Imagine yourself in a world of white, gazing up at Ymir Peak... so majestic it takes your breath away. The snow so light and fluffy that the word "powder" just isn't good enough. It's like a dream...a postcard from a magical place that people can only imagine. Just think: this could be your office!
Are you interested in a career in the ski resort industry? Nelson is home to Selkirk College which has a program that might be just what you are looking for...The Ski Resort Operations and Management Program (SROAM) at Selkirk College provides education and training in ski industry subjects for students who desire careers in the ski and snowboard industry. The curriculum contains specific industry course content not commonly available at post-secondary educational institutions. To learn more about The SROAM program please visit http://selkirk.ca/programs/ht/ski/ and their Facebook page.
Whitewater is now beginning to accept resumes for the 2013-14 WINTER season.
Please see below for the current opening:
Please drop resumes off at the downtown Whitewater office, 602 Lake Street, Nelson, B.C. OR email them to Human Resource Coordinator, Jenna Gatschene: email@example.com, or fax them to 250-354-4988.
For more information regarding employment, job descriptions, living in Nelson please click through the following links:
All positions available require individuals with excellent customer service qualities.
As you can well imagine, we get thousands of applicants every season, and will not be able to respond to every single email. Please ensure that your details are concise, and that you are applying for a position where you have experience or a clearly defined enthusiasm for the job. The jobs listed below will begin in December 2013 and end in April 2014. Interviews will start in late August.
Note: Our annual Job Fair will be held at the end of October, 2013. Only successful applicants from pre-screening interviews will be invited to the Job Fair. The same applies to positions filled following the Job Fair. We will continue to interview successful applicants until we have filled the poisitons listed above to round out our teams for the 2013-14 season.
THERE ARE NO SUMMER POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
INDOOR OPERATIONS FOR WINTER 2013-14:
Cashier - Responsible for entering food and beverage products into Siriusware, receiving cash and charges, balancing the day's sales, maintaining a clean, organized and safe cafeteria tray line, assisting in cleaning of the cafeteria seating areas, accurate cash handling throughout the day and cashing out at the end of your shift, handing out floats, envelopes, and other necessary supplies to each department accordingly, prepare tickets for daily sales, sell tickets, maintain and balance the main change float, supply change to other cashiers, keep ticket office clean and uncluttered, accurately count tickets at the end of the day.
Minimum Qualifications - Computer and cash handling experience.
Indoor Guest Services Representative - Responsible for the enhancement of the quality of our guests' skiing/snowboarding day, selling season passes, lessons and tickets; acting as an information resource for the mountain and Nelson area; reconciling daily sales, coordinating groups, tracking & returning lost & found items, communication centre for staff, ambulance dispatch, cash handling, typing and administration as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications - Computer and cash handling experience.
Line Cook - Responsible for maintaining overall continuous food safe practice, sufficient completion of daily prep list & line set up, friendly and efficient service while working on line serving the public, promote the sales of all our food and beverage items.
Minimum Qualifications - 1 year experience in restaurant or cafeteria and Food Safe Certificate or equivalent.
Morning Gourmet Sandwich Maker - Responsible for making daily gourmet grab and go sandwiches. Must be creative and have basic knowledge of making spread and sauces. Applicants should be organized, efficient, and able to complete tasks in a timely fashion in a high paced environment. Shift starts at 6:30am. Own transportation needed.
Minimum Qualifications - 1 year restaurant experience and Food Safe level 1.
Breakfast Cook - Responsible for cooking breakfast in a fast, efficent manner while multi-taking orders and communicating with guests. Ability to cook all styles of eggs, and create daily omlette specials. This position flips into the deli for lunch service. Shift starts at 7:00am. Own transportation needed. Minimum requirements - 2 years line cook, must have breakfast experience.
Dishwasher - Experience considered an asset. Must be an organized and efficient worker.
Barista - Providing high quality, friendly, and efficient service by mixing and serving hot beverages and prepared snacks to guests, keeping a clean, organized and safe working environment, cash handling and balancing cash outs.
Minimum Qualifications - Computer and cash handling experience, barista experience considered an asset.
Busser - Daily tasks include clearing tables, laundry, restocking, keeping overall cleanliness of cafeteria and bar area. Experience and Serving It Right considered an asset. Must be an organized and independent worker.
Night Janitor - Previous experience in janitorial work and basic chemical knowledge required. Must be able to work at a fast pace and maintain quality of cleaning. Will be subject to a criminal record check before onboarded as an employee. Must be reliable and have excellent references. You will need a 4 x 4 vehicle or a very reliable and safe vehicle and be comfortable in extreme winter driving conditions. Experience with radio call outs an asset. We are looking for a self starter who is able to work alone. You are physically fit and can lift up to 50lbs.
OUTDOOR OPERATIONS FOR WINTER 2013-14:
Outdoor Guest Services Representative - Responsible for parking, snow removal, ticket validating, surveys, and a number of other duties to help ensure our Guests have a safe and enjoyable visit. A good 80% of the job is ticket validating. Your personal interaction with our Guests will foster a friendly relationship that they will look forward to renewing each time up the chairlift or on their next visit.
Minimum Qualifications - Strong back, good memory.
Lift Operator - Responsible for safe loading and unloading of passengers on the lifts, snow maintenance, maze set-up and a number of other duties to help ensure our guests have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Minimum Qualifications - Physically fit, strong back.
Ski Patrol - Responsible for providing first aid for our Guests and Staff, coverage of mountain safety for our Guests and Staff, assist in risk management within our ski area boundary to reduce and/or make aware the hazards to skiers/boarders, developing and participating in avalanche control, risk management, rescues, serious accident reports, disaster plans and first aid procedures, chair lift evacuations and self-evacuations, maintenance of ski runs, fence lines, and equipment, morning and afternoon sweep, public education and policing of ski area, record keeping for avalanche control, inventories, first aid and accident investigation reports.
Minimum Qualifications - Occupational First Aid Level III or Advanced First Aid equivalent, current CPR, advanced skiing/boarding ability, CAA Avalanche Level I.
Volunteer Ski Patrol - 18 days in exchange for Season’s Pass.
Minimum Qualifications - CAA Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 & 80 hrs of Occupational First Aid.
Snow School Instructor - Responsible for teaching ski, snowboard, and/or telemark lessons in a professional, thorough manner while performing a number of other duties to help ensure our guests have a safe and enjoyable visit; selling snow school programs; patrol sweep assistance, risk management, and helping out with other departments.
Minimum Qualifications - Level I certification with at least one of the following associations - CSIA, CASI, CSCF, or CANSI - with dues paid in full for the current season.
Volunteer Rail Park Attendant – 18 days in exchange for Season’s Pass. Experience with rail/train park, plus Park Scrapers certification an asset.
Part-time Shuttle Driver - Must have valid Class 4 B.C. driver's license, and experience with driving groups of people in winter conditions. Guest Services skills a must.
Our Image: At Whitewater, we welcome applicants from all over the world! To ensure our level of service, all of our employees are required to maintain a professional image and maintain that standard throughout the season.
Navigate around this page for information on working, living, getting a visa and any other information that pertains to you. Read through the job descriptions and choose the ones that look like a good match to your skills and personality. Remember that Whitewater chooses applicants that are committed to quality guest service and are above all, friendly and personable.
When you have selected the jobs that interest you, print and fill out our application form. Please write down all the information you think we need to appreciate what a great candidate you really are! We are happy to consider you for up to three different possible positions, if you are so interested, and thus increasing your potential chances of obtaining a job with Whitewater.
*Please note that when job descriptions ask for specific experience or qualifications, you must have those requirements to be considered for that job.*
**Resumes and cover letters can be sent to our Human Resources Coordinator, Jenna Gatschene via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at our downtown office, or faxed to 250-354-4988**
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on the hill this season!
Welcome to the magical place of Whitewater Ski Resort. Located just outside of beautiful Nelson, B.C., Whitewater is named one of the top snowiest mountains in the world with an average snowfall of 40 feet per season. Our full service lodge provides our guests with excellent service in many areas including: a rental and repair shop, retail shop, guest services area, and our award winning restaurant, pub and espresso bar. To keep all of these areas running smoothly, we depend on our great staff! Renowned for enthusiastic, motivated and passionate staff, we are always seeking the best and brightest people in the industry. We realize that our staff are the most important assets in achieving our goal: To provide our guests with the most enjoyable, recreational experience possible. When hiring, we look for people who are dedicated to assuring that this commitment is fulfilled!
For all of our full time employees who work the entire season, we offer a free season pass that allows free access to the amazing powder Whitewater has to offer. For part time and/or staff that do not work the entire season, we offer a discount on our season pass depending on hours worked. In addition to the complimentary pass, we also offer discounts in our retail shop, rental shop, snow school, and restaurant. Whitewater also offers an affordable staff shuttle that runs daily between the ski hill and Nelson.
In order to work at Whitewater you must be a Canadian citizen or have a valid Canadian Visa and Work Permit. All foreign workers must show their Visa, Work Permit, Canadian Social Insurance Number and/or proof that you have applied for the Social Insurance Number. Please note that Whitewater Ski Resort does not give out letters of offer for foreign workers.
To help you apply to work in Canada go to the following links:
For a general Canadian Visa Information go to: http://www.cic.gc.ca/
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Further information for holiday working visa's and working abroad check out:
Nelson is a small arts and culture community that is located in the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia. The town is situated on the west arm of Kootenay Lake and is named the Queen's City due to the stunning lake and mountain views and the beautiful heritage buildings that line the streets. Nelson is a winter mecca that offers amazing Alpine and Nordic skiing as well as a vibrant community filled with eclectic restaurants, bars, pubs, and museums. The summer offers excellent water sports, mountain biking, and festivals. For more information on accommodation, check out the following websites:
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
Nelson Community Website
Accommodation: Whitewater does not offer any on site accommodations, so most employees choose to live in Nelson. Whitewater does offer a daily shuttle at a minimal cost to employees, which stops at three different locations in town.
The average cost of shared accommodation in Nelson ranges between $300 and $500 for a rented apartment or house. Housing is sometimes limited so we do recommend finding accommodations prior to the season opening.
Whitewater's winter season will start at the beginning of December weather permitting. We will do everything we can to get all of our staff working, as soon as possible. Please be financially prepared if Mother Nature is a little bit late with her snow delivery for the season.
........................................................................."“Whitewater is amazing—that’s the simple truth. It has all types of terrain and a recently added chair that opened up even more of the goods. Add a solid local crew that’s not going to vibe you out and the light, fully interior powder and you’ve got a clear favourite in my opinion.” " John Scarth, Photo Editor, Snowboard Canada, SBC Resort Guide