The purpose of the Snowsports/Children’s Instructor is to be personable and possess the ability to relate to and build trust with YC members, families, guests and fellow staff. The goal of the YC Outdoor Pursuits School is to create a safe and fun learning environment encompassed within the unique experience The Yellowstone Club offers through ski and snowboard instruction.
Essential Job Functions:
Explain and demonstrate technical ski concepts in a safe, fun, and professional manner using a variety of interactive teaching methods based off of age, learning style, and ability of the student within the guidelines of YC Snowsports School and PSIA/AASI.
Meet and greet members and their guests with in a kind and professional manner.
Maintain professional attitude and appearance at all times.
Determine needs of Member/Guest: goals for the day, end of lesson meeting place, lunch location and time, and anything else that may arise.
Summarize lesson with students and/or parent’s daily; review skills worked on and progress made, invite them to return.
Assist members and their families and/or guests with transportation of equipment.
Provide appropriate assistance when loading, riding, and unloading chairlifts.
Properly sign out for the day’s lesson.
Communicate all concerns, questions, and scheduling conflicts with Manager/Supervisor.
Carry a charged cell phone at all times to communicate with ski patrol, snowdesk, supervisors, and other staff as needed.
Participate in all required training and educational clinics.
Read and understand all safety and operating policies and procedures. Ask a supervisor/ manager for clarification on any policy or procedure if needed.
Perform other duties as needed
o Assist in racecourse setup and tear down
o Assist in special events, races, torchlight parade, etc.
o Assist in cleaning and keeping our locker room clean
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with established Club policies, procedures, and standards of service to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
Meet departmental productivity, organization and consistency standards.
Maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
Treat Members, guests, vendors, customers and co-workers with professionalism and respect at all times.
Maintain privacy of our Members at all time.
Maintain a clean and neat appearance at all times.
Communicate regularly and effectively with all employees, supervisors, managers and directors.
Perform work in a safe and high quality manner.
Project a favorable image of Yellowstone Club to Members and guests at all times.
Must be able to work flexible work hours/schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Long hours may be required due to business demands.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties, work hours and/or responsibilities for this job at any time.
o Intermediate to advanced skier
o 1+ years’ experience working with children (ages 2-7) in any type of childcare or teaching/coaching/educator capacity.
o Advanced skier
o 1+ years’ experience working with children and adults (ages 8 and up) in any type of skiing/coaching/educator capacity.
Level I PSIA/AASI; 1+ years of creditable teaching and/or coaching experience in Snowsports or other related field
Basic knowledge of fundamental skiing/riding concepts and teaching methodology.
High School diploma, GED or vocational training or job-related course work
Current CPR and First Aid certification
Register as a member of PSIA-NRM upon accepting job offer
Provide a high quality lesson product to members and their guests in a variety of weather conditions.
Must have own ski/snowboard equipment, including a helmet.
Must be able to work weekends and holidays
Work as part of a team with the ability to communicate clearly to co-workers and members alike\
Maintain a sense of professionalism throughout the season
o Including but not limited to: appearance, attitude, punctuality, customer service
Know the Skier Responsibility Code and effectively teach it.
Excited and willing to learn how to teach skiing/riding to members and their guests from their first time on snow through the beginner/novice zone.
Previous teaching/instructing/coaching experience of any type preferred
Friendly, self-motivated, and love to slide on snow!