Snow School Instructors

Posting Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Snow School Instructors 
Job Requisition ID: 59917
Ministry: Forestry and Parks
Location: Cypress Hills – Hidden Valley Ski Hill 
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: ​​​​​​​Wage, Seasonal
Scope: ​​​​​​​Open Competition
Closing Date: Open untill Suitable Candidates Found

Classification and Salary:
Administrative Support 3 (01AS) – based on 40 hours per week 
$21.95 - $26.81 per hour

For all roles

In addition to regular wages, regular Wage employees receive 11.2% in lieu of benefits and vacation leave:
•    5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays 
•    6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay

In addition to the regular wages and the additional pay in lieu of benefits and vacation, regular wage employees are entitled to shift premium pay:
•    $3.25 per hour for weekends and holidays
•    $2.75 per hour for evenings

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Provincial Parks are essential to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy. They conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife habitat and offer a broad range of nature-based outdoor recreational opportunities. Alberta’s parks inspire people to discover, value, protect, and enjoy the natural world and the benefits it provides for current and future generations.

For more information on Park locations visit:

Hidden Valley Ski Resort is located in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, (also known as Cypress Hill Interprovincial Park). The Park spans the Southeast corner of Alberta and the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan. The unique landscape of the area contrasts the surrounding prairie landscapes, making it an exciting destination for winter recreation opportunities.

Cypress Hills Provincial Park (CHPP) is home to Hidden Valley Ski Resort (HV) as well as a diverse range of Cross Country Ski Trails. The Ski Resort is located on the Alberta side of the Park, 10 minutes from the town site of Elkwater, AB and 40 min from Medicine Hat, AB. For more information about Hidden Valley Ski Resort, visit

Role Responsibilities

Are you looking for an opportunity to work at a Ski hill Resort in Southern Alberta as a Snow School Instructor? Snow School Instructors staff work as part of a team to provide ski hill guests with a positive, effective and efficient interaction and experience. If you like to ski and teach “how to ski” lessons, apply today!

Snow School Instructor duties include, but are not limited to:
•    Providing ski and/or snowboard lessons to members of the public of all ages, including school groups, multi-week lessons, group lessons and private lessons
•    Delivering consistent and positive guest experiences

This position primarily works outdoors in variable winter weather conditions and cold temperatures and requires you have great physical stamina. Working across departments may be required to fulfil operation needs.

Please click on this link to view the job description for this position.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

Agility – Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Build Collaborative Environments – Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Systems Thinking – Understands how the work done is part of a larger integrated environment.  Looks beyond own area and considers how own work impacts the work and success of others.

Creative Problem Solving – Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Develop Self and Others – A commitment to learning and the desire to invest in the development of the capability of yourself and others.


Education and Experience:
•    High School Diploma and one year experience
•    Minimum Level 1 CSIA (Ski Instructor Certification) or CASI (Snowboard Instructor Certification) or equivalent 

Minimum recruitment standards outline the minimum education and experience required for appointment to a job classification. 
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Additional Assets to be successful in the role
•    Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
•    One year related experience such as teaching, coaching or working with youth an asset
•    Knowledge of park facilities/services, especially Hidden Valley Ski Resort


Terms of Employment:
•    Shifts are 8 hours a day, up to 40 hours a week.
•    Candidates must be willing to work weekends and holidays, varying start dates from December 1, 2024, until March 31, 2025, pending end of ski season and operational needs. 
•    Multiple positions are available.
•    Various low cost accommodations are available for rent in Elkwater.
•    There is no public transportation to the Ski Resort. You must have reliable transportation to and from work. The Ski Resort is located about 10 min from Elkwater and about 40 min from Medicine Hat.

In your resume:
•    Include date ranges (month and year) associated with all education and work experience
•    Indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time (PT) or full-time (FT) 
•    Example: Legal Assistant: Jan 2016 – June 2019 (PT 3 eight hour  shifts per week)

How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Alba Ngjelo at