Snowsports Instructor

at Taos Ski Valley
Location Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Job Type Temporary

Description

Purpose like Enjoy. Protect. Give. it’s no wonder we’ve built an incredible team living our values both personally and professionally, each and every day. Join the movement by applying today!

Job Summary:

Serves as a professional instructor, coach, and representative of Taos. Works as a member of an interdependent team dedicated to creating the best possible environment for taking and teaching lessons. Shares our traditions of stewardship and inclusiveness. Inspires deep connections with our mountains and helps Create lifelong snowsports enthusiasts.

Criteria For Evaluations:

The Snowsports Instructor is evaluated on performance of duties and take into account a variety of factors some examples are: teaching ability, communication skill, level of guest service, attitude, attendance and punctuality, attire and grooming, initiative, guest comments, student return rate, skiing/riding ability and improvement, technical knowledge, relations with co-workers, and have professionalism, mature and logically sound judgment.

Total Compensation Package:

This is a seasonal position with benefits that include a free season pass, free employee shuttle, family & friends discounted tickets and excellent resort-wide discounts! Dependent upon FT or PT status, additional benefits may include paid wellness days and domestic partnership benefits.

Objectives of our overall compensation philosophy include:

  • Fairly & competitively compensate within our region, industry & larger marketplace while keeping with our B Corp ethics
  • Pair equity among genders and similar types of work, rather than relying on past wage history
  • Support pay transparency & encourage openness on compensation topics
  • Conducting regular, organization-wide pay analyses to ensure fair and unbiased compensation
  • Rewarding those that are results-driven, contribute positively & bring additional value to the organization by aligning with our organization’s overall goals, B Corp ethics and sustainability guidelines.

Other sweet perks include:

  • Retail, Rental, F&B, Lodging & Recreational discounts
  • Totally cool deals on awesome gear
  • Lift ticket discounts to partner resorts
  • Internal recognition programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Awesome staff events and cultural experiences
  • Access to wellness programs and gym discounts!
  • A robust Employee Assistance Program offering all kinds of wonderful perks!
  • ...did we mention the views are gorgeous?!

Inclusiveness:

Here at Taos Ski Valley, Inc. we want you to Be Yourself! We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer which means your gender, your sex life, your skin color, your age, disability, DNA, military status, who you love or your religious beliefs are all welcomed and appreciated here. We prefer to base our hiring on your values, your experience & qualifications, and your passions! So, if you’re stoked about the mountain, want to work for a B Corp, have a positive, can-do attitude and are good at what you do, then WE WANT YOU!

Our People:

We have Boarders & Skiers, Hikers & Bee Keepers; Runners, Walkers & Climbers along with Musicians, Bikers and Diners. Let's not forget our Adventurers & Book Readers, Family People, and Single Leaders; Dog Lovers, Horse Riders, Cat Tamers, and River Guiders; Doctors & Fire Fighters, Artists, Farmers & Fire Lighters! Whatever your passions, education or background, we guarantee you'll feel at home once you're Taos bound.

Company Overview:

Here, at the end of a box canyon surrounded by wilderness where the Rockies begin in the shadow of the iconic Kachina Peak is a place situated off the map of ordinary. A place that since its first lift was installed over 60 years ago has strived to stay true to its roots while growing better rather than bigger. Here we get a glimpse of the future, a ski area that is redefining what a year-round mountain resort can look like. A place that is independent, free-spirited, and intimate in scale. A place that is more home than a destination, more retreat than a resort and the people that come here are more family than guests.

This defining drive to be better is at our core, but better means more than how we do business, it reflects what nature and history have so generously given us. Big vertical and terrain, abundant snowfall and sunshine, and a rich cultural mosaic formed by the heritage of its original Pueblo people and vibrant Hispanic influences. By its community of artists and artisans and by the adventurers drawn to its spectacular wilderness. Today, amidst this enduring character are the winds of change, it’s a revitalization of Taos Ski Valley that will preserve both our values and our environment while reinvesting in lodging, infrastructure, lifts, snowmaking, and facilities. Our goal still is to grow better rather than bigger and to create something that is unique in approach that is supportive of our environment, our community and our culture. This vision for the future has helped make us the first ski resort in the world to earn B Corp Certification. It’s a symbol of where we’re headed and what we stand for.

Background Check:

Positions dealing with children, of safety-sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.

Skills

Skill Level I – Non-certified instructor and/or has little to no experience in teaching, guiding, coaching roles

Skill Level II – PSIA/AASI Level I certification and/or equivalent teaching, guiding, coaching experience and/or relevant recreation or education certifications. Qualified intermediate skiing/riding ability.

Skill Level III – Current PSIA/AASI Level II certification and/or equivalent teaching, guiding, coaching experience and/or relevant recreation or education certifications. 2+ years teaching within the snowsports industry. Qualified intermediate skiing/riding ability. Must be able to physically, clearly and accurately demonstrate and articulate the skiing/snowboarding model at most levels of skiing/riding.

Skill Level IV – Current PSIA/AASI Level III certification and 5+ years teaching within the snowsports industry. Qualified expert skiing/riding ability. Must be able to physically, clearly and accurately demonstrate and articulate the skiing/snowboarding model at any and all levels of skiing/riding.

Skill Level V – Current PSIA/AASI Trainers certification and 10+ years teaching within the snowsports industry. Qualified expert skiing/riding ability. Must be able to physically, clearly and accurately demonstrate and articulate the skiing/snowboarding model at any and all levels of skiing/riding. Have the ability and motivation to; Share our traditions of stewardship and inclusiveness, Inspire deep connections with our mountains and help Create lifelong snowsports enthusiasts; is a critical asset.

Qualifications

Must be able to physically, clearly and accurately demonstrate skiing/snowboarding model.
Must be able to share the information and emotions that inspire the guest to return to Taos and the Snowsports School.
Reads and complies with Taos employee handbook and Snowsports procedures and policies.
Is responsible for information; emails, newsletters, informational websites, bulletin boards, memos, and required meetings.
Maintains personal safety as a top priority.
Supplies personal equipment and maintains it in a safe functional and attractive condition.
Understands and adheres to the Responsibility Code and Skier Safety Act.
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