Positions Available - Colorado State University Mountain Campus


Colorado State University Mountain Campus

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Casey Malsam

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Bellvue, CO
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Nestled in a beautiful, secluded mountain valley at an elevation of 9,000 ft. (2,743m) lies Colorado State University’s 1,600-acre Mountain Campus. As a site for student learning, conferences, workshops, meetings, and retreats, the Mountain Campus offers a unique opportunity to leave the hectic pace of urban life behind and be immersed in the natural world of the Rocky Mountains. Live and work in a beautiful mountain valley for the summer and/or fall season at the 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.



  • Typical season: Mid-May to Mid-October (Summer: Mid-May – Mid-August, Fall: Mid-August – Mid-October)
  • Located 53 miles west of Fort Collins at 9,000 feet in a remote mountain valley
  • Free housing provided by the University in shared, on-site dormitory style housing.
  • 3 meals a day provided free
  • No pets are permitted
  • No cell phone service at the Mountain Campus

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 in our remote setting. Individuals will be selected for an interview through a screening process. Job offers will be made in the spring for summer employment and Mid-July for fall employment. The Mountain Campus is hiring to fill about 30 collaborative positions to accomplish many tasks: dining service, custodial work, light maintenance, administrative support, challenge course facilitation, and more. All training is provided, but experience in any of these areas is preferred. See the full position descriptions on our website (https://mountaincampus.colostate.edu/about/employment/positions-available/) for more detail.

These positions require good communication and customer service skills. Applicants must have basic computer skills utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to answer the phone, take messages, direct calls, interact with the public, and support Mountain Campus administrative staff. Positions require excellent attention to detail and the use of discretion. Office staff needs to be flexible yet able to follow set work policies and procedures and must be motivated and able to exhibit a friendly customer service attitude under stress. Office staff are expected to handle credit card payments and facilitate purchases of retail items.

  • Office staff assist with Mountain Campus communications by producing the Fall Mountain Gazette, monitoring our weather reporting, and changing the daily photo display. Additionally, office staff help create a sense of community for staff by planning and hosting staff events such as our end of the season celebrations, game nights, etc.
  • Dining Services staff work in our centrally-located dining hall preparing food, serving guests, cleaning up after meals, and assisting the Cook team. A dining services employee will need to be highly motivated, have a strong sense of customer service, adhere to safety and sanitation policies, be detail-oriented, be able to lift and move objects up to 40 lbs., follow simple recipes, provide assistance to Lead Cooks, stock food lines, and work while standing in a busy environment with direct supervision. Responsibilities also include food preparation, food service, dishwashing, and cleaning and sanitizing the dining center.
    The hours will vary between the morning shift and evening shift. This is a 40 hour/week position with 2 days off per week. Knowledge of food service equipment is helpful, and teamwork is essential.
  • Housekeepers take charge of cleaning the guest facilities and bathrooms including making beds and preparing comfortable guest spaces, setting up furniture and audio-visual equipment in meeting rooms, and transporting furniture, equipment, and supplies to various locations. Additional guest services, such as beverage station set up, stocking, and clean up, may be required. Staff must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 lbs., drive the housekeeping vehicle safely, learn the safe use of cleaning products, prioritize job duties, work within deadlines, and maintain a high degree of self-motivation.
  • The Utility crew’s main responsibility is to fill in when needed for all areas of the MTC including Challenge Course, housekeeping, dining, and office. This crew’s second responsibility is ground keeping for the developed area of the Mountain Campus. This includes trails maintenance, landscaping, tree- felling, wood processing, building fence, road maintenance, moving supplies, moving furniture, painting and when needed facilities maintenance. Self-motivation, common sense, and the safe use of tools and equipment are required. The position requires moderate to heavy lifting and work is done in all weather conditions. This crew can be called on by facilities staff to assist with maintenance work orders.
  • Select crew members will also work part-time as Challenge Course Facilitators.
    Challenge Course Facilitators work with a wide variety of groups on the Challenge Course leading team building initiatives, and low and high element experiences. Strong interpersonal abilities, time management, problem-solving, attention to details and safety, sound decision-making and technical skills are essential for the position. Experience with rope systems, climbing gear, belaying, group management, and public speaking are preferred. The ability to work independently and cooperatively is critical, and previous or comparable experience is recommended. This is not a full-time position; facilitators are assigned to a “home” crew, usually Office or Utility Crew, and work on the challenge course as needed.

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    $15.00 to $16.00/hour