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Assistant Supervisor | Snow School | Bears Den

Winter 2023/24

Mt Seymour is looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and highly motivated instructors to join our team and share their passion for skiing with our guests.

Mt Seymour is located in North Vancouver, just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and is known as Vancouver's place to learn to ski and ride. Our Snow School provides a fun and inclusive atmosphere in which to work. Instructors are responsible for providing a great learning experience to our guests, a large proportion of whom are children.

We offer competitive wages and instructor incentives, as well as a range of industry perks and resort discounts. We also provide regular instructor training sessions to help develop our team.

These are seasonal full-time positions (30-40 hours per week), and 4-6 days a week (extra work during peak operating periods). Mt Seymour pays instructors for their full shifts, setting a new standard in the industry. No matter if you're teaching, assisting, or on standby, your dedication is always recognized and rewarded. Be part of a snow school that values you.

Title: Bears Den Assistant Supervisor
Department: Snow School
Reports To: Bears Den Supervisor, Assistant Managers & Manager

Summary of Responsibilities:

Join our team as the Bears Den Assistant Supervisor at Mt Seymour's Snow School. The Bears Den is the home of Mt Seymour’s lessons for skiers & boarders ages 3-7. Reporting to the Bears Den Supervisor, Snow School Assistant Managers & Manager, you will play a key role in assisting the Bears Den Supervisor in delivering exceptional lessons in the Bears Den area. You will collaborate closely with Snow School, and Guest Experience staff to ensure smooth operations and support our instructing team. You will be closely involved with kids and parents so an enthusiasm for working with this age group is essential. This role also involves teaching or assisting with lessons during busy periods or when the Bears Den is closed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Snow School Schedulers, Manager, and Assistant Managers to track lesson bookings throughout the season.
  • Adjust capacities to maximize lesson availability while ensuring appropriate staffing levels.
  • Schedule instructor's lessons, working ahead of time and making changes as necessary.
  • Communicate with Guest Experience to address guest requests and concerns.
  • Organize and lead staff training sessions and provide ongoing coaching.
  • Assist in setting up the Bears Den lesson areas and tear-down at the end of the day.
  • Conduct morning meetings with instructors, ensuring they receive briefings before interacting with guests.
  • Monitor attendance, communicate important information to staff, and ensure lessons start on time.
  • Help reorganize classes with instructors and facilitate smooth transitions between class cards.
  • Ensure end-of-lesson meeting places and times are communicated effectively.
  • Assist groups in the Bears Den teaching areas and provide support to instructors and guests.
  • Perform instructor observations, record observations, and provide feedback.
  • Handle administrative duties, including scheduling and writing up observations.
  • Monitor lesson progress, communicate with instructors, and address any guest issues.
  • Maintain accurate records of student and instructor hours.
  • Ensure guest safety and active participation in high-quality lessons.
  • Teach a variety of lessons according to industry standards and promote the Alpine Responsibility Code.
  • Assist in training, reviewing, and coaching staff members.
  • Assist in disciplinary action and escalate issues to Assistant Managers & Manager.

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Interest in working with young children aged 3-7.
  • Previous experience working with this age group is an advantage.
  • CSIA/CASI Level 1 Ski/Snowboard Instructor or higher (or foreign equivalent). Dual certification is an asset.
  • Minimum one season of instructing experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team player with the ability to keep instructors and students focused.
  • Excellent understanding of customer service.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Own transport is an asset.

Terms of Employment:

  • Hourly wage based on qualifications and experience.
  • Full-time position for the season, requiring 5 days per week, including weekends and some evenings.
  • Seasonal employment from mid-late November to mid-April.
  • Complimentary season pass and shuttle bus pass provided.
  • Additional hourly premiums for supervisory roles and specific certifications.
  • Full-Time Employee Bonus Scheme based on attendance and performance.
  • Hourly wage - dependent on qualifications and experience. Starting from:
    • Level 1 - $18.00
    • Level 2 - $20.50
    • Level 3 - $23.00
    • Level 4 - $31.50

+ Additional hourly premium for the supervisory role.

Note: This position is seasonal, running from mid-late November to mid-April. Weekends and Wednesday afternoon/evening availability is required for multi-day lessons. Some overtime may be necessary during peak periods. Assistance with other programs is expected outside of Bears Den lessons.

Application Process

If teaching for Mt Seymour sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume, covering letter, and a copy of your certifications to or complete the online application form HERE.

Mt Seymour is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.