Xanterra

Ecologically sound resorts

Xanterra Parks & Resorts acquired The Fred Harvey Company in 1968, and with the acquisition of TW Recreational Services in 1995, became the largest national and state park concessioner in the United States. In September 2008, Denver-based Anschutz Company purchased Xanterra, and pledged that the company would remain true to the legacy of hospitality established by Fred Harvey, and would continue to set the standard for ecologically sound resorts that complement, not harm their natural surroundings.

Xanterra Greenwood Village, CO, U.S.
Jun 09, 2018
Full time
Xanterra is seeking a senior director of environmental compliance & stewardship to oversee all of its hospitality operations serving as the company’s environmental steward, working to further Xanterra’s reputation as a national leader in environmentally responsible business and tourism practices. The position will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and auditing environmental compliance and sustainability strategies and programs for Xanterra. This senior management position will report directly to Xanterra’s Vice President & General Counsel. Few positions in any organization afford such tremendous influence over such unique areas of the world, as well as the communities in which the company does business. This is a rare opportunity to apply passion, technical knowledge, communication and people skills to facilitate business practices that benefit the local park, resort, wilderness, and nautical environments, as well as the planet. Responsibilities Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee environmental compliance policies, programs, training and audits. Ensure legal compliance with federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations and minimize legal liabilities from potential hazards. This includes regulatory requirements related to hazardous materials, hazardous waste (RCRA), universal waste, CFCs/halons, asbestos, lead-based paint, PCBs, pesticides, air emissions control/permitting, storm water management, SARA Title 3 reporting, and UST/AST fuel storage and delivery system management. Monitor regulatory developments and assist, advise, and communicate changes affecting company operations to appropriate departments. Develop and implement appropriate training programs to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, contractual covenants, and company requirements. Hire, mentor, and provide technical assistance and leadership to Xanterra’s team of property environmental managers and directors. Supervise and mentor the corporate director of sustainability and ensure that all ISO 14001 internal audits are conducted and passed. Complete all environmental due diligence requirements related to new business opportunities and company acquisitions. Develop and oversee sustainability strategies and programs for all Xanterra operations. Monitor environmental programs for effectiveness and develop projects for improvement as needed. Serve as the environmental spokesperson for Xanterra, communicating with and educating guests, employees, media, partners and prospective clients on environmental matters; and working with the National Park Service and other governmental agencies on resolving environmental challenges and achieving goals. Develop and maintain good working relationships with National Park Service staff, state and federal agencies, and outside stakeholders. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Must hold at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related field, plus have a minimum ten years professional experience, preferably within the hospitality/leisure industry or government, in all aspects of environmental compliance or management. I ndividual reputation, knowledge and experience in environmental compliance and stewardship will be key criteria. Must be familiar with environmental laws and regulations as they relate to the hospitality industry, and have the ability to keep abreast of this developing and complex field. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with extensive experience in technical writing and training. Must be highly-organized and have strong administrative and leadership skills, including experience with operating budgets and the related accountability. Must be experienced in environmental report writing including EMS development, ISO 14001 certification, and environmental compliance auditing. Must have experience in developing environmental initiatives and implementing environmental programs. Must have well-developed computer skills. Must possess the proven ability to build productive relationships by positively interacting with coworkers and clients.   Benefits & Compensation Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 401k, health plan, and other benefits.   Office Location This is a full-time, year-round position based in  Xanterra’s corporate headquarters located at 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 600 North, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.   Start Date Approximately July 1 – August 1, 2018.
Xanterra South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Jun 09, 2018
Temporary
Overview Safe and efficient maintenance of Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails.  Responsibilities Assist with the repair of mule-related impact on the Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails. Maintain an efficient packing system to maximize time at work sites. Repair gear as necessary and report defective equipment to the Trail Crew Lead. Assist the Trail Crew Lead and Livery Management with the safe and healthy use of mules in the trail crew operation. Adhere to all safety, risk management and environmental policies. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Extensive experience handling horses or mules, and proven equestrian skills. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must have own saddle and tack. Ability to learn two-way radio system. Ability to handle extremes in weather and working conditions and exposure to outdoor conditions. Possess physical agility and ability to stay in the saddle for extended periods of time. Possess physical ability to hike in and out of sites when necessary.   Selected candidates will be required to take a student ride into the Canyon to demonstrate appropriate mule handling skills and tolerance for the environment.  The student ride will be free, but your travel expenses and lodging while here are at your own expense.   Low-cost in-park housing provided.  Discounted meals; Medical/Dental/Vision health plans available; 401K; Drug-free workplace.  Employment history verified.  Background checks/Drug test required. Xanterra is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities/Woman/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Xanterra Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA
Jun 09, 2018
Temporary
Overview Live. Work. Explore. Yellowstone National Park Is Naturally Different   What We Are Looking For At Yellowstone National Park Lodges, we depend on our team members to help guests find their ultimate Yellowstone experience—all while working to protect and preserve the park for future generations. No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park. You will play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to all our guests.   What You Are Looking For Are you interested in working, living, and being an ambassador in Yellowstone National Park? Are you looking to make friends with people from all over the world? Do you have a positive attitude and solid work ethic? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, exciting work environment? Are you seeking upward mobility and growth opportunities? Are you looking to gain experience in tourism & hospitality operations (i.e., lodging (housekeeping & laundry), food & beverage? Are you enthusiastic about Xanterra’s sustainability initiatives? If you answered, “Yes” to these questions, a hospitality job in Yellowstone is ideal for you!   The Details We have openings available for the 2018 fall season. Ideally, you will be available to work from August through October 2018. If living, working, and exploring in Yellowstone during the fall sounds intriguing and exciting to you, please read on or check out our  website .   Start Date:  August 2018 Employment Type:  Full Time, Seasonal  (through October 2018) Schedule: Varies –  40+ hours per week . Pay:  $9.50-10/hr. Time and a half paid above 40 hours. Potential to earn an end of season bonus ($3 a day for each agreement day worked) Perks include: Low-cost housing (dormitory style) and meals (cafeteria style) provided Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided Free Employee Recreation Program (hiking, biking, photography, camping, wildlife watching, educational programs, film series, sports competitions, and more!) Exclusive discounts in and around Yellowstone Living in the world’s first National Park Experiencing Yellowstone's transition into fall   A Day in the Life of a Hospitality Crew Member We operate 9 lodging facilities, 31 restaurants, and 5 campgrounds inside Yellowstone National Park. The hospitality crew plays an integral role in continuing the daily operation of our park. You provide guests with the best in service, courtesy, and care. Because no prior experience is necessary, this is a great way to get your Yellowstone career started.   Candidates applying for Hospitality Crew will be considered for the following positions. Your assigned role may vary based on your experience level as well as the business needs of Yellowstone National Park Lodges: Kitchen crew (prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of food service areas) We offer diverse dining options: from fine dining to more casual, historic buildings to newer renovations, à la carte operations to cafeterias to quick service. Along with that is a focus on items produced in our own backyard of Wyoming and Montana. Room attendant (clean and prepare guest rooms) Our Housekeeping department uses environmentally preferable cleaning supplies, and stocks rooms with Rainforest Alliance certified coffee. Guests can opt-in to “Our Softer Footprint Green Housekeeping Program” to support Yellowstone’s sustainability goals. Laundry (wash, dry, fold, count, and sort laundry) All park laundry operations take place just inside the park’s northern boundary at Gardiner, Montana. Our hard-working laundry staff feels a great sense of pride in their work. Check out  Laundry Operations  on YouTube!   Fun Fact Much of our management team and others started working in these very positions when they first came to the park. Our executive chef started as seasonal employee, working on the kitchen crew at the Old Faithful Inn and our director of Human Resources started as a room attendant.   Essential Skills and Knowledge: Candidates interested in hospitality positions in Yellowstone are drawn to the unique opportunity to work in the world’s first national park. You should be enthusiastic about our sustainability initiatives and mission to provide ‘legendary hospitality with a softer footprint’. Our employees are not only highly knowledgeable of the layout and operations at their own location, but also have a general knowledge of the park and its surrounding areas.   What We Believe At  Yellowstone National Park Lodges , we are a welcoming community who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests. We are the primary concessionaire in Yellowstone National Park. As part of the  Xanterra Travel Collection  family, we embrace a “naturally different” lifestyle that allows you to live, work, and explore one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are a company based on values that reflect an environmental ethic and social conscience – for the long-term. “Our Softer Footprint” focuses on how we reduce our environmental impact through our comprehensive environmental initiatives. Our business practices exemplify environmental stewardship, and a desire to protect and preserve our public lands. 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