Job Opportunities

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra relies on a small group of professional, compassionate staff to administer and execute our programs. We are currently seeking exceptional candidates for the following positions:

Summer Instructor

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra seeks an energetic recreation enthusiast to join our program staff as a Summer Instructor. Summer Instructors plan and teach adaptive lessons in cycling, rock climbing, flatwater paddling, and more. They work closely with athletes with disabilities and their families and caregivers to provide lessons designed to meet each student’s goals and adapted to ensure safe, fun, and inspiring experiences. The ideal candidate will be a motivated, creative problem solver with experience working with people of all ages with disabilities. Please view the complete job description for more information.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resumé to Maggie Palchak at

Summer Intern

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra has an exciting internship opportunity available for individuals enrolled in college or university programs who are interested in adaptive sports and recreation. DSES Interns are introduced to the various aspects of our summer program including guest service, volunteer management, daily lesson scheduling, event planning, and program planning. Interns will participate in training clinics focused on different sports, disabilities, and adaptive equipment and will teach summer sports to athletes with disabilities. For more information, please check our the complete job description.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resumé to Maggie Palchak at

Winter Intern

Based at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s Main Lodge, DSES runs one of the largest adaptive ski and snowboard schools in California. Our goal is to have fun while sharing that fun with others. Most of our lessons are taught by volunteers who are hooked on the feeling they get helping those less fortunate than they succeed in life to the best of their abilities.

Our Winter Internship Program is focused around the winter on-hill adaptive skiing education of our disabled students, helping them have fun and achieve success. We work with any kind of disability and with various pieces of adaptive equipment.

Our program is also designed to give Interns exposure to different aspects of running a non profit adaptive winter sports school. This includes: the scheduling of student lessons and volunteers, fundraising, special event planning, guest service, program development, and PSIA/AASI Certifications.

In the winter, we teach those with disabilities how to alpine and Nordic ski, as well as snowboard. Among other benefits, our interns enjoy skiing/riding privileges at Mammoth and June Mountains as well as free housing provided by DSES.


Education: Enrolled in a college or university program requiring a related internship prior to graduation.

Certifications: Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Adaptive/Alpine or Snowboard certification preferred but not necessary. Current First Aid/CPR and/or Wilderness First Responder preferred but not necessary.

Please click here for the full winter intern description.

To apply, please submit an online application here. Please also submit a resume/CV and 2 letters of recommendation to Mark Spieler, Ski School Director –

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