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Ski & Ride Instructor l Winter Seasonal

Company: Sugarbush
Location: Montpelier
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Ski & Ride Instructor l Winter SeasonalPlease note that this position is based in Warren, VT, and requires relocation for candidates that do not reside within commuting distance.Warren, VTRESORT OVERVIEW:RESPECT l INTEGRITY l TEAMWORK l SUSTAINABILITYSugarbush Resort is a year-round destination offering some of the best skiing and riding in the east, an award-winning ski school, mountain biking, golf, disc golf, an array of dining venues, and a fully appointed Health and Recreation Center. Do you want to join an all-star team dedicated to delivering an unparalleled guest experience? Make this your best season yet by joining the team at Sugarbush and taking advantage of everything Vermont has to offer.BESIDES GETTING PAID TO WORK AT AN INCREDIBLE RESORT, WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?:Our investment in each employee includes a comprehensive wellness initiative, unwavering commitment to safety, growth opportunities, and a wide variety of resort benefits. Employees get to take advantage of our 4000+ acre playground including skiing, golf, mountain activities, health club membership, resort discounts, and more, so it's easy to share your enthusiasm for Sugarbush with our guests. Plus, wages now start at $15 an hour!POSITION SUMMARY:The Sugarbush Ski & Ride School is seeking Ski and Snowboard Instructors for the 21/22 winter season. We are looking for enthusiastic instructors and coaches who are dedicated to sharing their passion for snow sports with others and continuing their own development in the process. Full and part-time positions are available.Our guiding principles are "safety, fun, and learning" - for our guests and staff alike. Our instructors teach both children and adults and are assigned lesson levels based on their demonstrated technical and teaching skills. A range of non-teaching responsibilities is a necessary part of all instructors' work, including attending regular training and generally assisting us in creating exceptional guest experiences throughout the resort.While we have a preference for applicants with experience teaching skiing and riding, we welcome applicants who are new to ski and snowboard instructing, particularly those with transferable skills from other pursuits and professions. Successful candidates ski or ride at an intermediate level or above and demonstrate exceptional communication skills. A team-oriented, welcoming, and professional personality is a necessity. Preference is given to instructors with PSIA /AASI, USSA, and USASA certification.RESPONSIBILITIES:

Understand your daily schedule.Be on time at the correct location and in uniform.To make responsible decisions regarding terrain selection, teaching practices, and equipment for the different levels you may work withTo be able to identify each guests learning style.To make a connection with the guest.Be knowledgeable about the resort and community.Be positive.Keep yourself and the guest safe.Create awareness of the mountain environmentEncourage the guest to come backCheck tickets and collect when appropriate.Attend training sessions devoted to safety and serviceAttend weekly staff meetingHave equipment safety checked by authorized resort personnel at the beginning of the season.Greet guests as they enter the resort or meeting place area.Attend skiing/riding improvement training sessions.Keep equipment tuned and in good shape.Attend to personal payroll paperwork.QUALIFICATIONS:
High school education is required. A degree in Education, Sports Education, Business or Recreation Management is preferred.PSIA/AASI Level I, Level II or Level III Certification is preferred. USSA Certifications preferred.Prior ski racing, freestyle background is a plus. Considerations give to uncertified candidates with good skiing/riding skills, good communications skills, and enthusiasm for the sport with a passion for passing that on to others.Ability and desire to be part of a teamApplicants will be hired in a conditional status pending successful completion of an On Snow Assessment to determine appropriate ski/ride ability for the jobCOVID-19:The well-being of our employees, guests, and communities is our top priority as we deliver enhanced operations to help combat the spread of COVID-19. To that end, we have introduced a new Extended COVID Leave Policy, where, in conjunction with other programs, employees may take paid sick leave, up to a maximum of two weeks, due to qualifying reasons related to COVID-19.Sugarbush Resort is an Equal Opportunity EmployerAn offer of employment may be contingent upon the results of a background, MVR, or criminal records check

Keywords: Sugarbush, New England , Ski & Ride Instructor l Winter Seasonal, Other , Montpelier, Northeast

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