The Group Leader works with small groups of staff during the spring, summer, and fall and is primarily responsible for key elements of a group expedition including risk management, logistics, community, culture, and learning. They accompany a group on their travels around the Southwest. It involves camping, hiking, day trips, and office time to plan expeditions. It is based in Albuquerque in the spring and fall, and at our Basecamp in Thoreau, NM during the summer.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Crew


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, leader, risk manager, group cook, artist, scientist, and/or adventurer.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or ability to acquire within 30 days of hire; WFR/WEMT preferred.
Strong organizational skills; experience with Google Drive preferred.
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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 trails, connect you with hands-on science and nature, and engage you in the art and culture of the Southwest.

Application Instructions

Please click the link below to read more details about the position and how to apply at the bottom of the document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ElXwFRuFpoGTuUvRn4JatLvzUmC3_RToGfik7M939zw/edit?usp=sharing