Employment

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Spend your winter in the mountains!

We're the oldest continually operating ski area in MT and we're looking for enthusiastic fun employees that want to be a part of our wonderful ski area. We have many positions available that do not require the ability to ski or snowboard. We're looking for good people with great attitudes to join us for our 86th Season! 

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BENEFITS for full-time workers include 3 lift tickets to every ski area in the state!

Please note that these are season winter positions & full-time employees will need to be available the following dates:

November 29 - Dec. 3: Lift Operator Training.

December 3: Mountain Setup, Ski School Hiring Clinic, Patrol Chair Evacuation.

December 7 & 8: Customer Service Training, Safety Briefing, Employee Chair Evacuation.

December 9, 10, & 11: Opening Weekend!

December 16- January 1: Holiday Operations (Closed Christmas Day)

January 4- April 2: Open Wed – Sun Plus: Martin Luther King Day & President’s Day.

Year Round Full Time Openings

Showdown is looking to hire a Kitchen Manager who is able to use strong leadership and communication skills to manage employees and ensure that they accomplish their work efficiently. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for all food and beverage operations, including the kitchen and T-Bar. We want someone who takes pride in their work and strives for a clean, organized kitchen. Working with a smile, knowing how to motivate staff, customer service skills, and encouraging a team spirit when working through busy meal services is required.

The Kitchen Manager is in charge of coordinating and supervising kitchen staff according to food safety standards. Duties include training, performing quality control on food leaving the kitchen, maintaining health and safety standards, ordering inventory to keep up with demands and being prepared for the upcoming shift. The Kitchen Manager communicates with management about any upcoming events or changes in operations. At the end of the day, they help their staff clean the cooking stations and organize cooking tools for the next shift. 

Seasonal Full & Part Time Openings for the 2022-23 Winter Season:

Snow sports instruction is an opportunity to work outdoors and teach others to enjoy snow sports & love winter. Advanced skiing/riding skills are NOT required – we hire the smile and train the feet. Benefits include training in customer service skills, public speaking, personal riding/ skiing abilities & cross training. We also work with Instructors on skill-building towards PSIA-AASI Certifications. Instructors must have an outgoing, fun, and warm personality and willingness to work with students of all abilities, ages 3 to 99. Instructors are asked to assist with other tasks around the mountain that include but are not limited to: greeting, program set up, learning area set up & take down, snow shoveling, parking lot attending, selling lift tickets, event coordination and judging, and terrain park maintenance. Own equipment is preferred, but a season-long lease of rental equipment is possible. Hours in this department are dependent on retail sales; instruction hours range from 2 to 6, more during holidays and weekends. You may gain hours through working in other departments or ask your manager to sign off on you going skiing/riding. As a full-time employee, you are expected to be here every day Showdown is open during the 2022-23 season.

As a part-time employee, you are expected to be here on the days you are scheduled and will receive hours only after full-time employees have been served. You may be asked to perform tasks outside of your specific job description. We do offer Junior Instructor opportunities for individuals 14, 15, and 16 years of age.

The Ticket Queen/King handles ticket sales, guest relations, information, and money handling in a fast-paced environment, including radio communication, and miscellaneous clerical duties. The Ticket Office is open on Holidays & weekends in the morning, and is often a position filled by employees in other departments such as Snow School. If you are interested in this type of cross training please inquire. You may be asked to perform tasks outside of your specific job description.