Do You Want To Work For Snowboard Addiction?

Snowboard Addiction is looking for expert level park riders or professional snowboard coaches to assist with production of our snowboard tutorials! This is the perfect job for someone wanting to make a serious career of Snowboarding. 

Pay

Depends on your experience and commitment. Very strong wages for the right person.

Hours

Part time initially, with the potential to build into a full time position within the company.

Riding Requirements

Must be able to stomp double corks in the park with great style and technique. Must be able to spin onto and off jib features with style. For an absolute minimum riding standard, look at the videos from our head coach Nev Lapwood.

Footage

You will be working with our professional filmer and will have access to all the footage for your own needs.

Sponsorship

Potential to be sponsored by Snowboard Addiction for boards.

Email support@snowboardaddiction.com with a link to your riding if available. Attention Saxon Farnworth (Chief Operations Officer).

Have you ever wanted to work in a Snowboard Company? Have you ever wanted to spend a winter in Whistler, BC? - This is your chance!

Snowboard Addiction is looking for interns to work with us in Whistler, Canada for 4-6 months, 25-40 hours per week for the following:

  • Filming/Editing
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Graphic Design/Web Design
  • Snowboard Coaching
  • Business Development
  • Product Development

The best thing about the job...You can snowboard EVERY SINGLE DAY! Check out the below edit by one of our previous interns:

Not Sure What To Expect?

Neither was Jake, our 2015/16 Marketing Intern. Jake put together a blog specifically on what to expect when you intern here at Snowboard Addiction.

Still not convinced? Here's 5 tips so you survive your first winter here in Whistler:

What Do I Gain From This Internship?

Firstly, we want you to have fun and snowboard with us! Secondly, we want you to learn to practically apply skills in marketing, graphic design, customer service, film/editing and product development (to name a few areas)... You will snowboard a lot and gain immense knowledge and experience of how a small snowboard company works. We will also throw a strong reference towards your resume upon successful completion of the internship.

Internship Details:

- Internships are unpaid. Although we do hook you up with swag when you achieve great things!
- We only accept internships that meet the Canadian and BC laws for internships. You should familiarise yourself with the following to ensure you meet these requirements before you apply:

Government of BC Website

"An internship is on-the-job training offered by an employer to provide a person with practical experience. Often internships are offered to persons who have completed a diploma or degree program and are seeking employment. Completing an internship does not itself result in an academic certificate or diploma. If the duties performed by interns fall within the definition of “work” contained in the Act, the intern falls within the definition of “employee”, and the agency using the services of an intern falls within the definition of “employer”, internships will be considered “work” for the purposes of the Act."

Canadian Internship Association:

"British Columbia: Unpaid internships are illegal unless the internship falls under one the two narrow exceptions listed in BC’s Employment Standards Act: 1.Internships that provide “hands-on” training as part of a formal educational program (called a “practicum” in the Act);
2. Internships that provide training for certain professions (e.g. architecture, law, chiropractory, engineering, real estate);

- 20-40 hours per week to meet your university requirements

- 4 - 6 months, anytime of the year - WE ARE ACTIVELY HIRING NOW FOR THE 2017/18 WINTER! 

- We have a great discount on Whistler Blackcomb season passes.

- You must arrange your own housing (this is not impossible but can be challenging at the start of winter). Please do not transfer money before seeing your house firsthand (there are scammers online) and please do not confirm a house until we confirm your internship with you.

- Finances: You must have enough finances saved to complete the 4-6 month internship without requiring other work. You are welcome to have another job, but with 25-40 hours a week already tied up with Snowboard Addiction and snowboarding everyday, it will be hard to work outside of these commitments.

- You must have a valid working visa or already be in Canada on a Tourist Visa. We do not assist with Visa applications.

How Do I Apply?

Step 1: Please read the above information carefully and speak with your institution to ensure we are a good fit. 

Step 2: Look into the Visa options available to you, if you are not a Canadian citizen or resident.

Step 3: Look into the housing opportunities in Whistler to see if the rent is within your means.

Step 4: Budget your time for the entire internship so that you can ensure you can get by.

Step 5: Once you have done your background checks, email our Office Manager, jesse@snowboardaddiction.com with the following with a cover letter, resume and samples of your work. Include the following answers to these questions in your cover letter:

  1. Why are you right person for this internship?

  2. How you are going to improve Snowboard Addiction with your skills?

  3. When can you start?

  4. Where are you currently living?

  5. Have you looked into accommodation options in Whistler?

  6. Are you a Canadian citizen/resident or do you have a working holiday visa/tourist visa that will cover you for the duration of your internship?

  7. Do you have adequate finances to help you out during your unpaid internship?

  8. What do you want to learn/gain from us?

  9. What sets you apart from other candidates?

  10. What can Snowboard Addiction improve on?

  11. What does Snowboard Addiction do well?

Current Applications close September 1st, 2017. Good Luck! 

Pay

Depends on your experience and skill sets. Full time opportunity. We are not actively hiring for these positions right now, but if the idea of working in a Management position for Snowboard Addiction intrigues you, read on. If you think this is the right job for you, it may be perfect timing for the both of us so feel free to apply anytime!

Areas Of Employment

General: A broad skill set and knowledge of running a business, marketing/advertising, shipping/logistics, customer service/administration, business and product development.

Marketing/Advertising/Graphic Design: Marketing, advertising and sales knowledge and experience.

Shipping/Logistics: Knowledge and experience in shipping, logistics and inventory management.

Customer Service/HR/PR: Knowledge and experience in customer and service, PR and/or HR.

Must Have

Prior management and leadership experience. Highly organized. Leadership by example. Good writing and communication skills. Confident with self management, time management and self motivation.

Other Useful Skills

- Marketing/Advertising, Graphic Design, Adobe Suite, Customer Service/Administration, Online Business Experience, Product and Business development skills.
- Whistler/Pemberton/Squamish location is ideal.
- Current visa/residency arranged (not essential but is a bonus)

Primary Role
We are growing fast, so we are considering applications for full time Manager positions, in a bunch of different areas of our business. A management role would evolve rapidly as our business grows, so we need staff that are open to change, can think big picture and assist us to drive this business into continued success. If you are passionate and a fast learner, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please email us with a cover letter, resume and sample work (if relevant). Include the following answers to these questions in your cover letter:

1. Why are you right person for this position?
2. How you are going to improve Snowboard Addiction with your skills?
3. When can you start?
4. What are your short and long term plans for holidays and time off?
5. How long are you have you been living in Whistler? (If you live outside of Whistler/Vancouver - please move here first and get set up - accommodation and working visa's are not something we will assist with)
6. What do you want to learn/gain, working with us?
7. What can you bring to this position, ahead of other candidates?
8. What can Snowboard Addiction improve on?
9. What does Snowboard Addiction do well?

Email Saxon (COO) at support@snowboardaddiction.com with a cover letter, resume and samples of your work.

Pay
Depends on your experience and skill sets. Full time opportunity. We are not actively hiring for these positions right now, but if the idea of working in a Management position for Snowboard Addiction intrigues you, read on. If you think this is the right job for you, it may be perfect timing for the both of us so feel free to apply anytime!

Areas Of Employment


General: A broad skill set and knowledge of running a business, marketing/advertising, shipping/logistics, customer service/administration, business and product development.

Marketing: Marketing, advertising and sales knowledge and experience.

Shipping/Logistics: Knowledge and experience in shipping and logistics and inventory management.

Customer Service/HR/PR: Knowledge and experience in customer relations and customer service, PR and/or HR.

Must Have


Prior Management and leadership experience. Highly organized. Leadership by example. Good writing and communication skills. Confident with self management, time management and self motivation.

Other Useful Skills


- Marketing/Advertising, Graphic Design, Adobe Suite, Customer Service/Administration, Online business experience, Product and Business development skills.
- Whistler/Pemberton/Squamish local is ideal.
- Current visa/residency arranged (not essential but is a bonus)

Primary Role


We are growing fast, so we are considering applications for full time Manager positions, in a bunch of different areas of our business. A management role would evolve rapidly as our business grows, so we need staff that are open to change, can think big picture and assist us to drive this business into continued success. If you are passionate and a fast learner, we would love to hear from you.
To apply, please email us with a cover letter, resume and sample work (if relevant). Include the following answers to these questions in your cover letter:

1. Why are you right person for this position?
2. How you are going to improve Snowboard Addiction with your skills?
3. When can you start?
4. What are your short and long term plans for holidays/time off?
5. How long are you have you been living in Whistler?  (If you live outside of Whistler/Vancouver - please move here first and get set up - accommodation and working visa's are not something we will assist with)
6. What do you want to learn/gain, working with us?
7. What can you bring to this position, ahead of other candidates?
8. What can Snowboard Addiction improve on?
9. What does Snowboard Addiction do well?

Email Saxon (COO) at support@snowboardaddiction.com with a cover letter, resume and samples of your work.

Pay

Depends on your experience, skills and equipment. Part time or on call position for summer 2016, with the potential for a full time position for this 2016/17 winter and beyond.

Must Have

Your own camera and experience filming extreme sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding or skiing. Include examples of your work in your application (essential for consideration). Samples must be of high quality, showcasing your filming/editing skills and thorough attention to detail.

Other Useful Skills

- Marketing/Advertising, Graphic Design, Adobe Suite, Customer Service.
- Passionate about filming/editing/photography.
- Hiring a Whistler/Pemberton/Squamish local is ideal.
- Current visa/residency arranged (not essential but is a bonus).

Primary Role

During winter, this position is primarily filming and editing snowboard tutorials and promotional ads. During other times of the year, the role includes the production of various product videos and potentially some other work within the business. The ideal candidate would have an interest in marketing/advertising/graphic design and happy to be involved in daily customer service and administration duties, to fill hours where filming is not always needed. Our filmer during the last year was a skier. This was very efficient for on mountain filming, but we would accept anyone with snowboard/ski experience for the position.

To apply, please email us with a cover letter, resume and sample work. Include the following answers to these questions in your cover letter:

1. Why are you right person for this position?
2. How you are going to improve Snowboard Addiction with your skills?
3. When can you start?
4. What are your short and long term plans for holidays/time off?
5. How long are you living in Whistler?  (If you live outside of Whistler/Vancouver - please move here first and get set up - accommodation and working visa's are not something we will assist with)
6. What do you want to learn/gain with us?
7. Why should we chose you ahead of other candidates?
8. What can Snowboard Addiction improve on?
9. What does Snowboard Addiction do well?


Email Saxon Farnworth (COO) at support@snowboardaddiction.com with a cover letter, resume and samples of your work.

*Please allow up to 5 working days before hearing a response regarding your application.