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Burke Mountain Academy is the nation's first ski academy, and for over 50 years, BMA has led the way in American ski racing. Burke has always aspired to be the best place for the most dedicated and deserving student-athletes, but it's the people who live here and work here that make the difference. We're mentors and creators; we're gritty and joyous. We embrace the DIY spirit and live our values; we're all aspiring to push our limits and see how far we can go on the hill and in the classroom. That's why we're here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Junior Program Coach

Title:  Burke Mountain Academy Junior Program Coach

The BMA Junior Program is an official U.S. Ski and Snowboard Gold Certified member club offering weekday and weekend training/racing for alpine skiers in U8, U10, U12, and U14 age groups. Our development program supports youth ski racing progression in a fun, healthy, and safe environment that fosters a life-long love of the sport. 

Our race program's core philosophy revolves around all-mountain skiing, skill acquisition, confidence in various conditions, and technique/technical discovery. The program provides age and skill-appropriate gate training progressions in conjunction with directed, highly valuable free skiing, as there is a strong correlation between the volume of skiing as a young child and ski racing achievement at the high school level and beyond.


BMA Junior program coaches are responsible for duties related to the BMA Junior Program training and racing while at home and traveling. BMA has openings for midweek/weekend positions and weekend-only position options. An active US Ski & Snowboard coaches license and a VARA coaches license are required. The job will pay a day rate for each day worked, beginning in November 2023 and ending at the official program completion date. This is a seasonal full-time employee position. Coaches license fees mentioned above will be reimbursed at the end of the program season as long as a minimum of 20 days are worked. 

* Midweek session times are: from 12:00 to 4 pm.
* Weekend session times are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Compensation: Pay is per diem, based on experience, and this is an at-will employment position. 

Housing options may be available.

Employer: Burke Mountain Academy 

Supervisor: Diann Roffe, Junior Program Director,, mobile: 717-579-6604

Burke Mountain Academy: Founded in 1970, Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) is a coed boarding school for elite ski racers in East Burke, Vermont. With a student body of approximately 70 students in grades 9-12, BMA is the first ski academy of its kind, yielding more than 154 National Ski Team members and 37 Olympians and earning the reputation as one of the top ski academies in the world. Burke Mountain Academy provides passionate ski racers the opportunity to pursue their limitless academic and athletic potential in a community based on trust. It embraces an ethos in which hard work is held in the highest esteem and believes that risking failure and learning from success are exceptional preparations for life beyond Burke.

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