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Hikemaster - Off Grounds - Seasonal
Estes Park Center - Estes Park, CO US (Primary)
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Position Summary:
The Hikemaster leads guests, members and YMCA staff on hikes and provides interpretation in and around the YMCA grounds, Rocky Mountain National Park and regional national forests. The Hikemaster also provides customer service and administrative support at the hiking desk.

Essential Functions / Requirements:
Must have up-to-date certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR
Must have successfully completed the Hikemaster In Training (HIT) program
Must be able to hike 5-20 miles per day in remote areas
Must have knowledge of RMNP and surrounding areas
Must have a high degree of skill working with people of all ages
Must be at least 21 years old
Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards
Must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays

Other Functions / Requirements:
Safely lead groups on hikes and nature walks of 2 to 20 miles in a variety of weather conditions
Engage in conversation for long periods of time and keep people involved and educated
Sign up to lead hikes by the deadline each week
Attend and participate in weekly hikemaster staff meetings
Know and adhere to hiking policies and procedures set forth by YMCA of the Rockies
Answer questions and give guidance and hiking suggestions at hiking desk in Mountain Center
Use a computer to assist guests in enrolling for guided hikes and enter data prior to and after hikes
Handle cash/credit cards and use a cash register to record deposits for borrowed hiking equipment and merchandise sales
Call hikers prior to hikes to confirm attendance and make logistical arrangements
All other duties as assigned
Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,or qualifications associated with the job.

General YMCA of the Rockies Requirements:
Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in all functions
Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies mission, policies, and programs
Possess excellent customer service skills
Support the association safety program
Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards

This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position, with employee perks including:?
Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center
Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Resident Office
Other employee perks and discounts, including:
Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and facility)
20% discount at our General Store, Rustic Café, and Jackson Stable horseback rides
Discounts at local merchants
Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges

Drug and 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.

About the YMCA of the Rockies:
The YMCA of the Rockies operates two year-round family resorts and conference centers on each side of the 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.
The Estes Park Center is the largest YMCA conference center in the world. At nearly 900 acres in size and serving over 200,000 guests each year, a dedicated team of individuals work to provide guests with a world-renowned experience.
We employ 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!

Please call our HR office at 970.586.3341 x1032, or email

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