Open position advertised 15.09.17

Digital communication and event organisation support (part-time, flexible, on an hourly basis, Oct ’17 – January ’18)

We seek a digital communication and event organisation support (f/m) to help Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a ski/Telemark/snowboard instructor or/and mountain guide with a strong value-based interest and spirit in and for sustainability. The offered position is part-time, flexible and paid by the hour, with a time equivalent of about 20h of work per month, for the period October ‘17 until January ‘18. Ideally, the candidate is a student and/or works as a ski instructor/guide this coming winter, based in the central Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, France), and this part-time position is a valuable addition to her/his other job since it can be done from anywhere with flexible working hours.

The ideal candidate will support Grown in our new strategic community building strategy, including website development, digital marketing, crowdfunding, and event organization; s/he will assist in daily routine tasks and has the chance to contribute to the design of new products, pop-up sales, events and trips. The candidate will actively support the growth of our sales distribution network, help to build new partnerships, and manage 2-3 weekend events on-site. There is no fixed work place; the candidate works independently organized from her/his own mountain office or café, while being easily reachable by digital means and willing to travel between Innsbruck, Torino and Grenoble.

Required skill set

The ideal candidate is a great communicator who easily connects with people; s/he is independently organized, capable to multi-task and has an education/training in sustainability or related topics. S/he is a snowsports instructor or/and mountain guide, is fluent in both spoken and written English, and speaks at least one other alpine language (especially Italian or French). Language skills are most critical for this position. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced working with WordPress based websites and capable to transform the current site into its new stage, likes to write short marketing texts and narratives, is photo affine and creative, and has experience with crowdfunding.

We offer a unique experience in a highly innovative and creative, research-based outdoor sports and eco design lab, great contact networks, and a fair compensation. Starting date is asap by October ’17.

Applications contain a motivation letter, a CV with picture and information on snow sports and digital communication experience, specifically in WordPress-based websites. This info should be sent by email as one .pdf file to info@grownskis.com, attention Dr. Tobias Luthe.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.

The course with the ETH engineering students was a huge success.

See the summary and movies about the course, the finished skis and the final ski test in St. Anton.

 

Open position advertised 01.11.16

Community Manager (part-time 20h/month Nov ’16 – March ’17)

We seek a Community Manager (f/m) to support Grown this coming winter season in building our community by digital communication and real events, supporting the founding director and the Grown friends team.

Job description

The ideal candidate is a ski/Telemark/snowboard instructor or/and mountain guide with a strong value-based interest and spirit in and for sustainability. The offered position is part-time with a paid equivalent of about 20h of work per month, for the period November ‘16 until March ‘17. Ideally, the candidate is a student and/or works as a ski instructor/guide this coming winter, based in the central Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, France), and this part-time position is a valuable addition to her/his other job since it can be done from anywhere with flexible working hours.

In close collaboration with the founding director of Grown, the candidate will support website development, digital marketing, event organization and management; s/he will assist in daily routine tasks and has the chance to contribute to the design of new products and trips. The community manager will actively support the growth of our sales distribution network, help to build new partnerships, and manage 2-3 weekend events on-site. There is no fixed work place; the community manager works independently organized from her/his own mountain office or café, while being easily reachable by digital means and willing to travel between Innsbruck and Grenoble.

Required skill set

The ideal candidate is a great communicator who easily connects with people; s/he is independently organized, capable to multi-task and has an education/training in sustainability or related topics. S/he is a snowsports instructor or/and mountain guide, is fluent in both spoken and written English, and speaks at least one other alpine language (German, Italian or French). Language skills are most critical for this position. Furthermore, the candidate is experienced working with WordPress based websites, likes to write short marketing texts and narratives, is photo affine and creative.

We offer a unique experience in a highly innovative and creative, research-based outdoor sports and eco design business, great contact networks, and an adequate salary. Starting date is asap in November.

Applications contain a motivation letter, a CV with picture and information on snow sports and digital communication experience, and a one-half-page text about marketing a new eco friendly Grown splitboard. This info should be sent by email as one .pdf file to info@grownskis.com, attention Dr. Tobias Luthe. More information can be found at www.grownskis.com. Download the job description as a pdf document.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first serve basis.

Join a unique Grown Experience in partnership with Powderproject.ch to the wild Caucasus mountain ranges in Georgia.

Travel date: March 10-20, 2017

Cat skiing untouched power stashes in a new private ski terrain in the Lesser Caucasus

Powerproject.ch is developing a private cat skiing base in the Lesser Caucasus, bringing fair economic development to a very isolated and wild region. You can be amongst the first skiers experiencing this exciting development of fair tourism. On the day of arrival we will ski the afternoon and then spend three full days of backcountry powder skiing with snowcat access from two rustic wooden cabins in the middle of nowhere.

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Lift-accessed freeriding in Gudauri ski resort, Greater Caucasus

On the fifth day we will travel North to the Greater Caucasus near the Russian border and ski one day the powder in this huge and steep mountain range, accessed from the slopes of Gudauri ski resort.

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Ski mountaineering Kazbek mountain, 5047m asl, on the Russian border

The following three days we will prepare to climb and ski Kazbek mountain – with 5047m asl an impressive endeavor with the Russian-Georgian border crossing the summit. The last day is free to ski Gudauri resort or relax, before we get back to the airport in Kutaisi.

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Further information, price and booking coming soon.

Join the Grown skis Trans-France ski trip from Lake Genevea to Nice in the Mediterranean from 29.1.-7.2.2016: 800km of travel distance, 450km on skis and on snow, skiing 30 ski resorts, climbing about 3’000m on skins only, skiing down 42’000m vertical! A climate friendly freeride adventure using only existing ski lift infrastructure and public transport to ski as much as possible while exploring the French Alps with their world class skiing and their natural, cultural and culinaric secrets.

Join us for a wild adventure to ski, soak in desert hot springs and learn about sustainable design in the Californian High Sierra from 26.03.-02.04.2016. We stay in a unique building, sustainable designed, in the high desert near Bishop and Mammoth Mountain, the Swall-Institute. World class spring corn skiing and touring, desert light and hot springs deliver a special setting to explore the place.

Join Grown to ski the Polar bear country and experience arctic change in Spitsbergen from 21.-28.04.2016. We offer a unique trip to the Arctic wilderness that combines ski mountaineering, snow kiting and dog sledging with wildlife observation and learning about climate change and life in the Arctic.