Eastern Dev Team Tryouts – Details Within

Have you ever thought about joining the Eastern Region Education Staff? We are continuously seeking talented, passionate, and inspirational members to join our team. The first step is to earn a spot on the Development Team, where we provide a pathway for Level III instructors to train to become Education Staff. We have several tryouts this season:

Cross Country Dev Team Tryout
at Trapp Family Lodge, VT on March 2-3, 2024


Alpine Dev Team Tryout
at Waterville Valley, NH on March 12-13, 2024


Advanced Children's Educator (ACE Team) Tryout
at Sugarbush, VT on March 18-19, 2024


Telemark Dev Team Tryout
at Killington, VT on March 18-19, 2024


Adaptive Dev Team Tryout
at Loon Mountain, NH on March 25-26, 2024

In addition to registering for the tryout, you will also be required to submit a resume, a cover letter, a letter of recommendation from your snowsports school, and contact information for two references. All materials must be submitted online by 11:30pm on February 28, 2024. A few items to note if you plan on taking this next step in your professional development:

1. You should be an inspiring instructor, clinician, skier/rider, and a current PSIA-AASI member in good standing! You should already be a leader within your own Ski/Ride School. You should want to share your knowledge and experience with others and strive to be a lifelong learner.

2. You should be familiar with the PSIA-AASI National Standards, Skiing/Snowboarding Fundamentals, and Performance Guides. As we evolve our educational models, you should be familiarizing yourself with this content and embody it in your teaching and clinics.

3. You should know that this is a job and a large time commitment. You should have the availability to be on snow for at least 10-20 days of training and understudies (where you shadow an Examiner running an event/assessment) per season. This is the same time commitment expected of our active Education Staff.

4. You should love to travel… on a budget. The Eastern Region is enormous! We host events in over a dozen states from Maine to Tennessee. If you are selected for the Development Team, you should be prepared to visit lots of new resorts, put lots of mileage on your vehicle, and be comfortable sleeping on a couch or a floor from time to time.

5. Speaking of vehicles – You should have a reliable form of transportation to safely get you to all the new resorts you may be visiting!

6. You should be comfortable using online apps. To support our large region, much of our communication happens using online tools including scheduling, assessments/evaluations, pay/expenses, training, webinars, and more.

7. Being selected to the Development Team is like winning the lottery – if the lottery paid out its winnings in education and knowledge. The experience is very similar to an unpaid internship, and most of your time spent on the Dev Team doesn’t come with a paycheck… to start.
If this sounds like you – sign up now and begin your journey!

We hope to see you there!


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