Jobs Chair Lift Operator


$14 - $16/hour


Mt. Crescent Ski Area; 17026 Snowhill Lane, Honey Creek

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Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of seasonal Chair Lift Operators. This position will run through the duration of the ski season. 

Individuals in this position will be responsible for operating a chair lift and assisting guests to safely get on and off the chair lift. Meet the expectations of guests, while keeping guest safety a priority. Maintain snow surface at loading and unloading areas as needed. Individuals in this position are overseen by the Site Manager and the Mechanical Operations and Maintenance Manager.

Essential Functions

Prepare loading and unloading ramps both before the lift opens for guests and after it’s closed.


Dress accordingly to be able to perform job duties all day in an outdoor environment during the winter months.


Perform correct procedures for starting, slowing, and stopping the chairlift. Ability to make very quick decisions for safe operations for guests.


Assist small children when requested by adults. Help both adults and children safely get on and off the chair lift.


Place stanchions and rope lift mazes to help facilitate crowd flow in and orderly fashion.


Install safety signs before chair lift opens and remove after closing.


Must be polite and helpful to all guests regardless of their ski/snowboard ability level.


Work with other departments when needed. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

General knowledge of skiing and snowboarding as well as a chair lift.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and good rapport with individuals of all ages including supervisors, colleagues, children, and the public.

Demonstrates ability to work as a team and can foster a positive, fun, and safe work environment.  

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Must be eighteen (18) years old at the time of hire.

Must be reliable, punctual and have own transportation.

Must be able to work in a cold environment for extended periods of time.

Flexibility to work during evenings, weekends, and holidays

I chose to work for Pottawattamie County because I knew it could be a place where I could spend the rest of my career.  They provide great benefits and are very competitive with wages.

Matt, Jail Maintenance Worker II
Buildings and Grounds
6 Years with Pottawattamie County