Our field Instructors come from all over the country to lead courses in the summer. All have some experience in outdoor recreation, education or wilderness therapy and are attuned to the unique needs of diverse adolescents, LGBTQ+ people, women and girls. They are the front line of our work and have the empowering responsibility of leading our courses for girls, women and LGBTQ+ youth in the wilderness. Our instructors are tasked with building an open and welcoming course culture for participants, teaching the Women’s Wilderness curriculum and guiding in a backcountry environment. Additionally, field instructors manage and mitigate all risks during courses for participants and fellow instructors and must have the experience and ability to respond to emergency backcountry situations when/if they arise. See link for full position description.
All Climbing Instructor applicants are required to have the following additional skills and experience
- Extensive personal experience rock climbing
- Ability to lead climb at the trad level 5.7 or higher
- Experience leading rock climbing courses or programs in a professional setting
- Current AMGA certification (Single Pitch Instructor or higher) desirable for all applicants, but required for Lead Rock Climbing Instructors
- Current WFR
About Women's Wilderness
Women’s Wilderness envisions a socially just and environmentally sustainable world. 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. With a 24-year history, Women’s Wilderness is a dynamic, committed non-profit seeking to grow its impact and scope of social change in the U.S.