This position involves a week’s worth of classroom instruction at the Watershed School in Boulder, CO before departing for the SE Utah to camp and canyoneer in the Robbers Roost area. The course will have 7-8 high school students and 2 instructors. The course dates are May 8-May 21, 2021. The course involves driving from Colorado to Utah and back, for a two week long trip that involves teaching basic geology, a sampling of Southwest literature, as well as how to maintain a field journal, all in addition to progressively more challenging canyon travel. Student will learn to boulder, rappel, spot, and scramble before departing for the trip. After the trip the staff will support students in completing a project to reflect on their experience. Looking for instructors with ample wilderness experience, technical climbing skills, and preferably canyoneering skills and local knowledge of the Robber Roost and Cedar Mesa canyons.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills


Seeking experienced wilderness instructor who is proficient in canyoneering skills. Applicants need a strong balance of both soft and hard skills.

Required Skills:

Technical climbing, general wilderness skills and clean driving record.

Preferred Skills:

Technical canyoneering and desert living and travel.

About 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

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