Junior Ski Instructor Winter 2017-2018

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort - Snowbird Ski And Summer Resort, UT 84092

Posted: 8/18/2017
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Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 winter season. Candidates must attend hiring clinic. There is a cost associated with the clinic.

* This is a winter position. Tentative start date is mid-late November.

Under the direction of Mountain School Management team the Junior Instructor assists instructors in coaching children in snow sports. It is important that the professional be an ambassador for the resort and the sport. The main responsibility of the instructor is to insure that children in their care are SAFE, have FUN, and LEARN.

Position Functions / Areas of Responsibility

1. Develop and maintain personal fitness level.

2. Attend all pre-season and ongoing training sessions as required by specific discipline and defined by training program. Attend all staff meetings.

3. Fulfill personal attendance schedule.

4. Maintain safe, functional personal equipment, professional personal appearance (including uniform), be punctual and prepared for daily weather conditions.

5. Provide appropriate levels of internal and external service such as meeting and greeting children and parents, helping set up work areas and register children as needed. Be punctual for work assignments.


1. Direct and continuous contact with guests.

2. Direct and continuous contact with co-workers, management, and other departments.

3. Must have the ability to interact at any time with guests and other employees in a pleasant manner and maintain good working relationships with others and all departments at Snowbird.

Education & Experience Requirements

1. Some High School education or equivalent preferred.

2. Must demonstrate competency in reading, writing, speaking, math and interpersonal relations.

3. Previous experience working with children preferred.

Specific Requirements

1. Must be 15-17 years of age.

2. Must be able to ski and have the ability to pass a physical capacity screening.

Skills & Knowledge


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various teaching and technical manuals.

The position also requires that the teacher maintain skiing ability at a level that keeps current with technique and teaching changes, and have the ability to demonstrate these techniques accurately. Must have the ability to understand snow and mountain conditions and an understanding of ski equipment maintenance.



Working Conditions

Work Schedule:

Specific Shift: Instructors will provide a schedule of availability and commit to a number of days as outlined in the work status requirements. Must be able to work Saturdays or Sundays.


1. Must be prepared to stay overnight if necessary on occasional times of road closures.

2. May experience unusual stress from high business volumes, deadlines, continual work with public, winter conditions, snow night requirements and commuting to/from Snowbird.


1. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

2. Must demonstrate ability to bend, kneel, handle, reach, grasp and perform repetitive motions.

3. Work is outdoors and requires constant exposure to cold and other extreme weather conditions.

4. This occupation requires a higher level of physical fitness. The instructor is responsible to maintain physical fitness such that they are not at risk of injury due to fitness level.

5. Ability to ski single black diamond terrain in the most extreme conditions.

6. The instructor may be required to spend long periods (2-7 hours) outside without breaks. Requires regular exposure to cold, sun, wind, and inclement weather.

7. Specific vision requirements include the ability to adjust focus to undulating terrain, changing snow surface conditions and varying outdoor lighting conditions.

10. Requires all movements commonly associated with skiing including, but not limited to, rapid twisting, jumping and flexing and extending motions and jarring impulses to legs and body associated with irregular snow and ice surfaces.

11. May involve falling while skiing at low to higher speeds on hard to soft snow surfaces on flat to steep slopes.

12. Requires carrying skis in arms or over shoulder up snow-covered slopes.

13. Requires negotiating flat areas by pushing with poles or "skating".

14. Requires walking in ski boots on irregular and slippery surfaces.

15. May require frequent bending at waist while wearing skis to pick small children up from the ground, or kneeling to adjust equipment.

16. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

17. May require lifting while twisting to assist children onto chairlift.

18. May involve using ski poles and/or arms to pull children along flat areas.

All job opportunities at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort require the ability to comply with our Professional Appearance, Drug & Alcohol, and Employee Conduct Policies.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
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