Field Instructor


Cottonwood Institute


Denver, CO



Katie Vega

Cottonwood Institute is looking for inspiring and passionate field instructors to lead 10 day outdoor programs this summer 2021 (starting June 1st) and additional programs throughout the year. Programs include: Explore Outside, Leadership and Team Building Project, Endangered Wolves Project, Sustainability Projects and Workshops, and CAP classes. CI partners with local schools and youth organizations to connect students to the outdoors through low impact camping and service-learning projects. Most programs operate in base camp settings throughout the Front Range, however, several programs involve backpacking into more backcountry areas throughout Colorado.

This is a variable-hour, non-exempt position. The base hourly rate of $15.00/hr + bonuses for applicable certs/training and you will be paid for the hours you are actively instructing on day and overnight camping trips. You are also eligible for overtime at time and a half if you work more than 12 consecutive hours in a day or more than 40 hours in one week. You may be covered by Cottonwood Institute's worker's compensation policy if you are injured on the job.