St. Mark’s School of Texas is seeking medical trained outdoor staff with a wilderness medicine EMT or equivalent to serve as medical support for the School’s student backpacking trip in August of 2024. The annual Pecos trip consists of a five-night / six-day backpacking trip for 14 and15 year-old boys lead by faculty and staff at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Medics for the trip travel with groups during the time in the backcountry and provide medical care as needed while also being integral to the boys’ experience during their time in the backcountry. In addition, the medics for the trip work closely with the group leaders, Basecamp team, Director of the Wilderness Program, and the School’s Wilderness medical director in preparation for and during the trip. This year’s trip dates are August 4 – 18th, 2024.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Medical, Teaching/Education


EMT, WEMT, AEMT, or Paramedic certifications.

Required Skills:

Backpacking at altitude, camping skills, ability to communicate effectively.

About St. Mark's School of Texas

St. Mark’s School of Texas is an all-boys school for students in grades 1-12 founded in 1906. For over fifty years, all rising freshmen participate in an eight-day, seven-night backpacking trip in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico. Due to the closure of the wilderness in 2022 because of fires, two classes of students will be going for five-night trips this 2024 summer, and we are leading the two trips back-to-back.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants please submit a resume to Cameron Hillier, Director of the Wilderness Program at [email protected]. If you have any questions and would like more detailed information, please call 214-883-0088 (cell).