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Adaptive Alpine Instructor

Job Title: Adaptive Alpine Instructor
Status: Seasonal, December 2022 – March 2023; up to 40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt
Reports To: Program Manager

DREAM’s Mission
The mission of DREAM Adaptive Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by providing year-round outdoor adaptive recreational opportunities.

Job Summary
The Adaptive Alpine Instructor (Instructor) will uphold the mission of DREAM Adaptive Recreation by teaching adaptive alpine lessons at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The Instructor is responsible for providing high-quality, safe, adaptive alpine lessons as well as providing support in various program related day-to-day tasks. The Instructor will be tasked with supporting the Groups, Local, General, and Veterans Programs throughout the season. This position is often the first to interface with participants and their families/caregivers which requires exceptional customer service and people skills.

About the position

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Instructor’s primary duties include:

  • Functioning as part of the Program Team by delivering high-level, safe, and quality snowsports instruction
  • Facilitating individual and group lessons, which includes, thoughtful student assessments, preparation of equipment and paperwork, greeting the participant(s), family members/caregivers, ensuring all safety protocols and policies are being enforced, wrapping up lessons with the completion of proper paperwork and equipment clean-up
  • Attending training/clinics as assigned by program manager, both on hill and indoors
  • Assisting in the setup, inspection, maintenance, and storage of program equipment including documentation
  • Upholding risk management policies and procedures related to programs, notifying Program Manager immediately of any incidents with participants or volunteers
  • Communicating efficiently and effectively daily with the Program Manager on any updates, concerns, or questions
  • Working closely with, and serve as an excellent example to a team of up to 100 volunteer instructors
  • Assisting with on-site general operations, which may include daily set-up and clean-up tasks
  • Maintaining good relationships with DREAM community and business partners, especially Whitefish Mountain Resort employees
  • Being a positive and professional representative of DREAM in our community
  • Complying with all DREAM policies and procedures
  • Adhering to DREAM values and culture
  • Participating fully as a member of DREAM
  • Taking on other duties and projects as identified

Qualified applicants must possess:

  • Advanced skiing or riding skills
  • A deep passion for outdoor recreation with the ability to work in an outdoor setting for long periods of time in all weather conditions
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities and a desire to create an empowering, safe, and supportive environment
  • A current Level 1 PSIA/AASI instructor certification. Level I Adaptive or higher preferred
  • The ability to assist in the maintenance, repair (or willingness to learn), and documentation of adaptive equipment and facilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and manage risk, following all program policies
  • The ability to successfully work in a fast paced environment which often requires management of multiple high priority tasks
  • A high level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative
  • Commitment to a positive, fun, and team-oriented working environment
  • The ability to work flexible hours; schedule may include weekend work
  • The ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50lbs
  • Current First Aid and CPR training (or willingness to obtain ASAP)
  • The ability to clear a background check and pass Sport Protection training


  • Season ski pass to Whitefish Mountain Resort
  • Access to industry pro-deals
  • Paid opportunities for professional development

Hourly Wage: $18.00/hour

Hours: Up to 40 hours/week, dependent on program schedule; may include weekend work. DREAM will work with the applicant on other part-time job commitments and schedule needs.

To apply: Please submit a resume, brief cover letter, and three references to . Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be notified if selected for an interview. Ideal start date for the position would be the first week of December, no later than December 10th.

DREAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: DREAM is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at DREAM are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. DREAM will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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