Want a job in the White Mountains? The Notch Hostel is hiring!

The Notch Hostel is hiring! The following positions are available:

Front Desk/Caretaker Position (late afternoon/evening, 12-30 hours per week)

Housekeeper (daytime, up to 20 hours/wk)

Job descriptions below. 

Hostel worker Anne captures a magnificent communal meal during her evening shift!
Hostel worker Anne captures a magnificent communal meal during her evening shift!

Work-for-stay is an option. For example, you could ski all day and then work check-in for us in the evening in exchange for a free place to stay for the night!

Please contact us through our website, NotchHostel.com, or call us at 603-366-6464 if interested!

Job Title #1: Front Desk/Caretaker Position

The Notch Hostel is seeking to hire one or multiple staff members to run the hostel during check-in hours, 3:30-9:30 pm, anywhere from 2 to 5 nights per week, starting as early as Nov. 27th. Work-for-stay arrangement (working in exchange for staying at the hostel) may be possible.

The hostel is a very enjoyable, relaxed environment to work in. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun and are looking for staff members that contribute positive energy to the hostel. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with guests from all around the world and help them plan and enjoy their time in the White Mountains.

The front desk where you will check guests in
The front desk where you will check guests in

Primary responsibilities:

  • Welcome guests when they arrive, check them in
  • Process payments
  • Man the business phone, taking new reservations and cancellations
  • Show guests to their rooms
  • Address guest questions and concerns
  • Assist guests with trip planning (this is a big part of check-in! Ideal staff member will be able to answer questions and provide recommendations about local activities, restaurants, hikes, etc., including giving directions.)
  • Direct parking on busy nights

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Tidy the common areas if needed (eg run dishwasher, wipe up spills)
  • Fold laundry
  • Set up coffee for the morning
  • Occasional other projects on slower nights, such as writing blog posts, social media, yard work, creative sign-making, cleaning

This is not a desk job! You’ll be constantly moving around the property as you help guests get situated. When you’re not checking people in, you’ll be doing a wide assortment of caretaker tasks around the hostel, as well as chatting with guests and making their experience at the hostel as comfortable and memorable as possible.

Help guests get set up by the fire!
Help guests get set up by the fire!

The ideal staff member will be extremely extroverted, personable, and customer-service oriented. Excellent manners and ability to chat with guests and make sure they enjoy their stay is essential. Ability to remember and complete the many small reception/housekeeping tasks involved with this job are also essential (we will provide you with easy-to-follow checklists).  Local knowledge about hiking, skiing and other mountain sports, restaurants, activities, and directions a major plus. Please contact us through our website, NotchHostel.com, or call us at 603-366-6464 if interested!

Job Title #2: Housekeeper

The main kitchen, The Notch Hostel, White Mountains, NH
Part of your job will be keeping this kitchen sparkling clean and well-stocked

The Notch Hostel is hiring! We are seeking to hire a part-time housekeeper to work 4-7 days a week, for a maximum of 20 hours per week, starting as early as Nov. 27th. Housekeeping generally takes place somewhere during the 9am-4pm window, and the daily hours fluctuate based on hostel occupancy levels. Sundays are required (Mondays on holiday weekends).  Work-for-stay arrangement (working in exchange for staying at the hostel) may be possible.

The hostel is a very enjoyable, relaxed environment to work in. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun and are looking for staff members that contribute positive energy to the hostel. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with guests from all around the world.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Make beds, wash, fold, and put away used linens
  • Clean bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, vacuum/mop
  • Keep Camp Store stocked
  • Make dump runs
  • Sweep porches
  • Additional opportunities for outdoor work (e.g. snow shovelling, yard work) are available if interested
Mahoosuc Room, The Notch Hostel, White Mountains, NH
How fast can you make all these beds?

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Assist guests who are at the hostel during your work hours as needed

The ideal staff member will be an effective, efficient cleaner who is friendly, energetic, and able to meet the physical demands of cleaning a 3-story, 4000-square foot house.  You don’t need to be a professional cleaner, but we are looking for a person who enjoys deep cleaning and is annoyed by dirt. The hostel is a fun work environment! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with hostel guests and become part of the hostel/White Mountains community. Please contact us through our website, NotchHostel.com, or call us at 603-366-6464 if interested!