Job PostingsNewsCraftsbury Outdoor Center Seeks Junior/BKL Coaching Intern for 2021

FasterSkier FasterSkierApril 8, 2021

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking a coaching intern to work with its Junior & BKL Nordic skiing programs for the summer of 2021. This coach/intern would join the Center’s current coaching staff and help manage summer programming.

Summer job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Running regular practices for various groups: summer programs serve ~60 participants ages 8-20, split into 2 BKL groups, 2 junior/high school groups, and one collegiate group.
  • Helping develop practice plans for any given group; assisting with communication and program planning/organization
  • Assisting in managing and maintaining equipment
  • Coaching at and helping to organize camps

Requirements include the following:

  • Experience cross country ski racing at a collegiate or equivalent/higher level
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to work with varied age groups and abilities
  • Certification in (or willingness to obtain certification in) CPR/First Aid, SafeSport
  • A high level of comfort rollerskiing and mountain biking
  • Willingness to perform other tasks as needed
  • Consistent availability on weekends; willingness to put in long days and busy weeks

The ideal candidate:  

  • Is highly knowledgeable and passionate about skiing
  • Loves working with kids and has lots of energy and enthusiasm
  • Is interested in coaching long-term
  • Is organized and can maintain order in chaotic settings
  • Can adapt on the fly to adjust for inclement weather and other unexpected obstacles
  • Is capable of keeping up with speedy juniors on a variety of training expeditions

This position is expected to run from approximately June 1 – Aug. 31, with some flexibility on start and end dates. The position provides housing (though lodging accommodations may be rustic!), most meals, and a small weekly stipend, as well as access to trails, the gym, and other facilities. This position is not a training opportunity for those currently pursuing their own ski racing. It is an excellent opportunity for current or aspiring coaches to develop their skills and knowledge.

Applicants should send a brief cover letter and resume to coach Anna Schulz (anna.schulz@craftsbury.com) by April 20, 2021, and are encouraged to reach out with questions.

 

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