Trip Leader, Wilderness Adventure


Position Title: Trip Leader

Organization: Wilderness Adventure

Organization Overview: Wilderness Adventures boasts 48 years of success in providing life-changing summer adventures for students. Nothing is more essential to this success than the enthusiasm, skills and dedication of our leaders. Leading for Wilderness Adventures offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting locations, cultures, and remote wilderness areas, all the while providing a group of students with an unmatched opportunity for growth that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Position Overview: Wilderness Adventures is looking for trip leaders who are enthusiastic about working with student ages 11-20 in group settings. Leaders will guide groups of 10-15 students, with a co-leader through exciting yet challenging adventure activities, as well as teach the curriculum designed for each of our trip types: Discovery Adventures, Explorer Adventures, High Trails Adventures, and Gap Semester Programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with adventures ranging from one to six weeks in duration.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years old by June 2021.
  • Applicants must have and maintain an excellent driving record with no major infractions of unsafe conduct. You will be required to drive a 15-passenger van towing an 8-foot utility trailer if leading one of our domestic trips.
  • A minimum certification in Wilderness First Responder by June 2021. (You can apply and then complete the certification before June or through our sponsored course).
  • College graduate or in the process of completing a degree.
  • Quality experience teaching/leading in a variety of settings, ideally with students in grades 5-12.

Salary/pay:

  • Leaders are contracted to lead one to three trips ranging from one to six weeks each.
  • All program expenses will be paid for while working for Wilderness Adventures (transportation and flights to the trip start and end locations, all accommodations, all meals, all activities).
  • Wilderness Adventures sponsored WFR course.
  • Wilderness Adventures offers many pro-deals and industry discounts.

How to apply: Please click here to view the full job description and to apply