DSES Summer Instructor

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
April 1, 2021
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Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra seeks an energetic, recreation enthusiast to join our program staff as a Summer Instructor. Summer Instructors are responsible for planning and teaching adaptive lessons in mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing (on a wall), flatwater paddling, and more. They work closely with athletes with disabilities and their families and caregivers to provide lessons designed to meet each student’s goals and ensure safe, fun, and rewarding experiences. Please review the full job description for details. To apply, please email résumé and cover letter to [email protected].


A commitment to DSES’s mission and values
Highly motivated to work in an inclusive environment providing services for people with
Self-starter and problem solver
Strong communication skills with a variety of audiences
A flexible, outgoing, and curious demeanor
Comfortable being physically active for up to six hours each day in all weather
Comfortable road cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and flatwater paddling. Some
rock-climbing experience is preferred but not mandatory.
Loves mountain biking and has significant experience riding intermediate mountain bike
trails. Some experience teaching or guiding preferred, but not required.
Experienced in basic bicycle maintenance


Frequently moves adaptive equipment weighing up to 50 pounds to the trailer and
recreation location
Works outside instructing lessons approximately 50% of the time
Completes inside on projects and desk-based work approximately 50% of the time
Adept at driving a passenger truck and hauling equipment in trailers preferred

Educational Requirements

Basic first aid and CPR certification
Current lifeguard certification or ability to earn certification this summer
Wilderness First Aid certification or higher preferred
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record mandatory

Experience Requirements

Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred

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