Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRC) are located around the world to
provide recreational facilities for US Service Members and their
families. These R&R locations were selected for their proximity to
US Forces and to natural vacation destinations at overseas locations.
After World War II, recreational centers were established at Garmisch,
Chiemsee, and Berchtesgaden, among other locations, to support US
AFRC-Europe consolidated these facilities beginning in the '90s, first
by closing the Berchtesgaden facility and returning the
Eagle's Nest to the German Federal
Government, then later closing AFRC-Chiemsee and consolidating the AFRC
facilities in Garmisch. In 2004, AFRC completed construction
of the all-new Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, a full service alpine resort
providing world-class service to military Service Members and their
WORKING IN GARMISCH
Garmisch, the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics and the 1978 Alpine World
Skiing Championships, is a small German recreation town in the Bavarian
Alps. In the winter, this alpine haven serves as a major skiing
destination for Germans and Austrians, and in the summer these same ski
slopes turn to hiking, mountain biking, and paragliding to provide
year-round outdoor fun.
EDELWEISS LODGE AND RESORT JOBS
Edelweiss serves 300,000 guests per year and is always looking for
friendly, dedicated individuals to join the hospitality team. This
is a great opportunity to not only work in in the service industry, but
to experience European culture. Employees use their free time to
enjoy the pleasures of European life. It's hard not to stay busy
in Garmisch, Germany, with castles,
travel opportunities, and
festivals at your fingertips.
Most of the available positions at the AFRC Garmisch are under the
Resort Hotel Attendant Program. Work duties in this program
include housekeeping, table bussing, custodial, and laundry. All
jobs are limited in tenure for 13 months.
The regular workweek at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort consists of 20-40
hours (avg 32 hours).
Employees are required to work shifts.
Supervisors will attempt to schedule
5 working days with 2 days
off as a general
Wages at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort are comparable with the
industry standard. Average entry level position pays
$7.56 - $8.18 an hour.
All US employees paid in US dollars and are subject to federal and
applicable state taxes.
- Medical and
Insurance coverage is mandatory, and the Edelweiss offers comprehensive
insurance plan through AETNA. This insurance costs $57.29 every
two weeks, with the amount deducted from employees' paychecks
automatically. Employees may opt out of this insurance, but must
provide proof coverage overseas for the duration of employment.
available with company contributions.
to and from Germany.
- Paid Vacation
and Sick Leave.
- Tax Free American
Shopping Center: US
military shopping facilities. Local facilities include commissary
(supermarket), electronics, books, movie rentals, sports equipment, and
- Employee outings
to build team spirit and have fun. These outings include
whitewater rafting, ski trips, movie trips, appreciation parties, and an
employee of the year celebration.
housing costs $300 a month. Utilities are included in this price.
Housing includes communal bathrooms and kitchens. All rooms are
double occupancy and include twin beds, night stands, a table, chairs,
sink, and wardrobe. Housing is for employees only.
Non-employed spouses may not live in these housing facilities.
Children and pets are also not permitted.
Rooms include free Armed Forces Network TV
Housing areas include a
bike shop, internet
free high speed wireless
room, ping pong and foosball lounge, pay phones, ATM, coin operated
laundry, and a BBQ
area with grills, a
basketball court, and picnic tables
- US citizens
- 18 years or older
- Possess a valid US passport
- One year post high school experience in the service industry, or one
year of post high school education
- Pass a background check
- Maintain appropriate standard of appearance: no visible tattoos, no
piercings or oddly colored or styled hair. Need black shoes,
INTERESTED IN APPLYING?
Follow the steps below:
application packet by clicking the link on this page.
Step 2) Fill
out the following forms:
- Prior Military Service Members must submit their DD214, Member Copy 4.
- Experience working with kids? Fill out form (child_youth_service.pdf)
Step 3) Fax
copies of these forms to (011-49) 8821-750-2833 (International Fax to
Germany) or mail them to:
- Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Attn: Human Resources Dept
APO AE 09053
Step 4) We will
contact you via email should you be selected for an interview.
Interviews are held in the United States. It is required for you to have
an email address for us to proceed with the selection process.
AFRC CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to contact the Human Resources Office to ask questions
regarding applications, job availability, interviews, departures or for
general information regarding employment please email :
|Attn: Human Resources Office
||Civilian - (011-49) 8821-729112
|APO AE 09053
||FAX (011-49) 8821-729213
|Attn: Human Resources Office
||FAX - 08821-729213