The Mountain Adventure Centre in New South Wales, Australia, is looking for a cross-country ski coach/instructor from late June through August.
To provide cross county instruction/coaching to clients from middle school age (14 years plus) to adults. Clients would range from members of cross country state squad and development teams to adults on first time ‘touring’ lessons. As well as instructing the candidate would interact with parents to provide feedback and promote/develop the instruction business. The candidate would be involved in on-snow product demonstrations aimed to retail sales of cross country equipment.
The candidate would need to present a well groomed and professional image and be capable of working un-supervised on-snow in a responsible and mature manner. Excellent interpersonal skills are important as interaction with parents and clients before and after lessons is essential to relationship and business building. Maturity and capability to recognise and work proactively to address client issues is vital. An overall a desire to work hard and contribute to a strong team and business is expected, and while this would not be a holiday there would be time prior to and after the busy periods for personal skiing/adventures.
Experience and qualifications:
A formal qualification as an instructor/coach is highly valued and will contribute to the work opportunities, particularly at state team/squad level. The candidate would certainly need to be relatively experienced and confident to manage groups of varying sizes and provide excellent skill development, technique critique and training plans for a wide variety of students.
Work hours and locations:
The amount of instruction will depend on bookings, however it is anticipated that this would be a full time instruction/coaching position. By arrangement, if there are substantial periods without instruction, work in the retail/rental shop may be available.
Pay and benefits:
Pay will be dependent on the relevant qualifications and experience of the candidate. Accommodation, transport and airfares are open to inclusion in the arrangement. We are a fair and flexible employer and aim to meet the mutual reasonable expectations of both parties. The position is casual and while some level of minimum work hours can be negotiated, there is no guarantee of full time on-snow work. Work visas are required for Australia and ideally the candidate would obtain a working holiday visa which is available to under 30 year olds. Other visas may be available but this would be strongly dependent on formal qualifications.
Timing and locations:
The busy work period would commence late June and finish late August 2013, depending on demand from client and snow conditions. On-snow work will be carried out on the nordic trails at Perisher Valley, Snowy Mountains, Australia. Shop/rental store is located 30 mins by road at the foot of the mountain in the township of Jindabyne. There is potential for this to develop into an ongoing seasonal position.
Applications should be made as soon as possible and should include a work and experience summary, reference from recent employers and some images of the candidate showing their professional presentation. Clarifications and enquires by email or phone are encouraged.
John Weir, Owner, Mountain Adventure Centre. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +61 2 6456 2922.