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Part Time Ski & Snowboard Instructors

Winter 2023/24

Mt Seymour is looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and highly motivated instructors to join our team and share their passion for skiing and riding 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 are where Vancouver Families learn to ski & ride. We are seeking applicants who want to share their passion with our guests in a safe and engaging manner. 

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

These are seasonal part-time positions. Part-Time staff are required to meet a minimum commitment throughout the season. Please see the additional information below. 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. 

Our season is generally from December to Mid-April, with orientation training in late November. 

Title: Part-Time Instructor 
Department: Snow School 
Reports To: Instructor Supervisors & Snow School Assistant Managers / Manager 

Summary of Responsibilities: 

You will teach our guests to ski and/or snowboard according to the Canadian Governing Bodies CSIA / CASI standards, in a safe and fun environment. Instructors are expected to always behave in a professional manner as they are dressed in uniform and are role models for all guests and staff.
You are expected to be enthusiastic, encouraging, and engaging as an instructor. Finding the best way to teach and engage your guests and create a lifelong skier or rider by making the learning process fun. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Commitment to the Snow School Mission Statement & Core Values “Safety, Fun, and Learning”.
  • Teach skiing lessons according to the current CSIA/CASI standards.
  • Responsible for the safety of each guest in the instructor’s care (Duty of Care).
  • Assist with organizing and administering lessons and supervising other instruction staff as necessary.
  • Be knowledgeable of and teach the variety of lessons that Mt Seymour offers.
  • Help your fellow instructors with their lessons if they require it.
  • Providing support and encouragement to all of our guests and their families.
  • Be knowledgeable of and teach the Alpine Responsibility Code.
  • Record all class and student information accurately on Snow School class cards.
  • To be knowledgeable of current equipment, technique, and teaching methodology by attending regular instructor training.
  • Motivate & encourage fellow instructors and provide feedback if required.
  • Be in constant communication with Supervisors, Lesson Desk, and co-workers.
  • Other related duties are required (related to other departments and aid time).

Job Requirements & Qualifications: 

  • CSIA / CASI Level 1, 2, 3, 4 or equivalent certification.
  • Previous teaching experience & experience working with children are an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and guest services skills.
  • Personable and helpful attitude.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (Citizen, Permanent Resident, Valid Working Holiday Visa).

Salary & Benefits: 

Mt Seymour is proud to be a Snow School industry leader by paying all instructors for the duration of their shifts, regardless of whether they teach a lesson, are performing other duties, or are on standby. This is an hourly role. Overtime may be required during busy periods. 

Part-Time rates:  

  • Level 1 - $17.25.
  • Level 2 - $19 – 20.50 depending on experience.
  • Level 3 - $23.00.
  • Level 4 - $31.50.
  • Premiums for dual certification ($1 per hour).
  • Ski Park Certification ($1.50 per hour).
  • Snowboard Park Certification ($1).
  • Other certifications (on a case-by-case basis).
  • As well as higher private lesson request rates of compensation.  
  • Complimentary season pass and shuttle bus pass provided. 

Part-Time Commitments Dates: 

Part-time Instructors must commit to approximately 14 sessions per season - less than 1 day per week of the season. Mt Seymour will be as flexible as possible with your availability; however, to meet the demands of our programming, we must ask this commitment from you. It can be put together in several ways. 

Holiday Commitments – for those available during the peak holidays. Christmas / New Year & Spring Break. You can select days you are available to work between December 23 & January 7 and again between March 16 & April 1. Minimum of 14 sessions across the season – at least 10 of which must be during the holiday periods. (The remainder can be other weekends, evenings, or day times) 

Weekend Commitments – For those looking to work at weekends, we require that you are available for our Multi-Week Programs. For 2023/24, you must be available for a complete camp on all Saturdays or Sundays (or both). And / Or Wednesday evenings from 5:15pm - 8pm. You can choose to change the days for Camp A / Camp B.  





Winter A 

Jan 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3 

Jan 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4. 

Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 

Winter B 

Feb 17, 24, March 2 & 9 

Feb 18, 25, March 3 & 10  

Feb 21, 28, March 6 & 13 

Your total commitment must be at least 14 days, so you can also include holidays and other weekends and evenings outside of the camp commitment dates.  

Weekdays - If you would rather work on weekdays during the day or in the evenings, we are flexible with the days you can work. During the day, we cater to many school groups from 9:45am to 2:30/3pm. For evenings we have school groups which begin at 4:30pm and camps, as detailed above, that run from 5:15pm, all lessons finishing between 6:30 and 8pm. The minimum Commitment is 14 days throughout the season.  


Combinations of the above or other schedules may be possible individually, depending on certification and experience.  

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.