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As of  5/11/22

The Mountain is Hiring

Becoming Part of The Mountain Team, working together to make a difference in the world.

An opportunity . . .

To stand atop a granite cliff on the Highlands Plateau overlooking the majestic Blue Valley . . .

To breathe in the pure mist of clouds swirling amidst an ancient forest of elegant dwarf white oaks . . .

To feel a heightened sense of wonder replacing time . . .

The Mountain and the spectacular views alone invoke spirit.

So begins the work of The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center:

 

               Energizing people for positive change

                      Embracing diversity

                           Maintaining a healthy environment.

              Engaging interfaith, intercultural and intergenerational communities

                       Living simply and sustainably

                            Practicing civility

             Providing adventure in leadership, spirituality and education for youth and adults

                      Working for peace and justice

                           Promoting the inherent worth and interdependent web of all existence

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Facilities Manager                      
 Job Overview

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is seeking a Facilities Manager.

 

The Facility Manager oversees The Mountain property including all buildings, vehicles, roads, trails and utilities.  This position also includes managing a staff of 2-6 people and managing small remodels to new construction. This position interacts with all departments of the organization and will also be interacting with guests to ensure a great guest experience. This person will be very hands on as well as managing the team to ensure our property is safe and well maintained.

Come work in an incredibly beautiful, mountaintop setting on a staff of hard working, committed individuals that are involved every day in efforts that make the world a better place.

 

For this position you should be able to do hard physical work for eight hours a day and lift at least 30 pounds of dead weight.

 

To apply, email steph.anderson@themountainrlc.org with a resume, availability and contact details. 

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is seeking a Kitchen Manager.

The Mountain is an inclusive retreat and summer camp in Highlands, NC. Kitchen staff prepare and serve three balanced meals a day as well as catering for guests using local, ethically sourced ingredients, including from our on-site farm, whenever possible. 

 

The Kitchen Manager is in charge of and responsible for all matters related to food and dining at The Mountain.  This includes the appearance and maintenance of the kitchen and dining hall, the acquisition and proper storage of all necessary food and equipment related to food, the preparation and appearance of all meals, the hiring and managing of all kitchen personnel, the operating procedures of the kitchen and staff, and the fielding and follow-up of all issues and questions related to the foregoing.

Must have food service experience, agree to our mission and values and have the ability to work variable, flexible hours including weekends and some holidays. On-site housing available if necessary. 

 

To apply, email steph.anderson@themountainrlc.org with a resume, availability and contact details. 

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center is seeking part-time and full-time kitchen staff.

The Mountain is an inclusive retreat and summer camp in Highlands, NC. Kitchen staff prepare and serve three balanced meals a day as well as catering for guests using local, ethically sourced ingredients, including from our on-site farm, whenever possible. Must have food service experience, agree to our mission and values and have the ability to work variable, flexible hours including weekends and some holidays. On-site housing available if necessary. 

 

To apply, email steph.anderson@themountainrlc.org with a resume, availability and contact details. 

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Hourly Position

The Mountain is looking for a high energy, systems oriented problem solver to join the team of The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center. In this position you will oversee all departments relating to meeting room setups, registration, as well as client management tasks.

Responsibilities:

Conduct, communicate, and collaborate with the guest of The Mountain. Ensure guest needs and expectations are met from registration to relaxation. Help manage our registration system, provide space set up, liaison for programs, send reports and communicate interdepartmentally, work with volunteers and host. Ensure excellent guest services for The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center. 

Housekeeping                            
Job Overview

The Mountain is an inclusive retreat and summer camp in Highlands, NC. Join our team to help manage the care of guest and public spaces on The Mountain. The housekeeping team oversees linen care, cleaning materials, and room set ups, while maintaining an elevated standard of environmental and facility stewardship. 

To apply, email steph.anderson@themountainrlc.org with a resume, availability and contact details. 

MountainCamp Staff 2022

Cabin Counselor (x14+)

Responsible for everyday camp and cabin life. Cabin Counselors are responsible for upholding camp rules, cabin covenants, and MountainCamp health and safety protocols. They facilitate the daily schedule and make sure each of their campers are safe, clean, healthy and are prepared for each camp day. Cabin Counselors work together to ensure that the community comes together as a whole outside of cabin life. Cabin Counselors will be trained in facilitation of all workshops (aquatics and athletics, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, spiritual exploration and social justice, and STEM) and are responsible for facilitating workshops in rotating assigned program areas to diversify offerings, under the guidance of the Assistant Camp Director and Program Leads. Cabin Counselors will also be scheduled to be a part of field time to maintain camp supervision, and they will be responsible for planning and executing cabin time. Cabin Counselors will also complete a peer review of their co-leader at the end of each session and perform other work-related duties and special projects as assigned. Directly reports to Assistant Camp Director.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions will be considered with previous camp experience.

  • Current Lifeguard Certification preferred.

  • Weekly stipend $250

Program Lead (x2) 

This position oversees the preparation and execution of all workshops; this involves checking in with Cabin Counselors prior to and during each workshop session and managing inventory and organization of camp supplies. This includes leading some workshops and program sessions as needed. The Program Leads will also plan field time activities for each day and oversee their implementation. They will design and implement training modules to prepare Cabin Counselors for workshops. Program Leads serve as mentors and resources for Cabin Counselors as well as aid the Assistant Camp Director in additional programming, including evening programs and theme days. They will also perform other work-related duties and special projects as assigned. Directly reports to Assistant Camp Director.

  • Have demonstrated skills in supervision, organization, and facilitation.

  • Applicants at least 21 years of age who hold a current state issued driver's license are preferred, but applicants who do not meet these qualifications are still highly encouraged to apply.

  • Weekly stipend $300

ASCENDER Mentor (x1)

The ASCENDER Mentor is responsible for the implementation of the 6-week ASCENDER (All Summer Campers Exploring Nature’s Delights and Experiencing Recreation) program, during which rising 11th through 12th graders experience hands-on work rotations in a variety of Mountain departments while developing interpersonal skills and having fun. The Mentor coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the performance of the ASCENDER campers, as well as works to organize and optimize leadership opportunities for ASCENDER participants. The ASCENDER Mentor will also perform other work-related duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Hold a current state issued driver's license.

  • Have demonstrated skills in supervision, organization, and facilitation.

  • Weekly stipend $300

Health Center Coordinator (x1)

The Health Center Coordinator assesses the general health needs of campers and distributes medications. The Health Center Coordinator will also be responsible for the implementation of health and safety protocols, including COVID-19- specific guidelines. The Health Center Coordinator maintains a visible presence in camp, being available in the case of an emergency and determining the need for professional healthcare. They will also perform other work-related duties and special projects as assigned.

  • We prefer applicants that are registered nurses or EMTs, but those with substantial coursework toward becoming a registered nurse or a certified EMT will be considered.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.

  • Weekly stipend $450

OSA Lead (x2)

Outdoor Skills and Adventure Leaders lead outdoor adventure day trips and overnights and plan, coordinate and lead the 2-week Outdoor Skills and Adventure camp. The Outdoor Skills and Adventure Leaders should have significant outdoor experience and skills, including - but not limited to - backpacking, high/ low ropes, group facilitation, rock climbing/ belaying, canoeing (flat and white water), rafting, and waterfront safety. The OSA Leads will also perform other work-related duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must have a current valid driver’s license.

  • Current Lifeguard Certification preferred.

  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification is a plus. 

  •  Weekly stipend $300