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  • 1899 Berea Church Road, Hendersonville, NC
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Outdoor Instructor

Being an outdoor instructor at Adventure Treks is an incredible opportunity- seeing students immersed in nature, fostering a community, and building their confidence and leadership on the trail! Instructors know the demands of operating on the sun's clock and sleeping in a tent for weeks at a time with peers and students that rely on them. In the highs and lows of a trip, they're always engaged, bringing fun to any situation, staying motivated, and working hard. Instructors are in charge of safety, satisfaction, and success. It's not always easy, but it's so rewarding!
Our commitment to providing fun, growth-oriented, and community-minded experiences for our students allowed us to safely and successfully operate our 2020 summer season, create new gap semester programs, provide fulfilling jobs, and avoid large staff layoffs.

Industry

min experience

salary range

$2.8k - $3.1k / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

Being an outdoor instructor at Adventure Treks is an incredible opportunity- seeing students immersed in nature, fostering a community, and building their confidence and leadership on the trail! Instructors know the demands of operating on the sun’s clock and sleeping in a tent for weeks at a time with peers and students that rely on them. In the highs and lows of a trip, they’re always engaged, bringing fun to any situation, staying motivated, and working hard. Instructors are in charge of safety, satisfaction, and success. It’s not always easy, but it’s so rewarding!
Our commitment to providing fun, growth-oriented, and community-minded experiences for our students allowed us to safely and successfully operate our 2020 summer season, create new gap semester programs, provide fulfilling jobs, and avoid large staff layoffs.

Special Benefits

Personal and professional skills learned at Adventure Treks are applicable to many experiences for years to come:
  • Leadership and Responsibility: responsible for 24 teenagers and all aspects of running a safe and fun trip
  • Communication: with your students, co-instructor, trip leader, regional director, parents, and Adventure Treks office
  • Resilience and adaptability: positively overcome adversity and creatively solve problems
  • Decision making: confidence in safe, quick, and intentional decisions
  • Strong work ethic: the hardest job with the biggest rewards and fulfillment
  • Relationship building: a role model to students, creating strong connections with students, instructor team, and building a strong community
  • Feedback: continual opportunities to provide and receive feedback to students, co-instructors, and trip leaders
Compensation
  • We’re pleased to offer a competitive salary with the average for first-year instructors being $2,800 for the full summer season.
  • Adventure Treks offers travel reimbursements to help instructors travel to and from Staff Orientation
  • Accommodations, meals (and coffee!) on your trip, outfitted activities, equipment, transportation to and from the trip’s locations are provided by Adventure Treks.
  • Pro Deal accounts with access to discounts on a wide range of outdoor brands.
  • Reimbursement for Wilderness First Responder Certification for returning instructors.
  • Focus on year-round personal and professional growth which include career resource webinars and reimbursements towards professional development
  • An opportunity to work both Adventure Treks summer programs and Fall outdoor education programs.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be 21 (college graduate/degree in progress preferred), have a valid WFR & CPR certification, clean driving record, several years of experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs, and the ability to maintain positive energy levels with little/no time off and very limited personal time. Our gap semester faculty also require professional experience backpacking and at least one of the following: rock climbing, whitewater kayaking/canoeing, and mountain biking. Experience with developing and teaching lesson plans, and a strong passion for community building and have worked or are going to work a summer season with Adventure Treks.


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