Overview

Employment Opportunities

Due to the COVID-19 responses and the resulting modifications of Venue and business normalcy, we expect longer hiring and onboarding processes.

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. We value our staff and look forward to discussing the opportunities with you.

The Lake Placid Olympic Sites are constantly seeking operational support in both labor-oriented and skilled positions. We’re always on the lookout for exceptional employees who enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun environment!

Plus, working at the Lake Placid Olympic Sites includes great employee perks:

  • Ski privileges at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre and Mt. Van Hoevenberg
  • Reciprocal privileges at other ski areas
  • Employee discounts at the venues
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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Olympic Center

General Inquiries

We want to help find you the perfect job at the Olympic Center! Complete the Job Finder Questionnaire to tell us a little more about yourself.

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Olympic Jumping Complex

Current Opportunities

Ski Lift Attendant

The Olympic Jumping Complex, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking seasonal Ski Lift Attendants. Will assist guests with safe, efficient and courteous loading and unloading of lifts. Attendants are responsible for maintaining area around lifts.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be outgoing, friendly and have the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of Whiteface and the Olympic Region are helpful. One years’ experience desired, but not required. Successful candidates will be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job.

COMPENSATION: Classified as a Grade 8 under the current CSEA Contract. Rate $12.14/hour.

Interested applicants may send their resume with letter of interest with Subject Line of “Ski Lift Attendant” to:

Betsy Napier
bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


Customer Service Representatives

Successful candidates will sell tickets for admission and season passes. Customer Service Representatives also manage light food service operations and retails sales of merchandise. Customer Service Representatives also take phone reservations, answer general inquiries and provide informational material to guests. Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures as well as be able to perform basic arithmetic functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Must be outgoing, friendly, and have the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of Whiteface, Lake Placid and the Olympic Region are plusses. Prior cashier and computer experience a plus. Entry rate: $14.07 /hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


Medical Support Staff

Primary responsibilities include monitoring training areas and treating injured athletes and public users. Additional responsibilities include identifying both potential and actual safety hazards, rectifying and reporting safety hazards, responding to emergencies, assisting in evacuations, participating in search and rescue operations, and providing general assistance to patrons and staff. Emergency Medical Technician — Basic certification, CPR for professional required. Entry rate: Varies

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


General Inquiries

We want to help find you the perfect job at the Olympic Jumping Complex! Complete the Job Finder Questionnaire to tell us a little more about yourself.

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Olympic Sports Complex

Current Opportunities

Track Maintenance Workers

In addition to their primary responsibility of making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track, workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Will train. Entry rate: $ 14.07/hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


Bobsled Experience Brakemen

Brakemen are classified as Maintenance Assistants. In addition to their primary responsibility or braking sleds in the bobsled passenger ride program, they are responsible for making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track. Workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and will be subject to drug testing. Will train. Entry rate: $ 14.07/hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


General Inquiries

We want to help find you the perfect job at the Olympic Sports Complex! Complete the Job Finder Questionnaire to tell us a little more about yourself.

Job Finder

Whiteface Mountain

Current Opportunities

Ticket Systems Administrator – Lake Placid

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is seeking a Ticket Systems Administrator for the Lake Placid area venues. The successful candidate’s office will be located at beautiful Whiteface Mountain, located in Wilmington, New York. In addition to being a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts, hosting numerous festivals as well as national and international competitions, Whiteface is probably best known for hosting the alpine events for the XIII Winter Olympic Games.

The Ticket Systems Administrator is primarily responsible for building/managing POS Database for all of ORDA’s Lake Placid area venues including Whiteface; running/submitting POS Sales Reports, as needed/requested by the various venues; participating in (bi)weekly conference calls with ORDA’s ticketing system provider and other ORDA systems administrators; helping implement short and long term ticketing solutions to address any issues and/or established goals; and communicating with ORDA’s overall ticketing systems administrator regarding organization and manipulation of software as it relates to establishing DCI (Department, Category, Item), confirming profit centers, and logical naming conventions. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform peripheral IT functions as time permits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field along with two years’ of practical experience. Relevant experience may replace educational requirements on a year for year basis. Public sector and ski industry experience desired but not required.

SALARY: Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience. ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, holiday, sick and personal time); participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; health, dental, and vision insurances; and optional participation in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “LP Tix Systems Administrator Inquiry” to:

Aaron Kellett, Whiteface GM – akellett@whiteface.com


Electrician – Lift Maintenance

Whiteface Mountain, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking a full-time, year round Electrician to provide electrical expertise and support in its Lift Maintenance department. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: repairing electrical/mechanical components of ski lifts while at the same time ensuring the safety of both employees and guests; operating heavy equipment and all-terrain vehicles; and troubleshooting lift malfunctions. The ideal candidate will have experience with PLC’s, variable speed drives, along with familiarity working with 24V DC up to 480V AC; reading blue prints and schematics; troubleshooting and fixing ski lifts; and estimating repair and maintenance costs.

This individual reports to the Lift Maintenance Supervisor and will perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience in ski lift electrical maintenance plus two years of relevant experience. Ability to climb towers 60’ in height; ability to lift 50-75 lbs. repeatedly. Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the safe operation of Ski lifts; working knowledge of the practices, facility standards codes and regulations applicable to the department; ability to prepare oral and written reports; and ability to train and supervise others with an emphasis on teamwork and productivity

WAGE: Entry rate of $19.04/hr; benefits pursuant to CSEA Contract including health, dental, and vision insurances; paid time off; participation in NYS and Employees Retirement Systems; and the ability to participate in New York State Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-b retirement savings plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Electrician – Lift Maintenance Inquiry” to:

Mike LeBlanc – mleblanc@whiteface.com


IT Technician

Whiteface Mountain, and ORDA managed facility, is seek a full-time, year-round IT Technician to provide technical support to its IT Department. Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of responsibilities related to information technology such as the analysis and maintenance of Whiteface networks; data management for events at Whiteface ; and general duties related to computer technology, software usage, networking, audio/video equipment, and phone systems. Duties will include, but are not limited to, setup, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of technical equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two year Associates or higher level degree in computer science or related field. Strong interest in and/or excellent knowledge of Computers and software. A/V skills and light wiring experience required. Should be able to alpine ski. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

SALARY & BENEFITS: This position is classified as Management Confidential grade 12 with starting salary of $37596 including excellent benefits package: paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates email a cover letter and resume with a subject line of “Whiteface IT Inquiry” to:

Betsy Kane – bkane@whiteface.com


Additional Full & Part-Time Positions

Enjoy all of the perks of working at the highest vertical peak in the East while providing top-notch customer service for our guests at Whiteface. For a full list of winter seasonal opportunities, head to the Whiteface website below.

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Corporate

Current Opportunities

Sales and Marketing Associate – Olympic Sites

The Olympic Regional Development Authority, based in beautiful Lake Placid, New York, is in search of a Sales and Marketing Associate for the Olympic Sites. The successful candidate will work with our marketing and venue team members to ensure project success, sales growth, and excellent guest experiences across all the Olympic Sites. Specifically, this candidate will support sales and marketing plans, including those for athlete development, for the Olympic Sports Complex and Olympic Jumping Complex while also coordinating and supporting sales opportunities for all the Olympic Sites, ORDA Events, & ORDA Corporate. Primary responsibilities include: coordinating multi-venue programming; attending group shows; coordinating and developing print / marketing collateral on behalf of the Olympic Sites; and overseeing distribution, support for all marketing initiatives and digital communications on behalf of the Olympic Sites (website, social media, other ORDA digital assets). The Sales and Marketing Associate is someone who is enthusiastic, a team player, and has an overall desire to improve the guest experience, increase visitation, and grow revenue. Holiday and Weekend work are expected with this position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field along with four years’ experience in a marketing-related field. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including a proficiency in Excel. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Additional desired attributes include experience with/in: ski resorts or similar attraction, graphic design, photography, videography, copywriting, Power Point, Adobe Suite, or other technology platforms that can support our initiatives.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate of $41626 per annum. ORDA offers a competitive salary along with a generous benefits package including: paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Marketing Associate Inquiry” to:

Liz Mezzetti, Director of Marketing
lmezzetti@orda.org


Marketing Office Coordinator

The Olympic Regional Development Authority, based in beautiful Lake Placid, New York, is in search of an Office Coordinator for the Corporate Marketing Department. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic problem solver and act as the administrative back-bone to the team. Primary responsibilities will include organizing and coordinating office administration and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and timely completion of tasks. Typical duties will include: billing, filing, department procurement, budget management, contract management and execution, maintaining inventory and supplies, and administrative support for all marketing, communication, and sponsorship initiatives. This person will also oversee the main ORDA reception area and manage the guest experience of this area. The work schedule for this position is primarily Monday – Friday with some weekend and holiday work possible.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree in liberal arts or related field or four years’ experience in a similar position. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including proficiency in Excel. Additional desired attributes include prior ski resort or attraction experience, knowledge of Power Point, Adobe Suite, or other technology platforms that can support our initiatives.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate of $41626 per annum. ORDA offers a competitive salary along with a generous benefits package including: paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Office Coordinator Inquiry” to:

Liz Mezzetti, Director of Marketing
lmezzetti@orda.org