Live and work in a beautiful mountain valley for the summer and/or fall season at the Pingree Park Mountain Campus. Be part of a small community of staff working towards a common goal. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle – hiking, fishing, mountain biking, trail running and rock climbing. Positions are available in Dining Services, Office/Store, Housekeeping, Labor Crew, Delivery Driver, Challenge Ropes Course Facilitator and Eco-Week Instructor.
Relevant Work and Living Information
The Pingree Park Mountain Campus is located 53 miles west of Fort Collins, and is situated at 9,000 feet in a beautiful mountain valley on the northern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. The campus serves as the site for the Warner College of Natural Resources academic field programs
NR 220 and F 230 and as a conference center for educational groups of all ages. Pingree Park is remote and the conveniences of the city, including daily contact with friends, cell phone service and reliable internet are left behind. All employees live in housing provided by the University and NO pets are permitted.
A position at Pingree Park combines the positive attributes of summer camp work and on-campus employment. The staff develops into a team that works and lives together through the season. Most employees work a 35 – 40 hour work week, and everyone gets two days off each week. At Pingree Park, all employees are expected to take ownership in the well-being of the campus, its community and stewardship of the natural environment.
Hiring will be based upon experience in related work situations, living experiences, and personal interest. We believe strongly in the “team” concept and the ability of applicants to work and live well with others. We are looking for employees who are comfortable working and living in a remote area. Inclusion of one written reference is strongly recommended, but not required. Individuals will be selected for an interview through a screening process. Job offers will be made in late March for summer employment and Mid-July for fall employment.
All positions receive approximately $8.79 per hour. Housing is provided to full-time employees at no charge. First year full-time employees will have a $17/week meal deduction.
Our season of operation runs from Mid-May until Mid-October. We typically hire CSU students for the summer (Mid-May to Mid-August), and recent graduates and non-students for the fall (Mid-August to Mid-October). Some employees are hired to work the full season (Mid-May to Mid-October).
- Dining Services
- Labor Crew
- Delivery Driver
- Challenge Ropes Course Facilitator
- Eco-Week Instructor
How to Apply
Submission of an online application is preferred. Applications are also available as a PDF or in hard copy at the Pingree Park office, 645 South Shields Street.