Professional Outdoor Instructor

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Martinsville, IN
United States

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Job Description:

  • Teach students about the outdoor environment
  • Engage students in "teachable moments"
  • Provide outstanding professionalism and customer service
  • Facilitate leadership development through initiatives and challenge courses
  • Entertain on the stage through skits and songs
  • Promote waste reduction by encouraging reduced "yuck" at meals
  • Model sound leadership practices


  • First 12 week season - $275/week stipend for Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Second 12 week season - $300/week stipend (free BW hoody!)
  • All staff members receive free room and partial board (meals while working with program), use of the fitness room, 2500 acre property and recreational equipment as per policy/procedures. Wilderness First Aid or Lifeguard Training is available at a discounted rate based on the season. Pro-purchase opportunities are offered after first month of employment.


  • Ability to energetically teach, inspire and motivate people from all walks of life
  • Ability and willingness to learn and master designated program areas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment for an extended time that can be emotionally and physically demanding
  • Ability to work in a varied weather environment that may include extreme heat and cold, and other adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand, walk, hike on flat, hills, slope and uneven terrain.
  • Ability and willingness to serve others, be a team player, and take on leadership roles and responsibilities

Knowledge and Skills Desired:

  • University degree or equivalent in environmental/adventure education or related field
  • Outdoor skills: Hiking, backpacking, caving, canoeing, climbing, interpretation
  • Experience facilitating personal and group development through challenge course work
  • Experience teaching environmental education
  • Experience in camp settings
  • Experience working with both youth and adults in a learning environment
  • Experience working with people with physical and developmental disabilities
  • Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, lifeguard
  • Driver’s license

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