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Careers

A train runs near Soaring Tree Top Adventures.

Are you an energetic, enthusiastic person who loves the outdoors? There is a great opportunity to enjoy both in an amazing mountain environment.  Soaring prides itself on exceeding guest expectations and is continuously going above and beyond for our guests. If you’re a person who wants to be the best part of someone’s vacation, this is the summer job for you.

The Soaring property is remotely located in the San Juan National Mountains and is not road-accessible. Guests reach the property by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and staff live on-site.  Since Soaring is so remote, housing and three meals daily are provided on-site for all staff.  There is no TV or internet access available; however cell phones and wireless internet cards do work. Staff maintain a high level of professionalism at all times and are required to follow our uniform dress code. Soaring is looking forward to another busy season so if true Colorado adventure is what you seek and living in the outdoors is what you crave then Soaring might be the seasonal job for you. Soaring is open May – October.  College students are encouraged to apply as partial season employment is available as well! Email your resume to info@soaringcolorado.com. Please indicate in your cover letter the job you’re interested in, your telephone number and desired start date.

Positions Available (NOW HIRING):

  • SKY RANGERS – FULL SEASON (June-October) and PEAK SEASON (June – August) (Positions full for 2017)

    Are you physically fit, safety conscious, comfortable working with ropes and heights and do you have a friendly and personable disposition? If so, you may just have what it takes to be the next Durango zip line SKY RANGER!!!
    College students are encouraged to apply. Shorter season positions also available.
    Duties for Sky Rangers include (but are not limited to):
    Guiding guests through our Durango zip line, focusing on guest safety as our first priority at all times
    Maintaining a clean and professional appearance
    Actively engaging the guests in conversation throughout an entire day
    Identifying and remedying unsafe situations with regard to either equipment or guests
    Providing a safe, fun and unforgettable experience high up in the trees of the Animas River Valley
    Requirements for Sky Rangers include (but are not limited to):
    Ability to lift small children on and off of Soaring® zip line cables.
    Frequently climb via ascenders up 60′ of rope and feel comfortable working in such environments.
    English speaking, polite, courteous and able to address large groups of guests with a clear and understandable voice.
    First Aid or higher medical training.
    Housing and three meals daily are provided for full time Sky Rangers. Applications will far exceed positions available, so do not delay…Email your resume to info@soaringcolorado.com. Please include your telephone number and desired start date.

  • ECO RANGER – Full Season (June – October) AND Peak Season (June – August)

    Interpretive ecology guides during our Colorado zip line tour, focusing on guest safety as our first priority at all times.
    Similar to the Sky Ranger position, with Eco Ranger emphasis on providing information to our guests about our Old Growth Forest ecology and natural history of Durango, Colorado.
    Educate guests about the natural history of our property and the importance of protecting the environment.
    Comfortable with public speaking, heights, standing for long hours, and be physically fit.
    Enthusiastic about educating others about the importance of protecting the environment.
    Background working with the general public is a must.
    Background in Natural Resources and Interpretation, Environmental Science, Outdoor Recreation, Biology, Botany, or Ecology preferred. Full job listing currently available on http://www.ecojobs.com – Eco Tour Guide, Durango, CO.

  • OFFICE ASSISTANT

    Soaring Tree Top seeks friendly, outgoing individuals who are interested in working in a unique mountain office environment. The office assistant position is great for people interested in guest services, marketing and the outdoors! Duties include but are not limited to phone interaction with zip line guests answering questions, taking and processing guest reservations, collating forms, gift shop management, and other related office tasks.
    The ideal candidate will possess excellent phone and interpersonal communication skills, an in-depth knowledge of all Microsoft programs and excellent organizational management skills. Soaring prides itself on exceeding guest expectations and is continuously going above and beyond for the guests. If you’re a person who wants to be the best part of someone’s family friendly Colorado vacation this is the summer job for you.
    Soaring’s zip line property is remotely located in the San Juan National Mountains and is not road-accessible. All staff and guests reach the property by the Durango & Silverton Railroad; staff parking is provided. Since our Durango zip line is so remote, housing and meals are provided on-site for all staff. There is no cable or internet access available; however cell phones and wireless internet cards do work. Staff maintain a high level of professionalism at all times and are required to follow our uniform dress code. Soaring is looking forward to another busy season so if true Colorado adventure is what you seek and living in the outdoors is what you crave then Soaring might be the seasonal job for you. Soaring is open May – October, college students are encouraged to apply! Email your resume to info@soaringcolorado.com. Please include your telephone number and desired start date.

  • UTILITY STAFF (NOW HIRING for full season)

    The Utility position is an integral function at Soaring.  This job is made us of several cleaning and maintenance tasks throughout the day, which allow operations to run smoothly for our staff and guests.  Job duties include but are not limited to:

    Morning cleaning of Soaring guest lunch platform tables and chairs.

    Prep water bottles and snack cooler for daily guest count, and distribute to Soaring guests at water stop.

    Prep Soaring guest lunch boxes with silverware, napkins, etc. and get ready guest general items (soup tureen, serving utensils, beverages, etc.)

    Assist chefs with other prep items as needed.

    Cleaning and mopping floors and cleaning surfaces in guest areas.

    Wash dishes in high production kitchen throughout the day as required.

    Put dishes away and keep the commercial dish washing area and kitchen surfaces clean.

    Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in staff dining areas.

    Periodic trash runs to take kitchen and other trash to the dump via tractor.

    Daily operation of commercial laundry.

    A clean appearance and professional demeanor are required.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time and be able to drive a tractor.

  • STAFF COOKS

     

    Soaring is seeking staff cooks that can prepare staff meals from our set menus.  Cooking experience required.  Cooks provide three meals a day to our staff, and shifts may rotate from AM to PM.  Must be able to follow recipes and adhere to meal cycles.  Also may be involved in preparing and executing guest lunches from a set menu of homemade soup, salad, sandwich and dessert options for our zipline guests, served on an elevated platform.  You would be responsible for maintaining a clean and healthy work environment.

    Excellent organizational skills, a neat clean-cut appearance, and professional work ethic are required.  You will be interacting with guests.  Other requirements include:

    U.S. Citizen or have a J1 Visa

    Non-smoker

    Must have a valid drivers license

    Must be able to stand for long periods of time

    Lift over fifty pounds

    We generally work 5 days a week, 40 hours a week (no overtime).  Staff are paid by monthly salary. Room and board is included.   Staff housing is cabin-style. With our isolation, there is no TV and cell phone service is limited (depending on your provider).  However, Durango is a dynamic college town, and many of our staff occasionally head into town to enjoy rafting, camping, internet cafes, and the ambiance of Durango.

    Enjoy fishing, hiking and the beauty of the Colorado mountains on your days off and get to spend summer in the great outdoors!  This is a job and a place that you will remember well for years to come.

    If you’d like to be a part of our professional team, to apply, please email us a cover letter highlighting your relevant job experience, along with your resume, and a list of work references.