Lead Child Care Educator

Date:  May 18, 2024

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Breckenridge Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary:

The Child Care Lead Educator if responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom.  The Lead Educator must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed.  The Lead Educator must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide assisting teachers and support relationships with families.  This position will comply with all company and department policies along with following all state licensing regulations.


Job Specifications:  

  • Outlet: The Village at Breckenridge
  • Expected Pay Range: $22.0 - $23.76 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time, Year Round
  • Skill Level: Intermediate 


Job Responsibility:

  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Supervise assisting teachers to ensure they follow planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan in accordance with State Requirements and to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent college credits approved by state licensing 
  • At least 1 year of professional child care experience
  • 1 year of experience managing a classroom
  • In Person Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certification (must be obtained within 4 weeks of start date)
  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work well with others and foster a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of child development, and open to continued professional development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • Ability to follow all procedures and guidelines as outlined in the staff manual and employee handbook.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must clear full background check



The expected pay range is $22.0 - $23.76. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  494772
Reference Date: 05/26/2023 
Job Code Function:  

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