Join our Hostel Crew! Outdoor adventures, beer, and cultural exchange in downtown Bend, Oregon, US!

Hello!

If interested in visiting Bend, Oregon, your experience starts with us. The New York Times rates Bend as a top global destination for "great outdoors" and "craft brewing". Outdoor activities include hiking and climbing at Smith Rock and biking and skiing at Mt. Bachelor, among others. You'll also have a chance to tour dozens of micro-breweries.

Our program will allow you to meet people across the globe and learn more about the hospitality industry! You will also be asked to learn about our city and share your knowledge with guests. Because alcohol is served on-site, candidates must be age 21+.

We currently have a variety of different types of work trade positions available. They range from back of house operations with little guest interaction to front of house management level position with high staff and guest interaction. Candidates should be 21+ because we serve alcohol on site. When you reach out PLEASE TELL US WHAT POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

1. Assistant Manager
We are looking for an assistant manager who wants to be fully immersed and involved with front desk operations and decision making. This position will require someone who can oversee staff, oversee front desk operations, help with training, learn our online booking software Cloudbeds, manage reservations, resolve guest concerns, and work on special projects. We are looking for someone who would like to stay at the hostel and in Bend for at least 6 months. You will be expected to work at least 30 hours a week. This position is paid. If you live onsite with us we will take a hybrid approach with 20+ paid hours at $12 per hour and 10 work exchange hours. If you live locally offsite we can discuss payment. There is also opportunity for commission.

2. Front Desk
These staff should enjoy a position that involves customer service/interaction, attention to detail, and social environments. Our front desk staff help with housekeeping as well as managing the front desk. You can expect to prepare bedrooms, strip and make beds, clean and store linens and towels, and clean bedrooms, bathrooms, and communal spaces. You will also work with cloud-based technologies to learn property management. Your responsibilities will include: create and cancel reservations, process payments and refunds, check guests in and out, respond to e-mails, take phone calls, answer guest questions, and resolve guest concerns. This is a work trade position. We typically look for volunteers who would like to stay 3-4 months. We ask for three shifts a week in exchange for free accommodation and food/beverage deals.

3. Beer Truck Manager and Beertenders
We are looking for a Beer Truck Manager as well as a couple beertenders to help work in our beer truck. We have created a beer garden style backyard that has our beer truck and two independently owned food trucks. Our beer truck serves beer, wine, and seltzer and is open Thursday - Sunday. Our bartenders should be outgoing, friendly, responsible, and able to deliver great customer service. We have a variety of events held in our beer garden such as live music, movie nights, and trivia. This position is paid. If you live onsite with us we will take a hybrid approach with partial paid and partially work exchange hours. The Beer Truck Manager should be interested in staying for at least 4 months and will be responsible for inventory, ordering kegs, training and managing beertenders. We are looking for beertenders who would like to stay for at least 2-3 months.

4. Maintenance
We need a jack of all trades! The Lucas House was built in 1910, which means stuff breaks around here sometimes! We need someone who is proficient, responsible, and confident in taking on maintenance problems as they occur as well as monthly upkeep around the hostel (snaking drains, pressure washing, deep cleaning, mowing lawn, shoveling snow etc.). This position requires someone who wants to be active and work hard both indoors and outdoors through all seasons. This is a work trade position. We typically look for volunteers who would like to stay 3-4 months.

5. Fire Watch
We are looking for night owls! We need someone who can commit to overnights shifts that are 4 hour chunks from either 12am-4am or 4am-8am. This is a work trade position. What we ask is 5 of these shifts a week in exchange for free accommodation and food/beverage deals. The shifts are little guest interaction and require 30 minute rounds of checking the house for fire/smoke, enforcing our quiet hours of 10pm-8am, and light security (making sure guests are safe and respecting the house, no one sleeping in common areas, etc.).


OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Work Trade/Exchange
Paid Hostel Staff
Hostel Manager

HOSTEL LOCATION

42 NW Hawthorne Ave, Bend, OR 97701, USA
Geolocation
Job first posted: 20 August 2020
Updated: 20 August 2020