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Ski & Ride School Teaching Assistant - Part Time - Winter Seasonal


Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2020/2021

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 


The Teaching assistant position provides services for children between 3 to 12 years of age at the Children’s Ski and Ride School. General tasks may include set up of fencing and outdoor teaching areas, booting & transporting of equipment and kids, hosting & organizing children prior to lesson, engaging kids with games and activities, serving & prepping food and assisting during lunch periods, assisting kids onto lifts, and general aid before and after lessons. This position works both indoors and outdoors supporting various kids’ classes and instructors. This is a great opportunity for appropriate individuals to start to train towards teaching skiing and riding as a career.


Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  • Set up and take down of teaching kids areas to include; fencing, flags and necessary props
  • Assist with the rental shop process when needed and transportation of gear to the lesson area
  • Support instructors with classes and provide support to those children in need of additional attention
  • Organize and keep the work environment and Kids Ski & Ride School area neat and tidy
  • Assist with the operations of the Kid’s “magic carpets” helping kids to load and unload safely
  • Assist with escorting children to the bathroom and general needs prior to and after the lesson
  • Snow removal of walkways and entrances for the safety of our guests and staff
  • Chair riding support to kids in group lessons according to company policies




  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift 25lbs or more.
  • Must be comfortable with parent/client communication; providing information about lessons, general resort information, kids report cards, etc.
  • Comfortable working both indoors and outdoors
  • Fluent in all aspects of the English language
  • Passing a background check and a Fit to Ride fitness assessment
  • Ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions


Preferred skills:


  • Prior experience working in a daycare or another children’s type field
  • Ability to speak a second language; Spanish preferred
  • Previous work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of resort and local area


Benefits Include: 


  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependants 
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Excellent training and professional development


Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country. www.vailresortscareers.com

No transportation? Don't want to make the drive? No problem! We have an employee shuttle that runs EVERYDAY from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, free of cost! We encourage all employees who don't want to make the commute themselves to jump on the shuttle, sit back and relax, on their way to work!  If you would prefer to drive AND want to make some extra cash, you will definitely want to participate in our Employee Carpool Program! Make up to $25.00 a DAY just for driving your fellow employees to work!

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 214707

Nearest Major Market: California