Posted by Maine Huts & Trails on 01/18/2022
Industry Sector: Outdoor
Job Categories: Hospitality & Lodge Staff
Company Type: TravelandTourism
City: Kingfield, ME
Country: United States
Required Experience: 0 - 1 year
Contact Name: Kevin Mitchell
Business Phone: 207.265.2400
Job Type: Seasonal Full Time
Required to Relocate: Yes
Required to Travel: No
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within:
Job Description & Requirements
About Maine Huts & Trails
Maine Huts & Trails, a non-profit, operates an acclaimed backcountry recreation corridor with 80 miles of free, public backcountry trails, and among the mountains western Maine, provides opportunities for recreation including groomed hut-to-hut skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, paddling, and mountain biking. Along the trail MH&T maintains four award-winning and accessible eco-lodges that have earned a widespread reputation for their healthy, locally sourced meals.
Job Title: Hut Crew
Hut crew are responsible for providing a welcoming, friendly, and clean environment for overnight guests and day visitors at Maine Huts & Trails’ backcountry huts. Hut crew undertake a variety of responsibilities on a rotational basis, including front desk, food preparation, housekeeping and custodial duties, and assisting with operation and periodic maintenance of green energy systems.
Successful applicants will have a proven commitment to customer service, the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to maintain high standards in an isolated setting. Food service, hospitality, or related experience is preferred. This position is a unique opportunity for someone interested in recreational or outdoor hospitality, green building design and operation, conservation education, or similar fields.
Customer service: welcoming guests and visitors and providing information
Cooking: preparing and serving three hearty meals a day for up to 35 guests
Housekeeping: cleaning and sanitizing food service and dining areas, washing
dishes, sweeping, mopping, washing windows, and cleaning restrooms
Retail sales: store, maintaining accurate retail sales records and inventories
Operation and maintenance of facility: including solar array, propane generator,
hydro generator, battery bank, wood boiler, composting toilets
Provisioning: conducting scheduled inventories of food, supplies and retail, loading
and unloading supplies, and properly storing items
Stewardship: Implementing energy conservation and environmentally sound practices in daily operations. Educating guests to promote outdoor ethics
Other related duties as required
Prior experience in hospitality, food service, or facility maintenance.
Exceptional customer service skills and a friendly, outgoing manner.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to perform work with minimal supervision and to work well under pressure.
Enthusiasm for living in a remote wilderness setting.
Interest in outdoor recreation, especially hiking, biking, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing
ServSafe certification or other food handling certificate preferred
CPR/First Aid certification desirable, Wilderness First Aid preferred
Physical abilities required: ability to stand, sit, bend at waist, lift and carry up to 50
pounds. All hut staff must be willing and able to ski or hike to the hut – there is no vehicle access.
Excellent spoken English
Winter Season: January – March 31, 2022 (Potentially into April if there is a lot of snow!)
Priority will be given to qualified candidates able to work the full season.
Hut staff work 40 hours per week. The day to- day work schedule is based around the full-service days. These days are typically Thursday, Friday, Saturday and into Sunday Lunch.
Compensation and benefits
Hut staff are paid competitive hourly wages. Room and board are provided for the season.