Overview

Employment Opportunities

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 Legacy Sites includes great employee perks like ORDA facility access!

Hear from current employees on why they love working for ORDA.


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 [email protected].

Olympic Center

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Current Opportunities


CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

The newly modernized Olympic Center, located in beautiful downtown Lake placid, is seeking a customer service representative to greet and assist guests. The ideal candidate will provide Olympic Center guests with outstanding customer service by ascertaining what each customer wants or needs and following up as appropriate.  This includes greeting guests, educating guests about the Olympic Center and its offerings, selling tickets, and answering questions.  Customer Service Representatives will also perform minor cleaning and upkeep to make sure the greeting area is professional, organized, and presentable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS –   Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to perform basic arithmetic functions, willing to greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner, practice excellent customer service, and be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Applicants should have strong communication skills and approachability. Previous retail experience is preferable, but not necessary. Knowledge of the Lake Placid Olympic venues is a plus.

COMPENSATIONDependent upon skills and qualifications. 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 letter of interest and resumé with the subject line of “Customer Service Inquiry” to

Marianne Smith
[email protected]


GUEST SERVICES – LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC MUSEUM

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the heart of Lake Placid in the historical Olympic Center, is seeking a motivated, customer-service oriented individual to help support the Museum’s guest service initiatives. This successful candidate will be responsible for helping oversee the experiences offered to visitors, assisting in the development of interpretive materials for community and school programs, and supporting marketing programs to appropriate audiences.  In addition to the above, this person will work with ticket sales staff and reservations to help manage the museum’s services; provide support for visitor-centered programs in conjunction with current exhibitions; assist in social media strategies for the museum; assist with ticket sales; and other duties as directed.  The Museum Guest Services position reports directly to the Museum Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing and public speaking skills, experience planning public-facing programs, and able to provide excellent customer service to our guests. In addition, s/he must be a highly organized individual, have the ability to work independently, and enjoy working in a team environment. Experience working in a museum and knowledge of the Olympic movement in general, winter sports, and a strong knowledge about the Olympic Games of Lake Placid are plusses.  Weekend and some evening hours are required.

COMPENSATION:  Wage subject to skills and qualifications. Excellent benefit package pursuant to ORDA/CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement including: paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal leave); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurances; pension plan via the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; along with optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation – a qualified 457-b retirement savings plan.

Interested candidates should submit a resume via email with a subject line of “Museum Guest Service Inquiry” to:

Marianne Smith
[email protected]


 

OLYMPIC CENTER BUSINESS MANAGER

The newly modernized Olympic Center, an ORDA managed facility located in beautiful downtown Lake Placid, is seeking a skilled analytical professional who thrives working in a team environment to be its Business Manager.  Under the direction of the Olympic Center General Manager, the Business Manager will be responsible for reviewing and reporting key performance metrics that include admissions, events, tournaments, revenue, food & beverage, catering/functions, and payroll on a weekly basis. Typical duties include:

  • Managing ongoing business functions and reporting any red flags to the General Manager
  • Managing the venue schedule for both Olympic Center and Conference Center
  • In conjunction with the General Manager, establishing and executing an annual business plan
  • Analyzing sales, payroll, and expense data and recommending operational adjustments
  • Tracking key operating metrics including utility usage credits, fuel use and operations emissions data
  • Overseeing the Olympic Center’s vehicle fleet and rental equipment (registrations, insurance, logs, etc.).
  • Providing day to day oversight of Food & Beverage services
  • Maintaining a calendar and working with our partners regarding event space availability
  • Working with various organizational departments in the administration and execution of events
  • Producing reports regarding revenue and expense

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field along with a minimum of three years’ experience in a role of analyzing or managing revenue and expenses for business. Relevant experience may replace educational requirement on a year for year basis.  Strong computer knowledge with experience in Microsoft applications and Point of Sale software is essential (Accesso Siriusware, Passport, and Axess preferred). Must demonstrate strong leadership and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively.

COMPENSATION:  Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  Outstanding benefit package including paid leave, health, dental, vision, and participation in the New York State Retirement System.  Optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-b plan.

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

Chadd Cassidy
Olympic Center General Manager
[email protected]


 

MEDICAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL

FULL-TIME | YEAR-ROUND

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is in need of a qualified professional to provide medical support at the newly modernized Olympic Center in Lake Placid.  The successful candidate will respond to emergency situations, observe and report unsafe conditions, and provide information as well as assistance to the general public.  Schedule may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have current certifications in CPR for professional rescuer and one of the following: New York State or National Registry EMT-B or above, Outdoor Emergency Care, Wilderness First Responder. Applicants should provide letters of recommendation and references.

WAGE: Dependent on experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit a resume via email with a subject line of “First Aid Inquiry” to:

Marianne Smith
Human Resource Coordinator
[email protected]


TECHNICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME | YEAR-ROUND

 The Conference Center at Lake Placid, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking a Technical Operations Specialist. This person reports directly to the General Manager and will provide technical support in the operation and maintenance of audio/visual service and lighting. Specifically, the Technical Operations Specialist will be intricately involved with the setup, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of web-based technical equipment.  In addition to normal day to day testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting, the successful candidate will provide on-site support during conferences/events hosted by the Conference Center and will help with large scale Olympic Center productions. This person will work with all conference groups, clients, and A/V vendors to provide exemplary Conference Technology support and will also be responsible for resolving conference room and web conferencing technology issues. Additional responsibilities related to conference management and Olympic Center technical operations may be assigned as well.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two-year Associates or higher-level degree in computer science or related field. Relevant experience may replace a degree on a year for year basis. Strong interest in and/or exceptional knowledge of the technical aspects of digital signage, lighting, and A/V are required. Proficiency in Adobe, Microsoft and Apple applications is necessary. Prior experience with and/or knowledge of Lutron, Crestron/Media Matrix preferred. Will train the right candidate. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must possess the ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization. Knowledge of the Olympic movement, winter sports and the Lake Placid Olympic Venues preferred.

COMPENSATION: Salary is negotiable based upon skills and experience. ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including 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 should email a cover letter and resume with the subject line of “Technical Operations Specialist” to: 

Chadd Cassidy,
Olympic Center General Manager
[email protected]


CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES – ORDA STORE, LAKE PLACID

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking customer service orientated individuals to work in the ORDA store located in beautiful downtown Lake Placid. Successful candidates will perform tasks including, but not limited to: greeting customers and ascertaining what each customer wants or needs, opening and closing cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money; separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers; balancing cash drawers; making deposits; stocking the sales floor; as well as straightening and cleaning the store.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to perform basic arithmetic functions, willing to greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner, practice good customer service, and be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Applicants should have strong communication skills and approachability. Previous retail experience is preferable, but not necessary. Knowledge of the Lake Placid Olympic venues is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications.

Interested candidates should email letter of interest and resumé with the subject line of “Customer Service Inquiry” to

 Amy Bowers
ORDA Store Supervisor
[email protected]


 

CLEANERS

CLEANERS: Cleaners’ duties are janitorial in nature (sweeping, mopping, general cleaning, disinfecting, etc.) Successful candidates will also perform other labor-oriented duties as assigned. Nights, weekends and holiday work will be required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform manual labor including lifting up to 100 lbs. Cleaners are classified as a Grade 10 on the ORDA/CSEA schedule with an entry rate of $14.35 per hour, plus benefits as defined under the CSEA contract. Staff required to work evening/night shifts and/or holidays receive premium pay.

Interested candidates should complete an application and forward to (electronic submissions preferred):

Marianne Smith
Human Resources Coordinator
[email protected]


MAINTENANCE ASSISTANTS / EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

Maintenance Assistant/Equipment Operators are responsible for operating a variety of self-propelled equipment as well as construction, operations, repair, and maintenance of equipment. Under the direction of the Olympic Center General Manager, successful candidates will perform a variety of jobs including minor laboring tasks, general maintenance, as well as operation of heavy equipment. In addition to operating a Zamboni, the successful candidate may operate front-end loaders, road-graders, tractor mowers, and snowplows. Nights, weekends and holiday work will be required. Applicants should have at least one year’s experience related to the above and possession of a valid/clean New York State Driver’s License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated. Maintenance Assistants/Equipment Operators are classified as a Grade 12 on the ORDA/CSEA schedule with an entry rate of $16.71 per hour, plus benefits as defined under the CSEA contract. Premium pay for evening/night work as well as work on holidays.

Interested candidates should complete an application and forward to (electronic submissions preferred):

Marianne Smith
Human Resources Coordinator
[email protected]

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Current Opportunities

Positions Available for Immediate Hire

The Olympic Jumping Complex is in immediate need of the following positions. We will train all staff on how to effectively and safely perform their jobs.


ZIP LINE ATTENDANTS

Zip Line Attendants are responsible for providing guests with a safe, exciting and enjoyable experience. You will learn how to be proficient in and be able to safely teach guests to get in and out of zip line gear and guide them on the lines.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications. ORDA offers an excellent 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 optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan.

Interested candidates should send a resume to:

Kristen Maxwell
Facilities Manager
[email protected] 


SKI LIFT ATTENDANTS/OPERATORS

Attendants and Operators are responsible for operating and maintaining a ski lift and assisting customers in boarding and getting off lifts. They are also responsible for safety and preparing daily reports.

COMPENSATION: Per ORDA/ CSEA wage schedule; Grade 13 (Ski Lift Operator 1) $18.01/ hr, Grade 14 (Ski Lift Operator 2) $19.472/ hr. Pay is commensurate with skills and experience. Dependent upon skills and qualifications. ORDA offers an excellent 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 optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan.

Interested candidates should send a resume to:
Kristen Maxwell
Facilities Manager
[email protected] 


OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEX MAINTENANCE WORKERS

Be a part of the essential team that prepares and maintains the World Cup level ski jumping hills and venue. The general maintenance team supports day to day operations, working as a team with the other venue departments to ensure a high level of readiness for both world class athletes and general public visiting the site. In the winter months, tasks include snow removal, snow making, snow and ice preparation on the ski jumping hills as well as event preparation and set up. In the summer months, improvement and maintenance projects and general groundskeeping make up most days.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Desired skills of the position include but are not limited to good knowledge of tools, equipment, machinery, carpentry, plumbing and rigging.

COMPENSATION Per ORDA/CSEA Wage Schedule; position starts at Grade 13 (Maintenance Assistant 1) $18.01/hr . Pay is commensurate with skills and experience. ORDA offers an excellent 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 optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan.

Interested candidates should send a resume to:
Kristen Maxwell
Facilities Manager
[email protected] 


CLEANERS

Cleaners’ duties are janitorial in nature (sweeping, mopping, general cleaning, disinfecting, etc.). Successful candidates will also perform other labor oriented duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION Dependent upon skills and qualifications. ORDA offers an excellent 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 optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested applicants should contact:

Kristin Maxwell
Facilities Manager
[email protected]


Customer Service Representatives

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking customer service-orientated individuals to work at various locations in the Lake Placid area. The successful candidate will perform tasks including, but not limited to: greeting customers and ascertaining what each customer wants or needs, opening and closing cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money; separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers; balancing cash drawers; making deposits; stocking the sales floor; as well as straightening and cleaning the store.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to perform basic arithmetic functions, willing to greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner, practice good customer service, and be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Applicants should have strong communication skills and approachability. Previous retail experience is preferable, but not necessary. Knowledge of the Lake Placid Olympic venues is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resumé to (email preferred):

Kristin Maxwell
Facilities Manager
[email protected]


Medical Support Staff

Primary responsibilities include monitoring training areas and treating injured athletes and public users. Additional responsibilities include identifying 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.

COMPENSATION Dependent upon skills and qualifications. ORDA offers an excellent 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 optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested candidates should contact:
Kristin Maxwell
Facilities Manager
[email protected]