Gap year skiing instructors needed in Romania’s leading ski resort
How does a ski season in Romania work?
Poiana Brasov, the leading ski resort in Romania, is already gearing up for an amazing winter season. Oyster Worldwide works with a well-established ski school to help recruit and prepare European workers to come and work for them in the winter season. The ski school is now looking for more gap year skiing instructors for the 2018 / 2019 season.
You don’t need to be a qualified skiing instructor already to join this programme. All you need is at least 4 weeks of skiing experience, some basic childcare experience and bags of enthusiasm – the ski school will do the rest. Upon arrival in Romania you will receive up to 2 weeks of ski instructor training, followed by one week of further training and a practical and theoretical exam. Once these exams are passed, you will be a qualified level 1 ISIA instructor. You will then be employed in time for the Christmas and New Year rush, taking adults and children up around the resort to learn to ski.
The ski season starts in the first week of December and continues until mid-March. Our participants often find that their busiest times are from Christmas through to February, when they can have more time to ski and board for themselves in addition to the instructing.
What do I need to know?
- The ski school is run by an Olympic skier and multiple national champion – you will be taught to a very high standard!
- Your English skills are a bonus in Romania, as many people prefer their lessons to be done in English
- You will receive up to 2 weeks of training before being employed as a ski instructor in Romania
- The training is comprised of both theoretical and practical training
- You will need to take a practical and theoretical exam before becoming a qualified instructor and being employed at the ski school – Oyster participants have a 100% pass rate at this exam
- The ski season lasts from mid-December to mid-March
- The working day starts at 8am and finishes at 4pm. You may instruct morning or afternoon sessions, or both, depending on how busy it is at the reserve
- You should expect to teach at least 2 hours per day with a wage of about 35lei per hour, plus tips
- Your ski pass is included for whilst you are in training and whilst you are instructing
- We will arrange a one week induction on arrival in Romania.
- On the induction, you will get some experience of working with children, get the paperwork done and meet the ski school team.
- We only take 4 instructors per year on this programme
What are the ski season dates in 2018 / 2019?
- Applications close on 26th October 2018
- Participants arrive to Romania on 30th November 2018
- Your ski season will end on 15th March 2018
Do I need any qualifications to take part?
- It is important that you have good people skills, especially with children. We would really encourage some experience of working with children
- You must have completed a First Aid course to participate in this programme
- Participants must have a background check
- You must have a European passport
- All participants need to have skied for at least 4 weeks before being accepted
- Customer service experience is essential – you will be working for a ski school located in a 5* hotel
- A positive, cheery attitude will be very much appreciated!
Where will I live?
- You will be living in the buzzing medieval city of Brasov, just 25 minutes drive from the resort of Poiana Brasov
- You will be sharing a flat with up to 3 other gap year skiing instructors
- The flat has a recently renovated kitchen, toilet and shower room, toilet and two bedrooms
- It is located just 3 minutes walk from the city centre, which has lots of bars, restaurants, cafes and night clubs
- Oyster will provide you with a bus pass to get to the ski resort each day
To find out more about spending your gap year skiing in Romania, check out our winter season work in Romania page.