  • Human Resources/ People Operations Opportunities

    Human Resources
    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Apply Online: Human Resources Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

    Hiring over 2000 seasonal staff and volunteers a year for Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch, the Human Resources Department ensures YMCA of the Rockies' policies and systems function as intended and they take care of the needs of the staff throughout the employee's life cycle with the YMCA. The Hiring Team screens applicants, conducts interviews, assists in hiring seasonal staff by initiating reference checks, background checks, and onboarding materials. The Staff Housing and Experience Teams ensure a welcoming, supportive, and staff-centric environment by providing clean and safe housing for staff; planning and leading staff activities; and being a helpful and reliable resource to all staff.

  • Gap Programs

    Programs & HR
    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Still trying to figure out what to do after high school or need a break from college? If you are seeking a customizable work experience that offers workshops, training, and team building, join our free Discover program at Snow Mountain Ranch. Our Elevate program at Estes Park Center is the perfect program if you’re seeking work experience, an adventure, and a way to serve the community.

    Elevate Gap Program: Learn more and apply here.

    • Spring Dates: February 26 - June 14, 2024

    Discover Gap Program: Learn more and apply here

    • Spring Dates: February 26 - June 24, 2024
  • Internship Opportunities

    Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch
    $13.65 - $13.65 / hour

    Learn more and apply here.

    Fall 2023 Internship Opportunities

    Guest Registration Intern (Estes Park Center, August 7th - December 15th) Our guest registration internship provide those interested in hospitality management a valuable experience as they gain skills in a fast-paced hotel environment. They often provide the first face-to-face impression of YMCA of the Rockies to our guests and ensure they are given accurate and in-depth information about their accommodations and activities.

    Housekeeping Logistics Intern (Estes Park Center, August 14th - December 15th) Our housekeeping logistics internship provides experience to those interested in the behind-the-scenes coordination of a large group conference and retreat center. This position will be responsible for timeliness in preparing and updating status of lodge rooms and cabins for guest occupancy and communicate issues promptly with Housekeeping leadership.

    Food & Beverage Management Intern (Estes Park Center, August 14th - December 15th) Our Food & Beverage Management internship is a learning experience that involves working closely with the Dining Rooms Managers to learn service excellence and team management, as well as work with the Food Service Office Manager to understand administrative function, organizations and relationships with bookings and the conference department. This role will also be responsible for overall day to day operations in all Front of the House Food Service common areas, banquet dining halls and dining rooms including customer service, training and supervising all staff.

    Kitchen & Culinary Intern (Estes Park Center, August 14th - December 15th) Our Kitchen and Culinary internship involves working closely with the Executive Chef and Sous Chef to learn culinary techniques, menu building and team management, as well as work with the Inventory Manager to understand stocking, product turnover, pricing and ordering within the Food & Beverage industry. This role will also be responsible for shift management of all kitchen & back of the house food service operations.

    Human Resources Intern (Snow Mountain Ranch, August 14th - January 5th, 2024) Our Human Resources internship will involve learning and supporting in all aspects of human resource operations for a large camps and conference center. This role will support with hiring processes, onboarding and off boarding processes, disciplinary action procedures and various other day to day functions of a human resources office.

    Activities Facilitator Intern (Snow Mountain Ranch, August 7th - November 17th) Our Activity Facilitators are responsible for leading family-oriented and group programs for members and guests of all ages.  This includes sports, archery, outdoor nature activities, mini-golf clubhouse, roller rink, science experiments, climbing wall, games and other family programs. Additionally, Activity Facilitators will assist guests at the program registration desk.

    Program Desk Attendant Intern (Snow Mountain Ranch, August 7th - November 17th) Our Program Desk Attendants are responsible for providing excellent customer service to guests and members. Daily responsibilities of Program Desk Attendants include opening and closing the building, managing a cash drawer and our activity registration system, being knowledgeable about our Programs, our Association, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the local community, and promoting current and future activities and offerings across the Y.

    Marketing Intern (Association Office, Estes Park, August 7th - December 15th) Our Marketing Intern supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Association Offices which operates a family, a group conference, a retreat center, and a residential summer camp, serving more than 220,000 guests annually. The intern is responsible for assisting the YMCA of the Rockies marketing and communications team, with an emphasis on mission-based photography and videography.

  • Conference Coordinator

    Estes Park Center
    $19.00 - $20.50 / hour

    Learn more and apply here
    Position Summary: The Conference Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting conference and family reunion groups by providing information, knowledge and support to ensure all Conference services are delivered in a timely, efficient, professional and ethical manner. Full benefits, YMCA membership, free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures, generous PTO/vacation, and health, dental, and life insurance.