Canoemobile focuses on introducing youth and young adults from historically marginalized communities to their local outdoor spaces. Canoemobile experiences include day trips in the Twin Cities Metro Area and extended national tours ranging from 2-12 weeks in length. Canoemobile Outdoor Leaders (OLs) lead outdoor-based field trips that incorporate: canoeing, environmental education activities focused on STEM, natural resources, historical and cultural interpretation, and team-building. Canoemobile OLs are caring adults who deliver programming that centers social emotional learning.

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


Basic First Aid & CPR Certification (or ability to obtain)
Desire to lead, motivate, and manage groups of varying ages, abilities, and identities in an outdoor setting
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to work as a team and conduct themselves in a way that contributes to a positive working environment with peers
Willing to keep flexible hours
Must pass a background check
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be legally allowed to work in the United States
Once hired, atten

Required Skills:

See full job description for required skills

Preferred Skills:

Wilderness Water Safety, Lifeguard, or other Professional Rescuer
Current driver’s license* and a safe driving record dating back at least five years
One or more seasons or years of professional experience in outdoor recreation or education, leadership or guiding, group facilitation, or other related experience.
Experience working with individuals from diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
Proficiency in Spanish, American Sign Language, Hmong, or Somali

About Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, we inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration. Wilderness Inquiry is all about access, inclusion, and opportunity. We believe exploration of the natural world is a birthright we all share, and we act on that belief. We operate in a manner that facilitates full participation by everyone, including people of all ages, background, and abilities.

Application Instructions

Please apply through Wilderness Inquiry website. https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/job/canoemobile-outdoor-leader/