Instruct and manage field courses and participants:
Manage 1-14 day wilderness-based courses (technical skill areas: hiking and camping, backpacking, rock climbing), lead and promote individual participants’ development of leadership, environmental stewardship, and mental / physical health through teachable moments and group practice, facilitate group activities, lead groups in navigation, map reading, route finding, and geo-based decision-making, focus on building confidence, leadership, authenticity, and self-expression through new challenges, relationship-building and self-reflection, participate in briefs and de-briefs, work collaboratively with co-instructors and interns in teams of two or three people, manage food, gear, and supplies on courses.

Find out more on our website: https://www.womenswilderness.org/join-our-team/
Read the position profile here: https://www.womenswilderness.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Field-Instructor_Position-Profile_2021-1.pdf

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills


-Wilderness First Responder certification
-2+ years of field instructor and/or outdoor education experience
-21+ years of age
-SPI certification (preferred)

About Women's Wilderness

Our mission is to support girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and community. We provide transformative outdoor experiences for participants to develop outdoor skills, practice leadership and teamwork, and be challenged in a safe and supportive environment. Our courses are intentionally designed to be fun, empowering and challenging outdoor experiences. We prioritize creating safe environments where participants can grow stronger, technically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they connect with themselves, others and the land. On our courses, you’ll experience shared leadership, collaboration, emotional support, and making conscious choices that honor you and your lived experience. There is typically a fair amount of laugher, peanut butter, and sweat involved as well.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must send a resume, wilderness resume, and cover letter to [email protected]