Lead Program Instructors will be team leaders and facilitate overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year and overnight camp in the summer.

During the school year the Lead Program Instructor is responsible for teaching the wide variety of curricula options offered by KSS. Program Instructors will lead groups of up to 13 students in outdoor education programs including environmental science and community building curriculum. Program Instructors are responsible for lesson planning and organizing curriculum for each program. They are also responsible for the facilitation of meals, evening programs, and the completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis. Lead Program Instructors will be the liaison between instructors and schools during their trip, mentoring program instructors, and other leadership duties. Schedule is typically 5 days per week and includes some nights and weekends.

Keystone Science School’s Adventures are designed to build a novice’s skill and excitement to explore the outdoors. Adventures are either 6-day programs designed to expose students to the possibilities of outdoor recreation or 12-day programs designed to build competency in outdoor living and leadership skills. Depending on the Program we do a mix of car camping, backcountry travel, rock climbing, backpacking, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain peak attempts, and paddling programs. The unique locations for our Adventures cater well to place-based environmental education as students explore beautiful landscapes and ecosystems. We believe that students can utilize lessons learned on an Adventure in their future including: relationships with friends, projects at school, and future work opportunities.

During the Summer, Adventure Lead Program Instructors will be the lead of a field group of students on a 6 to 12 day adventure program with a focus on leadership, teaching lessons, climbing instruction, backcountry and car camping travel and other high adventure activities. Lead Adventure Instructors will help oversee staff which includes: Ability to have open, honest, and difficult conversations, coaching and mentoring staff, giving and receiving quality feedback, will be the final call from a decision making process in the field, will oversee curriculum, and other duties.

All Adventure Instructors are responsible for planning and facilitating curriculum and activities during field-based programs. Adventure Instructors are familiar with the daily schedule, risk management practices, emergency action plans, and the overall energy of Adventure programs. They are responsible for guiding students in their personal growth and daily living skills. Adventure Instructors also help manage logistics and packing for off-site programs on a rotating basis.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding

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 on Ute land in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School is a historic campus that 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. Check out KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!

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