Challenge Course Instructors facilitate full-day programs for students in grades 6-12 and adults. You’ll be responsible for planning the curriculum and flow of the day, setting up and breaking down the challenge course, and safely facilitating students through the program elements (high & low ropes, ground games, and team-building activities). Our instructors are skilled in facilitation and experienced in working with a variety of students and ages.

Wage: $22/hour with opportunities to promote
Schedule: This is a part-time, hourly position, typically 2.5-3 days a week (~20 hrs/week). Program operates Tuesday-Saturday, January 20, 2023 through November 3, 2023.
Start date: As soon as possible
Benefits: PTO, Pro Deals, professional development funds, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 401K with employer match after 1-year
Location: Most program days take place at the McLaren Park Ropes Course in southeast San Francisco.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Teaching/Education


Passionate about working with youth, especially teens and middle schoolers
Have a deep understanding and personal commitment to equity and inclusion in the outdoors
Able to participate in all course activities while maintaining energy, strength, and focus to aid students and instructors
Comfortable climbing to height

Required Skills:

First Aid & CPR/AED (must meet EMSA requirements for childcare providers [i.e. requires an in-person assessment])
20 years of age or older by start date
Able to work weekends and nontraditional hours (earlier than 9am)
Able to pass a federal & Live Scan background check and provide current (within last 4 years) negative TB screen or test results (cost of all screening paid for or reimbursed by OBCA)

Preferred Skills:

Have prior experience in experiential, outdoor, or environmental education programs
Familiar with belaying and spotting low and high ropes course activities

About Outward Bound California

Outward Bound California (OBCA) is a non-profit that uses challenging experiences in outdoor settings to create social-emotional learning opportunities for our students, aged 12+ (including adults). OBCA is committed to increasing access for those that have traditionally been excluded from outdoor spaces. We do this, in part, through our 40+ community partnerships and by offering partial or full scholarships to over 2/3 of our students.

Outward Bound California is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Outward Bound California also promotes respect for all

Application Instructions

Please apply on our website: https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/connect/careers/field-positions/bay-area-challenge-course-instructor-part-time/