Alzar Gap is seeking instructors to lead a 35 day long gap program based in Idaho from June 12th – July 17th. Alzar accomplishes its mission to ‘build leaders who positively impact the world’ through the intersection of service learning, leadership training, outdoor adventure, and cultural immersion. Instructors are responsible for facilitating several multi-day river and backpacking expeditions, providing mentorship to students, teaching leadership skills and fostering a supportive community.

Programs and Dates:
The Western Whitewater program runs from June 12th – July 16th, 2022.

Please email the Director of Alzar Gap at [email protected] for a more detailed job description.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills


- Wilderness First Responder or equivalent medical training
- Swiftwater Rescue Technician

***Note: Alzar School is a licensed training provider for the American Red Cross, often hosts Swiftwater Rescue Technician trainings, and can help candidates obtain their Idaho Guide’s License. The hiring timeline allows for candidates to obtain necessary outdoor certifications (such as the WFR and SRT certifications) after hire but before starting work if needed.

Required Skills:

- Experience building positive group culture, facilitating conflict resolution, and fostering emotionally safe environments
- Experience leading groups of young adults on extended trips in remote and/or international locations
- Intermediate proficiency in whitewater river environments (either rafting and/or kayaking)
- Approximately 400 river miles class 3 or above documented as the primary person responsible for the craft

Preferred Skills:

- Ability to connect and build rapport with young adults
- Experience teaching, guiding and/or coaching

About Alzar Gap

Alzar Gap is an experiential education organization that provides high school graduates with life-changing experiences while offering tangible leadership training in world-class destinations. We currently offer three different Gap Programs that range from 35 to 90 days in both North and South America.

Application Instructions

Please visit the Alzar School Employment page (https://alzarschool.org/employment-opportunities/) to submit an application under the section "Information On Gap Instructor Positions" Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!

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