Youth Education Field Instructor

Organization:

Colorado Mountain Club

Location:

Golden, CO

Deadline:

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a safe, positive, cooperative, and fun group environment with youth ages K-12
  • Create daily lesson plans as needed and lead activities in the following topics: teambuilding, earth science, indoor and outdoor climbing, outdoor discovery, natural/environmental science, and hiking and snowshoeing.
  • Meet & greet small and large groups of students with chaperones.
  • Participate in the safety and well-being of youth participants on multi-day educational courses and classes.
  • Understand and follow all YEP risk management and safety procedures.
  • Instruct and coach students in climbing concepts including belaying, knot tying, rappelling, back-up systems, equipment use and technique.
  • Assist with set up and break down of technical rock climbing systems as needed.
  • Prepare, clean-up and inventory equipment and materials daily as needed.
  • General admin duties as needed.
  • Provide direction to YEP volunteers and interns.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching environmental education and/or adventure education. 
  • Institutional and/or personal rock climbing experience.
  • Strong communication skills-- able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Sense of humor, ability to relate to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Submit a criminal background check.
  • Able to carry loads up to 40 pounds.
  • First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the American Mountaineering Center in Golden each day.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Wilderness First Aid / Wilderness First Responder.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the area of natural science, outdoor recreation/education or related field.
  • Experience leading overnight trips.
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification.

Hours and expectations:

  • Position is seasonal, part-time. 5-30 hours per week depending on availability and program need.
  • Typical work day is 6 hours. Classes vary from 4- 8 hours/day.
  • Occasional overnight trips.
  • Pay is $13-14.50 per hour DOE.
  • Access to Pro-deals
  • For any new curriculum prep - maximum of 2 hours of training and 1 hour of personal prep will be paid.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and three references via email to kathynguyen@cmc.org. Immediate hire, January 21, 2020 start date, or as soon as possible.