PARK CITY, Utah
- A luxury resort property management company in five Western states believes its winter resort jobs are so much fun that it has launched a Web site called
to recruit over 500 new employees by October. The jobs, ranging from chefs and restaurant waiters to front desk clerks, shuttle drivers and housekeepers, are at winter resorts including Breckenridge, Deer Valley, Mt. Bachelor, Park City, South Lake Tahoe, Sun Valley, Telluride, and Vail.
Spearheading the effort to fill these fun jobs is
, which manages an inventory of over 2,850 units (8,000 individual rooms).
describes resort jobs that allow employees to move from one resort to another from season to season, or stay in one location. Internships, snowbird programs, seasonal employment, and flexible hours are also offered. The Web site also describes each specific job opening and the qualifications required.
Older workers are especially welcome, according to Barbara Zimonja, 60, president and CEO of Premier Resorts International. “A good old-fashioned, seasoned person who has learned the lessons of life understands customer service. It becomes more of a norm for them. An older person understands why a vacation can be stressful and they know how to help our customers through that.”
Jobs typically include on-site training, one free lift ticket per week, and for those who decide to devote their career to the hospitality business, the opportunity to advance into a management position. In fact, Premier Resorts was founded by current president and CEO Barbara Zimonja who literally worked her way up from the “pail room” cleaning condo units.
is headquartered at 1375 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, Utah 84060; tel. 800 882 4754.