Looking for a job, eh? Well, if you want to work at Cooper, you have to meet a few important requirements, namely, you have to be (1) epic; (2) awesome; (3) friendly; (4) fun; (5) hard working; (6) willing to take on any task you’re needed for, no matter how menial. If that’s you, then check out our job openings below and fill out an application!

When you come to work for Cooper, you’re not just getting a job, you’re joining a family. That’s one of the many advantages of a ski resort of our size: we all get to know each other, we’re not just cogs in a wheel! We’re all in it for the same reason: because we LOVE the authentic skiing/riding experience of The Heart of Skiing in the Heart of the Rockies, and we want to share it with others. We go out of our way each and every day to provide the best skiing and the best service in the business, all at a price that is accessible to families and average hard-working people.

As part of the Cooper work family, you get all kinds of epic benefits, including free skiing at tons of the great Colorado ski resorts. Plus, you get your free season pass to Cooper, so you get to enjoy the best snow in the state combined with our pretension-free, condo-free, liftline-free atmosphere whenever you want!

What are you waiting for??? Find a position that suits your aptitudes, and join the Cooper family!

J-1 Visa Applicants:
J-1 visa applicants must be able to meet our winter seasonal commitment date of December 10, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  Some department requirements may vary slightly.  Cooper Hill Ski Area, Inc. is not a sponsoring agency for J-1 visas.  We recommend contacting a J-1 visa sponsoring agency if you wish to obtain a J-1 visa.  Furthermore, we do not have employee housing of any kind.

Appearance Policy
Click here to view Cooper’s Employee Appearance Policy

Equal Opportunity
Cooper Hill Ski Area, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.  All applicants are reminded that Cooper Hill Ski Area, Inc. adheres to Federal Immigration Law requiring all employees to prove their identity and eligibility to work in the United States within 3 days of employment.  Such proof may be satisfied by the presentation of a U.S. Passport, or the combination of a Driver’s License and Social Security Card.  Certain other documents are also acceptable by law – please contact the HR Department for a complete list.

2016 Winter Season Job Fair:  Saturday, October 22nd, 9am – 12pm at the Cooper Base Lodge – Come see the mountain, meet the management, and interview for jobs!

Questions? Contact HR:

TonyRisk & HR Manager
Questions? Send me an email, and I'll be glad to help you out!

Current Openings:

All Categories  .  Administration  .  Chicago Ridge  .  Facilities  .  Food Service  .  Guest Services  .  Lift Ops  .  Mountain Ops  .  Rental Shop  .  Ski Patrol  .  Ski School 

Wait Staff

Job Title: Wait Staff            Type: Seasonal Hourly            Reports to: Director of Food & Beverage

Job Purpose
The Wait Staff position is responsible for offering professional & friendly service to all guests in a restaurant setting, while providing expert knowledge of the full food and beverage menu.  Follows the sequence of service to provide consistent and efficient service to all guests.

Duties and Responsibilities
Take guest orders, ring them though correctly, and expedite the orders from the kitchen in a presentable and timely manner according to the sequence of service
Offer suggestions by using suggestive selling techniques
Acknowledge all guests in a prompt manner
Ensure all chairs, floors, and work areas are clean and presentable at all times
Maintain excellent communication between all team members
Works closely with Bartender, Bussers, Cooks and Chef to ensure quality service and plate presentation
Clear tables when guests have completed their meals or beverages as well as after leaving their tables
Respond to guests who are dissatisfied and notify a Manager as soon as possible if issue cannot be resolved
Work closely with fellow employees to ensure smooth and fast service to our guests
Ensure all food is fresh and presentable to the required standards
Follow opening, closing and daily on-going procedures and checklist
Ensures dining room is always kept clean, floor swept and mopped, counters wiped, sink and dishwasher clean, garbage and recycling taken out as needed/or the end of shift
Any other tasks assigned

High School Diploma or GED preferred
Must be 18+ years old
Required to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays and may be required to work overtime
Familiar with the floor plan and table numbers
Maintain up to 5 table section
Have full knowledge of entire menu and preparations, including daily features/beverages
Understanding of Duty of Care as it relates to the responsible service of Alcohol
Knowledge of POS and payment system
Ability to take direction and perform duties efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Ability to communicate clearly and politely with guests and employees alike
Ability to work well in a team environment
A professional, positive, and enthusiastic attitude
Good interpersonal skills

Working Conditions
The Wait Staff position is based primarily inside, but may also be outside exposed to temperature extremes (above 85 degrees and below 20 degrees), sun and wind exposure, inclement weather (rain, snow, ice) and high altitudes (10,500+ feet).

Physical Requirements
Must be able to walk on even/uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend even/uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend stairs, stand and/or sit for long periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, and lift objects that may be heavy.

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