Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Avalon Nordic - Job Posting


Junior Development Coaches – Bunny (age 4-5) and Jackrabbit (age 6-9) skiers (6-12 positions) 
We seek individuals who can commit to coaching our Junior Development (Bunnies and Jackrabbits) groups. Coaches should be available for ALL lessons (10 weeks), which will include pre-snow outdoor activities and on-snow skiing. Coaches are also expected to offer assistance at special events (races, fun day).
Position length: First or second week of January (contingent on snow) to mid-March (10 weeks total)
Schedule: Lessons this year will be on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30) OR Saturday mornings (9:30-11:00) at Pippy Park. Parents will sign their child up for EITHER Tuesdays or Saturdays. We welcome applications from coaches interested in coaching on one or both days.
Position Details:   
  • You will work in a team of two coaches to teach a group of 10-15 children the fundamentals of cross-country skiing
  • Bunnies are aged 4-5 and are learning the fundamentals of skiing
  • Jackrabbits are aged 6-9 and are learning basic classic cross-country skiing. There will be an “advanced” Jackrabbit class that begins to learn “skate” skiing technique
  • If they have not already done so, coaches will receive training on the Cross Country Canada Bunny/Jackrabbit Curriculum
  • Coaches will have to attend a lesson planning session (1-2 h) before the season starts
  • Police Record Check is required (Criminal Record Check with the RNC)
  • Coaches must be a member of Avalon Nordic (for insurance purposes)
  • Lessons will be in Pippy Park Trailer park; coaches must organize own transportation
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with working with young children
  • Coaching experience would be an asset
  • Familiarity with the sport of cross-country skiing
  • Enthusiasm for winter and the outdoors
  • The club will cover the cost of training for the Community Coach Certification
  • Stipend paid at the end of the season ($500 if coaching 1 day/week; $1000 if coaching twice a week)
To apply: Please send a cover letter stating your interest and experience, along with a resumé and names of 3 references to: avalonnordicrocks@gmail.com