Your Very Next Step newsletter for December 2008


Your Very Next Step newsletter for December 2008

“Life is all about making connections, managing expectations, and making the waitress smile.”

– Ned Lundquist

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Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** In this issue:

*** Ned celebrates Freedom in Milwaukee (An Update)

*** For the birds

*** Travel News

*** Most stressful airports

*** YVNS “Sport You Must Try” for November: Kabaddi

*** Travel, Outdoor and Adventure Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

1.) Communications/Advocacy Internship, The Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Washington, DC

2.) Editor, Earth-conscious material, Teaching Drum Outdoor School, Three Lakes, WI

3.) Temporary Public Lands Organizer, National Wildlife Federation, Missoula, Montana

4.) Chief Operating Officer (COO), Panthera, NY, NY

5.) Public Relations Specialist, Cruise Critic, The Independent Traveler, Inc., TripAdvisor, Newton, MA

6.) Bike Guide/Driver, Sockeye Cycle Co., Haines, Alaska

7.) Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish & Game, Sacramento, California

8.) Guest Relations Consultant, The Harbour Hotel & Residence, The Emirates Group, Dubai, UAE

9.) Tours Consultant (Inbound), Arabian Adventures, The Emirates Group, Dubai, UAE

10.) Senior Marketing Manager, Destination Segment, Vail Resorts, Broomfield, CO

11.) Communications Resource Coordinator, Arc’teryx, North Vancouver, BC, CANADA

12.) Senior Climbing Wall Supervisor, Xscape, Milton Keynes Trek and Travel Store, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Milton Keynes, UK

13.) Public Relations Representative, Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ

14.) Operations Manager, Frank Church Wilderness – Central Idaho

15.) Mountain Supervisor, Snow+Rock, Bristol, UK

16.) Senior Manager, Visual Merchandising, Backcountrycorp.com, West Valley City, UT

…and much more…and it’s all FREE!!!

*** Milwaukee

*** Pat Valdata responds to “Ned in Milwaukee”:

Ned,

I was so happy to see that Real chili is still a Milwaukee institution. It was a favorite restaurant of ours when I was at Marquette, especially since it was on the same block on Wells as the laundromat. It was also the place to go on a weekend afternoon after having too much Pabst the night before. Nothing got rid of a hangover better than a bowl of real chili.

Have you been on the John W. Brown liberty ship? Bob and I took the cruise two summers ago. Great fun, and I learned a lot about liberty ships.

Pat

*** Freedom on the Great Lakes:

I rode USS Freedom from Milwaukee to Cleveland. Hardly duty on the high seas, but if you have sailed on the ocean and have not done so on the Great lakes, I say that in general there is not much difference. You can be out of sight of land for a good long while. The seas can get very rough. There are lots of other ships to look out for. Granted, there are no sharks or sea snakes, or dolphins in our wake, but at 40 knots I don’t suppose a dolphin can keep up.

Freedom is as fast as she looks. Her clean lines attest to the fact that she is not a warship in the sense that we think of a ship bristling with guns, missile launchers, sensors and other things sticking up or out of the superstructure. You might look at her shape and think that she is designed for stealth, and you would be right.

I was amazed at how much traffic one encounters on the Great Lakes. These are big ships. Some “Lakers” are 1,000 feet long, and too big to pass through the locks at the Welland canal. Some ocean ships, called “salties,” carry cargo to and from ports on the lakes.

I had never seen the Makinaw Bridge before, nor have I ever been over it, but it sure is pretty from underneath it at night.

We made a stop at Port Huron, where the St. Clair River joins with Lake Huron, with the U.S. port on the western shore and Sarnia, Ontario on the eastern side. There was a U.S. Coast Guard cutter based at Port Huron, and a Canadian Coast Guard cutter at Sarnia. Also at Port Huron was a diminutive light ship, with the letters “HURON” emblazoned on her side. She is the last of her kind, and was taken out of service in 1970. She is now preserved for posterity on land next to the river.

http://www.boatnerd.com/museums/huron/

We also sailed past the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock (WLB 214) Seagoing Buoy Tenderthat is based there. The now decommissioned cutter Bramble was tied up in front of us at the Bean Dock, where it is now a museum ship.

http://www.michigan.org/property/Detail.aspx?p=B12396

Our “navigation consultant” for this leg of the voyage was Capt. Dan Hobbs, who has been sailing the Lakes since 1979 and a captain since 1983. It was fascinating to hear about the currents and eddys and set and drift from each turn of the channel as we proceeded southward through the St. Clair River. It was also interesting to hear about each of the ships and masters we encountered, as Captain Dan seems to know them all. I’m looking forward to hearing his stories about operating in the winter ice in the Lakes, something I know virtually nothing about.

http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20081112/NEWS05/81112010

Upon arrival in Cleveland, I asked for advice from a group of police officers on how to get to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (I could see it right nearby, but had to get out of the dock area). The police captain drove me to the entrance.

*** Gwen Saunders on the subtle sensations of Christmas in Crete:

It was 1985. When I arrived two days before Thanksgiving in Chania Harbor on

the ferry boat from Piraeus on the mainland of Greece (a whole different

story), my first impression was “This must be what the Holy Land looks

like,” I thought. “All kind of brown and scrub brush, the air filled with a

rich, burning wood smell.”

Near midnight that Christmas Eve, I shut programming and left the U.S. Navy

Broadcasting Station building in Souda Bay, Crete, heading for the chief

petty officer's barracks. It was a closed circuit, manually operated TV

station and programming was over, leaving only the radio on reel-to-reel

machines running AFRTS holiday shows. Except for the gate guards, I was

probably the last one awake on the whole compound. It was a cold, clear

night and there were no street lights. The road to the barracks was straight

and I didn't need any navigational aids to get to my room.

Next to the TV station was a parking strip and hangar for visiting Navy

aircraft. The rest of the buildings were down the road on the left –

barracks, medical, motor pool. On the right side of the road was a series of

fences lined with trees and brush marking out where the local farmers lived

and kept their flocks of sheep and goats.

Now, when you're the last one awake, no one cares that you stand in the

middle of the parking lot in the middle of the night.

The sky was clear with lots of stars. I could smell the burning olive wood

from the hearths in nearby homes. And from the small stables on the other

side of the fences came the muted tinkling of sheep bells and the sort of

gentle lowing that must have been heard in the manger That Night.

I might have raised my eyebrows had three Wise Men ridden past on camels,

but it would have made perfect sense to see shepherds gently nudging their

flocks down the road from one field to another.

I think being fey encourages this sort of behavior, but it definitely

brought Christmas to me that night.

*** Unpeaceful sunrise:

I have been coaxed into getting up early and trekking to a mountaintop to see the first rays of the sun. Laura and I did it at Haleakela on Maui, and were alone in our experience. It was pretty cold, too. We’ve done it outside of Palm Springs. (And of course there have been countless sunrise moments at sea that have been respectfully appreciated, if not properly observed and noted in the ship’s deck log. They never get old.) A few years ago we were at Acadia National Park and joined the throngs to watch the sun first strike the U.S. that day atop Cadillac Mountain. You could barely find a place to park. Some people brought a picnic breakfast, and I admit the coffee smelled good. But there were just too many people and too much chatter to appreciate. The guy calling his friends on his cell phone to give them the play-by-play at the sun peaked above the horizon was the straw that broke the camels back. Some things are meant to be enjoyed in peace and quiet.

*** Jack Duggan responds to Ned

Ned –

I still have my orange safety vest from days with Seattle City Light, but rarely get a chance to use it here in the hidebound hills. However, your piece about blaze orange for hunting reminded me of a great story, supposedly true, that happened at the little Applegate store in the early 70's.

Tucked into a bend of Highway 238 crossing the Applegate river, the little hamlet is less than half a dozen buildings, the oldest of which is the store. Inside is a countrified version of a convenience store with a small diner-like set-up featuring a counter with half a dozen stools and three little tables. The story goes that one morning two local farmers were sitting at the counter having coffee. A man came in wearing day-glo orange pants, a day-glo orange shirt and jacket, day-glo orange gloves and a day-glo orange hat. Loud enough to be heard throughout the small store, one old farmer turns to the other and says, “Don't you think that fella's takin' a hell of a chance out there with them black boots?!?”

From high above the fog on a sunny Thanksgiving Day, here's hoping you have the heart to pardon all the turkeys in your life.

Walk in Peace – Jack

*** I was in Newport, RI, earlier this month, and visited with the nine students attending the Surface Warfare Officers School’s International Division Officers course for an article for Surface Warfare magazine. Just before their graduation, I asked them what they were going to do as soon as they returned home. They all spoke of a favorite food prepared by the wife or mother. Mahanama, a lieutenant from Sri Lanka, awaited his mother’s rice and curry. Louis from Tunisia craved anything that is spicey and hot, with couscous. The Bulgarian lieutenant named Anton was looking forward to his mother’s stuffed peppers. For Ariel, an ensign in the Philippine Navy, he was looking forward to adobo (chicken or pork), with pancit, a sort of cellophane rice noodle dish. He also likes balut, but the rest of the class was less than enthusiastic when he explained what it was. Dwayne from the Bahamas wanted his wife’s cracked conch, tenderized and deep fried. Muhammad from Pakistan didn’t miss his wife’s cooking. He brought her with him while he was in Newport.

*** Here’s the YVNS Travel News for December:

*** America's Most Stressful Airports

1. Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia, Pa

2. John F. Kennedy International Airport

Jamaica, N.Y.

2. Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Chicago, Ill.

4. Newark International Airport

Newark, N.J.

5. LaGuardia Airport

Flushing, N.Y.

6. Miami International Airport

Miami, Fla.

7. Dulles International Airport

Dulles, Va.

8. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston, Texas

9. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

Boston, Mass.

9. San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco, Calif.

http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/2008/11/21/travel-stress-airports-forbeslife-cx_ls_1121travel.html

*** Insult to injury:

Aloha Airlines was driven out of business by the intense competition introduced by newcomer go!, owned by Mesa. Now Mesa has bought the brand name “Aloha” at the bankruptcy fire sale.

“Mesa Air Group's attempt to re-brand its go! aircraft with the Aloha Airlines name was temporarily blocked yesterday by a federal Bankruptcy Court judge who attacked the lack of sensitivity of both the Phoenix-based carrier and the acquirer of Aloha's intellectual property rights.”

http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20081204_No_Aloha_for_go.html#fullstory

*** A new $150 million airport in Branson, Mo. — the first in the country to be privately developed and operated — has landed its first airline.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2008-12-10-branson-airport_N.htm

*** Does anybody besides me think this is a really big deal:

China Eastern inaugurates truly direct scheduled cross-strait flights

Air Transport World

Tuesday December 16, 2008

Truly direct scheduled flights across the Taiwan Strait finally began yesterday when China Eastern Airlines inaugurated its Shanghai-Taipei service.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15028

*** Ice Festivals:

Mountain Hardware tells us about these upcoming Ice Festivals:

Ouray Ice Festival

Jan 9-11, Colorado

Adirondack International Mountainfest

Jan 16-18, New York

Michigan Ice Fest

Jan 30-Feb 1, Michigan

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival

Feb 5-8, New Hampshire

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Events.aspx

*** From Bernie Wagenblast’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (To subscribe send an e-mail to: TCNL-subscribe@googlegroups.com.)

New Web Site Alerts Motorists to Wildlife on Idaho Roads

Link to story on KTVB-TV:

http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbn-dec1608-wildlife_sightings_web_site.6cda1ff0.html

Link to site: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/manage_issues/collision/

*** For the birds (From the Virginia Outdoor Report):

The following recipe is a great food mixture for birds that can be smeared on tree bark, fence posts, the wood in a wood pile, or pine cones hung in the yard where they can be seen from your windows. This mix provides a supplemental source of fat energy and nutrients to the birds. Making the mixture is fun, inexpensive and something the whole family can join in.

First, in large bowl, stir together:

• 1 part flour

• 3 parts yellow corn meal

• 1 part bird seed

• a handful of raisins

• a handful of shelled peanuts

Then add 1 part of lard or peanut butter and stir until the mixture holds together in one big ball. (Or, you can substitute bacon grease that's been rendered and chilled, but do not use shortening.)

This mixture will attract nuthatches, chickadees, tufted titmice, brown creepers, woodpeckers, mockingbirds and even bluebirds. Keep a record of the different species of birds you observe, it's fun and educational for “children” of all ages. The birds will appreciate it too!

*** The YVNS sport of the month that Ned has never heard of:

Our sport of the month that Ned has never heard of is called Kabaddi, which turns out to be the national game of Bangladesh where it is known as Haḍuḍu. It is the state game of Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra in India. It is also played by the British Army for fun, which doesn't surprise me. It sounds like “Red Rover” on steroids. The name comes from a Hindi word meaning “holding of breath.” And that's apparently what the game is all about. You have two teams, each on their half of the field. They turns sending a “raider” over to the other side, who has to tag members of the other team and get back to his (or her) own side, all while holding his (or her) breath. The players are in their skivvies and there is much groping. The word Kabiddi is chanted over and over. The defending team makes a chain, and the raider tries to break the chain. If it breaks, the guy who let the raider through has to go into time out. You get points for this. If the raider takes a breath, the raider has to go into time out. There is much effort made in trying to detain the raider before he must take a breath. The team that puts out all the players on the opponent's side scores four extra points for a 'Iona.' I've learned that 14,000 people watched the World Kabaddi Championship in Hamilton, Ontario, between India, Pakistan, Canada, England and the United States. It won’t be long before Canadians will be playing this on ice, with sticks. Game on!

http://www.kabaddi.org/

(Note: Kabaddi players are now emulating blinged-out NBA thugs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSWLgqSgGY0&eurl=http://www.kabaddi.org/lefthandbar.htm.)

(If you have an unusual sport to share, send it to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.)

*** Travel/Outdoors and Adventure jobs:

*** From Susan Whitmore:

I think you post internships — this comes with a small stipend. Would appreciate your posting it. Thanks much.

Susan

Susan Whitmore

Director of Communications

Campaign for America's Wilderness

202-266-0435

1.) Communications/Advocacy Internship, The Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Washington, DC

The Campaign for America’s Wilderness is seeking a Communications and Advocacy Intern.

The Campaign for America's Wilderness works with local state coalitions and advocacy groups to permanently protect wild places for generations to come by assisting them with political strategy, lobbying, historical research, grassroots organizing, and communications initiatives.

This internship will provide the participant with hands-on experience in an organization working to protect our natural heritage. The participant will learn the skills needed to become an effective advocate for the conservation of our last wild places, gain a greater understanding of federal wilderness policy, learn the ins and outs of advocacy communications, assist a network of local grassroots wilderness organizations, and be part of a dedicated team working to further the protection of our wild public lands.

Qualifications:

Students and non-students are invited to apply, though completion of at least two years of college coursework is preferred. The applicant should possess a strong interest in wilderness and in protecting public lands. Individuals should be self-motivated, willing to seek out new learning opportunities, and possess excellent verbal communication and writing skills.

Responsibilities:

The internship can be tailored to the interests and strengths of the applicant, but will focus on a combination of policy research, media and communications, legislative work, grassroots organizing and outreach, and using online technologies to promote wilderness.

Responsibilities will also include research assistance, data entry, developing outreach materials, calling supporters, and administrative duties.

Length, Location, and Compensation:

The internship will take place in our Washington, DC office, on Capitol Hill. We are looking for an intern to start in January and applicants must be available at least 25 hours per week. Students may be eligible to receive college credit; students should inquire of their schools specific requirements. A small stipend is available.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, letter of intent, and a one to three page writing sample to: info@leaveitwild.org.

For more information about Campaign for America’s Wilderness, please visit www.leaveitwild.org.

2.) Editor, Earth-conscious material, Teaching Drum Outdoor School, Three Lakes, WI

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.display/id/3046365

3.) Temporary Public Lands Organizer, National Wildlife Federation, Missoula, Montana

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=236800013

*** From Jill Sarah Moscowitz:

Hi,

I'd like to post the following position opening in the JOTW. Thanks so

much. Let me know if you have any questions…

4.) Chief Operating Officer (COO), Panthera, NY, NY

This is an opportunity for a highly skilled, strategically focused leader to

work for an nonprofit conservation organization that focuses on wild cat

conservation. Reporting to the CEO, this individual will be a key member of

Panthera's senior management team with responsibility for overseeing

Panthera's financial, administrative, human resource, IT, and communication

functions. The COO is responsible for the development and management of

operations systems to ensure that the proper infrastructure, policies,

processes and controls are in place to effectively and efficiently run a

conservation organization with a multi-million dollar annual budget. The COO

will play a critical role in developing, implementing, and monitoring

Panthera's financial and fund-raising strategies. S/he will be responsible

for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary policies of the organization – such

as sound planning, financial, accounting, auditing, risk management

practices, and compliance functions. The COO must have higher executive

experience working for non-profit organizations and familiarity with

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for nonprofits.

Please send resumes to Jill Sarah Moscowitz at jmoscowitz@drgnyc.com

5.) Public Relations Specialist, Cruise Critic, The Independent Traveler, Inc., TripAdvisor, Newton, MA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8A0TT6W07KNYJRBM0S

6.) Bike Guide/Driver, Sockeye Cycle Co., Haines, Alaska

Spend a summer in one of the most spectacular regions in the world—work and play in Southeast Alaska! Celebrating twenty years in business, Sockeye Cycle Co. is the only full-service bicycle business in Alaska offering sales, service, rentals and tours. From April through September, twenty seasonal workers are employed, with positions that include tour guides, van drivers, bicycle mechanics and managers. The majority of positions are based in Skagway and involve daily tour operations. Daily tours are three hours long with groups of twelve; other overnight and multi-day tours go out at varying dates and times based on staffing and seniority. Wages start at $10/hour, plus a performance bonus upon completion of your contract. Contracts are for a minimum 3-month commitment. Management positions are salaried, with pay based on experience. At minimum, applicants must be U.S. citizens, 23 years old and have a clean driving record. Applications and job descriptions are available online. Interviews begin in October with most positions filled by April 1st.

http://www.cyclealaska.com/application.html

7.) Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish & Game, Sacramento, California

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=17440

8.) Guest Relations Consultant, The Harbour Hotel & Residence, The Emirates Group, Dubai, UAE

http://dxbmiww99.emirates.com/hrrecruit/Adv_Details.asp?jobname=&txtJobNo=&hdnPage=2&advno=10400&LClass

9.) Tours Consultant (Inbound), Arabian Adventures, The Emirates Group, Dubai, UAE

http://dxbmiww99.emirates.com/hrrecruit/Adv_Details.asp?jobname=&txtJobNo=&hdnPage=5&advno=11232&LClass

*** From Andrew Hudson’s job list:

10.) Senior Marketing Manager, Destination Segment, Vail Resorts, Broomfield, CO

http://prjobslist.com:80/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=5197,19051,0&S=oksphnqtvq

11.) Communications Resource Coordinator, Arc’teryx, North Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Arc’teryx is an energetic and exceptionally innovative company, with over 450 employees. Our ongoing success stems from an uncompromising passion to continuously challenge, and radically improve, the status quo. At the foundation of our organization is a dynamic team of exceptionally talented, fun, and active people.

Our modern head office is located on Vancouver’s picturesque North Shore, near the second narrows bridge, with a causal and fun work environment that supports and encourages work-life balance. We also have plenty of parking, a bike room, indoor staff bouldering gym, frequent summer BBQs and other events, as well as a great employee discount.

We are seeking a Communications Resource Coordinator to oversee the Arc’teryx data base of product and corporate communications information.

Ideally you will have:

• Strong written and spoken English

• Strong organizational skills

• Post-secondary education

• 2 years of copy-writing, journalism, or data-entry experience

• French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese language skills

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

• Creating, overseeing, and maintaining database of corporate communications text copy

• Performing extensive database entry

• Updating and writing some product information and other communications

• Overseeing translation of copy into several languages

• Archiving data and image files

• Assisting web and photo production departments with archiving of data elements and logistics

• Collecting and distributing corporate news, stories, and information through a variety of media outlets

• Aiding in production of all corporate communications

How to apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format to hr@arcteryx.com,

quote “0811-CRC – Web” in the subject line.

12.) Senior Climbing Wall Supervisor, Xscape, Milton Keynes Trek and Travel Store, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Milton Keynes, UK

Are you ready for your next challenge? Ellis Brigham want people with a passion for the outdoors and the ability to lead and motivate a team. You will be well suited to a position within the Ellis Brigham team if you possess good knowledge of snowsports/outdoor clothing and equipment, a retail and/or customer service background with proven sales skills, and an ability to pass this knowledge on to other staff. You must be a team player, who leads by example with an ability to motivate and communicate, with those around you.

In return for your hard work we offer full training including participation in the occasional product test, competitive rates of pay, staff discount and flexible working opportunities along with good career development prospects that come from working for the UK’s most progressive mountain sports retailer.

To apply please send an e-mail with your CV and covering letter to milton.keynes@vertical-chill.com Alternatively you can write to The Manager, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Ellis Brigham/TSA, Unit 32, Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3DD.

*** From Kerry Ramirez PHR:

13.) Public Relations Representative, Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ

Overview

Canyon Ranch, the premier brand in the health and wellness industry with a mission to provide “the highest enjoyment of life” is searching for a talented, creative and caring director to be the communicator of our brand with external sources and media outlets. We offer our guests a transformational experience through our integrated disciplines of preventative medicine, behavioral health, movement therapies, nutrition, sport and fitness and spa and meditative practices.

Area of Responsibility

Primarily responsible for supporting the Public Relations Director in all Public Relations activities, including but not limited to contacting media sources; writing, producing and distributing press releases; responding to media inquiries; scheduling and coordinating media visits and photo shoots.

Primary Duties

• Writes, produces and distributes media-related materials including press kits, press releases, staff bios, fact sheets, etc.

• Responds to media inquiries and requests for information, photos and questionnaires.

• Schedules media interviews with Canyon Ranch staff and provides copies of resulting editorial coverage to participating staff.

• Schedules and coordinates media visits and media-related photo shoots, working with Public Relations contacts at Lenox, Las Vegas and other properties.

• Monitors media coverage; prepares and distributes coverage reports

• Conducts story/news placement activities as directed.

• Assists with the development and implementation of Public Relations plans, events and programs.

• Monitors and updates Press Room section of Web site with press releases, awards and distinctions, photographs.

• Provides assistance to media representatives who request visuals (photos and video).

• Drafts background documents on a variety of topics for review by director.

• Conducts research about publications and writers.

Qualifications

• Degree in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism

• Minimum six years experience in a PR agency or in-house PR department.

• Hospitality, tourism or travel experience is preferred.

• Must be able to appropriately present and represent Canyon Ranch to the media and all related audiences.

• Proficient in MS Office suite.

• Congenial and patient in all circumstances and able to work efficiently under tight deadlines.

• OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

To apply, please visit www.canyonranchjobs.com

14.) Operations Manager, Frank Church Wilderness – Central Idaho

The Flying B and Root Ranch are located in Idaho's remote

wilderness area. Two separate places with unique

characteristics. We provide seasonal lodging & dining

accomodations at each Ranch. We will also accomodate clients

with horse pack trips & hunts. Access is limited due to

locations. There is no road access. Most clients fly in by

small aircraft. Employees are transported by small aircraft.

Employees live on-site. It is an attractive plus to have a

manager with a pilot's license & airplane.

Qualifications of the Operations Manager include but are not

limited to: The Operations Manager is required to live on-site

at the Flying B Ranch during the main operating season,

typically part of March until just before Thanksgiving. Must

have experience in hiring staff & staff management. Ranch

quarters/work areas are tight and as a manager you need to keep

employee work quality and moral at the highest level. Each

Ranch has cabins for daily rental, a lodge for cooking/dining

and a small convenience type store. Therefore, there are normal

maintenance issues associated with buildings/power supply and

water supply that need to be attended to on a daily basis. Our

operation maintains a horse/mule herd of approximately 65 head.

The horses remain in the backcountry year round. The Ranch

produces enough hay to support the herd during the winter and

uses public grazing during the summer. The manager needs to

have farming knowledge and the ability to operate and maintain

farming equipment to produce that hay. Experience in herd

management – health/grazing & feeding/packing is a must. The

Operations Manager will work directly with and for the General

Manager in all aspects of Ranch operations. The Operations

Manager must be licensable under Idaho State Outfitting

requirements. All employees are subject to a background check

prior to employment.

FLYING RESORT RANCHES, INC

9 Hamner Drive

Salmon, Idaho 83467

Tammy Overacker

General Manager, DA

Flying Resort Ranches, Inc.

(208) 756-6295 (tel)

877-562-1129 (Toll-Free)

(208) 756-6378 (fax)

Fax For Resumes: 208-756-6378

Email For Resumes: tamflyingresort@centurytel.net

http://flyingresortranches.com/

http://www.coolworks.com/careers/jobview.asp?JID=R-FLYINGRESORT-11/20/2008~b~12:11:56~b~PM

15.) Mountain Supervisor, Snow+Rock, Bristol, UK

Are you a dynamic, motivated person with a passion for the outdoors?

Can you manage and lead a team to deliver sales targets and excellent customer service?

Are you an experienced climber with excellent product knowledge?

If the answer is yes to the above then we may have the job for you!

To manage the Mountain department at our busy superstore in Bristol you should have the proven ability to develop a team and be committed to providing a high standard of service. A background in retail is preferable and a knowledge of the outdoor product essential.

In return for your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary + Bonuses and commission.

If you want to work in a fantastic environment, have the opportunity to test our product and take advantage of our generous staff discount scheme please send your CV to hr@snowandrock.com.

http://www.snowandrock.com/jobs_mountain_supervisor_bristol.htm

16.) Senior Manager, Visual Merchandising, Backcountrycorp.com, West Valley City, UT

Mention Ned (lundquist989@cs.com) and he gets a free Nalgene bottle)

https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=70688

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