Job Objective: The Resident Art Educator at CGE is part of our Basecamp team providing exceptional arts and cultural education to our summer trekkers. This position plans and facilitates activities in the Basecamp arts studio (without electricity) to trekkers ranging in age from 8-18 years old. The studio is equipped for metalwork/silversmithing, pit-fired pottery, weaving, leather work, beading, printmaking, and a variety of other visual arts. This person should be ready to lead art activities, participate in the artistic process with a variety of trekkers, and exhibit passion for both traditional and contemporary art of the Southwest.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Support Staff


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.
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Required Skills:

During the summer, must be able to live at our Basecamp near Thoreau, NM, or travel with a group. Work hours are frequently outside of traditional office hours.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of audiences (fellow staff, community members, students, etc.).
We believe outdoor education takes many different forms; your unique skills and experiences will be considered and valued!
More info in the link.

Preferred Skills:

Compensation: Salary range starts at $1400/month. Room and board provided at Thoreau Basecamp throughout the summer. $200 travel stipend available if traveling more than 500 miles. Various Pro Deals available to all staff.

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 review the full position description in the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xB3dbgSCY3GPcjKNIZdAFsYnMx10XhIlMUIGf789nDQ/edit?usp=sharing