Keystone Science School is hiring Lead Program Instructors to be team leaders for overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year and camps and adventure programs in the summer. Lead Instructors are responsible for teaching science curriculum, leading summer camp activities (hiking, camping, songs, skits, archery, etc.), facilitating meals and evening programs, and completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis. Lead Instructors will also be the main point of contact for schools during their visit to KSS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
– Oversee a group of up to 13 students
– Plan, prepare, and teach grade appropriate curriculum and activities
– Lead overnight wilderness camping trips and hikes
– Facilitate adventure experience with professional contracts (e.g. rafting, climbing)
– Facilitate support staff duties (e.g. meals, evening programs, manual labor tasks)
– Maintain high standards for safety and risk management

Dates of Employment and Schedule
February 2022 – November 2022. School-year schedule: 5 days per week and includes some nights and weekends. Summer schedule: 6 days per week including nights and weekends. There will be scheduled time off between spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Compensation, Benefits, and Housing
$800-904/week. Benefits include:
– 100% employer-paid short- and long-term disability, $50,000 life insurance policy with matching AD&D benefit;
– 1st year instructors will be allocated 4 PTO days, 2nd year instructors will be allocated 6 PTO days, and 3rd+ year instructors will be allocated 8 PTO days. Up to 96 paid sick hours, and some federal holidays paid, prorated based on hours worked;
– 401K retirement savings plan with a 3% employer match contribution;
– Discounts for family members on KSS programs;
– Access to outdoor industry pro deals and a discounted ski pass.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Lead Program Instructors work collaboratively with a fun and mission-driven team that cares about youth science and outdoor education, and your work will positively and directly impact the thousands of campers that visit KSS campus each year. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience (either in an outdoor or classroom setting), a Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification, and a valid driver’s license/excellent driving record.

About Keystone Science School

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. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at [email protected]

Application Instructions

Ready to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now! Please submit the Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment.