Seasonal Employment with YMCA of the Rockies

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Do work that matters.

Are you between jobs, want to take time off from school, looking to gain job experience, or would like to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Seasonal employment at the YMCA of the Rockies is one of the best experiences you can give to yourself, all while serving the mission of the YMCA.
Opportunities for growth abound - many of our staff evolve their seasonal jobs into enriching careers. Join us in our healthy spirit, mind, body mission and come work, live, and play in the Colorado Rockies!

Meet some of our team members.

  • Customer Testimonails

    Prior to working at the Y, I never took care of myself. Work was my life. The Y facilitates an environment where self-care is encouraged. The friendships I’ve developed here are long-lasting and motivate me to keep on coming back. This is my fifth summer at the YMCA of the Rockies and I still enjoy helping create first-time experiences for our guests and colleagues. This is a great place to be!

    Rod, Food Service
  • Customer Testimonails

    What is different about working at the YMCA is the atmosphere here. We really care about each other and this is a safe space to learn. We can learn from our mistakes, using them as training opportunities.

    Andrew, Grounds
  • Customer Testimonails

    I choose to work at the Y because I wanted to go somewhere where I could be adventurous and do new things, but also still do what I love, which is working with children. I have a passion for working with youth and impacting the children’s lives around me.

    Micaela, Programs

Meet some of our team members.

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Rod, Food Service

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Internships

Grow your professional skills in the Rocky Mountains! We offer internships at both of our centers; Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch. In addition, almost all of our seasonal jobs can be tailored to become an internship. Some of our departments include programs, guest services, buildings & grounds, philanthropy, media/videography, conference services, museum/cultural heritage, accounting, human resources, and ministry. Interns receive on-the-job training and opportunities to network with people from all around the world On-site lodging and meals are available to all interns and seasonal employees. More information on housing and compensation is available further down this page. Please e-mail work@ymcarockies.org prior to a­pplying to make sure that we can meet your school’s requirements. We do not provide college credit. Start your journey with us and see what’s possible with an internship at YMCA of the Rockies!

Ready to start the application process?

That’s great! Here’s what you need to know in order to prepare for your employment with us.

How do I apply for a job?
Search our current opportunities and complete our online application (please include your resume if you have one). While applying, you’ll need to provide contact information for three references in order to complete your application. Check out our reference section for more information. If you need assistance or have questions with the application process, please contact us at work@ymcarockies.org
What is the standard seasonal wage?
All seasonal employees are paid a base wage of $12/hour.
What housing is provided?
We offer room and board to those who are interested in living on-grounds during their employment with us. This option costs $34/day and includes onsite lodging, three meals a day, all utilities, uniforms, laundry facilities, internet, and an abundance of employee perks. Room and board charges are taken as a payroll deduction every other Friday. Seasonal staff live in dormitory style housing with 1-3 roommates and receive 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. Some employee perks include corporate ski passes, access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free and discounted gear rentals, and the opportunity to live right next to Rocky Mountain National Park.

If seasonal staff elect to live off-grounds, they will be in charge of finding their own housing.
What is the Appreciation Fund?
The YMCA of the Rockies Appreciation Fund is a fund consisting of tips given by guests throughout the year. Three times a year, the fund is pooled together and distributed evenly to eligible YMCA of the Rockies staff who did not break their work agreements.
What is the Seasonal Work Completion Bonus?
All seasonal and international staff who complete their work agreement will be eligible for a $100 per month work agreement completion bonus for peak demand months, if the following conditions are met:
  • Employees must complete their original work agreement as agreed upon with Human Resources;
  • Employees will only be eligible for the months they work during September – May;
  • An employee’s work agreement may certainly include the months of June, July and August but those months will not be calculated for the purposes of the bonus;
  • A month will be calculated as four weeks of work between September and May;
  • Bonuses will not be prorated for periods of work less than one month;
  • Bonuses will be paid out no later than the last day of the following month after the end of your work agreement;
What employee perks are offered to staff?
Estes Park Center:
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Corporate ski passes to Loveland Ski Area
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • Free and discounted gear rentals for outdoor recreation
  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park Center is surrounded on 3-sides by Rocky Mountain National Park. The Beaver Meadows entrance to the park is less than 3 miles from our property.
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities which includes: An indoor pool, fitness track, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, hiking and biking trails, roller rink, library, craft & design center, climbing wall, bonfire rings, ping pong and pool tables, baseball field, 18-hole disc golf course, summer concert series, and pond for fishing and ice skating.
Snow Mountain Ranch:
  • Corporate ski passes to Winter Park Resort, Steamboat Springs, Copper Mountain, and Ski Granby Ranch. (View all benefits of the Grand Pass here)
  • Free gear rentals for outdoor recreation and access to all our Nordic trails - over 5,000 acres of world-class terrain
  • Appreciation Fund for employees who complete their work agreement
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • Proximity to Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities which includes: A reservoir for canoeing and fishing, hiking, biking, skiing trails, an indoor pool, zipline, basketball gymnasium, tennis courts, mini-golf, library, art center, climbing wall, bonfire rings, ping pong tables, and baseball field.
Do I get time off?
Absolutely! We want you to explore the beautiful surroundings and take advantage of the Y’s amenities and staff discounts at various local attractions. We believe in building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is so much more than a job.