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 info@goer.ny.gov.

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Current Opportunities


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 “Conference Center Account Manager Inquiry” to: 

Chadd Cassidy,
Olympic Center General Manager
ccassidy@orda.org


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
abowers@orda.org


CONFERENCE CENTER ACCOUNT MANAGER

FULLTIME | YEAR-ROUND

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a detail-oriented, motivated professional to be its Conference Center Account Manager.  Primary responsibilities include booking schedules that fill inventory efficiently that is both profitable and consistent with Conference Center operational capabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage day-to-day sales of year-round programs with the goal of maximizing a company’s experience in Lake Placid;
  • Actively solicit new business
  • Respond to inquiries regarding business and social functions.
  • Oversee and coordinate outside sales and marketing efforts undertaken by ROOST (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism) in its efforts to bring conferences/conventions to the Lake Placid region.
  • Work in concert with our food and beverage provider to meet customer expectations of quality and value.
  • Work with Olympic Center in developing logistical and operational plans that include function setup, execution, and breakdown.
  • Work with other ORDA venues in developing event services programs at their venues.
  • Communicate with venues/departments regarding the availability of activities and function space
  • Work with clients to successfully prepare and execute their events
  • Responsible for program budget management, prepare estimates and agreements
  • Manage 3rd party access agreements
  • Manage all accounts payable and receivable, receive deposits and prepare final billing that pertains to the functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in hospitality/tourism or 4 years of work experience in sales or event marketing. The successful candidate will have excellent office skills and be proficient with computers and all Microsoft programs; be flexible, energetic, self-motivated, and well organized; and be proficient in setting, executing and achieving sales strategies and servicing goals  Must possess the ability to work effectively with all levels in the organizationKnowledge of the Olympic movement, winter sports and the Lake Placid Olympic Venues is strongly required.

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 “Conference Center Account Manager Inquiry” to:

David McKillip
dmckillip@orda.org


 

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
msmith@orda.org


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
msmith@orda.org

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Current Opportunities

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):

Carrine Henry
chenry@orda.org


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.

SKI LIFT ATTENDANTS/OPERATORS: Attendants and Operators are responsible for operating and maintaining a ski lift and assisting customers boarding and getting off lifts. They are also responsible for safety and preparing daily reports.

GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS: General Maintenance Workers are primarily responsible for maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other labor oriented tasks as assigned. Staff may also be responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining equipment. This work will require medium to heavy physical effort involving exposure to different weather conditions.

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

All positions are available immediately! Newly hired staff will be trained and must adhere to social distancing requirements and other protocols to ensure the safety of fellow employees and guests. Successful candidates will be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Interested applicants should contact:

Carrine Henry
chenry@orda.org


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:

Carrine Henry
chenry@orda.org