Evergreen Snow School

Evergreen Snow School

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In the Winter: For those with no Japanese ability seeking English jobs in Japan, nearly all of our clients are English speakers and we have a variety of English speaking jobs in our Hakuba Ski School from late November/ early December through to the end of February/March. We offer ski instructor jobs, snowboard instructor jobs, backcountry guide jobs, office/reservations team, daycare, drivers and cafe staff – cooks, baristas and waiting staff. All positions require appropriate licensing/certification where relevant and experience is preferred.

Company Objective: At Evergreen we are all valuable members of a team that work together and as such each member is an integral part of that team.  We want all our staff to feel welcome, valued and most definitely part of that team.  We also want to allow for the growth and development of the human spirit through personal interaction with the natural environment, personal challenge and teamwork, and through always accommodating individual needs while maintaining a high standard of safety.

Position Overview:  Evergreen International Instructors represent Evergreen Outdoor Center by taking a professional, enthusiastic and well groomed approach.  They are able to provide a high quality of ski and/or snowboard instruction and high level of guest service and extend themselves to ensure that our guests experience a rewarding holiday in Hakuba.  Guests will be of all ages and ability levels and lesson types will vary.  Help to ensure that every guest has a safe, fun & informative experience.  

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide guests with a fun, safe, enjoyable and memorable learning experience while exploring appropriate terrain on the Hakuba Valley mountains.
  • Teach skiing and snowboarding to Yeti's, Hero's and Adults at various levels.
  • Conduct lessons according to the standards set out by your respective alliance and Evergreen International Ski School.
  • Be knowledgeable of timing needed for lifts and teaching terrain so instructors are prompt for check-in and other lessons.
  • Ensure that your personal schedule and availability is accurate; communicate absences and lateness as soon as possible.
  • Be knowledgeable of the programs Evergreen International Ski School offers and carry prices and maps to share with guests.
  • Be familiar with the safe use and instruction of the resorts chairlifts and carpets.
  • Know and adhere to the 10 Alpine Responsibility Code rules. Teach them to students during lessons.
  • Ensure students’ equipment is adequate and comfortable.
  • Assist in setting-up and running special events.
  • Know the safety procedures for missing or injured students and guests.
  • Use proper radio etiquette when issued a portable radio.
  • Read and adhere to all instructions and policies in the Evergreen International Ski School Manual.
  • Conclude each lesson by thanking the guest. Provide guidance for appropriate terrain to pursue – expect return business by creating enthusiastic riders.
  • Attend training clinics to enhance and improve your riding and teaching ability.
  • Be prepared to assist other departments as needed.
  • Assist Ski School Director, Operations Manager and Team Leaders as required.  
Key Areas of Knowledge:
  • Abide by policy and procedures as outlined in the Evergreen Outdoor Center & Evergreen International Ski School Handbook.
  • Adhere to Evergreen’s health and safety policies and incident/ hazard reporting system
  • A good knowledge of ski &/or snowboard instruction with your respective alliance 
Key Skills:
  • Industry specific certifications in ski &/or snowboard instruction
  • Experience in ski &/or snowboard instruction, within a recognized Ski & Snowboard School
  • Proven ability to quickly establish professional relationships and gain the confidence of guests of all ages and abilities
Key Attributes:
  • Be able to think outside the box and problem solve effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal development within the industry
  • The ability to show compassion and empathy to students, while being sensitive to different personalities and cultures.
For Winter Ski or Snowboard Instructor positions, the pre-requisites are:
  • Minimum Level 1 (ski/snowboard) Instructor Certification
  • Valid First-Aid and CPR Certification (minimum standard level)
  • Previous season’s experience is an asset
For Winter Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Guides positions, the prerequisites are:
  • Level 1 Operations Canadian Avalanche Association or International Avalanche Safety Course equivalents
  • Valid Wilderness First-Aid and CPR Certification (minimum 80hr course)
  • Extensive backcountry ski/board touring experience, route finding skills, thorough weather analysis, snowpack data and snow stability evaluation skills, strong leadership and communication skills and winter rescue training
  • Advanced backcountry skiing and or snowboarding skills and good fitness – Ski Guide Certification and/or previous season’s experience guiding is an asset
Evergreen Outdoor Center offers industry competitive compensation and benefits in a great working environment. We also offer training and certification courses for our staff who need renewing, retraining or new skill(s) acquisition. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are a friendly, outgoing and professional person looking for a challenging, fun and engaging job in a beautiful area in Japan, we look forward to hearing from you!

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