Looking for Lead Expedition Instructors for 4-day backpacking and/or paddling expeditions.
Generally in the CT/MA area, with signature destinations in the Adirondacks, Delaware Water Gap, and the Bigelows in ME.

Pay is $210/day.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Therapeutic Counselors


- Experience working with and leading diverse groups of youth
- Instructor experience
- Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder
- Understand risk assessment, be open to adjustments to safety policies
- Be skilled in guiding briefings and debriefings with groups to target takeaway skills/lessons
- Will be able to operate the majority of our equipment independently
- Ideally, at least 22 years of age
- Must be able to pass a background check

Required Skills:

- Backpacking
- Cooking with MSR stoves
- Knot tying (good with truckers hitch and taught line hitch for setting up tarps)
- An understanding of expedition behavior
- Able to carry a 40 lbs backpack for the good part of a day
- Solid communication skills with the ability to easily describe and share your instructor/leadership style and needs.

Preferred Skills:

- Comfortable with teenagers
- Facilitation skills for activities and initiatives
- An understanding of group dynamics
- Experience mentoring youth through tough experiences
- Ability to deal with an emergency or an unexpected turn of events with good judgment and a calm disposition
- Spanish speaking skills would be an added bonus
- Ideally, would have a vehicle to drive to program start and be willing to help with a shuttle at the beginning or end of course

About Outside Perspectives, Inc.

Outside Perspectives, a nonprofit course and expedition program, partners with youth development organizations, schools, and teams to provide transformative expedition, rock climbing and team building experiences in the natural environment. Immersive wilderness experiences are powerful catalysts for positive change.

Application Instructions

Please send your resume and any questions to [email protected]