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Employment

Authentically True. Authentically You.

Explore Resort is proud to be 50 years strong because of its authentically true personality shining here in the Shenandoah Valley. Thanks to a strong, diverse team that has helped build this character and charm over the last half-century, we are proud to be 100% employee-owned and operated serving the local area and beyond for several generations. Carry on Explore Resort’s legacy by building to its proud past and leading in its future. With several unique working locations and opportunities, shine for who you are and help build our community while serving unrivaled hospitality to our guests. Now it’s your turn! Be valued for your authentic self, by being authentically true – authentically you at Explore Resort!

Our employees enjoy fantastic perks from free golfing and WaterPark admisssion to travel and dining discounts. Whether you’re a student, established professional, or even a retiree, there’s an opportunity waiting for you at Explore Resort. Work with us for a season or stick around and make it a career!

 

Search all current opportunities & apply below!

Explore Resort is now a 100% employee-owned company providing a qualified ESOP retirement package for full-time employees! Ƶapp has a variety of job opportunities and positions available including full-time, part-time, and seasonal openings. Ƶapp also offers unique benefits and privileges for our employees. These may include, but are not limited to: Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick leave, short term disability insurance, RCI vacation plans, use of recreational resort amenities, and discounts.

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Search Positions & Apply

Search Positions & Apply

Ƶapp has a variety of job opportunities and positions available including full-time, part time, and seasonal openings.
Click on the below button to search positions and apply online.

Need a hand with your online application? We’re here to help. Call us @ 540.289.4045.

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Summer Jobs

Summer Jobs

Work & Play on the Mountain!

At Explore Resort, our employees clock in to ensure our guests have a remarkable experience, every time! We ensure our guests live their adventure to the fullest. We pride ourselves in the community we create. Our employees clock out for their own adventure enjoying FREE access to our WaterPark, recreation centers, pool, parks, hiking, mountain biking, zip lines, and more! All positions come with competitive rates and resort benefits – no experience necessary!

We are an authentic, independent, and unconditionally awesome mountain resort surrounded by endless opportunities for job seekers and adventurers – the only place where you can clock into fun!


Click on each job title for more info and to apply online!


Join one of the most rewarding and important positions available and become a lifeguard! Your responsibilities will include supervising swimmers at pools and the WaterPark and enforcing safety rules. Other assignment may be organizing group swim activities, cleaning pools, and teaching lessons to swimmers of all ages.


Be part of an incredible team at Explore Resort and work in one of the best department son the mountain at the Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark. We’re looking for applicants who are ready to have a blast and work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment.


Your attitude is your altitude! Assist our guests with the check-in procedure to start their vacation off on the right foot. Learn about the ins and outs of the resort’s condos and procedures to help each family into their cozy accommodation. Take care of everything from Activity Reservations to day trip recommendations for our guests. Bring your positive attitude and smiling face to help us create Remarkable Experiences!


Join a positive, vibrant team in a breath taking, natured- filled environment! We are looking for family adventure park attendants who have great customer service skills and oversee safe operations by monitoring and assisting guests in rules, requirements, and proper use of equipment for their respective activities.


Beautiful sunny days are upon us! Looking for some extra cash this summer with some excellent perks? Then a grounds technician job at Ƶapp is the place for you! This job requires basic landscaping skills and the ability to work in various weather conditions. This is a four-day work week with every weekend off.

Apply today!

Work Here. Train Here.

Work Here. Train Here.

Work Here. Train Here.
Not only are we 100% employee-owned and an amazing place to work, some of our jobs also offer pathways to professional certifications and licenses. Learn more below and apply today to begin your career with us!   

 
Aquatics Training & Certifications

Explore Resort not only provides training in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and Water Safety Instruction but also provides employment opportunities both seasonally and year round. Explore Resort employs over 150 aquatic staff as lifeguards or water attendants throughout the year and over 250 seasonally. We offer competitive pay and many other benefits to our employees. All courses are taught by certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors and in accordance with all American Red Cross policies. Courses offered include:

  • Community Swim Lessons
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers R.16 Courses (Full and Recertification)
  • Lifeguard Training R.17 Courses (Full and Review)
  • WaterPark Skills Module R.17
  • Lifeguard Instructor Courses R.17
  • Water Safety Instructor Courses R.14
  • Lay Responder First Aid Courses R.16

Click here to learn more and sign up for a class today!

Available positions which qualify for this pathway:

 

Institute of Inspection and Restoration Certifications

The IICRC, or the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. We provide the open door to a career in the textile industry while working local. This is a large, always growing industry. We can help you earn certifications in many different textile fields while working in both commercial and residential settings. You can also work your way up, through classes and training, to master designation in several textile fields.

Ƶapp has a pathway for you to earn the following professional certifications from the IICRC:

  • Carpet
  • Upholstery
  • Flood Restoration
  • Carpet Repair and Re-installation

Available position(s) which qualify for this pathway:

What is the cost?
Expenses vary. Ƶapp covers all costs for training, classes, and the first certification test. If a retest is required the employee is responsible for a $85 fee.

How long does it take?
Varies. Generally, six months.  

When can I begin training?
Training begins on day one.        

How do I learn more?
Call Dave Chidester at 540.289.4900.

 

Master or Journeyman from Commonwealth of Virginia

Join our team and start training today to earn your Master or Journeyman from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Build your career and demonstrate mastery of your trade by earning a license in this high-demand field. Our resort offers you the chance to train and learn in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of service calls and installations.  

Available position(s) which qualify for this pathway:

  • Electrician
  • Plumbing 

What is the cost?
Ƶapp covers 100% of costs for this training pathway. Expenses to earn these licenses are generally around $6000.  

How long does it take?
This varies from person to person. Usually 4 to 5 years.

When can I begin training?
With the right combination of prior experience and drive to succeed, you could begin training as early as your first day with our company.  

How do I learn more?
Contact Dan Seal at dseal@massresort.com.
 

State of Virginia Nail Technician License

Great Eastern Resorts will pay up to 50% of the tuition fees toward the educational requirements of the Nail Technician Licensing up to completion and for as long as the employee is in good standing. This is a great program for those seeking to advance in a trade.

Available position(s) which qualify for this pathway:

What is the cost?
Expenses vary. Usually around $2000. Ƶapp will reimburse up to 50% of costs paid by employee.  

How long does it take?
To earn this license you must complete 150 educational hours at an accredited school.  

When can I begin training?
To qualify for this pathway you must be employed by The Spa at Ƶapp for at least 6 months.   

How do I learn more?
Contact Don Henk at dhenk@massresort.com.

Internships

Internships

Looking For A College Internship? We Have One For You!

Are you looking for an internship opportunity to gain experience, learn about the hospitality industry, and work with an awesome team? Look no further than Explore Resort! We have worked closely with James Madison University’s Hart School to develop a program that meets your needs. We have hosted interns from the University of Virginia, Bridgewater College, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, Longwood University, and more. Join our team for the internship of a lifetime!

Our structured internships offer:

  • Paid internship experiences
  • Opportunities to complete management-level tasks
  • Job shadowing
  • Professional networking
  • Major projects
  • Enrollment in our training program through our LMS

When are internships available?

Our hiring managers work with applicants to determine dates and schedules that could meet the needs of our company, the applicant’s school, and the applicant themselves.

The majority of our internships have been completed during the summer months when our resort is the busiest, but we have had internships take place at various time throughout the year.

Please note that some hiring managers will offer internships year-round, while others only offer them at specific times or seasons. It is up to the applicant and the hiring manager to determine if there is a good fit before moving forward.   

How do I apply for an internship?

Click the links below to learn more about specific positions and to submit an application.

When you apply, pay close attention to your proposed schedule and availability.

Once you complete your application, our HR team will share it with our hiring managers for review.



The Sustainability Intern role would be an essential part of Ƶapp's sustainability plan. The primary objective of this position will be to reduce the company's carbon footprint by implementing creative climate solutions. This position will provide a learning platform for the intern to develop skills in energy efficiency utilization, green technology implementation, strategic planning, and networking.


Seeking A Different Type Of Internship?

Let us know! Our management team regularly works with students to create custom internship experiences. Whenever possible, we are happy to work with students and schools to provide intern experiences. Please contact us. Include as much detail as possible.


Like What You See, But Still Have A Few Questions?

Ana Garcia – Lead Recruiter
540.289.4939 or agarcia@massresort.com

We can’t wait for you to join our team!

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