Job Opportunities

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra relies on a small group of professional, compassionate staff to administer and execute our programs. We seek a diversity of voices and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

We are currently seeking exceptional candidates for the following positions:

Executive Director

The Executive Director ensures the continued success, sustainable growth, and efficacy of Disabled
Sports Eastern Sierra, through strategic leadership, program oversight, fundraising, and collaboration with staff, the Board of Directors, and our community of participants, families, and volunteers. The successful candidate will lead and support a dynamic, partially seasonal staff of 20+ to support finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, and administration. With its ability to serve a broad constituency while also filling a need that would otherwise go unmet, DSES is one of the strongest and most widely respected non-profit organizations in California’s Eastern Sierra. This is a unique opportunity for a strong, well-rounded leader who exhibits financial acumen, operational expertise, and the willingness to work closely with a variety of individuals. In collaboration with the Board and staff, and as a steward to the recently finalized Strategic Plan, the right individual will build on the strengths of the past 20 years and explore the future opportunities of this dynamic organization. Full job description here.

Winter Staff Instructor Full/Part Time

We are seeking qualified full and part- time Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Instructors for the 2023/24 winter season! Adaptive Instructors coach guests on a daily basis, as well as assist in instructor training and other areas of our organization. Both full and part-time positions start November 1, 2023 and last through April, 2024. Working as an Adaptive Instructor is fun, challenging and incredibly rewarding all at once! If you want to make a difference in people’s lives, please read the full job description here! To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Mark at

Internship Program for University Students

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is in search of its next cohort of interns!  

Adaptive Snowsports Instructor Intern 

Our adaptive snow sports instructor internship for college or university students offers a season full of opportunities to learn and develop skills in outdoor and adaptive recreation and non-profit administration. Interns are an integral component to our daily operations including instructing snowsports lessons, supporting our administrative team, and engaging in outreach and fundraising. The internship is a minimum commitment of 350 hours and serves to satisfy internship requirements for degrees in relevant fields of study including adaptive recreation, outdoor recreation, kinesiology, and physical education. If you are interested in joining Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for your college/university internship as an adaptive instructor, please review the full internship description 

Non-Profit Management Intern 

Our administrative internship is designed to introduce individuals to different aspects of running a non-profit organization and working in an adaptive recreation program. Interns are introduced to the daily operations of the organization and trained in various areas such as reserving and booking lessons, communicating with our volunteer base, planning special events, and fundraising. Students enrolled in an accredited college or university program requiring an internship of a minimum of 350 hours relevant to non-profit administration (e.g., Business, Non-Profit or Recreation Management) prior to graduation are welcome and encouraged to apply. If you are interested in joining Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for your college/university internship, please review the full internship description.  

For more information and to apply to either internship, please contact Josh Pighetti, Internship Supervisor, at 

Adaptive Instructor Internship (Non-Credit)

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is offering an internship opportunity for individuals who do not seek university credit but are highly interested in a comprehensive training and certification program towards becoming a certified PSIA-AASI adaptive snowsports instructor. The purpose of the internship is to provide training, experience, and certifications in order to provide interns a fast track to employment in adaptive snowsports instruction. The ideal candidate for this position is highly motivated, compassionate, and interested in working with individuals with disabilities. Little to no experience in snowsports instruction is expected, but the candidate should be interested in pursuing professional growth in the snowsports industry.

This is an unpaid full-time internship that runs from November 1, 2023 until April 30, 2024. Intended outcomes of the internship are earning PSIA-AASI certifications and gaining extensive experience working with and instructing individuals with varying abilities and disabilities.  Benefits of the internship include housing, weekly stipend, complimentary skiing and riding at Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, and PSIA-AASI membership dues and certification fees. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Josh Pighetti, Internship Supervisor, at You may also contact Josh Pighetti for more information on the internship.

Volunteer Coordinator

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra seeks a Volunteer Coordinator for our adaptive sports programs at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The Volunteer Coordinator is the point of contact for all volunteers and coordinates all areas of the DSES volunteer experience, including facilitating volunteer communications, recognition activities, and maintaining accurate volunteer records. The Volunteer Coordinator assists Program Supervisors in coordinating volunteers for camps, daily lessons, events, and training opportunities while supporting logistical needs for operations. Please review the full job description for details. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to

Finance & Administration Director

We are actively seeking a talented Finance & Administration Director to help DSES build community, fitness, and confidence through adaptive mountain sports in California’s Eastern Sierra. As a member of the leadership team, the Finance & Administration Director will play a key role in strategic decision-making and operations as the organization grows to support people pursuing adaptive outdoor recreation in our region. We are looking for a participative manager and who is excited to lead and develop a team to support finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, and administration.  Please review the full job description here. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to

Assistant Manager, Second Chance Thrift Shop

DSES is looking for cheerful, upbeat Assistant Manager to help run daily operations at Second Chance Thrift Shop. The ideal candidate will have prior retail supervision experience, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to lift and move items weighing 40 pounds or more around the shop. Prior bookkeeping experience is preferred. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to For more information, please call Cai at 760-924-2474.



PO Box 7275
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546-7275
FAX 760.934.0729