Children's Center Attendant - Housing May Be Available

Date:  Sep 13, 2023

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


Job Benefits


  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:


  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary: 

Do you want to spend your day having fun and interacting with kids?  This job is an integral part of the Children's Ski and Ride School experience. You will help with getting kids out on the snow, keeping them fueled up during breaks and lunch and making their experience memorable during all the moments when they are not skiing or riding. This is a great way to work toward an instructor position if your skiing/riding skills aren’t quite there yet. This is also a great job for someone who wants to work with children in a fun environment but does not want to ski or snowboard as part of their job.


Job Specifications: 

  • Housing: May Be Available

  • Outlet: Timber Creek - Ski & Ride School

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $21.35 / hour 

  • Shift & Schedule Availability - Full Time and Part Time 

  • Level: Entry 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Keeping yourself and your guests SAFE at all times and in all situations.
  • Providing exceptional guest service at all times; sharing your passion for working with kids.
  • Assist in operational responsibilities of Ski & Ride School programs, including but not limited to: food prep, registration process, directing guests to appropriate locations, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas and cleanliness of indoor facilities.
  • Be an ambassador for My Epic; provide insightful advice and friendly My Epic support to guests in need, and be knowledgeable of where guests can go for additional support
  • Other duties as assigned 


    The details:

  • Provide an excellent experience for guests of all ages.
  • Prepare snacks and lunch for children in Ski and Ride School.
  • Assist in accommodating children with food allergies and/or special needs.
  • Assist children who are tired, feel ill, or are unwilling to participate in lessons.
  • Contact/communicate with guardian(s) regarding the status of their child.
  • Accurately assist guests and staff with procedures and processes while organizing children.
  • Ensure that guests are equipped appropriately (fitting and adjusting equipment) and working with instructors/supervisors and managers to make changes when necessary. 
  • Supervise children both outside during lessons as necessary and inside the children's center.
  • Facilitate child security and the return of children to identified guardian(s).
  • Display positive and effective communication with other attendants and instructors.
  • Works with instructors to ensure proper timing for snacks, meals, laundry, etc. 
  • Prepares age appropriate meals for children ages 3 years to 13 years with adherence to allergies and special needs.
  • Work with Managers and Admin to create weekly and monthly meal plans and create orders for necessary food and supplies.
  • Keeps refrigerator clean, organized and stocked appropriately. 
  • Cleans and wipe windows, doors, walls, closets and fixtures in rooms, public areas and hallways daily
  • Washes bathrooms, cleans toilet, and cleans mirrors, sinks and walls in order to have clean and sanitary restrooms daily.
  • Washes all hard floor areas to remove dirt and soiled areas.
  • Dusts and polishes all furniture, fixtures and wall hangings including using a duster to reach vents and ceiling corners to remove dust and cobwebs.
  • Vacuums Kid’s room, staff break areas and locker room as necessary.
  • Ability to lift/move heavy furniture such as kids tables and chairs.
  • Replaces towels, soaps, toilet paper, seat covers and all other kids’ center and bathroom amenities as needed.
  • Willingness to perform other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.


Job Requirements: 

  • 18 years of age or older - required  

  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors 

  • High school diploma or equivalent - required  

  • Experience working with children and changing diapers- required  

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds frequently throughout the day, position requires lifting and carrying children while playing or in the Day Care 

  • Ability to attend all required training sessions.
  • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written).
  • CA food handler certificate (may be obtained after accepting the position).
  • Must have excellent guest service skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must work well in a team.
  • Must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment.
  • Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions.
  • Must be willing to assist children.
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends.

The expected pay range is $20.00 - $21.35. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  496705
Reference Date: 07/17/2023 
Job Code Function: Children's Center 

Nearest Major Market: California