First Wave of Job Openings
9/1/21
Cody, WY 82414, USA

Dear Friends of Sleeping Giant,

We are excited to release our first wave of job openings ahead of the upcoming 21/22 season. As mentioned in an earlier press release, we are starting by hiring full-time, year-round, salaried positions and hope to have these positions filled by the beginning of October. Our goal is to start the interview process by September 7th, 2021. We have already received several applications and will begin reviewing candidates next week. If you are thinking about applying, please do so as soon as possible. But first, read on to learn about both the mentality and characteristics that we are looking for in candidates, as well as the corporate culture and philosophy that we seek to foster for all of our employees.

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Working at Sleeping Giant has traditionally been a lifestyle choice first and a career decision second. Our goal is to change all of that. Our experience in business has taught us that if you want to be the best, you must build a goal-driven working environment and a compensation system that attracts high-quality people who share the desire to make our business the best it can be.


We are looking for motivated, organized, and responsible people who want to help us build Sleeping Giant into the leading recreation destination at the East Gate of Yellowstone. The full-time positions that we are currently hiring for will make up the core team at Sleeping Giant, and these individuals who fill these positions will play a huge role in developing the mountain.  We are committed to investing in people who will help us get this done. The new hires will be given the tools that they need to be successful, and the opportunity to build a long-term career at a funky little ski resort surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.


But we want to be clear—Sleeping Giant is not a “9-to-5” job.  To be a successful candidate, you must bring with you the talents, skills, work ethic, and entrepreneurial spirit that is required to get things done.  Sleeping Giant is a turnaround story in its early chapters.  We went into this project knowing it would require a lot of work to get the Giant operating at the level it should.  Now, we are on the hunt for people who are up for a challenge and who want to be part of a unique chance to play a key role in Sleeping Giant’s history.


From our side we promise to always be straightforward and honest with SG staff.  All our business structures are based around our philosophy of “Corporate Citizenship”, that is your business runs better when all your employees (i.e. corporate citizens), from CEO to janitor, know how the business is doing, what its goals are and what problems it is trying to overcome. We seek to foster this sense of corporate citizenship through town hall meetings that allow employees stay informed about business results and plans, and that gives employees a chance to ask questions.


We work hard and we take what we do seriously, with the overriding goal that the tracks we weaved on the mountain and in the community give us the reputation of being professionals—in the eyes of both those who love us and those who hate us.  But it’s not all work and no play, our business environment is based on trust and mutual responsibility—where possible, we cut out formalities, are result oriented, and understand that people get things done in different ways.


Please see our job descriptions below.  Note that these are the general roles that we want filled but there is flexibility to mix and manage the responsibilities around the strengths of the successful candidates. Once we have these positions filled, we will release openings for other full-time positions, followed by openings for hourly and part-time positions a bit later.


Please send resumes and cover letters to gm@skisg.com   We will reply to all applications and those that we think are a good fit will be invited for interviews.


We look forward to building a great new team to join in Sleeping Giant’s turnaround story, and we hope that you will want to be a part of it.


Sincerely,

Nick & Yulia



General Manager

The General Manager will be responsible for running the resort, including all day-to-day activities, as well as planning and budgeting the business operations. Will have a key voice in the development of SG.


Responsibilities:

  • Building a budget and business plan, and operating SG within that budget.

  • Presenting the budget and business plan to SG’s oversight committee for approval.

  • Meeting with the SG oversight committee to present results on a monthly basis.

  • Oversight of all employees and operations on the mountain, including setting operating goals for those employees and driving the team to meet those goals.

  • Working with 3rd party suppliers and contractors.

  • Handling payroll, tracking payables and receivables.

  • Building a team of core employees that will manage the resorts summer and winter operations.

  • Working with the marketing manager to develop sales strategies for summer and winter activities.

  • Building out operating and safety manuals and protocols to improve operational efficiency of the mountain.

  • Working with the USFS on summer and winter operating plans, and dealing with inspections.

  • Working with lodge manager to build out operating strategy for lodge and restaurant sales, using our core Square and Fare harbor operating systems.

  • Working with the EPA on monthly, quarterly, and annual water sampling requirements, and staying apprised of the legal requirements for reporting results and performing the necessary procedures in an emergency.

  • Oversee all tax filings, and other regulatory requirements.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must be an experienced team leader, with the continuing ability to lead a diverse team.

  • Experience in the hospitality, food service and outdoor sports sectors are a plus.

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn.

  • Experience using Square and Fare Harbor.

  • Ability to get up a steep learning curve quickly.

  • Individuals in this position need to be highly organized.

  • Need to be willing to be the face of Sleeping Giant and assist in PR and marketing activities.

  • Ready to work weekends – Typical working week in Winter will be Wednesday-Sunday, Summer working schedule to be agreed upon.

  • Will need to work weekends and Winter holidays.

Compensation:

  • Salary – USD 70k per year starting, with success-based discretionary bonuses also possible

  • 1 month paid vacation

  • 401k matching program

  • Relocation support (if needed)

  • Housing support for first time home buyers possible after 3 years of successful service (if needed)

Please send resume and cover letter to gm@skisg.com



Lodge Manager

The lodge manager is in some respects the right hand of the GM.  The lodge manager oversees all indoor operations, reports directly to the GM, oversees the kitchen, bar, rental shop, and sales. Also coordinates with the ski school, and marketing and events director to support their activities. Our goal is to turn the restaurant into a successful year-round operation and this will be one of the key goals we put in front of the LM.


Responsibilities:

  • Set up business plan for the kitchen and bar for approval by the GM and Oversight Committee.

  • Work within the confines of the budget to meet the targets agreed on with GM and Oversight Committee.

  • Training and hiring of all indoor staff for Kitchen, Bar and front desk.

  • Work with all third party suppliers for indoor activities.

  • Oversee all indoor staff, including setting performance goals and helping staff achieve those goals.

  • Set up sales and operating system based around Square and Fare harbor.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in the hospitality, food service

  • Experience leading a team

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn

  • Experience using Square and Fare Harbor

  • Individuals in this position need to be highly organized

  • Ready to work weekends – Typical working week in Winter will be Wednesday-Sunday, Summer working schedule to be agreed upon.

Compensation:

  • Salary – USD 45k per year starting, with success-based discretionary bonuses also possible

  • 1 month paid vacation

  • 401k matching program

  • Relocation support (if needed)

  • Housing support for first time home buyers possible after 3 years of successful service (if needed)

Please send resume and cover letter to gm@skisg.com



Sales & Marketing/Community Relations Director

This individual will be responsible for working with the GM to build the sales and marketing plan, including all advertising, corporate pass programs, advertising programs on the mountain. The individual will also work with businesses in the community to build out partnership programs, and work with schools and other community organizations to facilitate activities on the mountain. In addition, this person will tasked with budgeting, scheduling, and oversight of entertainment and events on the mountain. The role will also require the individual to oversee and maintain SG’s digital marketing presence on social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Build sales and marketing plan and budget, including setting sales goals for season passes and corporate passes.

  • Build and maintain digital marketing presence.

  • Set up partnership programs in with community businesses.

  • Organize all mountain entertainment and events.

  • Work with all school and community groups.

  • Build relationships with 3rd party suppliers and vendors.

Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Have a successful track record of marketing and sales.

  • Have strong ties to the community.

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn.

  • Individuals in this position need to be highly organized.

  • Ready to work weekends – Typical working week in Winter will be Wednesday-Sunday, Summer working schedule to be agreed upon.

Compensation:

  • Salary – to be discussed with serious candidates, with success-based discretionary bonuses also possible

  • 1 month paid vacation

  • 401k matching program

Please send resume and cover letter to gm@skisg.com



Lift Maintenance Supervisor

The Lift Maintenance Supervisor will troubleshoot, maintain, and repair ski lift equipment to ensure safe use and transportation for guests and employees. Preventative and routine maintenance is performed year-round in changing and extreme weather conditions on fixed grip, detachable, and surface lifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time, use ladders and work at variable heights (15-80 ft above ground). Lift up to 60-lbs unassisted.

  • Prepare lifts and conduct safety checks for daily operation before Lift Operations team members arrive. Should be able to complete lift start-up procedures independently.

  • Ability to think critically and pay attention to detail.

  • Understand maintenance recommendations of all ski lift manufacturers, interpret diagrams and manufacturers’ manuals.

  • Understand and follow all relevant ANSI standards, USFS Manuals and Handbooks, and state and federal regulations.

  • Use of considerable judgment to determine actions to be taken.

  • Willing and able to participate in all maintenance needs.

  • Maintain a positive attitude consistently, including during high stress situations.

  • Able to work concurrently with all Resort staff and encourage a productive work environment.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a mechanical field.

  • Have the time, ability, and willingness to complete NSAA lift operator courses well in advance of winter season’s opening day (fees covered by SG).

  • Previous operation of heavy equipment such as skid steers, loaders, or farm equipment.

  • Ability to ski or snowboard.

  • Valid Driver’s License is required.

  • Willingness to learn is required.

Please email resume and cover letter to mccue@skisg.com



Rental Shop Technician
Job Summary: Repair and service ski and assist guests renting equipment.

Essential Job Responsibilities/Duties include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  • Ensure customer satisfaction with efficient, friendly service

  • Wax and tune skis and snowboards.

  • Adjust bindings on skis and snowboards

  • Stock and clean repair area

  • Assist guest renting equipment

  • Effectively communicate with other employees both in person and via telephone/two-way radio

Skills and Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Willingness to learn. 

Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling effective communication with guests, co-workers, supervisors, and managers

  • Ability to work varied schedule including weekends/holidays

  • Attention to detail

  • Previous ski/snowboard repair experience

Experience/Education:
Preferred:

  • Knowledge of the ski industry

  • Previous work experience with tuning equipment; Base grinders/Stone grinders/Edge machines/Base weld guns

  • Competence in; waxing, edge angles, base repairs including core shot repair, stone grind patterns, edge repairs, mounting/adjusting and testing ski bindings.

Equipment Used:

  • Waxing Iron

  • Screwdrivers

  • Waxing machine

  • Tuning machine

  • Edging machine

  • Dremel tools

  • Telephone

  • Two-way radio


Please send resume and cover letter to gm@skisg.com



In addition to this full-time, year round management positions Sleeping Giant is also looking to hire seasonal employees for the winter season.  These positions include lift operators, ski instructors, kitchen and lodge workers, snow crew, and other full-time and part time positions.

Please refer to "Jobs" section of our site.