Field Instructors work a 2 week on, 2 week off shift. Our instructors live in the field and work directly with a group of clients during their two-week shift. They are responsible for the group’s medication distribution, overseeing meal preparation, leading daily group rituals, and the overall well-being of our clients. They also assist with teaching our clients primitive living skills, how to use their gear and equipment, completing their curriculum, and how they can be a contributing group member in order for successful growth in the program.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


21 years of age or older
Ability to pass physical and drug screen
Ability to commute to job site
Comfortable in all seasons
Experience preferred in working with at-risk youth but not required
CPR, First Aid (can obtain after hire)

Required Skills:

Ability to live in outdoor backpack setting

Preferred Skills:

Comfortable working with at-risk youth, comfortable in all weather conditions, comfortable hiking up to 12 miles in a day.

About blueFire Wilderness Therapy

blueFire Wilderness is an outdoor therapy program for youth ages 11-28. blueFire combines clinical expertise, wilderness, and adventure therapy in our clinician-owned program, providing an approach to treatment which produces long-lasting, internalized change.

Our wilderness adventure therapy helps teens and families overcome their challenges to become the best versions of themselves. We create a healing journey for families to reconnect and work together towards change.

Application Instructions

Please submit an application at the following link at https://bluefirewilderness.com/application/ or by going to our Website and clicking on the careers button in the top right hand corner, then scrolling down to the orange button that states apply now.