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Charlotte Hamilton Ski Instructor

New Zealand, Austria
Ski Instructors

Personal Statement 

I am a driven person who takes initiative and has a strong work ethic. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Education with a minor of Psychology in 2022, and have recently completed NZSIA Ski teaching qualifications. I have relevant professional experience which reflects my versatility and value as a team member. Particularly my strengths in fostering positive relationships, communicating effectively with a range of people, and being adaptable.


Community Involvement 

Snow Sports Adaptive Volunteer

I currently volunteer with the adaptive program at Cardrona. My role as a support volunteer is highly rewarding, and helps make snow sports more accessible, enjoyable, and safer for those with any disability.



During University I was appointed as the Cultural Rep on our Hall of Residence’s student council. This role involved organising a portfolio of Cultural & Arts events, the Hall’s Orientation & Re-orientation program, and supporting the management team in areas such as pastoral care.


High School

During high school I was actively involved in a number of leaderships positions, both voluntary and appointed including; Head of Junior Council (2018), Member of Junior council (2014-15), House Leader (2015-2018), Peer Support Leader (2017-18).


Outward Bound (2019)

Outward-Bound gave me the opportunity to learn valuable lessons about myself and team work. In particular my ability to self-reflect, work effectively under pressure, and respond to feedback.



2019 - 2022 Bachelor of Arts at University of Otago

Majoring in Education, Minor in Psychology

2023 - 2023 NZ Certificate in Introductory Snow School Instruction (Applied) (Level 4) at Otago Polytechnic
2023 Ski Level One Certification at NZSIA
2023 Children's Ski Teaching Level One Certification at NZSIA


06/2023 - Present Ski Instructor at Cardrona Alpine Resort

During my season at Cardrona I have taught a range of lessons from first time to lower intermediate, as well as a range of ages from kindergarten to adult. I have also been involved in several programs, such as Skiwees, the local school and ride tribe programs. While working at Cardrona I have demonstrated my ability to be a flexible team player, and go the extra mile to ensure guests have the best possible experience.

11/2022 - 05/2023 Telefundraiser at Green Peace

Telefundrasing has given me the opportunity to improve my verbal communication skills. This role has also developed my sales, customer service & problem-solving skills. For example, I was required to use problem solving to overcome unique objections and questions. This role also allowed me to demonstrate a high level of resilience, and a professional & friendly attitude.

05/2021 - 11/2022 After-School Care Supervisor at M.A.S.H

In this role I was responsible for running an afternoon care center for primary school aged children. This included organising activities and ensuring healthy and safety standards were meet. Skills I have developed in this role include the ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions in high pressure situations while demonstrating composure. As well as the ability to communicate appropriately with both adults and children in a range of challenging contexts.

11/2017 - 02/2019 Swim Instructor at Star Fish Swim School

I have taught a diverse range of students at all levels, including students with a range physical and/or cognitive learning needs. Skills I have acquired through this role include time management for example completing lesson tasks within class time. As well as being able to adapt my teaching to meet student’s needs, for example modifying the way I communicate.