Overview

Trackers Earth is a youth organization that inspires kids to navigate real challenges. We believe they can truly contribute, developing the grit and character they need to thrive! Kids learn old-school outdoor skills: wilderness survival, farm craft, wild foraging, fishing, martial arts, boating, and more. All this in immersive camps and programs filled with epic story and adventure.

The Opportunity

Join us! Help shift the movement of outdoor education through Bushcraft, Tracking, and Wilderness Skills. Share your passion for the wilds and wildcrafting with youth. This position is full-time, year-round, and goes beyond a job—you help create a village. Your role? A Trackers Supervisor is manager and mentor to hundreds of staff and thousands of students. As a subject matter expert, contribute to and help develop a Bushcraft, Tracking, and Wilderness Skills curriculum in serving upwards to 3900 kids a year. Co-create and implement content for in-depth forest school, mentoring, and after school programs, cultivating strong relationships with Trackers families as we build our community. Working with the region’s General Manager and Site Supervisors, collaborate in the growth and quality of all Bushcraft programs.

The Game of Tracking

Trackers Earth’s core curriculum is like a live-action role-playing game where kids play in and learn skills that are divided into our Four Guilds: Rangers, Wilders, Mariners, Artisans.

Rangers Guild Rangers train to be Ready. They master the arts of forest craft, honing skills of wilderness survival, tracking, and awareness.

Wilders Guilds Wilders live as a Caretaker. They tend to plants, trees, and odd mushrooms, finding ways to regenerate the land.

Mariners Guild Mariners grow to be Gritty. They sail by salty trade and wisdom, fishing, and foraging, traveling by creek, river, and sea.

Artisans Guild Artisans connect the Team. They act as ringmasters of humor, heart, and wisdom, walking bare-of-foot and sleeping under the twilight sky.

As the specialist supervisor and teacher for Bushcraft, Tracking, and Wilderness Skills, your role is a leader in our Rangers Guild. You work with Trackers founders and leadership to align Rangers activities and content with core Trackers values and programs to facilitate the Game of Tracking.

Grow with Trackers

Trackers Earth serves over 20,000 students each year and is growing. The programs you help build teach leading edge outdoor skills that cultivate competence, capability, and curiosity in the youth we serve. Your efforts help kids better contribute to their family, nature, and many generations beyond us.

As a Guild Supervisor you are key to engaging our Trackers For Life journey—a program that trains teens, parents, and seniors as outdoor educators and Trackers staff. In this critical role, you help our community build our Village both as students and guides. Join a seasoned, dedicated, and expert team to move outdoor education.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders, Water Skills

Qualifications:

Completed Vaccinations for COVID-19 (verification required)
Proven experience in Bushcraft, Tracking, and Wilderness Skills as it applies to deeper nature connection.
1+ year (or 2 seasons) experience leading and managing adult teams, preferably in outdoor or educational settings
2+ years (or 4 seasons) experience in outdoor skills or 3+ in general education
Experience with summer camps similar to Trackers or skills relevant to Trackers programming

Required Skills:

Proven ability to exercise discretion and judgment that reflects critical thinking while managing campers and staff in remote locations with limited support
Can adapt to changing logistics and collaborate on solutions in a calm, positive way
Act as a role model and support the culture of the Trackers Code and Trackers Elements (outdoor skills) with campers and staff
Possess grit, becoming more calm, creative, and proactive when challenged

About Trackers Earth

Since 2004, kids and extended families in all their forms have journeyed on adventures with Trackers Earth and our Guides. We share the Arts of Tracking through stewardship and enduring outdoor skills. We commit to developing opportunity by respecting the diverse cultures and values of every Guide, youth, and family serving with us. We endeavor to grow with families for the increased accessibility of these experiences. We define ourselves by an ever deeper kinship to the more than human world, multi-generational character, and the principles discovered and found in the quietest moments with the forest.

Application Instructions

Please apply on our company website: https://trackersearth.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=83