Rusutsu Resort is currently hiring ski & snowboard instructors for the 2018/19 winter season.

Position Summary

Rusutsu Resort is an international tourist destination and guests come from all over the world to experience the famous Japanese powder snow conditions.

As an instructor, your responsibility will be to teach and assist these guests during lessons to help them learn and develop the proper techniques of skiing. You will be required to effectively manage and plan lessons and operate according to the guests’ and resort’s schedules.

Rusutsu Resort Ski & Snowboard School benefits include:

  • Great working conditions
  • Competitive pay
  • Free ski-in/ski-out staff accommodation
  • Free access to the resort facilities (swimming pool, hot spring etc.)
  • Subsidised meals in the staff canteen
  • Free season pass for Rusutsu Resort
  • Free gear rentals
  • 20% staff discount at all resort shops/food outlets
  • Special Staff discounts available from sponsored brands (Dakine / Von zipper and more)
  • Regular Training & the chance to take additional Japanese SAJ Ski & SNB certifications
  • Full assistance with bank accounts & government paperwork
  • Regular ski school events and parties
  • Visa sponsorship for highly experienced candidates
  • A large vibrant team of Japanese and international staff
  • A REAL Japanese cultural experience.

Selection Criteria

A successful candidate will fulfil the criteria by possessing all of the following requirements:

  • Minimum Level One Ski or SNB licence
  • Advanced conversational English
  • Eligible for visa to work in Japan
  • Fun, energetic and positive attitude
  • Fluent or native level English ability
  • Must be able to work 6 or more days per week, in high season
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Outstanding communication and guest service skills
  • Fun, energetic and positive attitude
  • Flexible, mature and professional
  • Possess good time management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership ability


Additional Criteria

Candidates who possess some or all of the additional requirements will be highly regarded:

  • High level or dual certification
  • Have prior instructing experience
  • Previous relevant customer service experience
  • Any Additional languages
  • Willingness to experience Japanese culture
  • Has any level of Japanese ability or the strong desire to learn

Additional Information:

Fixed term contract

DURATION: Employment from 1st December until specific contract completion date.
*Short term contracts available for university students.

SALARY: Based on certification and experience.

VISA; must be eligible for either:

  1. Working Holiday Visa
  2. Skilled Labour Visa (36 months of teaching experience)