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YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly provides unique opportunities for adults, college-aged people and international staff seeking work and training in a hospitality setting.  While the summer season has traditionally been the hallmark of the Blue Ridge experience, we also have year-round employment including full and part-time positions, paid internships, work-study programs, and volunteer opportunities.  

For current job openings, visit Employment Opportunities

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We are always looking for:

  • Motivated individuals who seek positions with leadership opportunities.
  • Outgoing personalities who want to facilitate programs and activities that engage young people and bring people of all ages together.
  • Service-minded sorts who want to learn hospitality skills to launch a career.


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Our staff have the chance to learn and grow while acquiring valuable job skills and developing lasting friendships. Please contact Bruno Vandorsee at for more information on employment opportunities or apply online at

Join Us!

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Please complete the following forms and submit them to Bruno Vandorsee, Director of Staff Recruiting at Applications will be reviewed once we have received your application and three reference forms. 

If you have any questions please contact the Director of Staff Recruiting, Bruno Vandorsee, at 828-669-8422.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

Department Listings

Our staff serve in one or more departments at Blue Ridge Assembly.  Duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Joinhousekeeping

HOUSEKEEPING:  Clean guest rooms, assist with daily roomservice, clean public areas including lobbies, porches and restrooms. Includes such duties as dusting, vacuuming, making beds, scouring toilets and sinks and assisting with laundry. Must be able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. and work with chemicals.

  • Joinfoodserv

FOOD SERVICE/DINING ROOM: Work a variety of assignments including dishwashing, food preparation, stocking buffet line, table side service, cleaning dining tables and floors. Lift up to 35 lbs. to table height and stand and walk for eight hours.

  • Joincs

CONFERENCE SERVICES: Meet the needs of the conference groups including, setting up meeting rooms, lobby areas, playing fields, porches and auditoriums. Involves audio-visual setup, delivering refreshments, table and chair arrangements and other services. Work at the Conference Services desk dispensing room keys, sorting mail, delivering messages, checking out athletic equipment and relaying information. Lift and carry 50 lbs. up and down stairs and in/out of vehicles.

  • Joingrounds


GROUNDS: Duties are related to the general upkeep and appearance of the grounds at Blue Ridge. Includes such tasks as weeding, mowing, clearing brush, trail maintenance, and gardening. Grounds staff is also responsible for daily disposal of trash and recycling. Seasonal duties include blowing leaves, snow removal, and salting roads and sidewalks. Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds, stand and walk for 8 hours.

  • Front
GUEST SERVICES: Duties include meeting, greeting and interacting with guests. Communicating with guests over the telephone and in person. Answering questions, assigning housing, dispensing room keys, filing records and preparing bills, using computer, photocopier and fax machine and operating the switchboard. Handling of emergency situations on switchboard and radio. Making change, balancing cash drawer, completing reports and maintaining an accurate account of daily income.
  • Joinprogram

PROGRAM: For all activity areas, we seek responsible, enthusiastic, caring role models. Leaders may assist or supervise in our high and low ropes challenge courses, outdoor adventure and environmental education activities, or in our Craft and Child Care programs.

  • Joinaquatics

AQUATICS: Pool staff must be a certified American Red Cross lifeguard or have the Y lifeguard certification, First Aid Certification, and CPR Certification. Duties include enforcing policies and procedures and cleaning the deck, pool, and restrooms. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs., work with chemicals, and work the pool vacuum cleaner.

  LEADERSHIP STAFF: Leaders are considered Support Staff with added responsibilities.  Leaders are assigned to one of the Assembly's service departments and will provide oversight of collegiate staff working in that department, as well as standard departmental duties. A leader must possess well-developed communication and customer service skills and a strong work ethic. They provide leadership and initiative so that daily job tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Leaders should have experience in a team situation and apply creativity and initiative to enhance the operation of the department.

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