Careers at Talus Rock

Builder/Carpenter/Assistant Handyman

 

Payment: $1,400 – $1,600 DOE stipened, Private living space, utilities, internet, gas expense, retreat amenities, and a monthly stipend

 

Job Description:

 

Immediate Job Opening: Seeking a full-time, skilled, reliable builder/carpenter for a building project at a Retreat 2 miles from downtown Sandpoint. This position is a shared position for maintenance and repairs of property as well as for general support of an on-site construction barn/residential build. The project is dried in and intent is to ‘chip away’ at finishing at a comfortable pace. Full-time work will include but not limited to framing interior walls, drywall, mud and tape, and possible paint pending timing and resources. In addition, the position requires assistance for our General Maintenance Supervisor on occasion with various repair and maintenance around the Retreat as needed, so handyman/maintenance skills are a must. Housing is provided in a darling cabin with all utilities and internet service included. Seeking a 1-year commitment. Stipend DOE.

 

  • Experience in working on relevant projects and using heavy equipment (tractor, lift, dozer).
  • Experience in operating equipment like lifts, drills, pneumatic hammers etc.
  • Knowledge of mixing and pouring construction material (concrete, sand, grout etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic engineering and construction principles and methods
  • Able to read instructions and blueprints
  • Decisive with the ability to make on-the-spot decisions
  • Ability to take constructive criticism
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to drive a manual vehicle
  • Must be able to back up a trailer
  • Must be willing to do some gardening, light chores, and vehicle maintenance
  • Possess general electric/plumbing knowledge 
  • Must agree to a background and criminal check and have excellent references
  • Must be physically fit to bend, kneel, climb, reach, lift and/or move up to 75 lbs (sometimes over shoulder), run stairs, repetitive arm movements.
  • How to Apply: Please email the following to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (No phone calls please.):
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (or Facetime phone number)
  •  Two character and two work-related references  
  • Please confirm you can commit to at least 1 year of full-time construction and maintenance duties.

Answer the following questions: 

1. “Why would a live on-site position work for you?

2. Do you have any physical, financial, or other conditions that would keep you from doing your job well?

3. Is there anything we should know that makes you an exceptional candidate for this opportunity?

On-Call Massage Therapist

Job description: 

Licensed massage therapists wanted for on-call appointments at high end, eclectic lodging villa located only one mile from downtown Sandpoint, Idaho. Looking to expand our team of spa professionals to meet the growing demand at our retreat center.  Looking for professional, experienced therapists who are available on an on-call basis, some guests request massage the same day, others schedule months in advance. Appointments include some early mornings, late nights, many weekends, and couples massages. Massage tables provided by business, please provide your own products including sheets and oils. 

Requirements: 

-Licensed massage therapists

-Highly professional in technique, appearance, and demeanor

-Reliable, flexible, and passionate about the field of massage therapy

-Have a phone with access to wifi and text

Payment: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours:  On-call. Hour or hour and a half massages. Occasional back-to-back massages.

Start date: Ask

How to apply:

Interested applicants, please email the following list requests to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (no phone calls please!):

1. The position for which you are applying

2. Resume (including salary history)

3. Skype address (if you have one)

4. 2 character and 2 work related references 

5. 3 photos that best represent you

Assistant Housekeeper

Are you wanting to get your foot in the door in the hospitality industry? This role is perfect for you! Working with some of the best in the industry, you will be able to learn how to properly clean a room, check in guests, create an upscale breakfast, provide exceptional customer service while learning task management and administrative skills. 

Requirements: 

  • Preferred customer service experience 
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to take direction
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • Clean & Organized
  • Culinary interests/experienced preferred 
  • Strong writing skills 

Pay: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours: 

  • Fall/Winter Work Weeks = 15-20 hours/week +
  • Spring/Summer Work Weeks = 20-30 hours/week + 
  • Early mornings (earliest 7:30 am) are required, shifts may vary depending on occupancy and season

How to Apply: Interested applicants, please email the following list requests to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (no phone calls please!):

  •  The position for which you are applying
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (if you have one)
  •  Two character and two work-related references 
  •  Three photos that best represent you
  •  A cover letter with a thorough answer to the following prompt:
  • Please elaborate on the definition of “situational awareness” and how you think it might relate to this job.

Guest Service Representative

A friendly, upbeat, personable, task focused individual, ready to come on board and learn the ins and outs of the hospitality industry. Your goal is to provide the necessary resources to our management and housekeeping team. Focusing on completing tasks efficiently, correctly, and timely. You’re perfect for this role if you have a go get’em personality, you possess topnotch time management skills, know how to prepare and host an upscale breakfast and can connect easily with people. You are somewhat tech savvy and can easily learn new aps, programs, platforms and social media sites. You take direction well and are always seeking to learn and grow! 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years working in the customer service industry 
  • Preferred experience working as a receptionist or guest service associate preferred 
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to take direction
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment 
  • Clean & Organized
  • Culinary interests/experienced preferred 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Ability to navigate third party booking sites and various social media platforms 

Pay: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours: 

  • Fall/Winter Work Weeks = 25 hours/week +
  • Spring/Summer Work Weeks = 25-35 hours/week + 
  • Early mornings (earliest 7:30am) are required, shifts may vary depending on occupancy and season

How to Apply: Interested applicants, please email the following list requests to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (no phone calls please!):

  •  The position for which you are applying
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (if you have one)
  •  Two character and two work related references 
  •  Three photos that best represent you
  •  A cover letter with a thorough answer to the following prompt:
  • Please elaborate on the definition of “situational awareness” and how you think it relates to the job.

Executive Housekeeper

As the lead Housekeeper you can clean and manage the task lists of each room in a quick, precise and consistent manner. You strive to go above and beyond in your role, learning new ways to improve Talus Rock’s cleanliness standards and work with the Office & Housekeeping Manager to execute. You know your way around the kitchen and can whip up an omelette like no one’s business! You are clean, organized, tidy, and have a keen sense of detail. You strive to offer a quality experience to our guests, making sure the minute details are dialed in to ensure the perfect guest experience. 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years working in the customer service industry 
  • Minimum 1 year management experience
  • Minimum 1 year housekeeping experience
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment 
  • Clean & Organized
  • Culinary interests/experienced preferred 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Flexible Schedule 

Pay: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours: 

  • Fall/Winter Work Weeks = 35-40 hrs/week +
  • Spring/Summer Work Weeks = 40-50 hrs/week + 
  • Early mornings (earliest 7:30 am) are required, shifts may vary depending on occupancy and season

How to Apply: Interested applicants, please email the following list requests to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (no phone calls please):

  •  The position for which you are applying
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (if you have one)
  •  Two character and two work-related references 
  •  Three photos that best represent you
  •  A cover letter with a thorough answer to the following prompt:
  • Please elaborate on the definition of “situational awareness” and how you think it relates to the job.

Groundskeeper/Maintenance Assistant

Job description: 

Maintenance man/ Groundskeeper position available at high end, eclectic lodging villa one mile from downtown Sandpoint, ID. All maintenance needs are to be directly communicated to the maintenance manager and updated on his task list with the correct priority level. 

This job requires the ability to work outdoors doing physical jobs that involve digging, bending, kneeling and working in sometimes extreme heat or cold weather. Position requires someone to ideally live onsite (or be within a 5 mile radius of Traver’s Park and the YMCA) for emergencies. We are seeking a Mr. Fixit Honey-do (perhaps retired but thrives on work and projects) who is highly available and willing to do a wide range of diverse skills. Specific responsibilities include projects as follows:

  • Mulching, fence repair, gardening, pruning, chicken care, watering, etc.
  • Performing minor repairs including drywall tape and patch, change locks, paint.
  • Driving a tractor and plow (swap attachments, box blade driveway, dig holes, mash trash, plow snow)
  • Operate small equipment (lawnmowers, riding tractor, power tools, chainsaw, weedwhacker, etc.)
  • Auto maintenance (change oil, tires, bicycle repairs, etc.)
  • General running of errands (returns, food purchases, banking, post office, materials, etc.)
  • Working general power tools to build, repair, create
  • Skilled troubleshooter and proficient plumbing and electrical knowledge is mandatory
  • Winter: stoking boiler, shoveling snow, snow blowing/snow plowing, draining hoses, winterizing
  • Summer: prepping fires, cutting firewood/lawns/weedwhack

Requirements: 

Attention to detail and pride in your work are the essential characteristics of the ideal candidate for this position. Experience as a groundskeeper preferred. The applicant should be able to perform duties both as a team player and work independently in an outdoor environment with a sense of urgency while maintaining quality. 

  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to drive a stick shift
  • Must be able to back up a trailer
  • Can work a flex-schedule
  • Gardening, light chores, vehicle maintenance
  • Carpentry/building skills helpful
  • General electric/plumbing knowledge 
  • Must agree to a background and criminal check and have excellent references
  • Must be physically fit to bend, kneel, climb, reach, lift and/or move up to 25 lbs (sometimes over shoulder), run stairs, repetitive arm movements  

Position Perfect for a retired person seeking diversified work with a fun team on a nature lover’s paradise. Applicant loves projects, tinkering, takes pride in a job well done, who is patient and exact, seeks meaningful employment in a caring, fun, exciting, teamwork-focused, drug-free environment. Someone who is not a clock watcher but finds complete joy in keeping busy, making things better, and thrives on having ‘something to do’ all the time. 

Payment: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours: 

  • Fall/Winter Work Weeks = 20-30 hrs/week +
  • Spring/Summer Work Weeks = 40-50 hrs/week + 
  • Early mornings (Earliest 7:30am) may be required. Shifts may vary depending on occupancy and season.

How to Apply: Interested applicants, please email the following to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (No phone calls please.):

  •  The position for which you are applying
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (or Facetime phone number)
  •  Two character and two work-related references  

Start Date: Ask

Customer Relations & Housekeeping

A proven leader who is competent, efficient, with a high level of attention to detail. As part of our leadership team your goal is to exceed expectations with cleanliness standards, guest interactions, and administrative responsibilities. You must have a well-versed knowledge in Google suite, third party booking sites, contracts, and reservation systems. Being tech-savvy comes naturally to you! You are responsible for completing tasks in a timely manner, focusing on the quality of work. You are responsible for setting housekeeping standards that are consistent, thorough, and spotless,  demonstrating our level of expertise to our guests. You are responsible for completing administrative responsibilities, communicating with the hospitality & sales manager on updating contracts, packages, reservations and tasks list. You are responsible for handling all communication regarding rental properties, making sure proper contracts are received, tasks lists are given to the Maintenance Manager, and rent is being collected and documented on time. You are responsible for learning the check-in process to a tee and being primary check-in/check out guru. In this role, you should strive to represent Talus Rock Retreat highest standard of cleanliness and friendliness. 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 5 years working in the customer service industry 
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience 
  • Minimum 2 years administrative experience 
  • Previous housekeeping and/or hotel experience preferred 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Minimum 3 previous job references 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Rental experience preferred 
  • Quickbook experience preferred 
  • Minimum 45 WPM score (https://www.keyhero.com/free-typing-test/)
  • Flexible Schedule 

Pay: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours: 

  • Fall/Winter Work Weeks = 35-40 hrs/week +
  • Spring/Summer Work Weeks = 40-50 hrs/week + 
  • Early mornings (earliest 7:30am) are required, shifts may vary depending on occupancy and season

How to Apply: Interested applicants, please email the following to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (No phone calls please.):

  •  The position for which you are applying
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (or Facetime phone number)
  •  Two character and two work related references 
  •  Three photos that best represent you
  •  A cover letter with a thorough answer to the following prompt:
  • Please elaborate on the definition of “situational awareness” and how you think it relates to the job.

Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper

Job description: 

A proven co-leader who is competent and efficient works with a sense of urgency and possesses a high level of attention to detail. As part of our team, your goal is to exceed expectations with administrative responsibilities and human resource interactions. You must have enough experience in Quickbooks to maintain financial records, including coding of purchase and sales receipts, payments, company reimbursements, and handle payroll and filing for up to 15 employees between three small entities. In addition, you will be the Landlord’s representative for 6 units and as a tenant/landlord liaison, you must be able to problem-solve, negotiate and be quick on your feet.  You must be well-versed in the Google docs & sheets, and being tech-savvy comes naturally to you as you maneuver through proprietary software. A willingness to learn with a “jump in” attitude will go far in this position, and, at the same time, to catch on quickly is of great importance to get you quickly productive on our tight team.

Financial Duties: Quickbooks accounting software knowledge, ability to create financial reports, preparing quarterly reports and year-end adjustments, research loans, work with banks, assist CPA in year-end tax prep. Track down credits, properly code reimbursements between companies, etc. and ensure state-mandated compliance, process AP & AR, manage invoices, and tax payments. Record day to day financial transactions and complete the posting process, Complete sales and use tax forms.

Administration Duties: Task and project-based including updating contracts, phone and email correspondence, and completing a diversified set of tasks that could put you indoors or outdoors on any given day. Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills are required to negotiate rents, collect late payments (including organized documentation and paper trails), problem solve and handle conflict resolution with a professional, courteous, and understanding demeanor. 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 2 years working in the customer service industry 
  • Minimum 2 years administrative experience 
  • Minimum 2 years of Quickbooks experience 
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Have a general knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience with Excel/Google spreadsheets
  • Excellent English and business email correspondence.
  • Customer service and negotiation skills
  • High degree of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail

Property Management:

  • Be efficient, pleasant, courteous, polite, concerned and helpful to all tenants
  • Understand and perform property rental management (ability to run an ad, screen, show apartment, perform a reference check, complete a lease, manage inspections, check in and out tenants, collect rent, arrange for repairs and maintenance.
  • Perform due diligence and tenant record tracking and accounting
  • Maintain a call log for future vacancies.
  • show party and explain living areas
  • clearly deliver and document expectations to tenants
  • Process eviction paperwork and attend court on behalf of Landlord
  • Keep on top of tenant compliance, enforcing leases, and ensuring follow-through
  • Handle conflict resolution head-on with strategy, kindness, and effectiveness.

Payment: Discussed upon employment inquiry

 Hours:  20-40 hrs/week pending season, availability, and abilities. Flexible schedule. 

How to apply:

Interested applicants, please email the following to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (No phone calls please.):

1. The position for which you are applying

2. Resume

3. Skype address (or Facetime phone number)

4. 2 character and 2 work-related references 

5. Hourly/Salary history

6. # of hours available/week

Guest Relations & Sales Manager:

A leader who is competent, energetic, highly skilled in communication, task management, sales, events, and marketing. As part of our leadership team, your goal is to exceed expectations in customer service, fostering friendship and building a rapport with guests should be something that comes naturally. You must have a well-versed knowledge of everything we offer and hold a high standard for quality and cleanliness. You are a task monger and work hard at the logistical side of things, seeing how we can improve our process and generate more sales. You are responsible for being able to complete tasks in a timely manner, with a focus on quality of work. Responsibilities include driving our online marketing presence, utilizing third party booking sites and social media campaigns to foster business growth. You are responsible for coordinating wedding and event tours, knowing the ins and outs of the packages offered and being able to land the sale based upon trust and honesty. You are responsible for increasing the diversity of events, partnerships, and guests. You should love the work you do and strive to represent Talus Rock Retreat as the epitome of Hospitality. 

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 5 years working in the customer service industry 
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience 
  • Minimum 2 years Marketing experience 
  • Previous hotel experience preferred 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Minimum 3 previous job references 
  • Quickbooks experience preferred 
  • Third-party booking site experience preferred 
  • Experience working with various platforms, aps, third party sites, and social media for businesses
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Minimum 45 WPM score (https://www.keyhero.com/free-typing-test/)
  • Flexible Schedule 

Pay: Discussed upon employment inquiry

Hours: 

  • Fall/Winter Work Weeks = 35-40 hrs/week +
  • Spring/Summer Work Weeks = 40-50 hrs/week + 
  • Occasional early mornings are required; however most shifts will begin mid-afternoon. 

How to Apply: Interested applicants, please email the following to talusrockretreat@gmail.com (No phone calls please.):

  •  The position for which you are applying
  •  Resume (including salary history)
  •  Skype address (if you have one)
  •  Two character and two work related references 
  •  Three photos that best represent you
  •  A cover letter with a thorough answer to the following prompt:
  • Please elaborate on the definition of “situational awareness” and how you think it relates to the job.

291 Syringa Heights Rd. Sandpoint, ID 83864, United States

208-255-8458

hello@talusrockretreat.com

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