Devil’s Thumb Looking to Fill Nordic Positions

BrainspiralAugust 26, 2013

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Job Title: Nordic Center Retail/Rental Staff and/or Instructor

Classification: Seasonal – Full Time

Department: Activities Center

Reports To: Activities Manager


Principal Purpose of Job: Teach the general public to cross country ski and assists in all aspects of the X-Country Center operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Greet guests upon arrival at the X-Country Center.
  • Assists guests with information on the X-C Program.
  • Assist guests with purchasing trail tickets and provide area maps
  • Handle cash/credit card transactions with the register.
  • Assist guests with purchasing merchandise.
  • Retail sales-hard and soft goods. Rental and demo equipment disbursement.
  • Maintenance of all rental equipment. Basic ski shop repairs and binding mounting.
  • Teach Nordic lessons.
  • Ice rink and sidewalks snow removal.
  • Ski instructor and tour guide.

Other Duties:

  • Embrace and promote all facets of the Devil’s Thumb Ranch Guiding Principles: vision, mission, service guidelines, and values.
  • Exhibit job and product knowledge to accurately support and promote all Devils Thumb Ranch departments, amenities and programming ventures.
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule, work well under pressure.
  • Possess the necessary social skills to work with a broad based constituency and provide excellent customer service to all internal and external guests.
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Keep information confidential as directed in the confidentiality agreement and furthermore support and comply with all Sundance policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Be an ambassador of Devil’s Thumb Ranch inside and outside of work.

Personal Attributes:

  • Be an ambassador of Devil’s Thumb Ranch inside and outside of work.
  • Support and participate in environmental programs associated with position: minimizing waste, recycling, energy conservation, purchase and use of sustainable products, education on environmental ethic, support vendors with similar ethic, decrease pollution levels, minimize the use of toxic chemicals, restore wild life habitats.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

Employee will occasionally pick up fallen students.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous instruction and customer service experience required, preferably in the ski industry. Preferred areas of education; Recreation and Sales. Preferred area of experience; Coaching.



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Special Skills/Equipment:

  • Employees required to have the ability to Nordic ski.
  • Prefer track experience and knowledge of Nordic equipment.

Wage Range:            10$-13$/Hour

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

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