Shadowcliff Opens for the Season on Memorial Day. Now Taking Reservations!



Executive Director Search: Your Opportunity to Lead Shadowcliff Mountain Retreat (no longer accepting applications)


The Shadowcliff Board of Directors is seeking a visionary Executive Director who will mobilize the many assets of our community into the next chapter of our story. Top priorities for this position include securing new sources of revenue, working with the Board of Directors in future visioning and planning, and marketing Shadowcliff to new audiences while staying rooted in our core values and mission.
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 Administrative Manager (no longer accepting applications)


The Shadowcliff Board of Directors is seeking a part-time, year-round, remote Administrative Manager. Top priorities for this position include managing the bookkeeping,
individual and group reservations, maintaining the donor database, and hiring of seasonal staff.
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Now Hiring for the 2022 Season!

Working at Shadowcliff

Shadowcliff is where you come if you want to work, live, learn, grow, and play in a beautiful environment closely connected to nature and community.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains overlooking Colorado's largest, deepest natural body of water, Shadowcliff puts you at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, the beautiful Fraser Valley, and the Continental Divide Trail. Activities such as hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more are at your fingertips!

The Shadowcliff community is warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and supportive. We have a strong history of volunteerism that continues today, and every community member cares deeply for Shadowcliff and its seasonal staff. The connections you make at Shadowcliff could last you a lifetime! Friendships carry on long after we close our doors for the winter and most every season witnesses one or more reunions as prior staff return to say hello, volunteer, or stay for a few days as guests.

The small town of Grand Lake is the western gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and is located 2-3 hours from any big cities. There is very little night life in the town unless you count nature's nocturnal, furry friends. Along with the natural beauty of the area, Shadowcliff and Grand Lake are also a great environment to work and live in if you are seeking a place of quiet reflection.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Shadowcliff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Shadowcliff to provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Shadowcliff is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, welcoming space for all staff members. BBIPOC and LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply!

Shadowcliff provides a comprehensive employment experience including furnished, onsite housing, food/meals, community living, and an emphasis on encouraging staff to take full advantage of the natural surroundings in their free time. Employee schedules routinely change based on the needs of guests and especially with large group retreats, so it is important that Shadowcliff employment be your highest priority. With this in mind, in most cases we do not permit staff to have second jobs while employed at Shadowcliff.

Due to the interactive, communal, and close-facing nature of employment and community living at Shadowcliff, prior to accepting a position, candidates will need to agree to the following conditions of employment:

Two of Shadowcliff’s core values are interconnection and healing: the pandemic has shown us more than ever how we are all interconnected and therefore how we impact each other. We need your help to keep Shadowcliff the safe space for healing that it strives to be. 

Shadowcliff is a no-smoking and pet-free facility for staff and guests.

2022 Seasonal Positions

The level of busyness, work, and activity at Shadowcliff varies widely throughout the season. Seasonal staff perform a variety of hospitality and guest services tasks, and we are seeking people with open, searching attitudes who: want to live with and accept persons of differing views and beliefs, strive to develop new skills, prioritize adaptability, and work hard while taking advantage of all that Shadowcliff and the surrounding area have to offer.

Specialized Staff

Guest Services & Office Manager: Filled

Maintenance Manager: Filled

Compassionate Kitchen Manager: Filled

Compassionate Kitchen Cook: Filled

Hospitality Supervisor: Filled

Guest Services Assistants: Filled

Lead Kitchen Assistant Filled

Preference is given to applicants who can commit to the full season, arriving approximately mid-May through September 30th. However, we are open to considering partial-season applicants should availability match our operational needs.

To apply please:

  1. Carefully review the Job Description(s).
  2. Review Shadowcliff's Employment & Community Standards Agreement and Health & Safety Standards Agreement.
  3. Complete the Shadowcliff Staff Application. (If more than one position interests you, please select all that apply).
  4. Send a Resume and a Letter of Interest highlighting your skills and experience to

Hospitality Assistants

Hospitality Assistants: One spot remaining!

Shadowcliff's Hospitality Staff are responsible for working as a team to provide a variety of services including housekeeping, kitchen assistance, and special projects for the full Shadowcliff campus and our guests, with close attention to health and safety policies and procedures. Detailed and conscientious demonstration of duties includes cleaning cabins, guest rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and common areas in accordance with strict cleaning protocols, assisting the Cook and Kitchen Manager with meal preparation, food service, and kitchen clean-up, and performing special projects for Shadowcliff's facilities and grounds. 

A variable weekly schedule offers ample opportunity to explore the wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas. Staff must arrive by May 21st and our season runs through September 30th. Preference will be given to individuals who can commit to the full season, but partial-season applicants are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, love the outdoors, and be able to work effectively and respectfully with a diverse staff and guests.

To apply please:

  1. Carefully review the Job Description.
  2. Review Shadowcliff's Employment & Community Standards Agreement and Health & Safety Standards Agreement.
  3. Complete the Shadowcliff Staff Application.