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Important Announcement

VRD FACILITIES CLOSED; ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 16

Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.

 

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The VRD employs approximately 25 full-time, year-round employees. Employment and volunteer opportunities increase each summer to maintain services at the Vail Golf Club and with Youth Services. To inquire about current openings, please call 970-479-2279 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Camp Vail Counselor 2020

F/T Seasonal June 1 – August 28, 2020. VRD Youth Services seeks staff to implement Camp Vail, a school-age summer camp. Qualifications include strong communication and organizational skills; knowledge of child development; experience teaching children sports, games and crafts. Energy and independence required. $12 to $15 per hour for Assistant Counselors. $15 to $17 per hour for Lead Counselors (education and/or experience required). Applicants must be 20 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license to be allowed to drive children (preferred). P/T work available throughout the school year. Send cover letter and resume to Fax: 970.479.2835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre Kamp Vail Counselor 2020

F/T Seasonal June 1 – August 28, 2020. VRD Youth Services seeks staff to implement Pre Kamp Vail, an early childhood summer camp. Qualifications include strong communication and organizational skills; knowledge of child development; experience teaching children science, sports, games and crafts. Energy and independence required. $13 to $16 per hour for Assistant Counselors. $16 to $18 for Lead Counselors (CO State ECE Teacher required). P/T work available throughout the school year. Send cover letter and resume to Fax: 970.479.2835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Camp Eco Fun Counselor 2020

F/T Seasonal June 1 – August 28, 2020. VRD Youth Services seeks staff to implement Camp Eco Fun, a science camp for ages 4 to 11. Qualifications include strong communication and organizational skills; knowledge of child development; experience teaching children science, ecology, games and crafts. Energy and independence required. $15 to $17 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. P/T work available throughout the school year. Send cover letter and resume to Fax: 970.479.2835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Imagination Station Attendant 2020

P/T Seasonal May 1 – September 11, 2020; shifts available Monday through Friday. VRD Community Programming seeks staff to manage Imagination Station early childhood & school-age play space. Qualifications include strong communication and organizational skills; knowledge of child development; experience teaching children science and crafts. Energy and independence required. $15/hour or more depending on experience and qualifications. Send cover letter and resume to Fax: 970.479.2835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Food & Beverage Jobs

Seeking kitchen staff for the Grill on the Gore restaurant at the Vail Golf Club. Currently hiring sous chef, lead line cook and banquet chef. Full time and part time, seasonal, hourly positions $18-$24 DOE. Contact Chef David Sanchez at 970-343-5889 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vail Golf Club restaurant Grill on the Gore also seeking weekend waitstaff and bartenders. Excellent pay, golf benefits and a fun place to work. Contact restaurant manager Bernie McManus 970-343-5890 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Vail Golf Club

Looking for a fun outdoor job this summer? Look no further than Vail Golf Club! Located minutes from Vail Village. We are seeking starters, rangers, outside staff and maintenance staff. 

Wages start at $11.10/hour plus tips for outside staff positions; $15/hour for starters and rangers; and $17-20/hour for maintenance (depending on qualifications).

Benefits include unlimited golf pass, discounts for food and beverage and golf shop, as well as complimentary Vail Recreation District access.

To apply for golf club operations positions: Please download the application above and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To apply for golf course maintenance positions: Please download the application above and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Vail Parks & Fields Maintenance

Do you enjoy working outside? The VRD athletic fields maintenance team is looking for a crew leader and team employees for the summer season from May/June to Sept/Oct. Crew lead applicants must be able to drive a truck with trailer and lead small groups of employees. Landscaping or construction experience preferred. Valid drivers licence required for all positions, and applicant must be able to operate large equipment or have the ability and desire to learn.

To apply, please download the application above and email to Justin Gompf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wages for crew lead start at $17 per hour and other positions start at $15 per hour (depending on qualifications).


Marketing Assistant

Looking for creative individual with strong photography and social media skills. Assist with VRD marketing projects including, but not limited to, taking photos and videos at races and special events; editing and posting photos, videos and status updates to social media; writing and creating race series emails; and more duties as assigned. Must be available some weekdays plus some evenings and weekends during special events (see calendar here).

Job Status: Seasonal, part-time (average 20 hours per week), May-early Sept.
Pay: $15/hour
Apply: Please download the application above and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with photography samples
Contact: Jessie Klehfoth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2446


FT & PT Pickleball Help Wanted

Seeking full-time and part-time pickleball staff to assist in running summer VRD pickleball programs at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center in Vail. Qualifications include organizational, communication, and guest service skills and experience teaching adult and children’s sports. This is a fun, outdoor job that includes running drop-in sessions, leagues and tournaments and teaching the game of pickleball to adults and children. Pay: $13-$16/hour depending on qualifications.

Contact: Email Jerry Stevens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2457


Ford Park Concessions Stand Cashiers

Concessions staff at Ford Park is responsible for preparing and serving food to guests attending events at Ford Park. Duties include taking orders, serving guests and processing payments. Good communication and customer service skills are necessary, as well as cash handling skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail, and the ability to handle food safely and professionally. The ideal candidate will have customer service experience and willing to work both weekdays and weekends.
Pay: $10/hour + tips
Contact: Email Bernie McManus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-343-5890


Group Sales Assistant

The Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse is seeking an organized and highly motivated individual with hospitality experience to assist the Group Sales Manager for summer weddings and events.

Job Status: Seasonal, part time, May-early Sept.
Contact: Email Brandi Kelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-477-5278


Sports Special Event Staff (on-call basis)

Seeking hourly on-call special event staff for the upcoming summer trail running, mountain bike and Kids Adventure Games races.
Contact: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2280.


Concessions Dobson Ice Arena

Concessions Staff - On-Call Event Staff
Contact: Scott O'Connell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-477-5264.


Vail Gymnastics Center Recreational Coaches

Seeking energetic and enthusiastic part-time instructors to help teach in our growing recreational program. Hours range from 3-8 p.m. on weekdays, including some morning hours if available.
Contact: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2287.


Sports Officials: Softball Umpires and Youth & Adult Soccer Referees & Adult Basketball Refs

Seeking umpires for the upcoming summer/fall softball league. Referees are also being sought for the adult and youth coed soccer leagues. Referees are also needed for winter adult basketball.
Pay: ranges from $27-$40 per game depending on the sport.
Contact: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2280.


Restaurant Manager 

Seeking a restaurant manager for the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. Responsibilities include day-to-day operation of the Grill on the Gore restaurant, Starter Building and Golf Beverage Cart. The manager will also be responsible for preparing/maintaining a variety of documentation and daily logs. Must also be able to jump in and help in high volume times whether it be in the Grill on the Gore restaurant or at the Starter Building. The ideal candidate will excel at communication with the back of the house, upper management and the banquet department as well as coaching and training staff to provide world class service at all times to our guests and patrons.
Contact: Email Bernie McManus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-343-5890


 Banquet Manager

Seeking a banquet manager for the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. This position is responsible for the smooth operation of all banquets (including but not limited to staffing, proper stocking, setup, service and breakdown) and the day-to-day operations of the banquet department. The manager must ensure proper ordering and consumption reports in regards to beer, liquor and wine as well as ensuring proper service of food during events. The ideal candidate will excel at communication with the front and the back of the house to ensure that event timing is correct, as proper timing is imperative to the client experience.
Contact: Email Bernie McManus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-343-5890


Starter Building Server

Seeking a server for the Vail Golf Club Starter Building. This position is responsible for providing breakfast and lunch food/beverage service to our golfers, as well as opening and closing the building daily. The Starter Building server is responsible for the preparation and service of all food items with special attention to food safety and making sure standard operating procedures are adhered to at all times. Service of alcohol, beer and wine with special attention to TIPS training standards is required. The ideal candidate will be a friendly and energetic individual who can multitask and make sure that orders are being produced in a timely fashion to help maintain pace of play on the course.
Contact: Email Bernie McManus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-343-5890


Grill on the Gore Waitstaff

Seeking servers for the Grill on the Gore restaurant inside the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse. Servers provide food and beverage service to customers in a fast-paced dining setting. Waitstaff will assist guests with food and beverage suggestions, input food orders, deliver food to tables and process payments. Servers are the face of the food service industry and are responsible for ensuring a stellar customer experience.
Contact: Email Bernie McManus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-343-5890