Seven Oaks is the place to ski, snowboard and snow tube in central Iowa! Located in Boone, IA.

Employment at Seven Oaks Recreation

We are currently hiring ALL Winter Positions! 


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Full-Time Job Openings

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Maintenance Manager: Full-Time Salary

Pay: $51,000- $58,000 per year, commensurate with demonstrable skills and abilities. Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance available.  Paid Vacation.

This person will direct and be responsible for maintenance upkeep tasks on our fleet of snowmaking equipment, chairlifts, snow cats, school buses and light-duty trucks. Qualified applicants should be capable of working independently as well as with a team.

Ideal applicants must understand electrical troubleshooting and have the ability to use and understand a multi meter. Must be comfortable with the outdoors any season.  Weekends are a must during the winter months and some summer weekends will be necessary. This position will have the ability to work with the current maintenance mechanic/supervisor through March 2022.

Seven Oaks Recreation is a 24-year-old family business offering skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in the winter months. In the summer months we offer canoe, kayak, river tube, paintball, and special events. We are family owned and offer a family friendly environment. The right hire will be someone that will help us grow the business and plan to be with us for a long time.  Complete information about Seven Oaks can be found at

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General Year Round: Starting wage $16/hr

These positions will assist with all aspects of Seven Oaks. Including set up and tear down for the ski season and river float season. You will also be assisting with daily operation, special events, general lawn care and expansion projects. Job duties change with each season: spring, summer, fall and winter.  Clean driving record and able to get a class B CDL is a real plus and will increase wage. Must be able to work weekends during ski season and river float season.

Seasonal Job Openings

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Winter 2021 -2022 Job Descriptions

Interested in earning a few thousand dollars this winter …

Are you at least 16 years old and interested in joining the Seven Oaks Team? We hire energetic, outdoor-loving people that enjoy working with the public. All positions can be very fast-paced when customer traffic is heavy. At Seven Oaks, everyone helps everyone, regardless of the position.

We offer a great working atmosphere, flexible hours, great training, discounted food, beverage and retail, and qualified employees enjoy FREE skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Starting wages vary depending on experience, position, and availability starting from $10.00 per hour for part-time seasonal. Starting wages for full-time seasonal $13.00 per hour (30+ hr/wk).  Bartender wages are $7.25 per hour plus tips. Our normal season is typically Thanksgiving to mid-March.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please apply the following ways: apply online using the blue “Apply Online” button, use the blue “Download Printable Application” button.  Please complete the ENTIRE application.  If you used the Printable Application you will need to Email to us (, mail (1086 222nd Drive, Boone, Iowa 50036) or drop off at Seven Oaks Recreation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Once you have applied we will be contacting everyone via email starting in October to schedule an interview. We look forward to meeting everyone…it’s going to be a great ski/snowboard/snow tube season!

Love winter, but not real fond of the cold? Help others warm up with something to eat or drink at one of three locations: Mallory’s Café, Bennett’s Coffee Shop, or Coal Creek Lounge. Job duties include food preparation; food sales; keeping work area clean and organized; bar tending (must be at least 18 years of age for bar tending and 16 for all other food and beverage).

Office/Ticket Sales
Do you enjoy the sports of skiing or snowboarding? Our front office staff helps people get started on a great day of riding the slopes. Job duties include sale of lift tickets, rental equipment, and retail; answering LOTS of questions from beginners and first timers; answering phone and email inquiries; making group reservations.

Rental Department
Whether you have years of experience skiing or snowboarding, or just learning, rental is a great way to learn more about these sports. Job duties include interpreting customer provided data to properly size and fit boots, skis, snowboards and helmets for customers; adjusting ski and snowboard bindings; repairing equipment; maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Lifts/Tow Operation
If you love being outdoors, this is for you. Job duties include assisting customers on and off rope tows and chair lifts (must be at least 18 years of age); maintaining snow conditions at load and unload areas (shoveling and raking snow is required); performing safety inspections of load/unload areas; and interacting with customers.

Snow Tube Park
If you enjoy the cold and listening to screams of excitement this job is for you. Job duties include assisting customers and their tubes on and off the cable lift; advising customers when they can start their ride down; manually and verbally helping customers exit the area at the completion of their ride and keeping the lanes of snow straight and free of snow chunks- shoveling and raking snow is required.

Ski and Snowboard Instructor
Seven Oaks offers ski and snowboard lessons to everyone, and we need your help. This position’s job duties include leading lessons; demonstrating skills; watching beginners perform and giving verbal corrective recommendations as required; giving words of encouragement; assisting customers on and off tows and lifts; teaching private lessons; maintaining a safe learning atmosphere for customers. Previous ski and snowboard abilities required.

We can’t always count on mother nature so we improvise. This position’s job duties include setting up and placement of snow making equipment; monitoring machines; removing equipment when finished; helping with odd jobs (maintenance or other). Must be at least 18 years of age, must be able to work overnights.

Volunteer Race Team Coaches
Do you have a passion for racing? Seven Oaks is looking for knowledgeable individuals to help grow our Youth Ski Development and Race Team.

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Summer 2021 Job Descriptions

River Float Staff – $12/hr

Loving being outside? Our river staff transports equipment to and from the river and assists customers in getting onto and off of the river. Must be able to carry about 50 lbs and work weekends.

Bus Drivers- $15/hr

Have any experience driving a bus? We are looking for CDL drivers to help transport river floaters to and from the river. Type B CDL with passenger endorsement and air breaks required. Most hours will be on weekends.

Paintball – $12/hr

Looking for something fun and exciting? Paintball Operators help facilitate safe game play in our paintball field. Good communication skills and prior paintball knowledge helpful.