World-class skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Mountain Sports School Employment

Welcome Instructor Applicants!
Thank you for your interest in working at the Jackson Hole Mountain Sport School (JHMSS). We have a limited number of full and part-time instructor positions available for the 2013-2014 winter season and we will only consider applicants who can demonstrate a passion for teaching and who have the appropriate on-mountain skills in their discipline.
Instructor applicants should also possess the following traits:

  • An outgoing and engaging personality
  • The desire to teach students of all ages including 3-6 year-olds, 7-14 year-olds and adults
  • The willingness and physical ability to teach beginner(1) through advanced(2) lessons
  • Be motivated to do a job well and hold a positive attitude while striving to attain a higher level of professionalism at all times
  • The ability to lead and demonstrate active leadership under all conditions
  • The capacity for sound decision making with an emphasis on individual and group safety

New Instructors
New instructors will be hired as per the following 2 categories:

Qualified New Hire
If you are an experienced professional with a minimum of a Level One certification and at least 3 years full-time teaching experience within PSIA-AASI(3) or have the foreign equivalent, including ISIA certification, then you may be considered for an instructing position with the JHMSS without attending our Instructor Training Camp (ITC).

To be considered an experienced applicant you must be able to show evidence of current certification and provide references and a copy of your last season Ski School evaluation. All experienced applicants must complete an online application. JHMR Mountain Sports School is accepting a very limited number of H2b visa applicants this year. The deadline for these applications is Aug 15. Interested applicants should complete the online application and submit their supporting documents as soon as possible to ensure ample time for visa processing. Please submit all documentation to Lexey Wauters at

If you are not successful at gaining employment as a qualified applicant then you may still apply as an "Inexperienced New Hire" by attending the 2013-2014 Instructor Training Camp (ITC). See below for more information.

All successful applicants must be available for Qualified New Hire Training December 11, 2013. Successful applicants may also be needed for earlier training depending on what program they are selected to work in.

You may be required to start work immediately following training depending upon levels of business. It is mandatory for all employees to be available to work our peak periods listed below.

Inexperienced New Hire
Applicants who have not taught skiing or snowboarding or who are certified Level 1 instructors with less than three years of full-time teaching experience are required to complete an online application and attend the Instructor Training Camp (ITC) to be held December 2-5, 2013.

Jobs will be offered to candidates based upon performance at the ITC and availability of positions within the JHMSS. The number hired will depend on the number of returning instructors to the JHMSS and business outlook for the 2013-2014 winter season. We will not be deciding on the final hiring numbers until the last day of the ITC.

All successful applicants must be available for "Inexperienced New Hire" training December 8-11. You may be required to start work immediately following training depending upon levels of business. It is mandatory for all employees to be available to work our peak periods listed below.

Training Dates
Instructor Training Camp (ITC) Dates: December 2-5, 2013
Inexperienced New Hire Training: December 8-11, 2013
Qualified New Hire Training: December 11, 2013

Peak Periods
Dec 22, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014 including Christmas Day
Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2014
Mar 9 - Mar 29, 2014

* Inexperienced new hires who are hired through the Instructor Training Camp (ITC) will initially be trained to teach levels 1-4 only.
** All Experienced new hires must be trained on our terrain before being assigned lessons.
*** Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)/American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) or foreign equivalent.

How to Apply
All Instructor applicants are required to set up an "Applicant Account" by registering online with the JHMSS “Instructor Salon." After entering your contact details you will be emailed log in and password details that will allow you to return at any time prior to December 1, 2013 to complete your application.
To start the application process please go to create applicant account.

Other Resources
Links on the left-hand side of each page allow you to access additional information. Some items of interest include:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Lexey Wauters
Mountain Sports School
Assistant Director