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Junior Instructor

Department: Squaw Kids
Reports to: Ski School Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Status: Seasonal, Part Time
Hours: Day shifts, hours vary Updated: 9.15.15
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Job Summary: Promote the sport of skiing or snowboarding and assist the primary Instructor in teaching children ages 3-9, with exceptional guest service by providing safe, enjoyable and effective group ski lessons for kids.
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Applicants must be 14 years of age.
Essential Job Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks include the following; other duties may be assigned:
1. Assures customer satisfaction with safe, friendly and efficient service.
2. Provides exceptional guest service in a group ski lesson through personable use of modern teaching techniques.
3. Assist Instructor in teaching and educating guests ages 3-9 in skiing, using modern teaching techniques.
4. Maintains an environment of safety, fun and learning.
5. Assists with individual or group instruction on skiing/snowboarding
6. Analyzes problems and resolves them in a positive and safe manner.
7. Selects appropriate terrain for skills being developed.
8. Use effective pacing that is appropriate for students ability level.
9. Participates in snowboard or skiing clinics to keep current with the most modern and efficient teaching methods and techniques.
10. Communicates daily with fellow staff to maintain awareness of mountain operations and activities.
11. Helps with set up/tear down of beginner area as well as light cleaning of Children's Center.
12. Assists in the rental shop by fitting children with ski boots/helmets.
Competencies and Job Requirements:
Required:
1. Effective communication skills, oral & written
2. Strong sense of customer service & safety awareness
3. Able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
4. Have a neat & clean appearance in compliance with the company grooming standards
5. Punctual, able to report at scheduled start time
6. Work well as part of a team.
Education and Experience:
Required
1. Valid work permit
Preferred:
1. PSIA or AASI certification, and/or Children's Accreditation
2. Teaching experience in a sports setting with children ages 3-9.
3. Recreation, education, or child development background
4. Customer service experience in a resort setting
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, see, hear, and ski. Must be capable of walking, standing and skiing 90% or more of a normal 8 hour work shift. Must be capable of occasionally carrying, lifting. pushing or pulling up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions:
Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will continuously be exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will frequently be exposed to extreme cold, wetness and/or humidity, and occasionally blizzards and extreme storm conditions.
Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.
Equipment Used in Job: Skis and/or Snowboard

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