2021/2022 TRAINING AND TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

Hiring Clinic – Required for all applicants
  • All candidates should submit an application in person at the Logan office or by email to debbie@skithebeav.com between October 15th and October 29th. Application link below.
  • Classroom sessions: (USU room TBA) 7 pm -­ 9 pm on November 3, November 10, November 17. A take-home test will be given after the third class. The test should be completed by November 30th. Training on-snow will start as soon as conditions permit. Candidates will be evaluated on skiing/riding skills and ability to assess a student, construct a lesson plan and guide a student through the learning experience. New instructors will also need to shadow four lessons before teaching.
  • There is no guarantee that candidates will be hired on completion of this process
  • Topics included in the classes: safety, skiing/riding technique, beginner teaching sequences, movement analysis, class handling, learning styles, terminology and instruction of children.
  • All information cannot be covered in detail in the classroom. Assigned material must be studied beyond classroom time.
  • December is our busiest time of the year. New instructors should not be gone through the entire Christmas period although a short absence is permitted.
Employment requirements
  • Minimum of 2 days per week. 8:30 am – 4 pm or equivalent in half days 8:30 – ­12:30 or 12­ – 4. It is preferable that one of the days is a Saturday or Sunday. Your availability may influence selection of instructors and you will be expected to honor your commitment.
  • Minimum of 2 nights per month 5 pm -­ 9 pm. (You may not be needed this often.)
  • All instructors teach adults and children in both private and group settings.
  • Instructors should be available all holidays ­­during the season including Christmas week, USU spring break, Presidents’ Day and Civil Rights Day. If an instructor needs to be absent on their day, they must find a substitute. This includes USU Spring Break.
  • A uniform jacket is supplied. The jacket must be worn while teaching and free skiing on your scheduled days. In the first year of employment, instructors will not be charged a deposit for the jacket, but will receive $50 when it is returned, clean, so long as they keep teaching until mid-March.
  • Black ski pants are required but not provided.
  • Instructors must have contemporary skis, board, boots, poles, etc.
  • Instructors are required to attend 6 clinics every month. Clinics meet at 9 am every day or as time is available.
  • Instructors are required to teach all ages both in group and private lessons.
Employment benefits
  • Commission is earned for each lesson taught.
  • Instructors may free ski when they are not teaching.  An employee pass must be worn.
  • One day pass is awarded at the beginning of each month (Jan, Feb, Mar) as well as for every $300 of commission earned.
  • Instructors have the opportunity to certify through AASI and PSIA, which is recognized at all resorts located in the USA and most resorts throughout the world.
  • Some resorts offer discounts to Beaver employees and/or to PSIA/AASI certified instructors.
  • Current PSIA/AASI members receive a bonus of 3, 4 or 5% of earned commission.
  • Discounts on equipment are available to PSIA/AASI members from some manufacturers.
  • Training is available to improve personal skiing, riding and teaching ability.

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