Cross Country Ski Instructor: Part Time Seasonal until 4/1/18

Recreation New Paltz, New York


BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Assist the Ski Manager with meeting specific operational goals, general ski shop procedures, skiing and snowshoeing safety measures.  Teach the sport of cross-country skiing in a safe and effective manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Maintain safe and pleasant ski environment for the guests. 
  • Promote Mohonk Mountain House’s unique cross-country skiing and snowshoeing experience while interacting with guests. 
  • Properly teach in a safe manner the various techniques of cross-country skiing outside in cold winter conditions.
  • Ski up to six miles per day.
  • Organize and communicate to Ski Manager all information relating to guest needs and potential skiing and snowshoeing events, conditions, problems, or concerns.
  • Record and coordinate all ski lesson reservations. 
  • Responsible for all daily office procedures such as answering the phone, filling out conditions reports, assumption of risk forms, rental equipment sheets, utilizing voice-mail system, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly appearance in the Ski Shop at all times.
  • Organize and maintain a useable rental system for the rental of skiing and snowshoeing equipment.
  • Interact cordially and professionally with all guests and co-workers.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with the ski, skate and activities staff and all other Mohonk Mountain House service staff.
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance to cross country ski rental and snowshoe rental equipment such as binding installation, pole repairs, and snowshoe rivet and decking repairs.
  • Make ski and snowshoe trail recommendations to guests with safety and skier ability being the primary determining factors of each recommendation.
  • Inspect trail conditions and make recommendations for usage and maintenance.
  • Assist with snow maintenance removal of front and rear entrances of the Ski Shop and snow removal on the Boat Dock.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Trustworthy, dependable and honest.
  • Work flexible or changing days and hours.
  • Work in a manner that will not endanger self or others.
  • Safely operate a snow blower.
  • Sell merchandise in the Ski Shop.
  • Refill gas cans as needed for snowmobiles.
  • Perform daily cleaning protocols.
  • Work weekends and holidays when needed. 
  • Handle change, adversity, and pressure situations in a calm and levelheaded manner.
  • Inspect the work of others by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards.
  • Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.
  • Reach with hands and arms, bend, kneel, stoop, twist and flex arms, walk up and down stairs/inclines, sit, climb up/down ladders or stand for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds from ground level to waist level and carry a distance of up to 200 feet with/ without assistance.  Walk up to 5 miles per day. Reach areas as high as 8 feet from a standing position with use of a step ladder.
  • See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Carry a two-way portable radio and earpiece to communicate and provide immediate response to emergency situations. 
  • Speak clearly and in front of groups of people up to 15 people.
  • Performs basic mathematic calculations and cash handling skills.
  • Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Possess valid driver’s license.
  • Possess competent skills of cross-country skiing.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification preferred.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.