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lifeguards wanted


Looking for that perfect summer job?  Look no further than a lifeguard at the Belleayre Beach for the 2020 summer.  

Lifeguard Qualifications:  

  1. Minimum age is 16.
  2. At the time of employment, all candidates must possess current certifications in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (or the equivalent) and the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certificate (or the equivalent). Also American Red Cross First Aid (or equivalent) if not included in lifeguard training course. All certifications must remain current through the entire operating season.  Candidates must posses all certifications before employment begins. 
  3. Prior to start of employment, each candidate will be required to submit a "Medical Standards for Lifeguards" form with a physician's certification that the candidate is physically capable of performing lifeguard duties.
  4. Candidates must meet the vision requirement of 20/70 uncorrected vision in both eyes and be correctable to the 20/40 standard.

Our friends at the Catskill Recreation Center in Arkville offers American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, and recertification courses. 
Learn More About Lifeguarding Courses » 

Interested candidates should contact:
Tracy Sullivan


Belleayre Mountain, located in the Catskills and home to New York’s first chair lift, is seeking a full-time, year-round Department Head to be in charge of Lift Maintenance.  Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing and assisting in the repair of electrical/mechanical components of ski lifts while at the same time ensuring the safety of both employees and guests; providing instructions on safe and proper operational procedures; monitoring daily operations of lifts; operating heavy equipment and all-terrain vehicles; and troubleshooting lift malfunctions. The candidate will act as a working supervisor and is be responsible for overall safety of the Lift Maintenance department; estimating repair and maintenance costs; generating materials lists; ordering and maintaining tools and supplies; efficiently managing a crew; tracking progress; communicating with outside vendors; and communicating with Management directly both orally and via email. This individual must also work closely with and assist other various departments at Belleayre. The Lift Maintenance Department Supervisor reports directly to the Mountain Manager. 

Minimum Qualifications – Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience in ski lift maintenance plus two years of relevant experience.  Minimum of one year of supervisory experience also required. Ability to climb towers 60’ in height; ability to lift 50-75 lbs. repeatedly.  Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the safe operation of the department; working knowledge of the practices, facility standards codes and regulations applicable to the department; ability to prepare oral and written reports; and ability to train and supervise others with an emphasis on teamwork and productivity 

Wage - Grade 16 entry rate $22.12 per hour, plus benefits as defined under the labor agreement with CSEA.  ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, holiday, sick and personal time); participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; health, dental, and vision insurances; and optional participation in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Lift Maintenance Inquiry” to:
Bruce Transue, General Manager


Belleayre Mountain, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking a full-time, year-round General Mechanic.  General Mechanics perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the repair and maintenance of facility equipment. The ideal candidate will have an advanced skill level and supervisory experience so s/he may act in a supervisory capacity in the absence of the department head. General responsibilities include focusing on safety in the performance of skilled mechanical work in automotive repair, maintenance, and overhaul of gasoline and diesel powered self-propelled and non-self-propelled equipment.  This person may also perform routine maintenance/construction and will be expected to engage in other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications – Four years’ full-time experience under a skilled journeyman equivalent to that of an apprenticeship program or successful completion of technical courses in a trade or technical institute and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a journeyman level General Mechanic. Valid NYS driver’s license is required.  Snow cat maintenance experience preferred but not required. 

Wage – Dependent upon skills and experience.  ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, holiday, sick and personal time); participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; health, dental, and vision insurances; and optional participation in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan. 

Interested candidates should contact:
Bruce Transue, General Manager


Under the direction of the Belleayre’s General Manager, the Snowsports Director is a year-round position whose primary responsibilities will be developing and supervising all of Belleayre’s skiing/riding instructional programming efforts with an emphasis on revenue generation and growing snow sports; specific attention will be made to managing profit and loss of lesson offerings while ensuring a quality lesson experience for our guests and maximizing profit.  S/he will also have responsibilities associated with promoting programs, scheduling personnel, coordinating training, checking and submitting payroll information; and supervising snow sports staff.  In addition to off-season duties related to snow sports programming and planning, the Snow Sports Director will assist with the management of the Belleayre Beach, assist with the planning and servicing of Belleayre events, and provide other off-season operational support as needed.  Typical in-season responsibilities include start-up and shut down of snow sports, planning and scheduling hiring clinics; coordinating with the marketing team to ensure proper staffing for incoming groups; and ensuring the best guest experience possible in Snowsports.  Our ideal candidate will be a seasoned ski professional who can manage a diverse group of individuals; will align and execute programming consistent with corporate goals; and has organizational skills that unify staff and create an exceptional product for guests.

Minimum qualifications: This position requires a minimum current Level II certification under PSIA or AASI and at least 5 years of experience in Snowsports school management.  The successful candidate must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have knowledge of Microsoft office programs and capable of learning our Siriusware Point of Sale program. We are looking for a candidate that has strong motivational skills and a vision for the future.  Knowledge of Belleayre and ORDA’s policies are pluses.

Wage:  Wage will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should contact:
Bruce Transue, General Manager


Belleayre Mountain an ORDA managed facility, located in Highmount NY is seeking an electrician.  The successful candidate will be involved with electrical service; troubleshooting, repair, installation of electrical and systems and equipment including medium voltage distribution; low voltage controls; buildings; ski lifts; voice and data communications, using electrical power from milliamps to 15.8 kv. This person will report to the Electrical Department Supervisor and must be familiar with electrical code.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as this person will communicate with vendors on technical information for troubleshooting and repair. Must be able to read and interpret machinery documentation, including prints and schematics, acquiring parts.

Qualifications: Minimum of four years’ practical experience and/or documented completion of technical courses and a valid driver’s license.

Pay Rate: Compensation – Wage dependent upon qualifications; benefits per CSEA / ORDA contract.

Interested candidates should contact:
Bruce Transue, General Manager



Belleayre invites you to join our team, offering full and part time positions in several departments.  Enjoy all the perks of working at a top notch venue while providing excellent customer service for our guests.  Just take our quick survey and we will be in touch with you on this season's job opportunities.

Do you have impressive skills skiing or riding? Love working with people? The Snowsports Team could be for you, where you'll teach both children and adults to ski and snowboard. Knowledge of skiing/riding and ski slopes needed. Instructor Training Course (ITC) is required for all new hires.     

Assist guests with safe, efficient and courteous loading and unloading of lifts. Attendants are responsible for maintaining ramps as well as scanning season passes and lift tickets.  Knowledge of Belleayre a plus. 

As a Snowmaker you'll check snowmaking equipment (valves, water lines, etc.) and reposition snow guns on the mountain. Enjoy the bragging rights that YOU play an integral part in why the trails are so awesome at Belleayre. On-site training available.

An electrician works to install, maintain and control electrical components. Use your skills to analyze, diagnose and resolve electrical problems on the mountain.  You will also ensure the safe and proper installation of lighting and other electrically operated devices.

As a snow reporter, you get to be the voice of the mountain.  That, of course, may mean first tracks on a powder day!  Responsibilities include updating & distributing the daily snow reporting across several outlets, video shoots as an on-camera personality, be pretty good with a camera, and most importantly be a morning person. Working knowledge of photo and video editing software is needed.  

Have you been told you're a people person? Well that's what we are looking for in our ticket sellers! Sell lift tickets, season passes, frequent skier products and lessons; answer phones, and rock your excellent customer service skills. Position requires knowledge of computers.

Groom trails and operate snowcats, primarily at night. Heavy equipment experience preferred, knowledge of skiing/riding and ski slopes needed.

Give our guests a warm welcome while assisting them with instructions for parking. Other duties include: keeping parking areas clean and orderly.

Assist with keeping our buildings in tip-top shape for our guests. Job duties include: janitorial work, cleaning lodges and snow removal.

Transport our guests from parking lots to Lodges. Must have a valid driver license with a minimum of CDL Class B.

MOUNTAIN HOSTS (Ambassadors)
Mountain hosts provide service in a variety of areas including greeting and providing information to guests, assist with special events on and off the snow, greeting group tour buses, and administering guest surveys.  The most important jobs our mountain hosts have are to send the Belleayre guests off with a smile on their face and to help them have a great experience on the mountain.  This is a non-paid position and all members must complete 100 hours per season.  

CENTERPLATE POSITIONS - Ski Technicians, Retail, and Food & Beverage
Centerplate is Belleayre's on mountain concessionaire and managers the rentals, retail, and food & beverage operations for the mountain.  

  • Rental Shop - Ski & Snowboard Rental Technicians, Boot Fitters, Repair & Tune Up Technicians
  • Retail - Sales Clerks
  • Food Service Staff - Cooks, Cashiers, Dishwashers
  • Pub & Restaurant Staff - Bartenders, Chef, Cooks, Bussers, Dishwashers

Apply Online





Belleayre Employment Application
Belleayre Paid Employee Hiring Packet
Belleayre Non-Paid Employee Hiring Packet 
(Mountain Hosts/Ambassadors)
Belleayre Policies, Procedure and Standards
Centerplate Employment Application (Food Service, Rental Shop and Retail Shop)

Snowsports Commitment Sheet
Snowsports Instructor Profile

Single Plan Employee First Year Employees /  Self only Skiing
Family Plan Employee 2nd Year Employees + / Family Skiing

Belleayre offers a friendly work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer.  

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


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