Employment

At Cypress, you can WORK where you LOVE to PLAY!

The annual Cypress Mountain Job Fair is fast approaching! Don't miss this opportunity to come up to the mountain for an on-the-spot interview and meet face-to-face with Managers/Supervisors from all of our Departments. The Job Fair will be held on the 3rd floor of the Cypress Creek Lodge on:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th 1pm - 7pm

SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th 11am - 4pm

Bring a positive attitude, a copy of your resume and be prepared to join an excellent team for the 2014.15 winter season! 

There will also be a FREE SHUTTLE BUS running to the Job Fair running on these 2 days.

Friday Oct. 17
1st Trip up leaves the following locations at:
11:00. Richmond Center
11:30. Kits/Fairview
11:45. West End
12:15. Lonsdale Quay
12:30. Park Royal

2nd Trip up leaves the following locations at:
4:00PM. Kits/Fairwiew
4:15PM. West End
4:45PM. Lonsdale Quay
5:00PM. Park Royal

Saturday Oct. 18
1st Trip up leaves the following locations at:
09:00. Richmond Center
09:25. Kits/Fairview
09:40. West End
10:00. Lonsdale Quay
10:15. Park Royal

2nd Trip up leaves the following locations at:
1:30PM. Kits/Fairview
1:45PM. West End
2:10PM. Lonsdale Quay
2:25PM. Park Royal

Visit www.cypresscoachlines.com for more information on pick-up locations.

If you cannot make it up to the Job Fair, don't delay and submit your application, cover letter and resume today! Send us an email with the position you are applying for in the subject line to jobs@cypressmountain.com.

Please Note:
At Cypress Mountain, appearance plays an important role in our Guest’s perception of us. We rely on our team members’ good judgement to maintain a professional, well-groomed appearance while at work. The following standards (universal throughout Boyne Resorts) establish a standard that will create a positive image.
•    Jewelry/Piercings:  must be modest in nature and quantity. This includes facial and body piercings. Any jewelry that poses a safety risk is not allowed. Small earrings are allowed on the lower lobes but no more than two earrings per lobe, while working. Facials piercings are not allowed. A small stud in one nostril is the only exception. All other facial piercings need to be removed while in uniform/while at work. Ear gauges, tongue, lip, eyebrow piercings and nose rings are not allowed.
•    Tattoos: must be covered at all times when in front of Guests, including during breaks and when going between work area and parking area.  Tattoos on the face or neck are not allowed.  If the tattoo cannot be covered by the allocated departmental uniform, only small and non-offensive tattoos may be visible. Examples of offensive tattoos include, but are not limited to, those of obscene or sexual connotation or that are frightful.  
Each of our integral team members is a customer service ambassador and only gets one chance to make a first impression. We appreciate our team in upholding our standards!

We are currently recruiting for all seasonal positions. Below is a list of some of the 'Featured Positions’ but be sure to check out the other employment opportunities we offer.

Don't forget to check out our Facts and Question's page for any and all employment related questions! Click HERE...

THE PEAK PERKS - What's in it for you?

Skiing and Snowboarding Privileges:

  • FT Staff receive a full privilege Pass.
  • PT Staff receive one lift pass for every shift worked

Food & Beverage

  • 40% off (Does not apply for Crazy Raven Bar & Grill and does not apply to alcoholic beverages. Some exceptions may apply.)

Ski & Snowboard School

Complimentary Group Lessons drop-in only (advance booking required)
20% off other selected Ski & Snowboard School programs

Retail & Rental

  • 25% off general retail. 40% off Logowear! (Applies to most stock items) Some exceptions may apply
  • 50% off Rental Shop

Corporate Partners

  • Special offers from our Corporate Partners are listed every week in our company Newsletter.

Season Pass Interchange

  • This great feature provides Full Privilege Downhill Season Passholders with a 25%-50% discount at participating ski areas. More areas may join and participating areas
Featured Positions

Crazy Raven Bar & Grill Supervisor

Reports to: Food and Beverage Manager
Department: Downhill Food and Beverage
Position: Seasonal (approx. November to Late March)

The Crazy Raven Bar and Grill Supervisor assists the Food and Beverage director in managing daily Crazy Raven bar and grill floor operations. The Crazy Raven Bar and Grill Supervisor works within administrative guidelines, regulations and other food service sources such as policy and emergency manuals and Food and Beverage Manager Directives. The Crazy Raven Bar and Grill supervisor coordinates and oversees all floor service staff operation to ensure the best possible guest experience, reviews the work performance of all Crazy Raven Bar and Grill service members to ensure conformance with established guidelines, methods, policies and procedures. The Crazy Raven Bar and Grill supervisor Provides leadership, support and guidance to all Crazy Raven Bar and Grill service members to ensure that quality standards, plant safety, food safety guidelines and guest expectations are met.

Requirements:

  • 5 years experience in a supervisory role in a high volume, fast paced pub environment
  • Food safe 1
  • Serving it Right certification
  • Shift work is required, days and/or evenings.
  • Reliable vehicle

 

Kitchen Manager - Cypress Creek Grill

Reports to: Food and Beverage Manager
Department: Downhill Food and Beverage
Position: Seasonal (approx. November to Late March)

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for all kitchen functions, including but not limited to food purchasing, receiving, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, employee safety, sanitation and cleanliness. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the training of employees in connection food preparation, maintenance of quality standards, safety, sanitation practices and cleanliness.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in varied kitchen positions including food preparation, line cook, fry cook and expediter.
  • Minimum Food Safe 1 (prefer Food Safe 2 but can enroll the right candidate if not yet certified) 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Possess strong organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Work well in fast-paced setting.
  • At least 6 months experience in a similar capacity. 
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively. 
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time. 
  • Should have a reliable and insured vehicle

 

SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS

We are currently accepting applications for full time and part time ski and snowboard instructors for the 2014.15 winter season. Instructors are responsible for teaching ski and snowboard lessons to all ages and various abilities, for assisting with other school related tasks, for providing customer service,  and for assisting with special events.  

Instructor Qualifications Required:
•     CSIA/CASI Level 1 Instructor Certification or equivalent.  
•     Previous teaching experience is an asset.
•     CSIA/CASI Park, CADS, Coaching certifications or equivalent are an asset.
•     Positive, professional, and energetic attitude.
•     Strong customer service and leadership skills.
•     Reliable and punctual.

Full Time: Availability on weekends and evening is required.
Part Time: Availability for one day or evening shift per week + extra days over the Christmas holidays.
Availability over the Christmas Holidays is mandatory for both full time and part time employment.

Compensation:
•    $11.75 - $21 per hour dependent on certifications and experience + commission rates in certain programs.

To apply please submit the following items to jobs@cypressmountain.com:
•    Cover letter & Resume
•    Copies of Certifications
•    References

Mountain Operations

LIFT ATTENDANT: Assisting our skiing/snowboarding guests on and off of the lifts in a safe and courteous manner is the essence of the lift attendant.  All work is outside and you must be 18 years of age and training will be provided.

SNOW REMOVAL/GROOMER: Operating heavy equipment such as Bombardier snow cats, snow plow trucks, snowblowers, graders or loaders.  You must have related equipment operating experience and proper BC Driver's License.  Shift work is required.

PRO-PATROL: Administering First Aid to injured skiers and snowboarders and maintaining safe conditions of the ski trails and base area.  Must be an advanced level skier or snowboarder and have your OFA Level III or equivalent 90 hour First Aid certificate.  You must also have patrol experience or First Aid attendant experience and be able to ski “t-bogs” down icy black diamond runs.

TERRAIN PARK: Working outdoors maintaining and operating Cypress’s three terrain parks plus our air bag site. Must be an advanced level skier/snowboarder with an enjoyment of riding park features who is in excellent physical condition and not afraid to work hard.

Alpine Snow School
SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR: Supervise and instruct classes on the ski hill as well as assist with School events and operations. Must have CSIA/CASI level 1 certification or equivalent. Individuals with Level 2 and/or dual certification will be given preference.  Part time & full time positions available for Ski Instructors.  Part time positions available for Snowboard Instructors.
 
SNOW SCHOOL SALES: Selling lesson packages to our Guests. Strong customer service skills are essential, and administrative skills are mandatory.
SNOW SCHOOL TRAINERS: Provide ongoing training and development for instructors.  Ambassadors to the mountain, always ensuring that both staff and Guests are having a positive experience.  Part time positions are available.
Guest Relations
GUEST EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVE: Selling and processing a variety of seasons passes. Answering phones, general Guest inquiries. Administrative skills and strong customer service background essential.
 
TICKET OFFICE CASHIER: Must be bondable, reliable and able to handle transactions quickly with excellent customer service skills. Mountain and product knowledge required.
Base Area Operations

PARKING ATTENDANT: Directing traffic in the parking lots, ensuring safety of guests and staff. Position is outside, working in all weather conditions.

TICKET CHECKER:
Verifying the validity of our lift tickets & passes outdoors and in all weather conditions.  Exceptional customer service and problem resolution skills a must.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER: Snow shoveling and maintaining the base area for guest safety. Must be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE: A variety of indoor janitorial duties to keep common areas, including washrooms, clean and functional.

Cross Country

NORDIC SKI HOST: Ensure that all skiers on trails have a valid day ticket or season pass, while also establishing positive public relations.

NORDIC MAINTENANCE: A variety of outdoor maintenance and minor construction duties to keep base area facilities safe, clean and functional (includes snow shoveling).

NORDIC FOOD SERVICES: Enjoy working in a rustic cabin in the cross country area.  Just a 10 minute walk or ski in to historic Hollyburn Lodge. Base area food service positions also available.
    
NORDIC ADMINISTRATION: Daily operations of the Ski School Office, Guest Services and Ticket sales, including lesson bookings and group arrivals.  Must have strong customer service skills, the ability to multi-task and handle transitions quickly and accurately.

SNOW PLAY AREA ATTENDANT: Assisting guests in the snow tubing park, which may involve operating the ‘tube tow’.  

NORDIC SKI PATROL: Administering First Aid to injured skiers and maintaining safe conditions of ski trails.  You must have your OFA Level III or equivalent 80 hour First Aid certification.  Patrol experience or First Aid attendant experience required.

NORDIC SKI SNOW SCHOOL: Instructors are responsible for the supervision and instruction of classes and assisting with Snow School events and operations. CANSI certificate required. Snowshoe Guides are responsible for leading interpretive tours through the Nordic Area, with a focus on fun and safety.

NORDIC RENTALS: Handling cash transactions quickly and accurately as well as the maintenance and the signing in/out of equipment.

Food Services

In the Food & Beverage Department, we offer a variety of different positions , between our full service licensed Crazy Raven Bar & Grill, to our Cypress Creek Grill to our Gold Medal Cafe. Our work environment can provide shift work that works around your needs and ours. Shifts can start as early as 7:30am and others finish at 10:30pm.


General Shift Supervisor: Energetic individuals with a minimum 2 years of management experience in a similar type of operation. Interpersonal skills and leadership abilities are necessary to fill this challenging, seasonal position. Serving it Right and Food Safe certification are required as well as knowledge of P.O.S. systems.


CRAZY RAVEN BAR & GRILL OPPORTUNITIES


Line Cook:
Preparing a variety of 'pub style' menu items in a high volume, fast paced kitchen is the main focus of this position.  Food Safe and a minimum of 3 years experience is required.

Bartender: A Serving It Right certificate (available through any BC Liquor Store) is necessary and you must be 19 years of age or older. Previous experience required.

Server: Serving It Right certificate (available through any BC Liquor Store) is mandatory.  A fast paced 'pub style' atmosphere requiring experienced servers.  


CYPRESS CREEK GRILL OPPORTUNITIES

Front Line Cook: Cooking a variety of cafeteria food items in a high volume, fast paced environment.

Prep Cook/Dishwasher: An entry-level position that consists of assisting cooks in preparation of all menu items, slicing and portioning of food.  Washing and sanitizing of kitchen small wares, dishes and equipment.

Front Line Service Attendant: Taking and filling food orders of our guests in the Cafeteria. High volume, fast paced environment.

Cashier: Pleasant, bondable mature individuals who are able to handle high volume sales. Cash handling experience preferred.

Busser:
Cleaning tables and trays, and disposing of waste in the cafeteria are your main responsibilities.


GOLD MEDAL CAFE OPPORTUNITIES   

Barista: This position requires a customer service savvy individual who enjoys a fast pace. Having the ability to also make a variety of coffee bar beverages would be an asset. Cash handling experience preferred.

Cashier:
Pleasant, bondable mature individuals who are able to handle high volume sales. Cash handling experience preferred.

Rental Center

SKI & SNOWBOARD TECHNICIAN: Technical certification is provided for those with some mechanical aptitude and an ability to work quickly and efficiently setting the bindings on rental skis and boards.

CASHIER: Pleasant, bondable mature individuals who are able to handle high volume sales in a pleasant manner.

REPAIR TECH: Tuning and repairing of both skis and snowboards.  You will be working on both customer’s equipment and rental equipment.  Experience is necessary for this position.

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