We are hiring educators for our spring season running March-May! We facilitate 1-8 day outdoor experiences for school groups that incorporate backpacking, rock climbing, basecamping, challenge courses and more. We emphasize a balance of social, emotional, and environmental learning. This spring, our program areas are Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Southern CA beaches, and Idyllwild.

This work requires positivity, creativity, organizational skills, professionalism, and a desire to learn and grow. You are responsible for risk management, teaching, facilitation, and leadership of small groups of students in the outdoors. We are looking for people who are willing to collaborate with a dynamic group of staff while at times working under limited direct supervision.

Staff are responsible for providing personal transportation to all contracted locations. 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 reasonable accommodation on the nights before and after a program as well as between programs with a quick turn-around.

We have opportunities for folks to work 1-6 courses this spring, depending on your schedule and professional goals.

Pay Rate:
Non-participant Day Rate: $123.75
Program Day Rate: $225 per day

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


18 years of age or older
WFR/WFA (only CPR is required for some support roles)
Previous experience working with youth
Strong skills in leadership, teamwork, time and risk management, organization, judgment, planning, and communication.

Preferred Skills:

Hiking and backpacking
Rock climbing
Challenge course facilitation
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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