Job Description


Description

Reports To: Craft Shop Supervisor

Position Summary:

Teach arts and crafts to guests of all ages and abilities. Training is provided in volunteer's assigned activities. Examples of activities are pottery painting, tie-dyeing, ceramics, mosaics, leather, and jewelry etc. Position requires excellent customer service skills and ability to manage several guests at the same time. On occasions the craft shop can be a very active environment. Volunteers should bring comfortable clothes to wear and be prepared for paint and dye to get onto clothing.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • 8 weeks minimum in this position
  • As an On-Grounds Volunteer, there is a minimum service of at least 24 - 28 hours per week depending on the season. Peak Times - 28 Hours per Week - Saturday before Memorial Day through Saturday after Labor Day; Two Saturdays before Christmas through 1st weekend of April. Off-Peak Times - 24 Hours per Week - 1st weekend of April through Saturday before Memorial Day; Saturday after Labor Day through 2 Saturdays before Christmas

Qualifications:

  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English.
  • Current Certifications in First Aid and CPR.
  • Previous experience working with people in the service, recreation or teaching areas.
  • Required to work in all environments including outdoors in potentially cold and snowy weather.
  • Clean facilities; able to use a variety of cleaning chemicals.
  • Be willing to work as an attendant for recreation facilities or programs including Kiva, mini-golf course, mountain bike rental, program building, snowshoe hikes, climbing wall, etc.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Canoeing certifications from the American Canoeing Association is not required but preferred in summer.
  • Lifeguarding certification if wanting to be considered for Swimming Pool.
  • Tubing Hll & Ice Rink requires use of mechanical tools such as Ice Resurfacing Machine and Blade Sharpener for Tubing Hill & Ice Rink, and shovel large amounts of snow, assist fallen passengers, and withstand extreme or harsh weather conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • Canoeing certifications from the American Canoeing Association is not required but preferred.
  • Maintain and set-up of recreation facilities if used as a meeting space.
  • Maintain a constant vigilance for hazards involving guests, passengers, employees and machinery; take steps to prevent any incidents.
  • Supervise guests within the facilities for which you are responsible.
  • Able to work with people of all ages.
  • Operate telephone, climbing wall equipment and cleaning equipment.
  • Make change and balance cash box.
  • Train peers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Volunteers are held accountable for all duties of this position. This volunteer description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this position. For any position a supervisor may assign other duties from time to time which are required to ensure efficient and timely completion of overall Snow Mountain Ranch goals. Teaming within and across departments is expected.

General YMCA of the Rockies Requirements:

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional
  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the position
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards

UNIFORM:

Two uniform shirts or vest will be provided for you. You need to provide/wear your own comfortable, closed-toe shoes and trousers. Sweatpants or yoga type pants will not be permitted.

COMPENSATION:

As a volunteer there is no compensation. Volunteer perks include:

  • Room
    • Pinewood Lodge: A smaller dorm facility that can house up to 75 staff and is attached to our administration building. This is our 40+ housing, primarily serving our volunteer community. Rooms are doubles and can accommodate a couple. Each room has a full bathroom. There is a TV lounge with refrigerator and microwave. All rooms have a private telephone and internet access.
    • Geronimo Campground: A campground with 26 sites ranging from 15-50 Amps. All sites have electric hook ups while others have additional water and/or sewer. Geronimo camp sites are open from mid-May to mid-September depending on the weather.
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Discounts, including:
    • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, library, and an art center
    • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort)
    • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
    • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Human Resources Office
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy) and various local restaurants

DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY:

We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty.

REFERENCES:

You must submit three references with your application, including their name, phone number and email address.

Two references must be someone who know you professionally (former or current manager, supervisor, teacher, professor, coach, pastor, etc.) and one reference must be a family member.

If you are a rehire and have served at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch, or Camp Chief Ouray at any time during the past three years, references are not required.

ABOUT THE YMCA of the Rockies:

The YMCA of the Rockies operates two year-round family resorts and conference centers on each side of Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Center located in Estes Park, CO; Snow Mountain Ranch located in Winter Park, CO; and Camp Chief Ouray, a summer resident camp for kids located on the Snow Mountain Ranch property.

Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR) is located on the western side of the Rocky Mountain National Park, in a more remote area of Colorado known as the Fraser Valley, near Granby and Winter Park. In the winter, SMR is home to one of the largest Nordic ski areas in the country, with over 100 km of trails on the 5000-acre property. Winters at SMR can last up to eight months, but for winter enthusiasts, there is no place like it, with days and days of powder. In the summertime, SMR is surrounded by back-country forests and trails, with opportunities to get your boots or wheels in the dirt for many hours of fun.

We employ and provide volunteer positions for people of all ages, from across the country and the world, who want to experience the mountains and support our healthy spirit, mind, and body mission. Join us!

QUESTIONS?
Please call our HR office at 970-887-2152 ext. 4111, or email pgallagher@ymcarockies.org.

 

Position Requirements
 

Full-Time/Part-Time
Part-Time 

Position
Craft Shop Volunteer (Room & Board provided!) 

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-Exempt 

Location
Snow Mountain Ranch 

About the Organization
 

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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