For over 50 years, Prescott College’s Wilderness Orientation program has engaged incoming students in a required, credit-bearing 21-day orientation course. We are looking for passionate, dynamic, and experienced outdoor educators to co-lead 21-day backpacking courses this upcoming fall in the beautiful and rugged canyons and mountains of the Mogollon Rim. We are especially committed to hiring BIPOC and members of the LGBQTIA2s+ communities.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


Instructors must be compassionate and experienced outdoor educators who are committed to building culturally responsive and equitable communities on course. We prefer that instructors are WFR certified (and we have some scholarships available!) and able to manage physical and emotional risks for college students in rugged and remote terrain in an extended expeditionary setting.

Required Skills:

Equitable community building skills; Risk management skills; Logistical skills; Physical capacity to backpack in remote terrain for 21 days with a 40 -50 lb pack.

About Prescott College

A tiny! Liberal Arts College in central Arizona, whose core values include social and environmental justice, our Orientation programs are as unique as our students.
Orientation is every students’ first required college course. Students choose from Community-Based or Wilderness Orientation Course options Students on Wilderness Orientation are in the field for 21-days and complete an interdisciplinary curriculum that ranges from backcountry skills, leadership curriculum, critical thinking and discussion-based learning, community building, and natural history.

Application Instructions

Please apply via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJV-8uUkw2xVvwgK8dOcAexftO5bs3XUWV4iXyA48DNv9aag/viewform?usp=sf_link Questions? Contact the faculty director, Cecil Goodman at [email protected]