The Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) Assistant position supports the event planning, marketing, participant registration, and production of a multi-day professional conference that brings together over 500 outdoor and adventure industry professionals to learn about and share methods for managing risk in outdoor adventure programming. The WRMC offers an outstanding educational experience to help programs mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places. The WRMC is a collaboration between NOLS, Outward Bound USA, and the Student Conservation Association, in partnership with the WRMC Steering Committee.
The 30th Anniversary Conference and Pre Conference events will be held October 16-21, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Portland, OR – Columbia Riverfront. The Conference Assistant position may be remote or based in Lander, WY, but requires in-person, on-site work at the conference with anticipated travel dates of 10/15-10/21, 2023.
NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is a nonprofit global wilderness school that supports thousands of students each year all over the world. Our school began in a small cabin in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming in 1965 as the National Outdoor Leadership School. At that time, we were primarily an outdoors skills school, doing our work in local mountain ranges and exploring what it meant to teach leadership in the backcountry. Today, we are NOLS, a multifaceted wilderness school headquartered in Lander, Wyoming with locations in seven U.S. states and six countries, that supports thousands of students each year all over the world in both field & classroom courses.