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Current Employment Openings

20 Mile Radius - Employees must live within a radius of twenty (20) miles of the City limits, measured from the nearest City limit.

Employment Application - The City of Traverse City accepts employment applications only for specific positions which are open and solicited. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted. By submitting the application via electronic means, the applicant acknowledges that his or her electronic signature on the application has the same effect as his or her original signature under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. 


Law Enforcement - Patrol Division

Patrol Job Description

24 Hour Fire Fighter/Paramedic

**Fire Application Packet**


Hickory Hills Ski Area is owned and operated by the City of Traverse City. Hickory Hills has been recently been renovated featuring new runs for all levels of experience which are serviced by rope tows. Night skiing is available and Cross-country trails. We are looking for people to enhance the ski experience to our visitors.

Scheduled to fill positions earlier December for Season Opening December 21, 2018

Hours will range from 3 PM to 8:30 PM Monday - Friday, 11 AM to 8:30 Saturday, and 11 AM - 5 PM Sundays.

BOTH FULL-TIME and PART-TIME Seasonal Positions Available


Tow Operators - Operate rope tow for skiers at Hickory Hills Ski Facility. Assist in snowmaking and maintenance/cleaning of lodge area, enforcing ski area rules, the operation of ski hill equipment.

  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Must be able to walk up and down snow-covered ski slopes
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry the load short distances
  • Must be able to use snow shovels, brooms, mops, and other simple hand tools

Rental Shop Attendant - Will provide support and assistant to ensure the smooth operations related to the proper selection, fitting, renting and selling of a variety of winter sports equipment and accessories. Assists in numerous functions related to maintaining efficient and high-quality shop operations.

  • Must have binding experience
  • Ski and snowboard knowledge - highly preferred
  • Ski and Snowboarding rental or service technician experience
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays (Required)

Hourly rates depend on experience. Must be able to successfully pass a background check. Policy: Temporary/Seasonal employees of the City of Traverse City shall not exceed 1,040 hours of employment within any consecutive twelve (12) month period. Please submit Application to the City of Traverse City, Human Resources Office, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49684 or via email.

Due to the high volume of resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No emails or calls, please. 

The City of Traverse City is an Equal Opportunity Employer


This page last updated on 11/14/2018.