Wilderness Instructor


Adventure Treks
Seasonal
Job Overview

Through adventures designed to foster community, build confidence and teach leadership, Adventure Treks operates 13 to 30-day wilderness-based programs for teenagers in British Columbia, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming and North Carolina.

 

Instructors are in charge of:

  • managing group dynamics
  • coordinating logistics
  • leading activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, ziplining, cooking, orienteering, Leave No Trace concepts and general environmental education

On each adventure, the six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including:

 

  • instruction in all outdoor activities
  • risk management
  • managing group dynamics
  • menu planning
  • purchasing food
  • laundry
  • transportation
  • coordinating with outfitters
  • maintaining equipment
  • handling medical issues

Benefits include:

  • competitive salary
  • travel stipend
  • access to pro-purchase discounts
  • opportunity to work both summer (early June to mid-August) and fall school group programs (late August through late October in North Carolina)

Applicants must be:

  • 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred)
  • valid WFR & CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one)
  • several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs
  • be willing to work long hours with little to no time off

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Rachel O’Neil , rachel@adventuretreks.com. Applications are due by May 15th for summer positions and August 15th for fall positions.

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