Love peaceful southwest sunsets…..Shared with a group of 30 teenagers? Then this job is for you! We’re looking for passionate and experienced educators who are interested in joining us for a season in the American Southwest. Our staff team comes from a huge diversity of backgrounds including art, music, science, farming, wilderness experiences, and more and works with youth ranging from 8 to 18 years old. Your day-to-day and week-to-week activities will change with our programs and you’ll be able to spend the overwhelming majority of your time outside working with incredible colleagues and amazing youth.

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


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for CGE vehicle insurance coverage. Experience as an educator, risk manager, group cook, artist, interpreter, scientist, or adventurer preferred. WFA; WFR/WEMT preferred. We believe outdoor education takes many different forms; your unique skills and experiences will be consider

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About Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. Our programs offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the majestic land and cultural heritage of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore. We will take you on world-class backpacking and hiking into pristine wilderness areas. We’ll connect you with hands-on science and nature. We’ll engage you in the art and culture that is the backdrop of this poetic place we call “The Southwest.”

Application Instructions

Submit through our website at: https://www.cottonwoodgulch.org/about/prospective-staff/