Overview

Lead inexperienced 14-18 year old students on backpacking, mountaineering, or paddling expeditions in wilderness settings for extended periods of time
Support Lead Instructors in comprehensively managing expedition risks & evaluating student performance
Assist in facilitating lessons and activities about camp craft, leadership & conservation topics to achieve the curricular goals of MWS expeditions; make decisions in the field that reflect MWS’s programmatic goals.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Wilderness First Responder (minimum 72 hour course) and CPR certifications required
Valid driver's license required. Acceptable driving record and an acceptable criminal history, as verified through pre-hire driving record and criminal background checks
Strong desire to learn about and contribute to the mission and values of MWS
One or more seasons (50+ Field Days total) of experience leading groups of students in the backcountry

Required Skills:

Ability to carry a 45-70 lb. backpack in rugged terrain for 10+ hours a day
Ability to lead inexperienced students in wilderness settings for extended periods of time while managing risks and evaluating student performance.
Excellent physical condition; instructors are required to have the fitness level and endurance to safely and effectively lead students.

Preferred Skills:

Ability to organize and effectively teach lessons
Ability to motivate others to accomplish goals
Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
Strong verbal & written communication skills

About MONTANA WILDERNESS SCHOOL

The Montana Wilderness School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit outdoor education organization based in Bozeman, Montana, providing multi-week wilderness expeditions for youth.

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume, application questions and tech-log to: [email protected]; you can find the full job description, application and compensation at www.montanawildernessschool.org in the lower right hand corner.