Employment

Employment

Methow Trails is hiring for the 2022-2023 season! We also have many opportunities for volunteers to help keep our trails in tip-top shape.


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Groomer

This is a seasonal, full-time position during the winter season, with some part-time schedules available as well. Groomers are the backbone of our organization and work to create the perfect trail product we strive for on a daily basis. 

The ideal candidate

  • Has light and/or heavy machinery experience

  • Has experience in the snow or grooming industry. Willing to groom on snowmobiles, ATVs, UTV, and PistenBully snowcats

  • Enjoys (or least doesn't mind) working nights

  • Able to work nights, weekends, and winter holidays

  • Is an avid trail user familiar with our trail system, and already lives in the Methow Valley

  • Has good communication skills with a keen eye for details

  • Is willing to commit to a minimum of 3 winters 

  • Is comfortable working independently within a close community of groomers of staff

 Benefits include

  • Competitive salary with starting rate of $17/hr for new groomer with no experience

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Methow Trails Annual Passes for groomers and their immediate families

  • Season passes to the Loup Loup and the Winthrop Rink 

  • Unlimited access to office dogs and excellent coffee

Applicants' resumes and cover letters are accepted on a rolling basis year-round for a winter season that runs mid-November-April 1.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Operations Manager, Jon Albright, jon@methowtrails.org


Assistant mechanic

Support the mission of Methow Trails by maintaining all equipment in order to facilitate a world-class trail system. The primary focus of this position is maintaining, repairing, and servicing the five PistenBully snowcats and other vehicles necessary for winter trail grooming and summer maintenance operations. The Assistant Mechanic reports to the Mechanic and works closely with the Operations Manager and Grooming staff.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Whatever role necessary to successfully execute the mission/goals of Methow Trails. 

  • Assist Mechanic in daily winter maintenance of Methow Trails equipment. 

  • Share maintenance best practices. 

  • Share clear guidelines and expectations for grooming staff around light maintenance.  

  • Clean and stock maintenance shop and support all cat shack and grooming “stations” throughout the system.  

  • Maintain and perform high quality mechanical work on all grooming vehicles and implements; including but not limited to snowmobiles, PistenBully snowcats, renovators, rollers, ginzus, fuel tanks, trucks, chipper, mowers, ATVs, and more.

  • Maintain a climate of excellence, accountability, motivation, and respect. 

  • Establish and maintain an atmosphere of openness and trust with all employees. 

  • Be a positive public contact for visitor inquiries and route questions to appropriate resource 

Compensation and schedule details

  • Full-time, seasonal position from November 1-April 1. Flexibility in start and end date is possible for the right candidate.

  • Hours are flexible, but candidates must be willing to work weekends, and be on call during winter operations. 

  • Compensation: Starting range of $20-25/hour or higher depending on experience. 

  • Methow Trails Annual Passes for you and your immediate family. 

  • Winthrop Rink season pass. 

  • Loup Loup Ski Bowl season pass. 

  • Unlimited access to office dogs and excellent coffee.


Applicants' resumes and cover letters are accepted on a rolling basis year-round for a winter season that runs November 1-April 1.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Operations Manager, Jon Albright, jon@methowtrails.org