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:

Summer Instructor

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra seeks an energetic, recreation enthusiast to join our program staff as a summer Staff Instructor. Instructors are responsible for planning and teaching adaptive lessons in mountain biking, cycling, rock climbing, flatwater paddling, and more. They work closely with athletes, their families and caregivers to provide lessons designed to meet each student’s goals and ensure safe, fun, and rewarding experiences. In addition to providing high quality experiences to athletes with disabilities, instructors assist with events, equipment maintenance, and administrative duties such as program planning and logistics, and athlete/volunteer outreach. Please review the full job description for details. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to

Internship Program for College/University Students

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is in search of its next cohort of adaptive instructor interns! Our internship program 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, please review the full internship description. For more information and to apply, 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, 2024 until April 30, 2025. 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.

Department of Defense SkillBridge Internship

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is proud to announce that we are a Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge industry partner. The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience during the last 180 days (6 months) of service. During the 2024-2025 winter season, DSES will offer a SkillBridge Internship to educate and train service members as adaptive snow sports instructors through a combination of classroom and on-the-job field training. Upon successful completion of the internship, individuals will be prepared to attempt and earn Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) certification(s). This internship opportunity is open to service members of all MOCs. For more information, please contact

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