Login Register
Home » Jobs » Wilderness Field Instructor

Second Nature Wilderness Family Therapy

  • 382 W main st, Duchesne, UT
  • www.second-nature.com

Contact the employer

Make sure to include valid contact details when reaching out to an employer.

Email Me Jobs Like These

Create a job alert now and get notified when new jobs are posted.

Alert Frequency

Apply by May 17, 2022

Wilderness Field Instructor


Do you have a love for the outdoors and wish to make a positive impact?

Northeastern Utah, approximately two hours from Salt Lake City operating in the rugged high Utah desert terrain of the Uinta basin and the alpine forests of the spectacular Uinta Mountain range. As one of the industry's most sophisticated wilderness therapy programs, Second Nature provides insight, direction and hope to teens and their families. Blending the healing power of nature, mindfulness, nutrition and wellness with licensed therapists and experienced staff, adolescents from the ages of 13-17 embark on a journey of health, choice and secure relationships.

min experience

salary range

$175.00 - $265.00 / day

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Working with a licensed therapist, Field Instructors teach healthy emotional and behavioral habits to students through an itinerate, therapeutic journey in the backcountry of northeastern Utah. The wilderness provides immediate natural learning opportunities for the students’ choices. It also provides the ideal backdrop for Field Instructors to teach craft and survival skills, backpacking techniques and low impact camping principles.

Field Instructors develop clinical qualities unrivaled in therapeutic wilderness care. Shelter building, friction fires, backpacking, mindfulness, simple daily chores, teamwork, relationship skills, problem-solving and life-changing lessons are all taught in the moment.

Field Instructors make an initial commitment, through seasonal contracts (minimum 3 months) and/or year-round contracts. The workweek runs from Tuesday to Tuesday, with an eight-day on, six-day off schedule.

Special Benefits

In addition to the up to $3000 sign/gear bonus, Second Nature has a level system for Field Instructor pay. Each level has increased responsibility and increased pay. Field Instructors begin earning $170-$185 per day (depending on previous experience working with adolescents) for their first three shifts. Instructors continue to work on personal and professional development working through the levels earning up to $265 a day. All levels with benefits that include full health and dental insurance, performance bonuses, participation in a 401k plan, scholarships for professional development, training courses for level advancement (such as Wilderness First Responder), and a variety of professional gear deals. Second Nature also offers in-house training from which Field Instructors can learn communication skills, emergent strategies, non-violent de-escalation and many more useful tools.

Minimum Requirements

Creativity, an affinity for outdoor living, sensitivity, compassion, flexibility and patience along with the desire to help young people lead healthy and productive lives and participating in a community of growth are all prerequisites for the Field Instructor position.

all about us

About Adventure Job Board

We have worked and lived in some of the best places on earth. The experiences that come with seasonal and full time work in adventurous settings are life changing to say the least. We built this job board to share those opportunities with passionate job seekers while connecting employers to the best possible candidates.

More about us

Give us a shoutout

Contact Us

Have a question about a job or a place? Need a little extra encouragement? Know of a great place that we haven’t discovered yet? Send us an email, tag us with #AdventureJobBoard on Social, or release the courier pigeons. Contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Contact us now

You’ve got email

Newsletter Signup

Please sign up here to receive a newsletter listing all our latest jobs, offers and updates.

    communitY dedicated to jobs in great places

    Fueled by a passion to help people redefine how they see their careers

    © 2016 - 2022 Adventure Job Bord - All rights reserved.