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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Learn in the Rocky Mountains! Build your work experience and make friendships that last a lifetime. On-site lodging and meals are included for internships; internships pay $230/week (based on 40 hour work weeks), and last from 11 weeks to 8 months. We offer paid internships only. If you are seeking college credit in conjunction with this role, please contact prior to applying to make sure that we can meet your school’s requirements. See what’s possible with an Internship at the 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.

What are standard seasonal wages?
In addition to receiving a base weekly wage of $230, seasonal staff receive lodging, three meals a day and free or discounted access to most YMCA facilities and area attractions (skiing, snowshoeing in winter and, climbing, hiking, biking and horseback riding in the summer). No more worrying about finding a place to stay and eat - just come and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.
What housing is provided?
As part of your employment package, you’ll be provided with on-site complimentary lodging. Our facilities are dorm-style, which means that you’ll be sharing your room with one to three other people. This is a great opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with your colleagues! You’ll also have a short commute to work.
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
What is the Seasonal Work Agreement 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;
  • This work agreement completion bonus will be in effect for the 2018 calendar year.
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.