WORKING FOR THE MOUNT SURF SCHOOL
Welcome on-board the Mount Surf School team, we're pumped to have you as part of our coaching staff.
But before you actually get started, it's important that you're up to speed on how things work, how much you'll get paid, and our process for paying you for the work that you've done.
Everything you need to know can be found below.
HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID?
Your age, level of experience, and coaching role in a session will dictate the amount you will earn.
Below is a table explaining the pay-rates for the differing roles and levels of responsibility.
UNDER 18 TRAINEE/INTERNSHIP INSTRUCTOR
18+ TRAINEE/INTERNSHIP INSTRUCTOR
LEAD/ SENIOR INSTRUCTOR
Instructors are employed as casual contractors and are paid per lesson.
Most surf lessons run for 1.5 hours and all Instructors are required to be there 15 minutes before the lesson to get things ready, and 15 minutes after the lesson to pack things away, so are paid for 2 hours work in total.
Below is a table explaining the types of coaching on offer and the duration for each.
PRIVATE SURF LESSON
KIDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
KIDS SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
WHAT DOES A CASUAL CONTRACTOR MEAN?
Self-employed people are sometimes referred to as contractors, or independent contractors; these terms mean the same thing.
A contractor is engaged by a principal (the other party) to perform services under a contract for services (commonly called an independent contractor agreement).
Contractors are self-employed and earn income by invoicing the principal for their services. Invoicing and taxation etc. can be carried out by us if you prefer, if so, our book keeper will process these on your behalf.
WHEN DO I GET PAID?
Payroll takes place every Tuesday.
To make sure you get paid on time please make sure that your hours have been sent to the Mount Surf School no later than 11:59pm on a Monday.
Failure to get your invoice to us on time may lead to delayed payment.
WHERE DO I LOG MY HOURS?
Need to find this out.
HOW MUCH WORK CAN I EXPECT?
Our surf school is operated from Oct 1st to 28th April.
However, most of the work is available from early Dec through to the end of the Easter Holidays. The work is dependant on public and community interest.
If you are employed on a full time basis it reasonably to expect 15+ lessons p/ week.
If you are employed on a casual basis it reasonably to expect 8-14 lessons p/ week.
HOW MUCH WORK AN INSTRUCTOR GETS WILL DEPEND ON:
QUALIFICATIONS TO WORK FOR US
WHAT PAPER WORK DO I NEED TO GET STARTED
If employment is confirmed, prior to receiving pay, you will need to complete the following forms:•
If you are successful in your application to work for the Mount Surf School you'll provided with 1x long sleeve top. This top is to be taken home and look after by the instructor.
We require a deposit of $50 which will be taking from your first weeks wages.
You'll also be required to wear a Mount Surf School rash shirt when taking any surf lesson. Rash shirts are kept in the van.
STAFF GROUP CHAT
To be able to communicate efficiently and effectively with all of staff we require you to download the telegram app here.
Every student has a pathway and for that reason we have a clear coaching system to follow.
To view the all the coaching material please download Notion and we''ll get you signed in.
Before anyone can be considered for paid work, you are required to observe at least 2 voluntary (non-paid) surf lessons.
These observation lessons will give you an idea of what the job involves and, as you will be interacting with our clients, we are also able to gauge what you will be like as an instructor.
For the 1st Observation Class, you must be at least 18 yrs old, but are not required to hold any other qualifications.
For subsequent observations you must either hold the appropriate qualifications for the activity or must show evidence of being enrolled to complete the appropriate qualifications.
Each lesson will be with one of our senior instructors who will guide you through from start to finish.
A surf lesson involves:
We require you to be involved in both, so don’t forget your wetsuit, surf hat and sunscreen.
You are required to carry out two coaching trails for the House of Surf before commencing any paided work.
When you first become employed with us, you will still be guided through your early lessons under the supervision of a Senior Instructor.
During this period your focus will be on perfecting the beach theory component.
You will be assessed by a senior staff member to make sure you have fully grasped the requirements of teaching surfing to our clients.
PAIDED WORK WILL BE OFFERED ONCE YOU:
STAFF TRAINING DAYS
Instructors are expected to attend our in house training days/ session.
These session are provided so all of our staff follow our coaching system and the expectation we have on our staff.
During these session staff will also be educated on all of the coaching products on offer.
After each coaching session , instructors are expected to upsell the next lesson appropriate for the client level of development.
We provide healthy bonus to instructors who complete the season with us and who have met our on call needs and who have taken zero holiday over the high season.
Working as a surf instructor in Mount Maunganui has a short core season. Which is why it's important for you to be willing and ready to work hard in the summer season.
We request all instructors have zero holiday commitment or plans in the Dec to Jan holidays.
This is our busiest time of the year.