The Wilderness Program at UWC-USA invites applications for our 5 week fellowship position, which will bring those starting out in a career in outdoor education to the UWC-USA campus in Montezuma, New Mexico. In this 5 week position, Fellows are expected to reside at UWC-USA and become a part of the community. Fellows will gain experience supporting the student life programming offered through the wilderness department and residential life. Fellows will share from their areas of expertise both formally and informally, and work with students in small groups. Fellows will split their time between leading students in the field, administrative tasks, and preparing trip logistics. Fellows will gain experience working directly with the Wilderness Director in trip leading and teaching.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


A current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification and CPR/AED certification. Willing to give time off for a candidate to take the course if they do not have the certification.
Fluency with Leave No Trace principles and a strong wilderness preservation ethic.
Experience traveling in the backcountry, including at elevations above 10,000 feet, and on trips of at least 5 days.
Experience with rock climbing and mountain biking
Current driver's license and 23 years of age

About United World College

UWC-USA is one of 18 United World College (UWC) campuses located on five continents. A two-year residential school, UWC-USA serves students age 16-19 who typically represent more than 85 different countries. They participate in a unique program that combines academic challenge with an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. We are seeking instructors who represent our diverse student body and strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented communities in the outdoors. As a program we welcome individuals from every nation, racial and ethnic group, socioeconomic and political background. Our effectiveness as a program is based on building community in the wilderness that embodies diversity in all its forms.

Application Instructions

Applications should include the following: - A detailed resume. - A statement of interest - The contact information for three references. Wilderness Fellows will be paid $12.50 an hour in addition to lodging and food. Start and end dates are negotiable for the right candidate. Please send application materials and queries to [email protected]