Overview

Lead inexperienced 14-18 year old students on backpacking expeditions in wilderness settings for extended periods; act as primary expedition risk manager & continuously evaluate student performance.
Facilitate 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.
Mentor and support Assistant Instructors and Interns in their growth as in-the-field educators

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
Two or more seasons (100+ 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 facilitate curricular and programmatic goals; able to build a progressive expedition curriculum for students
Ability to lead inexperienced students in wilderness settings for extended periods of time while managing complex risks and evaluating student performance
Competency with a variety of backpacking and camp craft skills

Preferred Skills:

Experience working with or instructing high school youth
Experience working with underserved youth
Experience teaching technical paddling skills
Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
Strong written & verbal 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 view full job description, applications and compensation at www.montanawildernessschool.org in the lower right corner.