Job title: Safety and Training Manager
Department: Human Resources
Employment Class: Regular Full-Time
Pay Status: Exempt, $48,000-$60,000/year DOE
Expected Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week
Dates of Employment/Start Date: ASAP, February 2021
Reports To: Human Resources and Admin Director
Housing Available: No

Program Overview and Job Summary:
The Safety and Training Manager is responsible for developing, upholding, and training for all risk management practices for all departments and programs of Keystone Science School utilizing a collaborative approach with all staff members of KSS. This includes the adherence of all policies and procedures of the KSS Risk Management Plan, Colorado State Child Care Licensure Rules and Regulations, Summit County’s Public Health Department, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation standards, and guidelines within the Pinnacol Safety Program.

Keystone Science School invites candidates to apply who are energetic, enthusiastic, smart, hard-working, self-directed, dedicated and fun. Our tagline, Science. Adventure. Fun! summarizes what we seek in our employees: passionate about our work, willing to seek adventure and take risks to improve KSS, and able to laugh along the way. We work hard so we can play hard!

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Teaching/Education


Bachelor's degree
At least 2 years of knowledge and experience within industry risk management (backcountry, front country and classroom); At least one year of experience writing and upholding risk management policies for an outdoor education program
An understanding of or experience in leading adventure based programs in the backcountry
Minimum of 2 years’ experience leading and training staff

Required Skills:

Ability to clearly communicate the purpose and practices of CO State Child Care Licensure, ACA and risk management to all staff;
Experience facilitating and coaching positive learning environments, emotional safety, equity and inclusion in an education setting;
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certifications or above, from an approved vendor (if certification has been held in the past and can be renewed that is acceptable);
Age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience

Preferred Skills:

Experience working outdoor education or camp programs within the state of Colorado;
CPR and First Aid instructor in good standing with an approved provider;
Desired computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.);
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

Ready to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now! Please submit the online Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. All applications require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. In your cover letter, please address your philosophy of education, and describe how your previous experiences have prepared you for this position. Applicant materials will be accepted until Monday, February 15th.