Catherine Avalone | The Middletown Press
| @CAvaloneMP 9.13.12 Sean Hayes
hangs a sign welcoming guests to the new Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort shortly before closing the sale and hosting a celebration dinner in Middlefield.
The event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is seeking a number of highly qualified professionals - from instructors to cafeteria staff, Powder Ridge owner and CEO Sean Hayes said.
plans to create more than 200 jobs that support local economic development prior to the ski area's reopening in late November.
"We have lots to do in a very short time, but we're going to make it happen," said Hayes
Applications will be accepted for positions such as ski instructors, ski patrol, lift attendants, rental staff, ticket agents, cafeteria staff, snow making and grooming crew and operations and maintenance personnel.
said the job fair, which will be held at the ski resort at 99 Powder Hill Road, will also be looking to fill staff for a new restaurant slated to be completed in December titled "Fire at the Ridge."
"It's a rewarding situation because there are a lot of people that didn't think we would get this far in the process," said Hayes
"But I'm confident that the resort, with many of its amenities, will be ready to open this year."
Applications will also be accepted online or can be delivered in person to Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park in Portland, according to Hayes
added that following the job fair, candidates will be notified of their status over a 30-day period and employment start dates will vary, with many beginning as soon as Nov. 1.
A second job fair is being planned for some time in October, which aims to fill any openings left after the first session, Hayes