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Company: Limelight Hotel Aspen & Snowmass
Position: Manager in Training - Limelight Aspen & Snowmass
Deadline: 2023-06-01

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Company Description

Limelight Hotels are contemporary properties set in the heart of authentic mountain and urban communities owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality. The current portfolio includes Limelight Hotel Aspen and Limelight Hotel Snowmass in Colorado; and the Limelight Hotel Ketchum near Sun Valley in Idaho. Limelight Hotel Denver will open in 2023, and two additional Limelight Hotels in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado, are slated to open in 2024 and 2025, respectively. All Limelight properties are designed around the communities and activities where they are located. Learn more at

Job Description

The Manager in Training will spend 10-12 months rotating throughout the Rooms & Food & Beverage departments in order to gain a broad knowledge of the division. During the program the MIT will experience three Rooms and Food & Beverage departments and will work all positions and all shifts. MIT will spend time during each rotation shadowing the department manager to learn supervisory skills necessary for each department. The MIT will participate in various Human Resources led learning modules throughout the program. At the conclusion of the program the MIT will be counseled on next steps for promotion into a supervisor or management role. 

Essential Job Functions
•    Rotates through three Rooms and Food & Beverage departments during a 10-12 month period following the seasonal business levels
•    Works all positions within the department 
•    Meets regularly with the department manager to review performance
•    Meets regularly with the department manager to learn supervisory skills and responsibilities 
•    Takes on department specific projects as assigned by department manager
•    Monthly review of department financials with department manager
•    Completion of MIT learning modules as assigned by Human Resources
•    Report to work on time in a neatly groomed and acceptable manner as outlined in the employee handbook
•    Be a role model to others
•    Discuss and make Department Manager aware of guest’s comments or complaints
•    Is familiar with Hotel fire, safety and health procedures. Assist in emergency and security procedures as directed by management
•    Attends department meetings as required
•    Completes special tasks and projects assigned by department manager
•    Attends assigned management training classes


•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
•    Minimum one year of hospitality work experience, internship experience will be considered

Additional information

Supervision Given and Received 
Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 
Received: Works under direct supervision of the Department Manager. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

Work Environment and Physical Demands 
•    Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, stand, walk or be on your feet for extended periods of time
•    Regularly work in wet, hot and humid conditions for extended periods of time and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces 
•    Must be able to frequently lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance

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