Field Instructor

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Job Overview


As a Wildcat Instructor you will deliver adventure-based programs to Project U.S.E. clients. As part of the Wildcat team, you are responsible for leading groups of 10-15 participants through activities and exercises that emphasize: leadership, teamwork, positive communication, trust, community, environmental education, conflict resolution, and connecting with the natural world. Instructing at Wildcat is never boring- each group brings a different perspective and challenge to the day.

What you’ll do

In your role, you will lead a mix of 1-day and multi-day courses with our groups.

Courses may include the following:

  • teambuilding activities,
  • trust exercises,
  • hiking,
  • canoeing,
  • orienteering,
  • back-country camping,
  • low & high ropes course elements &
  • rock climbing.

When you’re not on programs you may be:

  • prepping food & gear for other programs,
  • doing logistics work,
  • light trail maintenance around basecamp or
  • researching new program activities or locations.

Who you are & what you bring

A person who is passionate about education and a making a difference in the lives of young people. You are motivated, mature, and possess outstanding judgment and decision-making skills. You believe in our mission and are excited to impact the future generation in a positive way.


• Over 21
• Passionate about teaching or working with young people
• Ability to pass a background check
• Comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather
• Comfortable speaking in front of groups
• Clean Driver’s License

Nice to have…

• Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Basic First Aid & CPR
• Lifeguard certification
• Experience with Outdoor Activities including: rock-climbing, canoeing, camping & backpacking

What’s in it for you

Wildcat Programs are a great way for you to gain experience teaching or working with young people in a non-traditional environment. Our program emphasizes teamwork, team bonding and leadership, skills that will be useful to have in many other positions. It’s also a chance to work in the great outdoors and share your passion for nature. For many Instructors, this job has been a gateway to other positions in the outdoor adventure field, classroom teaching, social work and other non-profit positions.


Position is Full-time Seasonal- starting immediately and ending November 2018.

Salary is $375-$425 per week dependent upon experience.

Room & Board at our Staff House near Wildcat is also included.