The Adventure Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all our off-site and adventure programs including staff, administrative, and financial management. Such programs include all school programming hosted off site and all teen Adventure programs in the summer. The Adventure Programs Manager will provide oversight and supervision to program staff through specialized offsite and adventure trainings. The Adventure Manager will also oversee all aspects of permitting, safety, licensing, equipment, and logistics associated with regional adventure programs. In collaboration with the other program managers and Director of Education, the Adventure Programs Manager also develops new curriculum, lessons, safety, and risk management plans for all Adventure Programs. Particular attention will be focused on developing our teen program offerings including a leadership framework, itineraries, and progression. Keystone Science School is in the process of bringing our climbing program in-house and the Adventure Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing all climbing within Keystone Science School programs. This could include training, risk management, permits, gear, etc.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


● Bachelor's or Associate's degree;
● Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain within the first 90 days of employment;
● Minimum of 2 years experience managing staff, teaching in outdoor education programs or classroom setting, developing science/education curricula for a field and outdoor setting, with current practices of risk management;
● Age 21+ with an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license;

Required Skills:

● Proficiency with risk management as it pertains to outdoor education;
● An understanding of education pedagogy and curriculum, and the ability to adapt instruction and lessons to meet a wide variety of learners utilizing different educational philosophies;
● Exceptional Leadership skills and ability to mentor program staff;
● Experience leading outdoor rock climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, mountaineering, backpacking, and/or cross country skiing trips with youth;

Preferred Skills:

● Completed the AMGA SPI course OR has similar experience;
● Basic comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form.

About Keystone Science School

At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.

Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!

Application Instructions

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