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Children's Center Attendant - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Jun 20, 2022

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023

Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw and expansive…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country.

No transportation? Don't want to make the drive? No problem! We have an employee shuttle that runs EVERYDAY from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, free of cost! We encourage all employees who don't want to make the commute themselves to jump on the shuttle, sit back and relax, on their way to work!  


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Specifications:

  • Starting Wage: As of October 2022, all minimum wages will be $20 an hour.
  • Shift Availability: Full & Part Time
  • Housing: Accepting Applications


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.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • 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.


     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.



  • High School or Equivalent Education.
  • 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.


Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in Early Childhood Education or Children's Food Programs – preferred
  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring
  • Experience working in a guest service industry with guests of all ages.
  • Previous kitchen/food prep experience.
  • ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate - required (we can help to obtain)
  • Able to stand for long periods of time in excess of 2 hours without sitting - preferred
  • Experience on Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer) - preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal - preferred
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish (optional)


What’s in it for you?

  • Free EPIC Pass to all of our resorts
  • Discounted coupons for friends and family
  • Shuttle bus from S. Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood
  • Carpool Incentive program
  • Discount with select industry manufactures
  • Opportunities for ski/ride breaks
  • Opportunities to participate in ski/ride improvement clinics
  • Discounted lodging at our Rock Resort Properties starting at $85/night
  • 50% off Colorado Mountain Express transportation
  • Food and beverage discounts at mountain dining locations
  • Retail discounts at Vail Resorts Retail stores
  • 10-25% off  at our Starbucks locations
  • Unique events! Including concerts, employee meals, employee activities, pro competitions!
  • On site medical clinic with benefits for employees
  • Job Share opportunities to work more hours if needed

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, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

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

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 444227

Nearest Major Market: California