Ski/Snowboard Instructor

  • Part-time
  • Rangeley, ME
  • January 28, 2024

EMPLOYER: Saddleback



Are you looking to make the most of your winter? Love to ski or snowboard?  Why not work at Maine’s Favorite Mountain? 

Saddleback is looking for great team members to join our Snow School teaching ski or snowboarding lessons!  This is a great opportunity for you to get out on the mountain and help others learn!  

This will fit in great with your school schedule on days you don’t have classes, weekends, and school breaks! 

We can’t wait to see you here!

Basic Function and Overview:   Instructors will deliver quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals, providing great guest service in a safe and fun environment.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Ski School Uniform are only to be worn when teaching or in an approved clinic/peer coaching session on approved terrain.

Pass background check before working with children.
Organize and conduct both group and private ski or ride lessons for children and adults.
Adhere to the Arctaris Saddleback Safety Manual, Employee Manual, and “Ski for Work” Policy.
Deliver outstanding customer service as an ambassador of Saddleback.
Demonstrate enthusiasm for skiing/snowboarding in your teaching and riding.
Attend required “Ski for Work” and safety training sessions. You must have Supervisor sign off on the “Ski for Work” policy.
Have your bindings and helmet checked prior to the start of the season.
Wear and maintain a clean uniform when working including a helmet.
Attend clinics and study PSIA/AASI literature to learn strategies/exercises for teaching ski or snowboard lessons and practice these exercises.
Be on time for lessons, prepared to teach.
Use appropriate exercises, terrain and lifts for the level of students that you are teaching.
Learn emergency procedures in the event that there is an injury in a lesson. Complete all accident reports with witness statements.
Communicate effectively with guests, staff members and the Ski School Supervisor.
Communicate conflicts to the director.
Report on the job injuries to the director immediately. Accident reports must be completed within 24 hours.

Required Skills and Abilities:

High level intermediate to expert level skiing and snowboarding skills.
Excellent communication and guest service skills.
Must work well in a team environment.
Must be able to work holidays and weekends.
Enjoy working with both adults and children of various ages.

Required Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent.
A worker’s permit may be applicable.
Prior teaching/coaching/camp counselor experience a plus.

Physical Demands:

Lift up to 50 pounds.
Skate and/or climb uphill to assist students.
Adequate (knee, hip and shoulder) joint stability and physical strength and endurance to perform prolonged periods (3+ hours) of sustained snow sport instructional activities.
Able to remain on feet, in the cold, rain, snow, and wind for more than 4 hours at a time.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and other unplanned situations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change


Ability to teach skiing or snowboarding.

How to Apply:

Contact: Chelsea Cushman
Phone: (860) 908-6416