The Backcountry Education Manager is responsible for the leadership and execution of Bluebird’s backcountry education courses. Those include Backcountry 1, 2 and 3 courses, Ski with a Mentor, and Advanced Courses. The Manager leads the instructor team, day-to-day management of the program, and continually improving the program. This position reports to the Education Program Director.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Work with Education Director to recruit and hire the backcountry instructor team
Schedule both full-time and part-time instructors to ensure that all classes are staffed
Co-develop training material with the Education Director
Lead instructor training and ensure continual training and instructor improvement
Teach courses regularly
Use booking software and other digital tools to keep instructor schedules and courses updated
Collaborate with guest services and marketing to ensure tight communication
Gather customer feedback and consistently iterate on curriculum and education offerings
Create a welcoming culture for all Bluebird Backcountry guests
Help build a world-class backcountry education program
Work with a small, entrepreneurial, and motivated team
Lots of time spent outside teaching and mentoring staff and students
Commitment to Bluebird Backcountry’s mission and goals––including a strong desire to welcome and share the backcountry experience with newcomers
Self-starter with strong leadership abilities
Previous coaching or teaching experience
Excellent verbal communication skills
Previous experience leading a small team
Excellent off-piste skier/rider with at least 5 seasons of backcountry skiing or splitboarding experience
AIARE Level 1-Rec avalanche education (or equivalent); Rec-2 AIARE Pro-1 or equivalent strongly preferred
Ability to work collaboratively in a small grassroots environment
A passion for backcountry skiing and sharing the sport!
This is a full-time winter seasonal position with part-time work during the fall
Pay is a weekly salary of $750-$1,000 (depending on experience) during the ski season and an hourly rate of $25 during preseason
Bluebird Backcountry is located between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, approximately a 35-minute drive from each. Google maps pin here.
We can provide employee housing if needed at a significantly discounted rate
To apply, please email a resume and brief cover letter to [email protected].