We are hiring instructors for a 6 night backpack in Joshua Tree with 7th graders. You are responsible for facilitating a safe, transformational, educational, and super fun journey for these students. You will facilitate an intro to backpacking curriculum, as well as any other lessons that inspire you and the students. During the trip, there is also a day of rock climbing led by our expert climbing managers.

Contract Dates: March 20-30th

Pay Rate:
Contract total: $2000!
Non-participant Day Rate: $123.75
Program Day Rate: $225 per day

Staff are responsible for providing personal transportation to all contracted locations. There is an option to fly in and have support with airport transportation. We do not offer travel stipends. While on programs, we provide all meals and accommodation (typically a campsite at the program location). While we do not currently have housing available off-program, we can often provide you with campsite accommodation on the nights before and after a program.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Previous backpacking experience (personal and professional)
Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid
Previous experience working with youth
Strong skills in leadership, teamwork, time and risk management, organization, judgment, planning, and communication.
18+ years old

Preferred Skills:

Hiking and backpacking
Rock climbing
Leave No Trace
Backcountry travel & navigation
Environmental Education
Curriculum and lesson plan implementation
Group management
Processing and debriefing
Spanish or other language proficiency
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

About Outdoor Adventures by Boojum

Founded in 1975, Outdoor Adventures by Boojum is a nonprofit that helps people learn more about themselves, each other, and the environment. We work to provide customized programs for those looking to experience the outdoors through hiking, rock climbing, high-ropes courses, and other fun yet challenging activities. Over the years, we have benefited more than 100,000 people in our role as an educational partner and established an enduring reputation for value, integrity, and fun. Each year we have many people come to us asking why Boojum. Well, the short answer is that we are an incredible nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) with a fantastic community. Our staff says that the main draw to choosing to come back to Boojum season after season is the community. Boojum enjoys hiring those that enjoy making the work environment fun for all, not just the participants. We strive to find the best staff possible and provide our staff with great work opportunities. Come and JOIN OUR TEAM!

Application Instructions

Please fill out application at boojum.org/field-staff Or email your resume directly to [email protected]!

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