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Early Childhood Educator

Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand Req #113
Thursday, 2 November 2023
Are you fuelled by a passion for the outdoors? Is there something indescribable that draws you to the mountains? Let’s chat. Joining our crew is more than just working at a ski field - it’s a lifestyle, seasonal work is a rollercoaster but it’s one that creates lasting memories that you’ll talk about for a lifetime.

Our NZSki community has been growing since 1947 and continues to offer the best experience for our crew, locals, and guests alike. Everyone at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt cares for the mountains and shares a passion for snowsports and the surrounding regions. Our success is due to our awesome customer service, first-class facilities, majestic scenery, and wild terrain.

Dreaming of combining your passion for education with your love of Snowsports?  "Video link"

If so, there is no better place than Skiwiland at Coronet Peak, our licensed Early Learning Centre catering for children from 2 to 5 years old.  Here you will have the opportunity to foster a love of Snowsports and the mountains in our unique alpine environment.

You will build trusting relationships with Tamariki (the children) that empower them to take on the challenge of our environment. 

Parents' expectations and prior knowledge will guide you as you support each child to get to know the centre, our mountain and those around them. Allowing each child to develop an identity as a ‘lifelong lover of snowsports’. 

Reporting to the Skiwiland Team Leader (TL), the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will be responsible for educating and caring for children in accordance with the Te Whariki framework and the criteria set by the ministry of education. The facilities include indoor/outdoor educational activity areas.

About the role

  • Plan, organise and conduct learning programme in both indoor and outdoor environments
  • Educating children by exploring our environment, reading and playing games
  • Providing a variety of experiences and activities and discussing the children's day with parents
  • Assisting the Skiwiland TL to create rosters based on business levels
  • Implementation and understanding of ECE curriculum "Te Whāriki"
  • Commitment to bicultural learning environment
  • Contribute to formal and spontaneous self-review
  • Review of operational policies monthly

About You

  • Inspiring children in the joy and in the love of being on the mountain and skiing.
  • Dedicated, flexible and willing to take ownership of our youngest and most important guests' experience
  • Comfortable stepping in and helping other departments when required
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic, fun, and vibrant team environment
  • Understand that employment is subject to the vagaries of the weather and business levels
  • Understand and support the application of Te Whāriki. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a New Zealand registered Early Childhood Educator (or provisional teacher registration)
  • Applicants must have a current First Aid certificate
  • Understanding NZSIA technique & methodology is an advantage but not required 
  • Second language(s) & skiing experience is an advantage

At this stage of our process we are only considering applications from fully registered New Zealand teachers. 

* To assist with your Police Vetting please upload a signed consent form for Police Vetting Police Vetting Form

As Kaitiaki of the mountains we have an enduring commitment to our environment, people, and communities to ensure they benefit from our presence and as proud supporters of Winter Pride we’ve pledged to continue to provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Uniform for all roles is provided (just bring your own base layers)

A few other reasons to join our Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt crew:

  • 3 Peak winter season pass (Full Time crew)
  • Discounted day passes at other ski areas
  • Transport to/from mountains.
  • Fantastic wellbeing support for all staff
  • Nutritional hot crew meals each day (Discounted)
  • Discounts at many local eateries, bars, breweries and retail outlets
  • Discounts on mountain
  • Regularly organised social activities off mountain
  • Cool recognition programmes with prizes
  • Earn and learn – free ski lessons (Full Time crew)

Location on Google Maps
  • Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand