Jobs at Montecito

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We will begin accepting Applications for Summer positions on Jan. 1, 2020

 

Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp is a year-round, all-inclusive family-friendly lodge, located inside the gates of beautiful Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, in California.

 

YEAR-ROUND, SEASONAL WINTER, AND SUMMER SEASONAL JOBS

We offer hospitality positions year-round, but also offer many seasonal jobs during our summer high-season, including approximately 30 camp counselor positions, for our renowned Summer Family Camp (We will begin accepting applications for summer positions on Jan. 1st).  We also offer winter seasonal jobs (especially for snow sports & activities counselors).  

 

WE WELCOME EMPLOYEES FROM THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD

We welcome both local and US Nationals who love the great outdoors, and also encourage international job candidates who have a strong command of English to apply.  Montecito Sequoia has  a long history of employing international counselors, particularly for our summer family camp counselor positions.  We even host an International Night as part of our Summer Family Camp program, as our camp families love to meet and experience counselors from around the world.

 

AWARD-WINNING PROPERTY & STAFF

We are very proud to have been named to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame® in 2015, and have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 7 years in a row.  We believe that this is largely due to the excellence of our staff, their focus on customer service, and the fact that they enjoy our guests, their co-workers, their jobs, and our stunning mountain location and life-style.  

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

We are situated on 40 acres of National Forest Service land at an altitude of 7,400 feet, with a private lake, a year-round hot tub, a seasonal pool, amazing views of the Great Western Divide Mountains, and close proximity to the Giant Sequoia Trees for which these parks are famous.  

 

Due to our extensive mountain sports & activities program, both on-site & within the parks, our staff members have free access to enjoy many outdoor recreation opportunities when they are off work, and, as a result, our staff share amazing experiences together, and make friendships for a lifetime.  You can find out more about the activities we offer in summer here, or check out our other seasonal activities here.

 

STAFF ROOM & BOARD

Due to our remote location (about an 1 1/2 hr. drive time to Fresno, CA), most of our staff live on-site at Montecito.  If you live onsite you will receive subsidized room and board (including satellite internet, satellite telephone access & laundry service during the summer season; it is important to note that there is no cell service in our remote location, but we offer free WiFi).  The staff dines along with our guests, and shares the same buffet meals.  Staff that live off-site have meal privileges during their shifts.  

 

Staff housing varies based on job position, but most seasonal summer staff share summer cabins with other seasonal staff (average of 6 people to a cabin).  Summer seasonal staff utilize one of two shared bathhouses, that are also used by some cabin guests.  

 

Year-round staff generally share a small dorm-room type housing with one other person, with some individual units available as well.  Most staff share shower/bathroom facilities with other staff.  

 

EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS & VISITING FAMILY DISCOUNTS

Montecito staff receive discounts for purchases made onsite (eg. gift shop/retail items), and at our other locations (Stony Creek Lodge, Pizza & Market, Clingan's Grocery, and The Squaw Valley Trading Center).  In addition, Montecito staff family members receive a family discount when they visit and stay at our lodge.  

 

GRATUITIES

The entire Montecito staff shares gratuities from our guests equally, which can be substantial during our summer family camp season.

 

YEAR-ROUND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

For those employees who work for us year-round, we offer many benefits not mentioned above,  including subsidized medical & dental insurance, and a 401K retirement plan.  We also provide paid vacation, paid sick days, life insurance coverage, workers' compensation coverage, and year-end holiday bonuses for our full-time staff.

 

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES

Our employees become part of the Montecito Family, and often become friends with not only our staff, but with our guests.  Many of our guests return year-after-year, and they and their children become very close to our staff.  Therefore it is very important that staff members represent Montecito well, set a good example for our young guests, and behave professionally at all times.  Many of our seasonal staff return year-after-year as well, because they enjoy the working environment and the friendships they share at Montecito.  

 

We look for candidates who are:

  • Outdoorsy, Friendly & Fun

  • Enthusiastic & Flexible

  • Team players

  • Hardworkers

  • Responsible & Professional

  • Honest & Authentic

  • Focused on Customer Service

  • Leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle

  • Clean, neat and wholesome appearance (we are a family camp).

  • Preferably experienced working with families and children

  • Preferred Certifications for counselor positions (depending on position):  Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certified at a minimum, or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, or WFR (Wilderness First Responder); as of 2018, a WFR certification with CPR is required by the National Park Service for any of our lead outdoor guides, "Leave No Trace" certified for all guides.

 

We are always looking for great managers and staff.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about Montecito and why it is a great place to work.  If you think working at Montecito might be a good fit for you, please apply today!  

 

You can apply by emailing your resumé to:  Montecito@sequoia-kingscanyon.com; or click here for our online application.

 

JOBS POSITIONS OFFERED AT MONTECITO

Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

California, USA

 

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT MONTECITO:  

 

Front Desk/Reservations

Housekeepers

Summer staff (see below)

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?  

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME + COVER LETTER TO:  montecito@sequoia-kingscanyon.com

or CLICK HERE TO APPLY USING OUR ONLINE JOB APPLICATION FORM

 

APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS

WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING ON JAN. 1

 

SUMMER FAMILY CAMP JOBS  AT MONTECITO

 

  • Front Desk/Reservations Staff

  • Housekeepers

  • Kitchen Staff (Chefs/Cooks/Prep Cooks/Bartender)

  • Dishwashers

  • Summer Camp Counselors (see below)

  • Maintenance/Facilities Staff

 

Summer Camp Counselor Positions:

(Summer Counselors are expected to arrive early June and depart late August)

 

  • Air Riflery

  • Archery

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Astronomy

  • Boating (lake sailing+)

  • Camp Activity Administrator/Secretary

  • Red Cross Certified Lifeguard

  • Children's Counselor (ages 2-6)

  • Children's Counselor (ages 7-8)

  • Children's Counselor (ages 9 & 10)

  • Children's Counselor (ages 11 & 12)

  • Children's Counselor (Teens ages 13+)

  • WFR Climbing (Rock Climbing/Bouldering/Slacklining)

  • Fencing

  • Fine Arts Counselor (Watercolor/Acrylic painting)

  • Guitar/Music

  • Gymnastics/Trampoline

  • Horseback Riding

  • Jiu Jitsu/Martial Arts

  • KILT Program (Teen Leadership Training)

  • Mad Science (hand-on fun experiments w/kids)

  • Massage Therapist

  • Mountain Biking

  • WFR & LNT certified Naturalist/Hiking Guide

  • Paintball

  • Photography (Camp Photograper & Instruction)

  • Special Events

  • Tennis 

  • Yoga

 

 

YEAR-ROUND & WINTER SEASONAL JOBS 

AT MONTECITO

 

  • Front Desk/Reservations Staff

  • Housekeepers

  • Kitchen Staff (Chefs/Cooks/Prep Cooks)

  • Dishwashers

  • Year-round & Winter Sports/Activities Counselors (see below)

  • Maintenance/Facilities Staff

 

Year-Round & Winter Activity Counselor Positions

 (Note:  Year-Round Counselors will lead multiple activities throughout the seasons, as needed):

 

  • XC Ski Instructor - WFR/Red Cross certified

  • Snowboarding Instructor - WFR/Red Cross certified

  • Snowshoe Guide/Naturalist - WFR/Red Cross certified

  • Ski Shop Staff

  • Snow Grooming

  • Children's Counselor (ages 5-12)

  • Outdoor Winter Education

  • Ice Skating Experience/Instruction

  • Air-riflery

  • Archery

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Astronomy

  • Bouldering - Red Cross certified

  • Fencing

  • Guitar/Music

  • Jiu Jitsu/Martial Arts

  • Mad Science (hands on fun experiments with kids)

  • Massage Therapist (Part-time/Seasonal/Holidays)

  • WFR/WFA or Red Cross cert Naturalist/Hiking Guide

  • Paintball

  • Yoga

 

Questions regarding working at Montecito?  

 

EMAIL (send resumés/questions):  montecito@sequoia-kingscanyon.com

 

Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp Office MAILING ADDRESS:

Montecito Sequoia Lodge & Summer Family Camp

Attn:  HR

P.O. Box 858

Kings Canyon National Park, CA  93633

SECURE PAYMENT:

TEL: 800-227-9900

E-MAIL: reserve@mslodge.com

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Montecito Lake Resort, LLC, is a recreation partner with the Sequoia National Forest on a non-discriminatory basis.