Les Elfes (& LEI) are always on the lookout for enthusiastic professional staff for our summer & winter camps and our travel programs.
It is important that every member of our staff brings their own unique personality to the team.

However, there are some attributes which are essential:

  • You must like working with children. It seems almost too obvious to mention, but you will be with children a lot!
  • You must be a team player. You will be working and living within a staff group and everyone has to play their part.
  • You must be flexible. The job is varied, things change, problems occur. You must be prepared to deal with whatever gets thrown at you.
  • You must be professional. Our international clients come from all over the world and expect nothing but the best from us. You have to be prepared to go that extra step to provide a safe and amazing experience for the students.

If you think you fit the bill, then read on to see what positions we have on offer.

Positions on offer :

Chef de Cuisine (New), poste à l’année à Verbier, horaires réguliers:
Expérience requise. Préparation des menus, commandes de stocks, gestion de budget, responsable de l’hygiène de la cuisine, contrôle des stocks, Rotas d’état-major Cuisine (4 autres personnes).
Cette personne doit être flexible, sympathique avec les étudiants et les membres du personnel. Un jour de congé par semaine. Cette personne a besoin de comprendre l’importance de la relation client comme il sera en contact étroit avec les clients.
SVP envoyer CV à amverbier@leselfes.com, les applications sans CV ne seront pas considérées.
Français courant et un bon niveau d’anglais est un plus.

Summer Camp staff
This involves working in a team to supervise our schedule of summer camp activities. On any day you may be taking children biking, climbing, water skiing, hiking or one of many other activities. We are responsible for the children 24 hrs/day and with them from when we wake them up to when we put them to bed. A typical day does not exist.

Winter mountain staff
We employ ski and snowboard instructors to guide the students on the mountain. You must be experienced and able to demonstrate a very high level of proficiency in at least one of the two disciplines. We can only accept applications from people who have a recognized ski/snowboard instructing qualification. You will also be involved in waking up the students and supervising meals. A typical working day is from 07h30 in the morning until 16h00, as well as one or two evenings per week.

Winter evening staff
The prime role here is to look after and entertain the students between their return from skiing and when they go to bed. This includes supervising our apres ski activities (such as swimming or shopping) and our comprehensive evening activities program (such as ice skating or a group game). A typical working day is from 15h30 to 22h30.

Kitchen & domestic staff
We also hire kitchen and domestic staff during Summer and Winter. Depending on the camp location we have a mix of seasonal and year-round positions available. Please contact us for more information.

What else should you know?

Contracts, work permits and insurance :
Our contracts are either for the whole season or for a contractual period during the season. Depending on the resort, our winter camps run from December to April and our summer camps run from June to the end of August. Salaries are paid monthly and as part of your contract we offer food and accommodation (optional) in shared single-sex rooms for the contractual period. If you are not a Swiss resident you will require a work permit to work for us in Switzerland. Les Elfes will make the necessary arrangements for this permit, thought it can be difficult for applicants without a European passport. It is also important to note that although your accident insurance will be covered by Les Elfes during your contractual period, it is now a legal necessity for everyone working in Switzerland to have their own Swiss medical insurance, which we can help you organize upon your arrival. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover theft or damage to personal items, including ski equipment. It is the responsibility of the employee to travel to and from the resort. An unpaid training week (though food and accommodation will be provided) is held at the beginning of each season (Spring, Summer and WInter) and is compulsory for all employees.

What do you need to bring?

In winter ski jackets will be provided for you as a uniform, though you are expected to have everything else including your own ski / snowboard equipment. In summer work t-shirts are provided, though you must have suitable outdoor clothing for all activities.

Who is a typical staff member? 

Our staff are typically aged 18 to 28, and are fun, outdoors loving people from all over the world. Due to the responsibility of looking after children, applications are only considered when over the age of 20. We accept a limited number of Gap Year students aged between 18 and 20 for work experience only.

Is there anything else? 

All activity staff must have a valid first aid and CPR qualification, and be able to provide us with a copy of a police statement from your country of origin showing a clean record.

What do I do now?

If you have any questions that have not been answered, then please email or call us . If you would like to apply for a winter or summer job, then please send us a CV with a covering letter of motivation and a photo. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply ?

pdf-logo Winter:
Please download this formPDF Winter Application
pdf-logo Summer:
Please download this form PDF Summer Application
and send it back toinfo@leselfes.com