Overview

Are you seeking a summer of meaningful work? Are you passionate about rock climbing and want to inspire kids to find that same love for outdoor adventures? Are you looking for an employer who values you as an individual, recognizing your gifts and talents and inviting you to use them every day? Then you are the perfect fit for Avid4 Adventure!

Full-time and Part-time Rock Climbing Instructor opportunities available!

Why Avid4 Adventure?

We were again voted by Outside Magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work.
We are the only summer camp in the world that is a Certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation).
We truly live by our Core Values.
We are committed to improving inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity both internally and in the outdoor industry as a whole. You can learn more about our JEDI commitments and progress here.
Benefits – Access to affordable health insurance, access to free gear, discounted pro deals on gear, professional development, public transportation reimbursement to/from camp, and more!
Compensation – Hourly rates for our Portland Climbing Specialists start at $18.25/hour but increase with additional experience and certifications. Hourly rates differ based location and specific programs. Read more about our compensation structure here.
We are hiring Climbing Program Specialists for the following locations:

Portland, Oregon
Seattle, Washington
We have Climbing Program Specialist positions available at multiple program locations across the US. If you’re interested in being considered for other locations – be sure to let us know!

In this role you will

Co-lead groups of up to 13 campers in age and developmentally appropriate instruction with outdoor activities including rock climbing, Leave No Trace principles, and teambuilding.
Set top ropes and releasable rappels without supervision; gear management, inventory, and daily inspection
Depending on your camp location, you may also spend a couple days supporting mountain biking instruction along with program co-leaders (advanced mountain biking skills and knowledge not required)
You may be asked to also instruct paddling and climbing – training will be provided!
Serve as a role model and guide campers by exhibiting appropriate behavior, attitudes, and activities.
Follow and educate campers on safety protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants.
Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs.

Work Schedule

Typically Monday – Friday, about 40 hours/week. Options available to work full-time or part-time (minimum of two 8-hour days a week)
Mandatory training begins June 11; camps run June 19 through August 25.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding

Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp
Personal and/or professional climbing experience required; must have thorough knowledge of common climbing knots and climb technical skills
+1 years of experience working with kids in a professional or volunteer setting preferred
Must enjoy spending time with kids and having fun!
Minimum of Basic First Aid & CPR certification by the start of camp (and we can point you in the right direction to get this done)

About Avid4 Adventure

The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors. More importantly, we teach kids and teens to assess risks, use sound judgment, and believe in their abilities. Through summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs, and events, Avid4 Adventure inspires thousands of kids and teens every year to lead active lifestyles.

Application Instructions

For a full job description, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://avid.workbrightats.com/jobs/974207-62023.html