This Assistant Director will be responsible for managing trip and program logistics, and will participate in Apogee administration, student recruitment and marketing, staff recruitment and training, forms oversight, and gear organization. This position is also responsible for working closely with other Assistant Directors and Directors on any of the aforementioned and more. This position and these responsibilities all contribute to Apogee’s goals as both a company and a community – including business longevity and continuity, company and talent development, and customer satisfaction.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor


o Age 21 or older
o Bachelor’s Degree
o Valid Driver’s License
o Currently hold or willing and able to obtain certifications in Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder

Required Skills:

o Interpersonal competency and emotional maturity
o Excellent analysis, decision-making, and stress-management
o Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
o Highly organized and outstanding attention to detail
o Excellent initiative and follow-through
o Willingness to engage with and advance Apogee's DEI initiatives
o Technology fluency - proficiency with spreadsheets, data analysis, and Google suite
o Nuanced understanding of and dedication to Apogee’s values, culture, and goals

About Apogee Adventures

Apogee provides teenagers with well-designed hiking, biking, community service, writing, photography, and language programs varying in length from 1-6 weeks to spectacular locations throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Caribbean. Additional activities include sea kayaking, surfing, ice climbing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting.

We travel in small, supportive, co-ed groups led by phenomenal leaders. In these challenging and supportive environments, students will achieve new heights. Apogee’s primary goals are for students to have fun, form lasting friendships, and to return home with a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.

Application Instructions

Please complete our online questionnaire (can be found on our website, or email for link), and email your resume and contact information for three references to Apogee at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with online interviews offered to select candidates. Please direct any questions to Chad Olcott or Jack Messerly at 207-725-7025 or [email protected] Start date of November 1, 2021, but flexible, including short term remote work.