Overview

Keystone Science Schools Adventures are designed to build a novices skill and excitement to explore the outdoors. Adventures are either 6-day car camping programs designed to expose students to the possibilities of outdoor recreation or 12 day backpacking programs designed to build competency in outdoor living and leadership skills. 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.

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 manage logistics and packing for off-site programs on a rotating basis.

Main areas of focus:

– 75% Teaching and facilitating programming;

– 15% Lesson planning and curriculum development;

– 10% Support staff duties (e.g. facilitation of meals, set up/clean up, transportation, student free time).

Compensation: $680-768/week plus housing

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

Experience leading/guiding participants in a wilderness/backcountry setting (minimum of 5 overnight trips);

Prior experience working with school-age children: at least three (3) months (460 hours) of full-time or equivalent part-time satisfactory and verifiable experience with school-age children;

Experience with risk management practices of the outdoor education industry;

Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain.

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

Please submit the Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment.