Employment

Galena Lodge is a small day-lodge nestled in the Rocky Mountains 23 miles north of Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum, Idaho. We are located at an altitude of 7300 feet at the base of the Boulder and Smokey Mountains. Our winter season runs from mid November until early April (or as snow levels permit) and our Summer Season runs from mid June until mid September.

In addition to generous wages, Galena Lodge provides:

  • A spectacular environment in which to work and play. Galena is an amazing place for those seeking winter or summer solitude, breathtaking mountain views, great people, and phenomenal skiing (backcountry and Nordic). There are also hiking and mountain biking trails right out the door. Galena Lodge is surrounded by 10,000 foot peaks that provide excellent opportunities for active individuals seeking adventure. Our impeccably groomed Nordic trails are considered some of the best in the nation.
  • Room and Board. Lodging is provided for full time staff only at no charge. Lodging consists of cabins, yurts, and lodge apartments.
  • Work schedules that allow for a balanced lifestyle and time for our staff to pursue outdoor activities.
  • Opportunities for summer and winter employment.
  • Shoulder seasons off for personal travel and relaxation.

Because we work and play together in a remote, communal setting it is important that we make a good match. The ideal applicant will possess a positive attitude, an ability to work well with others, independence (but be a team player), excellent customer service, self-motivation, honesty and integrity, and an eagerness to enjoy the outdoors and its sports. We encourage couples to apply.

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Positions for the summer season are:

Youth Adventure Camp Director

This position is filled…Galena is looking for theright person for this job. Applicant must be experienced in working with youth ages 6-12 in a camp environment. They must have experience in rock climbing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, camping, leave no trace, and orienteering as well. The Director position must be able to manage 2-3 other employees as well as up to 24 kids. You will be spending 8 hours a day Monday thru Friday with weekends off (24 hours a day on Thursdays) surrounded by energetic and eager 8-12 year olds. This is an adventure based camp so it is not your run of the mill camp. Activities include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing,  swimming, lake kayaking and an overnight stay at the yurts. Counselors are expected to have a background in adventure and youth and an impeccable background of safety and responsibility. Our adventure camp runs from Mid June to Mid August with additional training hours and cleanup. The camp director must have a Wilderness First Responder and CPR and we can train for lifeguarding.

Youth Adventure Camp Staff (3 people)

We are looking for the perfect people to fill this job. You will be spending 8 hours a day (24 hours a day on Thursdays) surrounded by energetic and eager 8-12 year olds. This is an adventure based camp so it is not your run of the mill camp. Activities include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, lake kayaking and an overnight stay at the yurts. Counselors are expected to have a background in adventure and youth and an impeccable background of safety and responsibility. Our adventure camp runs from Early  June to Mid August with additional training hours and cleanup. Counselors must have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid and CPR and we can train for lifeguarding.

Restaurant Staff: (2-3 people)

Casual, counter servers with some evening, fine dining service. This  job includes fast paced lunch service, taking reservations for dinner and yurt stays, customer service, bartending, yurt servicing, snowshoe trail maintenance and snow shoveling. Customer service skills required and experience a plus but will consider  training an enthusiastic candidate.

Kitchen Staff: Line cooks (1-2 persons)

With 1 year or more experience. Line and Banquet style service for lunch and special event dinners. Applicants should be comfortable cooking from scratch,making stocks, soups and simple sauces. Speed and ability to multi-task is important. Knowledge of proper food handling procedures is a must. This is an excellent place to gain experience in a busy environment

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Kitchen Staff: Baker/prep cook

Experience preferred but willing to train. Mixing and baking cookies, muffins, breads and other pastries as well as some desserts on a daily basis. Lots of prep work. Also a great opportunity to learn and improve skills.

Bike Shop/Ice Cream Parlor: (1-2 people)

This job is one of the most diverse and exciting jobs at Galena. Basic bike mechanics, math skills, computer knowledge, firewood cutting and moving, wedding setup, bartending, and ice cream scooping are all part of working in our bike shop. You see, it is not your basic bike shop. There are tourist and locals looking for things to do as well as those that crave ice cream at 10 am just as soon as you start working on a flat tire. Now these things are all what help to keep this job interesting. The bike shop is responsible for maintaining the fleet of rental bikes as well as making sure that all the kids camp bikes are ready for the weeks activities. This position often helps out in the restaurant during busy times and is an integral part of wedding set up and working the actual wedding event.

Positions for the winter season are:

Restaurant Staff: (2-3 people)

Casual, counter servers with some evening, fine dining service. This  job includes fast paced lunch service, taking reservations for dinner and yurt stays, customer service, bartending, yurt servicing, snowshoe trail maintenance and snow shoveling. Customer service skills required and experience a plus but will consider  training an enthusiastic candidate.

Kitchen Staff: Line cooks (1-2 persons)

With 1 year or more experience. Line and Banquet style service for lunch and special event dinners. Applicants should be comfortable cooking from scratch,making stocks, soups and simple sauces. Speed and ability to multi-task is important. Knowledge of proper food handling procedures is a must. This is an excellent place to gain experience in a busy environment

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Kitchen Staff: Baker/prep cook

Experience preferred but willing to train. Mixing and baking cookies, muffins, breads and other pastries as well as some desserts on a daily basis. Lots of prep work. Also a great opportunity to learn and improve skills.

Nordic Ski School Director and Instructors: (2-3 people)

This job requires someone with an extensive knowledge of both classic and skate skiing techniques and previous experience teaching Nordic skiing. The applicant must show proficient Nordic skills either through past racing results or references. This position is in charge of ski lessons at Galena and on the North Valley Trail system as well as maintaining the Nordic Ski and snowshoe equipment. This position includes ski shop sales, rentals and waxing as well as daily weather and wax reporting. Other duties may include yurt servicing, snowshoe trail maintenance, fine dining service in the evenings, help orchestrating local ski events at the lodge and helping to shovel snow as needed.

Nordic Ski Shop Staff: (1-2 people)


We are looking for one to two full time persons to work in the ski shop. This person will be responsible for assisting the ski school with all ski shop duties like renting and waxing skis, packing snowshoe trails, selling and stocking merchandise and more. This job will also include yurt servicing and upkeep and snowshoe trail maintenance as well as snow shoveling and random jobs.