Child Care Assistant Educator

Date:  May 30, 2024

Ludlow, VT, US

Company:  Okemo Mountain 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 Assistant Educator will support the Lead Educators in providing a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. The Child Care Assistant Educator will support the Lead Educator in developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities in the classroom.  The Child Care Assistant Educator will support the Lead Educator with ensuring a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed.  This position will comply with all company and department policies along with following all state licensing regulations.


Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $21.36 / hour
  •  Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time - Year round
  • Skill Level: Entry, Intermediate


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of curriculum through classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards
  • Support co-teachers with the planning of individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth
  • Support the frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports & parent-teacher conferences
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met
  • Support co-teachers with ensuring a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards, and safety and security of children
  • Support the maintenance of accurate records, forms and files
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement
  • Support a positive teaching team, and a positive and welcoming environment for children and guests
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Meet Education requirements set by state licensing regulations; High School Diploma/ GED and required higher education credits
  • Completion of Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professional Class or Qualify as a Vermont Level 1
  • At least 1 year of professional child care experience
  • Must Meet state licensing requirements for positon qualifications
  • In Person Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certifications (can obtain 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 professional development opportunities
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and emerging leadership 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 $20.00 - $21.36. 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  495407
Reference Date: 06/27/2023 
Job Code Function: Child Care