Job Opportunities

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

Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Staff Instructors are responsible for delivering high quality adaptive lessons in the areas of Cognitive, Visually Impaired, 3 Track, 4 track, Monoski, and Biski.  For more highly qualified staff, instructor training opportunities exist as well.  Acceptable candidates will be trained in the above disciplines if they lack adequate experience.

DSES Instructors must be able to adapt their types and styles of communication and teaching techniques to their students’ needs, display patience with their students and display creativity in their teaching methodology.

Staff Instructors must be able to teach a variety of skill levels on alpine skis as well as beginning levels of snowboarding.

This is a 35 – 40 hour/week position starting Nov 1, 2019 and lasting until April 31, 2020. Occasional overtime work is available. Pay is based upon PSIA/AASI certification and practical experience. PSIA/AASI Certification is a prerequisite for this position.

As an example, a Level 2 Instructor with a certification in another discipline can expect to be paid a minimum of $17/hr for approximately 1050 hours per season.

DSES Staff Instructors work in a physically demanding winter environment teaching in all conditions and must be able to safely lift 70 lbs in full winter ski gear.

Strong internal candidates may exist for this position.

To apply, please contact Mark Spieler, Ski School Director, at, and include a cover letter and resumé/CV


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