Watershed School is seeking hiking/backpacking instructors to co-lead small groups backpacking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The dates for the position are August 23 – September 1st, which includes two days on campus and eight days in the field. The high school orientation experience consists of a 3-day orientation at the school, followed by a 8- to 10-day wilderness backpacking trip. The purpose of both of these trips is to spark adventure and wonder, and to foster character development, leadership skills, community and grit, all of which are transferred into the classroom. Trips also provide a unique opportunity for staff to connect with students and advisees in an informal setting. We are looking for people that love to hike in the backcountry and love working with high school aged students. You will be accompanied by the advisor of the group who also has backpacking and trip leading experience.

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


BS or equivalent, two or more years experience, WFR.

Required Skills:

Good communication, creative problem solver, kind human being, enjoys working with high school aged students

About The Watershed School

At Watershed, students learn by going off campus, working with experts, and creating solutions to real-world problems. Instead of memorizing answers for standardized tests, they might learn economics by starting a small business or master algebra by solving an engineering problem. Watershed students learn with a purpose. Along the way, they’re part of a close-knit community that allows them to be who they are. It’s no wonder they love coming to school every day.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume to [email protected]