Career Opportunities


Olympic Center

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is seeking a General Manager for the Olympic Center, located in heart of Lake Placid, New York. The Olympic Center is home to the Miracle On Ice, deemed by Sports Illustrated to be the greatest moment in sports history. The Olympic Center is also home to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, three separate sheets of indoor ice (including one 7700 capacity rink), one of the few outdoor skating ovals on the East Coast, as well as the LEED Gold Certified Conference Center at Lake Placid.

Under the general direction of ORDA’s President/CEO, the Olympic Center General Manager is responsible and accountable for the efficient operation and maintenance of the facility.  In addition to managing a $4 million operating budget, the successful candidate must have a wide range of established managerial, administrative, leadership, and public relations skills along with a strong understanding of the economic issues impacting Lake Placid and the surrounding communities.  This person will not only work with other venues and departments within ORDA, but also various organizations within figure skating, hockey, and other indoor and outdoor ice surface sports; various chambers of commerce; as well as large corporate/sports oriented groups. 

QUALIFICATIONS:To be a successful General Manager, one must possess a positive attitude, good energy, and a willingness to learn. Candidates must have a four year college degree along with demonstrated managerial and leadership skills.  Five years’ relevant management experience in arena and/or recreational operations may replace educational requirements. Strong organizational and communication skills are also needed for success in this position. Demonstrated leadership in facility maintenance, supervision, preparation of annual budgets, marketing, public relations, and business administration are essential.

SALARY: Management/Confidential classification with a salary dependent upon skills, experience, and qualifications. Excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, paid leave, and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Optional benefits include supplemental life and long-term disability insurance at preferred rates as well as NYS Deferred Compensation.

Interested applicants should submit resumé and letter of application to:

David McKillip, Director of Human Resources
c/o ORDA
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 302-5307


The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is seeking motivated, talented people to join its Information Technology (IT) Team as Level 1 technicians. The successful candidates will work out of the Olympic Center in beautiful Lake Placid, New York, and will devote time to improving the ORDA IT experience by providing basic IT support and managing the helpdesk by filtering service requests, providing basic support and troubleshooting, requesting routing, and escalating job tickets to higher level support technicians as needed. Other responsibilities will include communication with vendors for hardware, software, and service contracts. This position will require a commitment to understanding the needs and priorities of both the IT Department and the organization as a whole and will serve as a key support person in ensuring the efficiency of deploying IT services across the company. IT Technicians must be excellent communicators, organized, and thoughtful problem-solvers. Weekend and holiday work will be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree in computer science or related field, with a minimum of one year of relevant full-time experience. IT service management experience is preferred.

SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications and skills. This is a full-time, year-round position. ORDA offers an excellent benefit package including: health, dental and vision insurances; paid leave (vacation, sick and personal leave); and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Optional benefits include supplemental life and long-term disability insurance at preferred rates as well as NYS Deferred Compensation.

Candidates should send a letter of interest and resumé to (electronic submissions preferred):

Phil Baumbach, Director of Information Technology
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946


Marketing Department

The Marketing Department is seeking an office assistant to support administrative responsibilities at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York. This person will perform routine office duties including telephone reception, guest service, data entry, inventory maintenance, assisting in local distribution of ORDA collateral, assist with event preparation and other duties as required. The successful candidate will have basic computer knowledge for data entry, and excellent communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: One (1) year of general office and guest service experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate a professional appearance and manner, be willing to greet and assist the public, present information, and be capable of lifting 40 pounds. Prior receptionist experience, Microsoft Office proficiency, and knowledge of ORDA and its venues are plusses.

COMPENSATION:Dependent upon qualifications and skills.

Interested Candidates should contact:

Patricia Clark, Marketing
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1655 ext. 5310


Olympic Center

The Olympic Center, an ORDA-managed facility, is in search of a qualified candidate to perform a variety of labor-oriented duties. The successful candidate's responsibilities will be multi-faceted and include (1) maintenance activities (semi-skilled construction, repair, maintenance of buildings and grounds); (2) janitorial responsibilities (sweeping, mopping, general cleaning, etc.); (3) security (night watchman – performing rounds); (4) performing other duties as assigned. Weekend and holiday work will be required; work is the 11pm to 7am shift.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to perform semi-skilled labor, be reliable, and be able to lift 100 lbs. Must have a flexible schedule.

COMPENSATION:Dependent upon skills and qualification; benefits pursuant to CSEA Contract.

For further information and application forms, contact:

Denny Allen, General Manager
c/o Olympic Center
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 302-5322


Olympic Jumping Complex & Olympic Sports Complex

Lift Attendants

Lift Attendants are responsible for operating and maintaining a single ski lift and assisting customers getting on and off lifts. They are also responsible for safety and preparing daily reports. All positions are seasonal jobs with potential for year-round employment.

Maintenance Workers

Maintenance workers' primary responsibilities relate to maintaining the property and facilities on the property including, but not limited to, the combined track (ice work, etc.). Staff will also be responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining equipment. This work will require medium to heavy physical effort involving exposure to different weather conditions. Start: $12.54/hr

Tubing Attendant

The Tubing Attendant is a member of the team responsible for the day-to-day implementation of ORDA's tubing program. As such, this person will interact with participants in the program ensuring an excellent guest experience.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WAGE: The successful candidate will be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job. Starting rates from $10.85/hr to $12.54/hr

For further information and application forms, contact:

Rebecca Dayton
Olympic Sports Complex
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946

For all general employment inquiries, please contact David McKillip at Please find our Employment Application here.

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