Children's Activities Counselor (Winter 2021 - 2022)

Moonlight Basin Big Sky, MT
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There’s a side of Big Sky, Montana that speaks to those seeking something special. A vast 8,000-acre landscape where stunning natural beauty and an endless array of alpine adventures blend together to create a private club and mountain living experience like no other.

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget. The mountain scenery, the direct access to some of the finest skiing at Big Sky Resort, the hiking, the golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and enjoy Montana.

Moonlight Basin is located right in the middle of the best things to see and do in Montana. You can visit Yellowstone National Park. Explore the national forest and wilderness lands. Come down to the town of Big Sky and shop, eat, and catch some music. Bozeman is a short drive and easily accessible by Skyline Bus.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This winter position will provide a fun and safe atmosphere for all children participating in the Moonlight Kids recreation program. Children’s Activities Counselors will be part of a new and quickly growing program providing place-based adventure in Montana’s wild playground to Moonlight Basin’s “mini members”!

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

·        Lead and/or team teach age-appropriate activities focused on recreation in a camp like setting.

·        Design and implement activities focused on winter in the Rocky Mountains using the approved resources.

·        Leads individual, small group, and large group activities, games, and social events.

·        Guide member children in outdoor winter activities such as Nordic skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, etc. Training provided and experience not necessary.

·        Organize and develop activities for half day pre-k, day camp, social event, and afterschool style programs.

·        Responsible for safety and security of all children participating in programs and activities.

·        Responsible for daily setup and clean up.

·        Attend all required and necessary staff trainings and professional development events.

·        Maintain relationships and communication with member families, coworkers, and management.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·        At least 2 years of experience with outdoor recreation leadership or childcare/camp programs preferred.

·        Undergraduate degree preferred, in process of earning, or combination of experience and education.

·        Experience leading kid focused activities in wintery and snowy environments a plus.

·        Must have enthusiasm and experience for working with groups of kids ranging in age from3 to 17 years old.

·        Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

·        Excellent risk management skills.

·        Flexibility and the ability to take initiative.

·        Current CPR/ First Aid Certified (or ability to obtain). Wilderness First Aid preferred.

·        Available to work all shifts including weekends and holidays.

·        Experience working in resort communities a plus but not required.

·        Commit to working the full winter season mid-December through mid-April. Training begins in late November.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work tasks are performed indoors and outdoors. Must be able to work in all-weather events specific to high mountain environments including, but not limited to, extreme cold and snow.

·        Position requires walking; must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 10 hours in length. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.

·        Must be able to carry a backpack with safety equipment, necessary gear, and teaching materials.

·        Must be able to perform duties inside as well as outside in all winter weather conditions.

·        Must be able to exert well-paced ability to reach different outlets and other departments of the Resort on a timely basis.

·        Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill tasks.

·        Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

·        Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, running, repetitive motions, bending,

 

Disclaimer: 

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and should not serve as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible duties, tasks and responsibilities for this specific job.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position might differ from those outlined above and other duties may be assigned as necessary.

 

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