been working whis/blackcomb (mainly blackcomb) for the past 3 seasons. job postings dont usually show up until november. just keep checking the jobs section of the WB website. One of the requirements for the job is to have worked in parks for at least one season. if you have zero park experience, even with your architecture degree, you will likely not get hired on to paid staff your first season. you could still apply for a volley position though and see if you really enjoy the job or not. if you're a good volunteer theres a much better chance of being hired the following season.
FROGGINBULLFISHFrom what I've heard, the whistler park is fueled by volunteers. Meaning if you have no experience and you don't know anyone on the crew you might have a hard time. your degree might be useful though.
but whistler probably has a lot of park staff and the turnover rate is pretty high so come January there will likely be space that needs filling.
also I don't wanna be buzz killington here but you're a little late, whistler has been hiring since may before they even closed for the season and most park crews will be hired in the spring/early summer
this is all very wrong. we have 1 volunteer per mountain per day. the rest is paid. thats usually 3-6 on the whistler side and 4-7 on the blackcomb side. when i got hired at WB the job posting didn't go up until November. theres maybe up to 4 new people a season, both mountains combined, so i wouldn't say thats very high turnover rate. people in parks tend to like their jobs a lot.
any other questions just message me. like paige up there said i am very rarely on ns these days so i probably won't get back to you for a while.