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Stirling Experience – Cross Country Ski Instructor and Outdoor Leader
Join a fun and enthusiastic outdoor team operating the Mt.Stirling Ski Hire and Cross Country Ski School for the 2021 winter season (July to September). Duties include Cross Country Ski Instruction and Guiding, Group Ski Hire, Ski Maintenance and Bus Driving.
Successful Instructor Applicants will require Australian or International Ski Instructor qualifications with a degree/diploma in outdoor education. A strong emphasis on Cross Country Ski Tour Leadership would be distinct advantage. Four full time Cross Country Ski Instructor positions are available.
A position is also available for an experienced bus driver who must have a Medium Rigid Victorian Drivers License, Drivers Certificate and Vic Roads Hazardous Road Endorsement. A history of snow driving experience is advantageous.
Where: Mt.Stirling Alpine Resort, Victoria, Australia
Closing Date: 1/5/2021
Mt.Stirling is a nature based Cross Country ski resort set amongst the alpine ash and snow-gum forests in Victoria’s Alpine High Country. The Resort has 30 kilometres of groomed trails, 35 kilometres of back country trails and an open summit with plenty of off-piste ski terrain. There are no ski lifts. Stirling Experience has operated the Nordic Centre comprising the cross country ski school, extensive ski hire, alpine mountain camp and transport operations within the Resort since 1986.
Ski School staff are selected for their outdoor experience, group leadership skills and cross country skiing competency, all will have Australian or International Nordic Ski Instruction Qualification and must be competent teaching on light ski touring equipment.
Successful applicants will be joining a small enthusiastic team of up to 12 staff, responsible for the operation of all winter guest services within the Mt.Stirling Alpine Resort. Primary responsibilities include instructing and guiding student groups, together with the public ski hire & ski school classes, private lessons and cross country skiing development programs.
Vacancies exist for four full time qualified ski instructors. Applicants must be experienced and competent classical cross country skiers with additional skills in skating or telemark technique a benefit. Previous experience guiding and instructing both primary and secondary school students would be a distinct advantage.
The major role of all staff members is to conduct formal (classic style) cross country ski lessons and guided mountain tours for both school groups and the general public. Skating and telemark lessons are also offered through the ski school. All staff will be required to assist with other functions such as ski equipment hire, sales, maintenance.
During your introduction period Stirling Experience will undertake a familiarisation program designed to equip you with the ability to fulfill a range of customer services within the Resort.
Seasonal Work Period:
The core winter work period extends from early July to mid September. Should there be early snowfalls or late snowfalls, an opportunity may be available to commence from the June Queen’s Birthday season opening weekend and or continue through to season closure at the end of September. An early start or late finish is subject to negotiation and your availability.
During the core work period every effort is made to provide full time staff with at least 5 days work per week and in a number of weeks you may be required to work 6 or 7 days. However every endeavor will be made to provide 1 free day per week.
Qualified and experienced Australian and International applicants are encouraged to apply.
Ski Equipment & Accommodation
While working for Stirling Experience you will be provided with Skis, Boots, Poles, a polar fleece and Ski Jacket. You will be expected to provide your own ski pants (preferably black), thermal wear, gloves, beanie etc.
When conducting ski lessons, you will be required to select your ski equipment to match both the style of skiing you will be teaching and similar equipment to that being used by your class.
Affordable off-mountain staff accommodation is available with daily staff bus transport to the resort included.
The following skills and qualifications are required:
- Level 1 Cross Country Ski Instructor Certificate or above. ( Australian or International equivalent)
- Outdoor education training and/or experience
- Group Management skills with an emphasis towards student groups
- English language
Other useful skills
- Manual drivers license
- Hazardous endorsement light or medium rigid bus license
- International ski-school instructing experience
- First aid qualifications
- Navigation skills
Where: Mt.Stirling Alpine Resort, Victoria Australia
Workload: Full Time
Core Period: July 1st to August 31st. Additional work prior and following dependent on snow conditions.
Cross Country Ski Technician and Bus Driver
Current Victorian Drivers Certificate
Current Victorian Hazardous Area Driving Certificate.