Where to find tech jobs in the mountains.
VAIL, Colo. – Technology enables people to work from anywhere, so why not choose the mountains. Mountain Careers is changing the perception and opportunities available at altitude one job and one event at a time.
“Mountain Careers is a network and job board dedicated to year-round, career-driven positions in the mountains. The secret is out and people are realizing they can have a career and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. We are connecting these people through events and our weekly newsletter” said Aryn Schlichting, Mountain Careers Founder and CEO.
One of Mountain Career’s most frequent clients is Carbondale, Colorado-based Bluetent, a digital agency for travel, tourism, and beyond. Located downstream of Aspen, CO, you wouldn’t expect to find one of Outside Magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Work in a town of less than 7,000 people in population.
“Mountain Careers is a great resource to support our recruiting efforts. Bluetent is committed to attracting and retaining talented professionals who are interested in working and living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Mountain Careers helps us find the like-minded work hard/play hard individuals as we grow our team,” stated Amber Trzcinski, HR Manager at Bluetent.
Another way that Mountain Careers is reaching the tech industry is by connecting with meetup group, Roaring Fork Technologists. The group works to bring together people across the Roaring Fork region who share a professional and/or personal interest in technology. Just like big cities you can find Start-up Week type events, pitch nights and co-working spaces that are bringing together innovative professionals.
“There seems to be a growing number of people working as software developers, digital marketers, graphic designers, content managers, and more in the mountains. The most growth I’ve seen is when people do this either by starting their own companies or working remotely. People are essentially bringing their own jobs to rural Colorado,” Justin Lewis of Roaring Fork Technologies told us. “In this way, the tech industry seems to be helping communities come together professionally to better compete in local, regional, and even global markets.”
With previous IT and other tech job postings from companies such as FastG8 Inc., Intopia, Western Colorado University, Cedar Networks, Mountain Careers is making it more accessible for people to live an outdoor lifestyle while maintaining a high-paying tech job.
Mountain Careers plans continue to be a driving force that will elevate professional opportunities across all mountain towns. Sign-up for their weekly newsletter.