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Part Time Ski Wee Instructor - Winter 22/23

August 4 2022
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North Vancouver, BC

Part Time Ski Wee Instructor - Winter 22/23

Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC V7R, Canada Req #1212
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Everyday we aim to provide a high quality, dynamic and authentic mountain playground where locals and tourists can escape, have fun, learn and challenge themselves, embracing the outdoors and key elements of BC culture. Our friendly and informative staff will help guests to create enduring memories based on remarkable experiences.

Job Title: Ski Wee/Wee Riders Instructors (Part Time)

Location: Grouse Mountain Resort, North Vancouver, BC

Department: Snow School

Reports to: Manager, Snow School

Job Summary:

Your boots crunch through the snow as you head over to greet your lesson. After introductions are made, a few moments are spent getting to know your class. It’s a perfect day for teaching. Warm sunshine covers the hill and it is blue skies as far as the eye can see. The excitement builds as you all clip in and prepare to set off. Your lesson delivery is clear and effective, and you enjoy seeing the development of your class as they begin to understand and put your teaching into effect. Their eyes light up as skills become easier and movements smoother leading to a final sense of accomplishment. The lesson ends with high-5’s, fist bumps and a clear picture of just how far the guests have come with your guidance. As you head on to your next lesson, you take a moment to pause and think to yourself, “This is why I’m here”.


Grouse Mountain offers a challenging and enjoyable work environment with a world of career opportunity. Our team is dedicated to Grouse Mountain's renowned excellence and its continued growth as Vancouver's premier mountain resort. In exchange for employee excellence, we offer a professional atmosphere, fantastic growth opportunities, unlimited outdoor recreation (including skiing and snowboarding) an inspiring setting and many unique employee privileges.

Job Summary:

  • Ski Wee/Wee Riders Instructors provide quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner while upholding all Grouse Mountain’s policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Instructors with certifications across multiple disciplines (Ski, Snowboard or Adaptive) are highly desirable and will be looked on favorably.

As a Snowsports Instructor you will be focused on but not limited to:

  • Carry out the functions of the position of Ski Wee/Wee Riders Instructor in a professional and ethical manner
  • Communicate clearly in a respectful and enthusiastic manner using language appropriate to our guests
  • Provide the highest quality of Instruction, teach/coach skiing and/or snowboarding based on guests’ needs and experience level in a safe and fun environment
  • Work with guests of all ages and abilities and promote guest loyalty through a fun and engaging learning experience
  • When working with children:
    • Always supervise children while they are in your care
    • Assist in operational responsibilities of relevant Kids' programs including but not limited to registration process, lunch and snack service and upkeep of outdoor teaching areas
  • Adapt to, support, and effectively deal with change and share learning opportunities with others
  • Be a team player, work considerately with all departments within the company
  • Engage with the supervisory and management team, demonstrate pro-active, positive, and effective communication to facilitate and support teamwork and cooperation
  • Maintain currency in qualification and pursue ongoing professional training and development to provide high-level guest service and a positive snow experience
  • Arrive fit for work and take responsibility for your personal health and safety

As an employee, you will be required to:

  • Demonstrate an approach to work consistent with and supportive of Grouse Mountain Resorts' goals, values, policies, and procedures
  • Have the ability to embrace all aspects of your job
  • Have the ability to positively, proactively and safely work alone as well as in a team environment
  • The ability to provide an experience that creates a desire for our guests to return
  • Be punctual, reliable and show up for work in full uniform with an enthusiastic attitude in all weather conditions
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with fellow workmates, showing respect to Managers, Supervisors, and peers at all times
  • Show initiative in handling routine matters and have quick, thoughtful judgement in any situation.

Requirements

  • Have prior experience working as a Ski/Snowboard Instructor
  • Possess a minimum CSIA/CASI Level 1 Certification (or international equivalent) and able to provide proof of current certification
  • Have appropriate physical fitness to take on all assignments
  • Possess a high level of skiing/snowboarding abilities
  • Be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
  • Have excellent guest service skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Work well in a team
  • Be able to work in inclement weather in an alpine environment
  • Have sight, speech and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions.


Available to work a minimum of one weekend day per week for the duration of the season (December to March) as well as additional days over the Christmas Break period.
Successful applicants over the age of 19 will be required to provide results of a clear background check valid within six months of the hire date before starting work. Grouse Mountain will assist with this process if the applicant does not have a valid background check.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Certification
  • Job Start Date Sunday, November 20, 2022

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