2019 – 2020 Snowsports Instructor Job Description & Requirements

Job Title: Snow Sports Instructor  Date established : Revised Sept. 25, 2019

REPORTS TO: Snow Sports Supervisor, Asst. Supervisor and Hill Captain

BASIC PURPOSE: Create a dynamic and significant skiing or snowboarding learning experience for our guests.  Effectively represent Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and its Snow Sports School with the focus on a safe learning environment.  Display a personal love of Snow Sports by continuously striving to learn more and improve personal performance. 

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 16 years or older as of December 1st current year, successful completion of the PSIA/AASI Free E-Learning Course  YVSS Instructor Training Course (ITC) or previous employment with a snowsports school with referral letter or current member of PSIA/AASI. PSIA/AASI certification preferred but not required.

Apprentices who have reached the age of 15 years old and have completed one full season as an apprentice are eligible to promote to Instructor status at the discretion of the Snowsports Director based on evaluation and assessment provided by Supervisor’s and mentoring instructors.

REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiasm, patience, passion for snow sports, friendly personality, professional attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Willingness to teach children
  • Skiing/riding competence on all terrain at Yawgoo Valley. Displaying a personal skiing capability beyond the level of the student, creating confidence and comfort in the personal ability of the instructor.
  • Abide by and follow the policies and procedures of Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports
  • Commitment to an approved calendar of work days, including peak holiday periods, weekends, and other times of high business volume.
  • Reliable transportation to work, on time, each scheduled work day
  • Maintain a professional appearance and professional conduct at all times.
    • Uniform jackets – Purchase/rental program through Yawgoo Valley Snowsports.   To compliment the uniform jacket, black snowsports pants and a complimentary top is required and is responsibility of instructor to procure.  Instructors must provide their own ski/snowboard equipment which must be current and maintained.
  • Attend all required training and show strong professional commitment through professional development.
  • Teach all lessons in a safe, supportive manner while keeping it fun.
  • Maintain a high level of professional communication with Snow Sports Leadership, responding to on-going changes and responding to all verbal, written and email communications in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain a professional level of communication with peers and guests displaying an effective and positive manner of speech.
  • Help guests achieve their goals by developing trust and building friendly and professional relationships, stimulating the desire in the guest to return.
  • Model appropriate communication skills, giving effective feedback to students and using progressions, terrain choices and proper speed levels to match student ability and snow conditions.
  • Model excellent guest service.

RATE OF PAY: Starts at $11.50/hr, increasing with years of service and certifications.  Paid for student contact hours only.

SHIFT And BENEFITS: The operating season is December through mid March.  All Instructors must commit through at least peak business levels December 26, 2019 through February 23rd, 2020.  Tier 3 Instructors are required to be available from December 1st 2019 through March 15th, 2019.  All instructors are required to complete mandatory training sessions.

Tier 1 – At least 5 hours of program/group/private lessons per week. (at least 3 programs, 1 group lesson at a minimum).  Must be available at least December 26th, 2019 through February 23rd, 2020, including Christmas, MLK, February holiday/holiday weeks

       Benefits

  • 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Staff Pass* for self 
  • 50% discount off daily lift tickets** for immediate family (Spouse, child, parent, sibling)
  • 20% discount on food in the cafeteria only for staff member only
  • 20% in Pro Shop on select regularly priced merchandise only.
  • Reciprocal Letters**** with honoring of your commitment to YVSS at Tier 1. Restrictions apply.
  • No discounts on rental/lease equipment.

Tier 2 – At least 10 hours of program/group/private lessons per week. (at least 6 programs, 2 group lessons). Must be available at least December 26th, 2019 through February 23rd, 2020 including Christmas, MLK, February holiday/holiday weeks.

       Benefits

  • 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Snow Pass*** for self
    • 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Snow Pass*** for one immediate family member (Spouse, child, parent, sibling)
    • Additional 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Snow Passes*** for immediate family members (Spouse, child, parent, sibling) may be purchased,  $179 Adults 13 – 59/$159 Jr Ages 5-12
      • OR in Lieu of dependent passes you may choose
    • 5 full day lift vouchers** for skiing/snowboarding
  • 50% discount off 2019/2020 6 week program registration for immediate family members (Spouse, child, parent, sibling).
  • 20% discount on food in cafeteria only for staff member only
  • 20% in Pro Shop on select regularly priced merchandise only.
  • Reciprocal Letters**** with honoring of your commitment to YVSS at Tier 2. Restrictions apply.
  • No discounts on rental/lease equipment.

Tier 3 – At least 20 hours of program/group/private lessons per week.  Must be available from area start of season December 1st, 2019 through area end of season March 15th, 2020 (including Christmas, MLK, February holiday/holiday weeks.

      Benefits

  • One 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Snow Pass*** for self
    • 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Snow Pass*** for two immediate family members (Spouse, child, parent, sibling)
      • Additional 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Snow Passes*** for immediate family members may be purchased for $179 Adults 13 – 59/$159 Jr Ages 5-12
    • OR in lieu of dependent passes you may choose
    • 10 full day lift vouchers** for skiing/snowboarding
  • 50% discount off 2019/2020 6 week program registration for immediate family members (Spouse, child, parent, sibling).
  • 20% discount on food in cafeteria only for staff member only
  • 20% in Pro Shop on select regularly priced merchandise only.
  • Reciprocal Letters**** with honoring of your commitment to YVSS at Tier 3. Restrictions apply.
  • Bonus Pay – determined based on individuals commitment and honoring individual commitment
  • No discounts on rental/lease equipment.

College Students – For those attending college out of state or out of state students attending local colleges.  **if you are a college student available all season you are eligible for the tiers above.  At least 4 hours of program/group lessons per week mid December through MLK (January 20th, 2020) OR MLK (January 20th, 2020) through Mid March

  • 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Staff Season Lift Pass* for self 
  • 50% discount off daily lift tickets** for immediate family (Spouse, child, parent, sibling)
  • 20% discount on food in cafeteria only for staff member only
  • 20% in Pro Shop on select regularly priced merchandise only
  • Reciprocal Letters**** with honoring of your commitment to YVSS. Restrictions apply.
  • No discounts on rental/lease equipment.

Minimum Level Commitment – up to 4 hrs of programs/groups.  Must be available Jan 2nd 2020 through February 23rd, 2020

  • 2019/2020 Yawgoo Valley Staff Pass* for self 

___________________________________________________________________________*Yawgoo Valley Staff Pass – Employees only, for skiing/riding only at Yawgoo Valley.

**All daily lift tickets/vouchers are for skiing and riding only.  

***Yawgoo Valley Snow Pass (previously referred to as the “Freedom Pass”) includes 3 day passes per person/per pass at reciprocating areas.  See www.yawgoo.com for a list of reciprocating areas.  YV Snow Passes are for skiing and riding only.

****Reciprocal letters – Instructor must be in good standing meeting training and commitment requirements.  Reciprocal letter requests are issued for scheduled days off only and must be made 48 hours in advance using a help ticket.  Letters will be issued in consistency with each individual resort policy.  Note available only on non-weekend, non-holiday periods.  Yawgoo Valley must be operating the day the letter is presented.

PASSES & DISCOUNTS TO BE SURRENDERED IF APPRENTICE/INSTRUCTOR IS FOUND TO BE NON-COMPLIANT WITH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF YVSS. 

 

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