Field Instructor

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Wilmington, NC
United States



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From North Carolina to Alaska to the high Himalayas to Patagonia, The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is a values-based outdoor and adventure education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. NCOAE develops and facilitates professionally guided outdoor experiences to foster an engaged educational community, through personal growth and the acquisition of technical and academic skills.

NCOAE is seeking Field Instructors for the 2021 season.  Instructors manage the safety of the students while leading multi-day wilderness courses, including backpacking, kayaking, and rock climbing courses. Instructors manage risks and assure effective courses, while serving as an educator and role model. Must be able to teach and facilitate NCOAE’s curriculum to teens and adults, complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion and participate in pre-trip and post-trip briefs. Additional duties include facilitating a meaningful group experience and setting an emotionally and physically safe, fun and engaging tone for students to follow.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Prior experience working with wilderness programs, outdoor education, residential summer camps, or related field
• Current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
• Competency in risk management skills
• Prior to hiring: Satisfactory completion of an NCOAE Instructor Course

• 3+ years experience leading domestic and/or international outdoor education programs
• Current WFR or WEMT certification
• Degree in adventure education, outdoor education, recreation, wilderness leadership or related degree

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Interested individuals may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and references to

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$70-$90 a day, based on experience

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