The Lead Program Instructor is a 10-month long job that crosses between winter education programs and summer camp. During the school year the Lead Program Instructor is responsible for teaching the wide variety of curricula options offered by KSS. Lead Program Instructors will lead groups of up to 13 students in outdoor education programs including environmental science and community building curriculum. Lead 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 main point of contact for schools during their program. Schedule is 5 days per week and includes some nights and weekends.

During the summer time Lead Program Instructors may facilitate KSS summer camps including day and overnight programs on the Keystone Science School campus and at satellite locations around Summit County. Lead Program Instructors may also lead adventure programming with a focus on backcountry travel and high adventure activities. Programs are age-specific, full-week program sessions offering education, adventure and recreational activities based upon weekly science and adventure themes. Campers in all programs range from entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. Schedule is 6 days per week including nights and weekends.

There will be scheduled time off between spring, summer, and fall seasons.

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


● Bachelor's or Associate's degree
● Minimum of 1 year of experience teaching students in an outdoor or classroom setting
● Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications minimum
○ Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) required for Summer Adventure programs
● Age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience, excellent driving record, and a valid driver's license
● Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check

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 visit www.KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment to apply!