Outdoor Education Jobs

Job Listings:

Please note: The jobs on this page will be listed from new to old. We have chosen to retain many expired job postings in order to enable visitors to see what types of jobs are available in this field. Also, bear in mind that, if these agencies have hired in the past, it is likely that they will hire again, and it may be worth contacting them to see is if current opportunities exist. Thank you for your indulgence.

Northland Outdoor Job and Internship Archive:

pdf: ArchiveOfJobsAndInternships

Applying for Jobs with the USDA Forest Service, Posted: 2/18/13

How to-pdf: FS_CM_HowtoApplyforaJob
Pathways Fact Sheet-pdf: PathwaysFactSheetForApplicants_2-18-13

Counselor and Director Positions at YMCA Camp Miller, Posted: 3/12/14

Application-pdf: Employment-Application_2014

YMCA Camp Miller is now hiring for counselor and director positions. We are the oldest Y camp in the state of MN and offer traditional camp activities such as adventure programming (canoe trips, high ropes course, survival camp) and traditional programming (archery, riflery, boating, crafts, swimming, etc). Our staff are ages 18+ and spend eleven weeks with us mentoring, encouraging and facilitating a safe, fun camp experience. Being a summer camp counselor is truly one of the best experiences a young person can have, especially those on the outdoor recreation career path.

If you could please pass on the following job links to your students, I would be so grateful! We would love to interview your students for this fantastic opportunity!


Happy Camping,

Bridgit Maruska
DULUTH YMCA Camping Branch Executive Director
89382 E. Frontage Rd.
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(P) 218.372.3188 (C) 218.393.3595
(F) 218.372.3188
(E) bmaruska@duluthymca.org

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

“I have a conviction that a few weeks spent in a well organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work.”

-Charles Eliot, Former President of Harvard University

Wilderness Instructor Positions with Adventure Treks, Posted: 2/20/14

Description-pdf: WildernessInstructorPositionsWithAdventureTreks_2-20-14

Trees for Tomorrow, Naturalist Positions, Posted: 2/17/14

Description-pdf: TreesForTomorrow_NaturalistPositions_2-17-14
Web site: http://www.treesfortomorrow.com/

2014 Summer Season Temporary Employment Opportunities, US Forest Service, Eastern Region, Ottawa National Forest, Posted: 2/17/14

Description-pdf: 2014_OttawaHiringOutreachUpdated_2-17-14

Multiple Temporary Summer Positions in the Superior National Forest of Minnesota, Posted: 2/17/14

Description-pdf: JobOpportunitiesSummer_2014_2-17-14

Combined Lake States National Forests Temporary Hire-Group Announcement, Posted: 2/17/14

Description-pdf: LakesStatesTemporaryEmploymentOutreach_2-17-14

Assistant Director for Adventure Program at the University of Maryland, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: AssistantDirectorForAdventureProgram_UniversityOfMaryland_2-14-14
Announcement-pdf: PosAnn_AsstDirectorMAP_2-14-14

Seasonal job opportunities on the Superior National Forest, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: SuperiorNationalForest_JobOpportunitiesSummer_2-14-14

Seasonal job opportunities on the Superior National Forest.   Various locations.  Announcements will be open after Feb 19th for one week.

Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure Position at The Ohio State University, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: CoordinatorOfOutdoorAdventurePosition-TheOhioStateUniversity_2-14-14
Announcement-pdf: Position Announcement – OAC coordinator

Fremont-Winema National Forest, Summer Fire Seasonal Positions, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: 2014-fire-seasonal-hiring-fre-win_2-14-14

Interpretive Services Position at Yosemite National Park, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: JobDescription_ISC 2-14-14

Delaware North Companies, Inc., at Yosemite National Park, is re-posting our Interpretive Services Coordinator Position.  This position will be open until February 21, 2014.

L.L.Bean Kids’ Camp Counselors Positions, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: KidsCampCounselorJobDescription_2-14-14

The Employment Department at L.L.Bean is interested in hiring outgoing, friendly, and outdoors-minded people to work as Camp Counselors at our Summer Camp.

The L.L.Bean Kids’ Camp Counselors are expert instructors and experienced counselors. They will help campers experience “epic” adventures and a wide variety of small-group activities including canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, archery, fly and spin casting, and slack lining. Other daily activities include arts and crafts, games, nature walks, learning about native wildlife, and Leave No Trace® Outdoor Ethics.

Our Kids’ Camp encourages campers to develop communication, problem-solving and social skills through participation in group discussions, games, and leadership opportunities.

We are looking for employees that have the following attributes:

  • High level of energy with an outgoing, approachable personality
  • Outdoor leadership and instruction experience
  • Experience working with kids
  • Strong communication skills
  • Available to work the full camp schedule June through August

Our employees are expected to provide the world-class customer service for which L.L.Bean is known.

If you know of interested and qualified, visit llbeancareers.com.

Please call 1-877-255-2326 Monday-Friday from 8AM-4PM if you need help or have any questions.

Kristin Okerholm
L.L.Bean Employment Services
L.L.Bean, Inc.
Casco St
Freeport ME 04033

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Summer Temporary Hiring Opportunities, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: 2014 ChequamegonNicoletNationalForest_SeasonalHiring Outreach_FINAL

Please see attached for the outreach for summer temp opportunities on the Chequamegon-Nicolet NF in northern Wisconsin.  Positions are available in these areas:  Forestry, Recreation, Engineering, Archaeology, Plants, Wildlife, Fisheries, Maintenance, and Heavy Equipment Operations.

Temporary Positions in the Chippewa National Forest, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: Chippewa_Temp_Hiring_2014 Outreach_FINAL

Seasonal Wilderness Technician Position with the Conasauga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: GS-05_Wild_Tech_Outreach_2-14-14

The Conasauga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest will soon be announcing a seasonal wilderness technician position to assist with development and implementation of our education plan and other wilderness activities on the Cohutta Wilderness in northern Georgia. This will be a great opportunity for someone with an interest or background in environmental education and a desire to spend time in the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains!

Karen Larsen
Natural Resources Specialist (Recreation)
Conasauga Ranger District
Chattahoochee-Oconee NF
3941 Hwy 76
Chatsworth, GA  30705
(706) 695-6736  Ext. 103

Adventure Trip Leader Positions at YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Posted: 2/14/14

Description-pdf: AdventureTripLeader_2-14-14

YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George, NY has a few Adventure Trip Leader positions still open for this summer!
Please view the attached posting.

Derek Prill
Wilderness Director & Adventure Assistant
1872 Pilot Knob Rd
Kattskill Bay, NY 12844

51-656-9462 Ext. 6632

Adventure Coordinator position at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Posted: 2/13/14

Description-pdf: VacancyAnnouncementCoordinator_2:13:14

The University of Wisconsin–Stout is excited to announce the opening of two positions within its’ outdoor program: Stout Adventures Coordinator and Stout Adventures Intern. The program is looking for excited and committed individuals to continue to better the program for students and the community. Please refer to the attached documents for more information.

Iowa State University: Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator, Posted: 2/10/14

Description-pdf: ISU_OutdoorProgramCoordinatorPosition_2-10-14

GS-04_Outreach_ 2014 Temporary Fire Initial Attack Dispatcher for COIDC: Prineville, OR, Posted: 2/10/14

Description-pdf: COIDC 462-4 IA_DispOutreach_2-10-14

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest/Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District Lead Fire Prevention Position, Posted: 2/10/14

Description-pdf: 1-Outreach_RSF_GS5_6_7_Prevention_2-10-14

Inyo National Forest Outreach: Temporary Positions, Posted: 2/10/14

Description-pdf: 2014 InyoNationalForest_TempOutreach_2-10-14

Outreach for Two Recreation Temporary Positions: Red Rock Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, Posted: 2/10/14

Description-pdf: RedRockDistrict_RecreationTempOutreach_2Positions_2-10-14

Temporary Season Jobs in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Posted: 1/30/14

Description-pdf: 2014 DPG Temporary Positions Final Announcement

Dakota Prairie Grasslands (DPG) will soon be filling 2014 temporary seasonal jobs.  There are jobs available in Range, Recreation, Trails and Fire.  These jobs are at multiple locations across the DPG.

Please see the attached outreach notice for more details.

Paul Drayton
Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist
Grand River Ranger District
Lemmon, SD

2014 Fire Season Forestry Aid and Forestry Technicians Temporary Wildland Firefighter, Posted: 1/30/14

Description-pdf: 2014 Inyo NF Temp Fire Outreach
Application-pdf: Outreach Response Form

Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests Employment Opportunities, Posted: 1/30/14

Description-pdf: OutreachTemporaryEmployement_GMFL_1-30-14

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Environmental Education Instructor, Posted: 1/28/14

Description-pdf: PEEC_EnvironmentalEducationInstructor_1-28-14

Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) GS-404-4 or GS-404-5 Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Posted: 1/28/14

Description-pdf: Humboldt-ToiyabeNationalForestOutreachNotice_BiologicalScienceTechnician_1-28-14

6 Fire Engine Crew Members and/or Fuels Crew Members, Posted: 1/28/14

Description-pdf: SLVIFMU_SeasonalFireHire_1-28-14

The Rio Grande National Forest and San Luis Valley Field Office will be filling seasonal positions within our organization, as Type 6 Fire Engine crew members and/or Fuels Crew members (Forest Service and BLM). The Duty Stations locations may be in La Jara, Saguache, Del Norte or Monte Vista Colorado.

The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit consists of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U. S Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service who have pooled their resources and personnel to create an efficient, highly experienced and skilled fire and fuels management team for the San Luis Valley.

The interagency team functions as a single unit to respond to wildland fires, plan and conduct prescribed burns, and reduce fuels on federal lands.

Paul Duarte
Division 1
Fire Operations
San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit
1803 W. Hwy. 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Office 719-852-6295
Cell 719-850-2387
Fax 719-852-6250

Deschutes National Forest, Central Oregon, Fire Management Service, Posted: 1/28/14

Description-pdf: 2014_Deschutes_Outreach_1:28:14

Fremont-Winema National Forest: Outreach Notice, 2014: Summer Fire Seasonal Positions, Posted: 1/28/14

Description-pdf: 2014_FireSeasonalHiring_Fremont-Winema_1-28-14

Jobs in the Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger District & Huron-Shores Ranger District, Posted: 1/28/14

Description-pdf: 2014_HMNF_Outreach_1-28-14

Chippewa National Forest Fire Management Zone: Seasonal Firefighter Hiring Announcement, Posted: 1/20/14

The Chippewa NF is planning to fill multiple seasonal fire positions for the 2014 fire season.

GS-03, GS-04, & GS-05 in the Forestry Aid and Forestry Technician (Engine) series.

This outreach is being circulated to inform interested individuals of upcoming opportunities. In past years the vacancies have been advertised under Open Continuous Recruitment (OCR) bulletins that did not have closing dates.  This process has changed.  Applicants will now have to apply to specific vacancy announcements. The vacancy announcements will be open for 30 days or less.

In order to apply through USAJOBS, please email the attached outreach form and we will send you the specific Announcement Numbers when we have them.

Tentative Dates of Employment:  March thru August, 2014

Work locations may include: Walker, Blackduck, & Deer River.

Government Housing may be available at all Duty Stations.

These are seasonal positions not to exceed 1,039 hours (6 months).  The positions are fulltime with vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

For questions and interest, please contact the following:

Walker:  Mike Rice @ 218-547-5129  or mikerice@fs.fed.us

Deer River or Blackduck:  Ben Roy @ 218-246-3456 or broy@fs.fed.us

For more information about working for the Forest Service:  www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/

For more information about the Chippewa National Forest:  www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/chippewa/

Public Program Coordinator Job at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Posted: 1/20/14

Description-pdf: Public Program Coordinator.final

Summer Positions with Windermere, Posted: 1/20/14

Business website: www.windermereusa.org
Introductory Info: http://windermereusa.org/impact_introduction.asp
Position Descriptions: http://windermereusa.org/impact_descriptions.asp
Online Employment Application: http://careers.windermereusa.org/
Online Introductory Information Form: http://careers.windermereusa.org/impact-introductory-information-form/

Shoshone National Forest Wilderness/Trails Positions, Posted: 1/20/14

Description-pdf: SeasonalFlyer_2014

Outreach Forestry Technician (Developed/Dispersed Recreation), Shoshone National Forest, Cody, WY, Posted: 1/20/14

Description-pdf: SeasonalOutreachDevelopedRec_1-20-14

Instructor: Williwaw Adventures, Posted: 12/30/13

Information-pdf: Instructor_WilliwawAdventures_12-30-13

Job and Internship Opportunities with the DC Adventure Center, Posted: 12/2/13

Description-pdf: JobAndInternshipOpportunitiesWithTheDC_AdventureCenter_12-2-13

Department of Athletics
 Director of the Outdoor Recreation Center, Posted: 11/20/13

Description-pdf: DepartmentOfAthletics_DirectorOfTheOutdoorRecreationCenter_11-20-13

Camp Moosilauke is Hiring Trip Leaders, Posted: 11/6/13

Description-pdf: CampMoosilauke_TripLeaders_11-6-13

Executive Director Position at Trees for Tomorrow, Posted: 11/6/13

Description-pdf: ExecutiveDirector_TreesForTomorrow_11-6-13

Co-Manager Outdoor Adventures at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Posted: 10/24/13

Description-pdf: Co-Manager Outdoor Adventures at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Assistant Field Director at New Vision Wilderness, Posted: 9/20/13

Description-pdf: NewVisionWilderness_AssistantFieldDirector_9-20-13

Full Time Wilderness Instructor at New Vision Wilderness, Posted: 9/20/13

Description-pdf: NewVisionWilderness_Full TimeWildernessInstructor_9-20-13

Full Time Wilderness Therapist at New Vision Wilderness, Posted: 9/20/13

Description-pdf: NewVisionWilderness_FullTimeWildernessTherapist_9-20-13

Wilderness Pursuits Manager at Western State Colorado University, Posted: 9/20/13

Description-pdf: WildernessPursuitsManagerAtWesternStateColoradoUniversity_9-20-13

Director of Outdoor Connections at Five Rivers Metroparks, Posted: 9/20/13

Description-pdf: DirectorOfOutdoorConnections_ FiveRiversMetroparks_9-20-13

Izaak Walton League’s Clean Water Fellowship, Posted: 9/19/13

Description-pdf: IzaakWaltonLeague_CleanWaterFellowship_9-19-13

Outdoor Adventures Assistant: Duke Recreation and Physical Education, Posted: 9/18/13

Description-pdf: OutdoorAdventuresAssistant_DukeRecreationAndPhysicalEducation_9-18-13

Assistant Coordinator of the Outdoor Program, Weber State University, Posted: 4/11/13

Description-pdf: AssistantCoordinator-OutdoorProgram_WeberStateUniversity_4-11-13

Assistant Director of the Outdoor Adventures Program at Mount St. Mary’s University, Posted: 4/11/13

Mount St. Mary’s University is now accepting applications for the Assistant Director of the Outdoor Adventures program.

The Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventures reports directly to the Director of Outdoor Adventures and collaborates with Student Affairs and Recreational Services. This position is responsible for assisting the Director with operations including programming, staff training and risk management. This position will have primary responsibility for team-building and challenge course operations. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the Director and other departments to develop new initiatives linked to Admissions and Advancement. As part of the division of Student Affairs, this program is heavily focused on the experiential education aspect of adventure programming.

This is a full-time position with full benefits and annual, holiday, and sick leave. Salary is contingent upon experience.

Full job description and application instructions: http://www.msmary.edu/administration/human-resources/employment-opportunities/administrative-positions/asst-dir-outdoor-adv.html

Chris Duffy
Director of Outdoor Adventures
Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg, Md. 21727
(301) 447-7437

Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation at The University of Georgia, Posted: 4/1/13

Description-pdf: CoordinatorForOutdoorRecreationAt_UGA_4-1-13

Summer Jobs on the Grand Portage Reservation, Posted: 4-1-13

Description-pdf: 2013 Physical Scientist Fluvial Geomorphology Focus NPS ja
Description-pdf: 2013 Physical Scientist Fluvial Geomorphology Focus NSP JD
Description-pdf: 2013 Resource Assistant NPS JD
Description-pdf: 2013 Resources Assistant NPS ja

Camp Moosilauke is Hiring Hiking Trip Leaders and Rock Climbers for the Summer of 2013, Posted: 4/1/13

Description-pdf: CampMoosilaukeJobs_4-1-13
Application-pdf: CampMoosilaukeStaffApplication_4-1-13

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at Colorado College, Posted: 3/14/13

Description-pdf: AssistantDirectorOfOutdoorEducationAtColoradoCollege_3-14-13

Assistant instructor for eco-cultural outdoor program: Bad River Youth Outdoors, Deadline: 3/15/13

Description-pdf: BRYO_AssistantInst_JobDesc_3-13-13

Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs at Kalamazoo College, Posted: 3/13/13

The Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs at Kalamazoo College will work with the Director of the College’s Land-Sea Program and myself (Director of the College’s Arboretum) to provide year-round outdoor programming at the college, including land management at the arboretum, advising the Outing Club (we took trips to California, Nevada and Kentucky last year) and helping to design and lead our 18-day new-student outdoor orientation program in the Adirondacks of New York. The position is 10-month full-time salaried and paired with free housing in the historic farmhouse on the 140-acre arboretum, provides an opportunity for the right individual to earn a living doing what s/he loves.

This is a great opportunity to work in a position with lots of room for creativity, growth and flexibility. Kalamazoo College is highly committed to experiential education and social justice and is included in the 40 Colleges that Change Lives.

For more information, please see the official job posting at K College website:


Many thanks,

E. Binney Girdler, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Co-Director of Environmental Studies
Director, Lillian Anderson Arboretum
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 337-5977

Numerous Jobs and Internships Available Through the Wisconsin DNR, Posted: 3/13/13


2013 Temporary Recreation Positions, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Posted: 3/13/13

Description-pdf: 2013_Updated-Outreach Beaverhead-DeerlodgeRecPositions_3-13-13

Outdoor Adventures Coordinator Position at the University of Arizona, Posted: 3/13/13

University of Arizona Outdoor Adventures is hiring a full time coordinator to help run our outdoor program and challenge course. For a full description of job requirements, responsibilities, salary, and to apply go to:


Feel free to share with anyone who might be a good candidate, or to contact me if you have questions.


Alex Schwartz
University of Arizona
Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures
(520) 621-9576

Missouri State University: Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures, Posted: 3/12/13

Description-pdf: MissouriStateUniversity_CoordinatorOfOutdoorAdventures_3:12:13

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education Position at Colorado College, Posted: 3/12/13

Colorado College is now accepting applications for the full-time Assistant Director of Outdoor Education position. Please see the full position description on the Colorado College Human Resources website: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/991

Position is responsible for New Student Orientation trips, management of Climbing Gym, assist in outdoor leadership instruction in whitewater paddling/backpacking/climbing/skiing, advise various outdoor student organizations, organize certification courses to include WFR/AIARE Avalanche/Swift-water Rescue/AMGA/ACA, and assist with other needs of the department in a team of three full-time staff.

Accepting applications at https:/employment.coloradocollege.edu/ until March 20th, 2013.

Please upload cover letter, résumé, and outdoor/experiential résumé to the online application site as emailed applications will not be accepted.

I will be attending the NIRSA conference should any of you like to meet in person to discuss the position.  All other related questions can be emailed to Ryan.hammes@coloradocollege.edu.


Ryan Hammes
Director of Outdoor Education

Summer Leader an Counselor Positions at Camp Manito-wish, Posted: 3/12/13

Camp Manito-wish is still hiring male Leaders and Counselors for summer 2013. The female staff positions have been filled. Applications are available online at this URL:


Multiple Seasonal Recreation Positions in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Posted: 3-11-13

Description-pdf: OutreachSeasonal_DBNF_3-11-13

Please see attached outreach for several seasonal recreation positions on the Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Ranger District.  Please distribute as appropriate.

Thank you,

Tim Eling
Red River Gorge Manager
Cumberland Ranger District
Daniel Boone National Forest
3451 Sky Bridge Road, KY 715
Stanton, KY  40380

Permanent Full-time Recreation Technician GS-0462-5 Position in the Coconino National Forest, Posted: 3/11/13

Description-pdf: OutreachNotice_GS-5_OutfitterGuideTechnician_3-11-13

Camp Moosilauke is Hiring Hiking Trip Leaders and Rock Climbers for the Summer of 2013, Posted: 3/11/13

Description-pdf: CampMoosilauke_HiringTrippers-Climbers_31113
Description-pdf: Moosilauke_2013_CampApplication_3-12-13

Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs at Kalamazoo College, Posted: 3/4/13

I am writing to inform you of an exciting opportunity for one of your recent graduates. Please pass on to current or former students who might be interested in applying, especially alumni of your Wilderness Leadership program.

The Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs at Kalamazoo College will work with the Director of the College’s LandSea Program and myself (Director of the College’s Arboretum) to provide year-round outdoor programming at the college, including land management at the arboretum, advising the Outing Club (we took trips to California, Nevada and Kentucky last year) and helping to design and lead our 18-day new-student outdoor orientation program in the Adirondacks of New York. The position is 10-month full-time salaried and paired with free housing in the historic farmhouse on the 140-acre arboretum, provides an opportunity for the right individual to earn a living doing what s/he loves.

This is a great opportunity to work in a position with lots of room for creativity, growth and flexibility. Kalamazoo College is highly committed to experiential education and social justice and is included in the 40 Colleges that Change Lives.

For more information, please see the official job posting at K College website:

Many thanks,
E. Binney Girdler, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Co-Director of Environmental Studies
Director, Lillian Anderson Arboretum
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 337-5977

Ropes Course and Climbing Jobs Available at Camp Lenox, Posted: 3/4/13

Description-pdf: JobDescriptionForRopes_3:4:13

Camp Lenox www.camplenox.com is a premier coed residential camp located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Currently we are looking for members to add on as a general ropes/climbing staff member and ropes/climbing director.

Please see the attached job description and check out their website on line.

For more information, contact:

Amy Roberts—Human Resources
Camp Lenox
Camp: 954-340-6634

Assistant Project Manager at the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Posted: 3/1/13

Description-pdf: ConnecticutFundForTheEnvrionment_AssistantProjectManager_3-1-13

Student Conservation Association Job Listings, Posted: 3/1/13

Descriptions-pdf: StudentConservationAssociationJobs_3-1-13

Voyages Coordinator Position at Pacific University, Posted: 3/1/13

Description-pdf: PacificVoyagesCoordinator_3-1-13

Pacific University is now accepting http://www.pandora.com/station/play/1231904463777337485applications for the full-time Voyages Coordinator Position.  Please see the full description attached or at the Pacific University Human Resource Web site:


This position offers an opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and diverse outdoor environments in the continental United States.  The Voyage Coordinator is responsible for developing and administering the University Voyage Orientation Program and supporting the year around Outback outdoor program.  This position works in conjunction with the Director of Pacific Outback and orientation leadership staff in the planning and implementation of Voyage events.  The Pacific Voyage program is an extension of Pacific Outback and a partner to Orientation that serves new students in their transition to life at Pacific.  Voyages are four to five-day long adventures.  They provide new students with a meaningful and lasting introduction to the University through challenging activities with student leaders and faculty participants.  The Voyage Coordinator will also support Outback operations to develop leadership opportunities for student staff and assist with program risk management.  The person hired will also have an opportunity to teach in the Outdoor Leadership Minor that was established this year.

Please email cover letter, resume, outdoor resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu.

Enjoy the Journey!

Phil Zook Friesen, M.S.
Outback Director
Outdoor Leadership Minor Director
Pacific University
UC Box 666
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Outreach Biological Science Technician: Wildlife GS 0404 in the Plumas National Forest, Posted: 2/21/13

Descripton-pdf: Outreach_Biological_Science_Technician_Wildlife_GS-0404-06_2-20-13

Temporary Recreation Openings on the Red Rock Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, Posted: 2/21/13

Description-pdf: RedRockRecreationOutreachNotice_2-21-13

Camp Moosilauke is Hiring Hiking Trip Leaders and Rock Climbers for the Summer of 2013, Posted: 2/18/13

Description-pdf: CampMoosilaukeIsHiring_2-18-13
Application-pdf: 2013_CampMoosilaukeApplication_2-18-13

Biological Aid Positions in the Shawnee National Forest, Posted: 2/18/13

Description-pdf: GS-3_BiologicalAidOutreachJonesboro_Temporary_2-18-13

The Shawnee National Forest is seeking qualified applicants to potentially fill one to four temporary Internship Program GS-0404-3 Biological Aid positions (TEMPOCR-0404-03-GEN-DT). The position is currently advertised in USAJOBS automated application system at WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. The duty station is Jonesboro, IL.

Position Description:
The positions are located in Jonesboro, Illinois and will serve as a Biological Aids for the Natural Resource Crew. Incumbents will assist with a variety of natural resource projects including but not limited to:

  • Invasive plant species treatments (hand pulling, herbicide treatment, mechanical)
  • Wildlife habitat improvement projects (wetland restorations, openland maintenance, etc)
  • Pollinator garden maintenance and improvement
  • Natural Area maintenance and posting boundaries

More information can be found via the attached outreach notice. Also, please send and share with others that you feel might be interested!

Have a great day!

Amanda G. Patrick
Public Affairs Officer

U.S Forest Service
Shawnee National Forest
50 Highway 145 South
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
Phone: 618-253-1031
Email: apatrick@fs.fed.us
Follow the Forest on Twitter: http://twitter.com/shawneenf

Spring and Summer Trail Staff Positions with Wilderness Inquiry, Posted: 2/18/13

Wilderness Inquiry is now accepting applications for spring and summer Trail Staff and Internship positions. We’re looking for people with outstanding leadership and decision-making skills, high energy, and a willingness to work hard.

If you know of someone who would be good and interested, please forward them this message. To apply and for more information about job opportunities visit:  http://goo.gl/ZhHNi

Josh Garubanda, Program Manager
Wilderness Inquiry – (612) 676-9423

Jobs with Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute, Posted: 2/18/13

Program Flyer-pdf: 2013_CampOnePageFlyer_2-18-13
Description-pdf: Combined_JD’s_2-18-13

Clemson University Job Opportunities

My name is Shannon Repokis, and I represent Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. The summer is fast approaching, and we are looking for college students to work for our five different summer camps we run across South Carolina.  Camp Wildlife works with children ages 8– 14 and focuses on shooting sports, ATVs, fishing and more. 4-H Summer Camp works with children from ages 8-14, and focuses on water activities, high adventure, sports and recreation, and much more. Camp Voyager works with children ages 10 – 14 and focuses on GPS devices, PDAs, video and digital cameras, and editing software, Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, radio-controlled cars, video games and more! Adventure Camp works with children ages 12 – 15 and focuses on rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and more—all in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North and South Carolina.

I have attached the job descriptions and our one-page flyer of the programs in hopes that you will pass it along to your students.  In the past we have appreciated the assistance you have given us in finding good staff for our camp, and hope that you are willing to continue to help.

If there are any questions please feel free to contact me via email (Repokis@clemson.edu) or via phone (864-376-4201).

Thank you and I hope you’re having a great day!


Shannon Repokis

Youth Learning Institute
Clemson University
210 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634


US Forest Service Santa Rosa Ranger District Summer Weed Crew, Posted: 2/18/13

Description-pdf: SantaRosaDistrictNoxiousWeedCrewOutreach_2-18-13

Temporary Fire Suppression Openings on the Eastside Fire Zone of the Mt. Hood National Forest, Posted: 2/18/13

Description-pdf: MHF_TemporaryFire_2013_Outreach_ESFZ

Attached is the outreach announcement for 2013 temporary fire suppression openings on the Eastside Fire Zone of the Mt. Hood NF. All current openings are on Engine modules; referral lists will be requested after Feb. 28th, 2013.  Thank you for your time.

W. Scott MacDonald, AFMO-Ops
Eastside Fire Zone, Barlow RD, Mt. Hood NF
780 NE Court St.
Dufur, OR 97021
541-467-5110 (work)
541-806-2483 (cell)
541-467-2271 (fax)

Wilderness Trip Leader/Naturalist, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Finland MN, Posted: 2/18/13

Description-pdf: SummerTripLeaderJobPosting_2-18-13

Wolf Ridge ELC is currently looking for experienced and enthusiastic trip leaders for their wilderness canoeing and kayaking trips for youth and adults this summer.

David Butcher
Adventure Education Coordinator
Wolf Ridge ELC
6282 Cranberry Road
Finland, MN 55603
1-800-523-2733 (MN, WI, & ND)
218-353-7414 ext. 111
Fax: 218-353-7762

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.  Thank you so much for your help and I look forward to hearing back from you!

David Butcher

Summer Jobs with Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking, Seward, Alaska, Posted: 2/18/13

Description-pdf: SunnyCoveSeaKayaking_SummerPositions_2-11-13

Please find attached recruiting information regarding summer positions available at Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking, Seward, Alaska.  We’ve been honored to have many alumni staff from wonderful outdoor education schools and we hope to add yours to the list.

Stephanie Millane
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking
Operations Manager
Seward, Alaska

Cell: 801.230.4743
Office: 907.224.8810
Fax: 907.224.4427

Temporary Dispatcher Positions, Posted: 2/14/13

Description-pdf: WA-PSC_TempDispatcherOutreach_2-14-13

The Puget Sound Interagency Communications Center on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF is filling 1 to 2 temporary dispatcher positions using referral lists from up to three different OCR Vacancy Announcements on www.usajobs.gov

Kurt Ranta
Puget Sound Interagency Communication Center
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF
2930 Wetmore Ave Suite 3A
Everett, WA 98201
Desk: 425-783-6155
Cell: 360-391-4088  Text: 360-708-5227
After hours duty phone: 425-238-5168
FAX: 425-783-0239

Holloman AFB Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Adventure Programmer, Posted: 2/4/13

Description-pdf: Holloman_AFB_OutdoorRecreation_2-4-13

Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator: Florida State University, Application Deadline: 2/22/13

Description-pdf: FSU_OutdoorPursuitsPosition_2-4-13

Florida State University is now accepting applications for our position with the Outdoor Pursuits program. If you have any questions about the position, feel free to contact Jenna Allen, Administrative Specialist, at 805-644-0549 or jmallen@admin.fsu.edu.

Forestry Technician: Williams Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ, Posted: 2/4/13

Description-pdf: 2013_Temp_Outreach_2-4-13

Seasonal Naturalist Positions with Trees for Tomorrow, Posted: 2/4/13

Description-pdf: SeasonalNaturalistPoster_2-4-13

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (West Side/Chequamegon): Summer Seasonal Temporary Employment Opportunities, Posted: 2/4/13

Descriptions-pdf: 2013_CNNF_Outreach_WestSide-2-4-13

University of Minnesota Climbing and Trips Coordinator, Posted: 1/29/13

Description-pdf: UniversityOfMinn_ClimbingTripsCoord_1-29-13

Two Temporary Positions at the Hoosier National Forest, Posted: 1/28/13

Outreach YCC Position Description-pdf: Outreach_YCC_Leader_1-28-13

Outreach Forestry Aid Description-pdf: Outreach_ForestryAid_1-28-13

Trip Leader, Adventure Education at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Posted: 1/28/13

Description-pdf: TripLeaderPosting_1-28-2013

Vista Americorps position with the Bayfield County U-W Extension 4-H program, Posted: 1/24/13

Description-pdf: BayfieldVISTA Position DescriptionANNOUNCEMENT

Job Opening with US Forest Service Blackwell Job Corps, Posted: 1/24/13

Description-pdf: RecreationAssistant_Arts-Crafts_FS1681_1-24-13

Jobs with Windsor Mountain Summer Camp, Posted: 1/21/13

Description: Waterfront Director-pdf: Windsor_WaterfrontDirector_JobDescription_2_1:21:13

Description: Wilderness Leader-pdf: Windsor_WildernessTripLeaderJobDescription1_1:21:13

Windsor Mountain is a camp for boys and girls ages 7-16 that uses the power of experiential learning to enhance the personal growth and development of each camper.

Windsor Mountain is currently seeking qualified candidates to serve as waterfront director or as wilderness trip leaders. In an effort to obtain some of the best candidates, please share the attached job description with your students. I am confident this position will provide your students with a unique opportunity to practice and develop their skills in their field.

Multiple Jobs and Internships with the State of Minnesota, Posted: 1/21/13

Details-pdf: StateOfMinnesota_Jobs-Internships_1:21:13

Education & Interpretation Manger: Save the Redwoods League, Posted: 1/21/13

Save the Redwoods League is a San Francisco-based conservation organization that has protected redwood lands in California for nearly 100 years: www.SaveTheRedwoods.org. We seek to hire an energetic and creative Education & Interpretation Manger to develop redwood forest interpretative materials and offer trainings on redwood science, redwood conservation, and the League’s history. In addition, this individual will administer an education-focused grants program to send kids on field trips to the redwoods, support teachers as they develop innovative redwood curriculum, and help our partners strengthen their own redwood education initiatives. For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit: http://www.savetheredwoods.org/league/pdf/Education-Interpret-Manager_11413.pdf Further inquiries about the position should be sent to Jobs@SaveTheRedwoods.org

Best Wishes,

Emily Burns

Director of Science Save the Redwoods League

114 Sansome Street,

Suite 1200 San Francisco,

CA 94104

(p) 415-362-2352

The Northland College Outpost is Hiring Staff, Posted: 12/21/12

Outpost staff

Outpost staff members are responsible for repairing equipment, waxing skis, answering phone and email, checking in/out equipment, keeping the Outpost organized, and dealing with consignment equipment. Students should be familiar with outdoor/recreational equipment and have some customer service skills. Please send applications and inquiries to studentlife@northland.edu.

Lost Creek Adventures, Posted: 12/21/12

Dear Outdoor Educators,

I wanted to give you all an early heads-up about job opportunities with Lost Creek Adventures this coming spring/summer.

What: Sea Kayaking – Stand Up Paddling – Nature Education – Folk Arts/Traditional Skills instructors, internships, and apprenticeships.

This will be Lost Creeks’ 3rd year in business which means getting in now could provide a quicker climb up the ladder, and being a small business, (about 10 of us) lots of opportunities for training and your own personal touch.


Thank you and good luck!

Greg Weiss, Owner

Lost Creek Adventures & Folk School

Cornucopia WI 54827

Camp Moosilauke is Hiring Hiking Trip Leaders and Rock Climbers for the Summer of 2013, Posted: 12/21/12

Application-pdf: Moosilauke_2013_CampApplication

Our hiking trips include Mt. Washington, Mt. Lafayette, the Appalachian Trail, Mt. Moosilauke, the Presidential Range, Mt. Mahoosuc, Lake Umbagog, Mt. Smarts, Mt. Cube, and rock climbing at Rumney.

Our web site is (www.Moosilauke.com) Application is attached.

Great Summer Camp Counselor Positions Available For Certified Trip Leaders in Hiking, Rock Climbing, and Bouldering.

Camp Location: Camp Moosilauke is located in New Hampshire on 250 beautiful acres of land. We have an incredible lake and the camp is surrounded by mountains.

Camp Description: Camp Moosilauke provides excellent mountain biking, hiking and canoeing trips. Our trips include Mt. Washington, Mt. Lafayette, the Appalachian Trail, Mt. Moosilauke, Lake Umbagog, Mt. Smarts, Mt. Cube, the Androsgoggin River and many others. We teach outdoor life skills and leave no trace camping. We offer all land and water sports with great instruction and competition. Moosilauke is a small camp, which is perfect for counselors who love to do a variety of activities and go on trips. We hire men and women for counselor positions.

Hiring Requirements: Age 19+, Male and female counselors with experience in hiking and rock climbing. WFA or WFR required. We offer a free ARC life guarding certification course.

Salary Range: From $2,000 to $2,500

Staff Arrival Date: June 19, 2013

Staff Departure: August 15, 2013

Please contact Kenny Miller at kmiller451@aol.com or (720) 219-1310 if you are interested.

Jobs With the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Posted: 12/21/12

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the summer. SCA is America’s #1 Conservation Service Organization.

As an SCA Field Leader, you’ll pass on your proclivity for putting the planet first to your team members, who you’ll serve not just to supervise, but to mentor, motivate, and inspire. At the same time, you’ll gain experience and expertise in areas as diverse as trail building, habitat restoration, fire management, and visitor outreach. Your experience might take you to an iconic wilderness area to lead a month-long National Conservation Crew, dig in for 3-6 months leading a Corps Team of young adults, or to an urban setting close to home to helm a 7-week Community Conservation Crew. Either way, you’ll help build the path for a sustainable future.

For more detailed descriptions of open positions, compensation and how to apply please visit: http://www.thesca.org/serve/field-leaders

Questions? Email: Leaders@thesca.org

Five Rivers MetroParks Outdoor Recreation Coordinator (Outdoor Connections) Dayton, Ohio, Posted: 12/21/12

(The text below has been posted as received. You may wish to visit the employment opportunities page of their website: http://www.metroparks.org/AboutUs/Careers.aspx)

This job reports to the Outdoor Recreation Manager.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required.

This is a Full-Time position, working 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1


The purpose of Five Rivers MetroParks is to protect natural areas, parks and river corridors, and to promote the conservation and use of these lands and waterways for the ongoing benefit of the people in the region.

Five Rivers MetroParks’ vision is to be the conservation leader of a vital, active, nature-based community, with an overall mission to protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.

Job Skills/Requirements

The Outdoor Recreation Coordinator develops, promotes, and presents a variety of outdoor recreation programs, activities and events designed to help the public gain access to outdoor adventure recreation. Leads programs in qualified areas, as well as coordinates other activities and events with staff and with the larger MetroParks system. Essential duties and responsibilities for this position include: conducting research and developing outdoor recreation programs designed to inform and educate the general public in outdoor adventure skills; planning, scheduling, and leading outdoor education programs with the general public under the supervision of the Outdoor Recreation Manager; planning, scheduling, and leading outdoor adventure trips with the public; working with partners, contract instructors, and volunteers to facilitate programs, activities, and events; trainng and coordinating interns, part time employees, and volunteers; maintaining records, preparing work plans, requisitioning equipment and supplies, and supporting annual budget development; and participating in agency wide programming as needed.

Education Requirements

Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental Education, or a related field.

Additional Information/Benefits

A minimum of 1-2 years of outdoor education program coordination and leadership experience is required. Experience in the following skill sets is preferred: organization development and leadership, project management, knowledge of outdoor adventure markets, outdoor adventure activity hard skills, business management, customer services, and special event management.

Experience and competence

A minimum of 1-2 years of outdoor education program coordination and leadership experience is required. Experience in the following skill sets is preferred: organization development and leadership, project management, knowledge of outdoor adventure markets, outdoor adventure activity hard skills, business management, customer services, and special event management.

Experience and competence in one of more of the following outdoor activities is desired: flat water or whitewater kayaking/canoeing, road and/or mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, outdoor coping skills (including wilderness medicine and map/compass navigation), and trip planning/leadership.

This position pays $15.02/hr – $24.84/hr, dependent upon qualifications.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, and Criminal Background Check.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

Amy Dingle

Outdoor Recreation Manager

We’ve Moved!

Five Rivers MetroParks

409 E. Monument Ave; Third Floor

Dayton, Oh 45402

O // 937-567-4540

M // 740-517-7406


Jobs with Alaska Travel Adventures, Posted: 12/3/12

Web site: http://www.bestofalaskatravel.com/

Job descriptions: http://www.bestofalaskatravel.com/alaska_travel_adventures/pages/employment.htm

Science and Environmental Educator Position at the Murie Science and Learning Center, Denali National Park, Posted: 11/27/12

Decription-pdf: MurieCenter_2013_Instructor_FullDescription

We have a summer 2013 position for the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The deadline for applications is January 11, 2013.

NJ Gates

Education Program Coordinator

Alaska Geographic


Murie Science and Learning Center

PO Box 136, Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone: 907.683.6432

Fax: 907.683.1271



AmeriCorps Position with Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District, Posted: 11/20/12

Description-pdf: AmeriCorpsPositionDescription_WildernessRanger_USFS_11:20:12

The Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District will be hosting an AmeriCorps Member this upcoming year. Attached is a position description for this opportunity. Additional information can be obtained for applying to this and other positions with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program by following the link below.


Best Regards,

Chris Frederick

Natural Resources Specialist

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Phone: 231-723-2211 x3105

Naturalist Fellowship at the Dodge Nature Center, Posted: 11/20/12

Description-pdf: DodgeNatureCenter_Fellowship_11.20.12

Website: http://www.dodgenaturecenter.org/

Sustainability Education Resource Specialist Position at U.W. Stevens Point, Deadline: 12/14/12

Description-pdf: SustainabilityEducationPos_StevensPoint_11:20:12

Park Ranger (Interpretation) GS-0025-09, Posted: 10/25/12

Job Title: Park Ranger (Interpretation) GS-0025-09

Department: Department Of The Interior

Agency: National Park Service

Job Announcement Number: MWW-DE-13-002 (762490)

Salary Range: $47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

Open Period: Monday, October 22, 2012 to Friday, October 26, 2012

Series & Grade: GS-0025-09

Position Information: Full Time – Permanent

Promotion Potential: 09

Duty Locations: 1 vacancy in the following location: International Falls, MN United States

Who May Be Considered: United States Citizens


Two Lab Positions: Distribution and Status of Canada Yew on the Apostle Islands, Posted: 10/25/12

Dear NRS students and faculty,

Please note that I am hiring two positions in my lab for NPS-funded research on the Distribution and Status of Canada Yew on the Apostle Islands. This research will involve bushwhacking multiple miles per day through extremely thick vegetation and backcountry camping on 18 of the Apostle Islands.

1) Research Assistant – Winter/Spring 2013 – Winter/Spring 2014 (includes field work during summer 2013) à Ideally, this position will go to a highly motivated junior or advanced sophomore student that is interested in developing part of the research into a senior capstone project.

2) Summer Research Technician – Summer 2013 only (mostly fieldwork with some days in the lab)

To view the position duties and to learn how to apply for a position, view the job ad at this link. You may also learn more about the research via my webpage.

I look forward to receiving applications from some of you!


Sarah Johnson

Assistant Professor, Natural Resources

Northland College

1411 Ellis Ave., Ashland, WI 54806

Office 108 CSE

Ph. 715.682.1550

Webpage: http://www.northland.edu/sjohnson

Outdoor Education Graduate Assistantship: University of Wyoming, Posted: 10/24/12

Description-pdf: UnivWyo_OutdoorProg_GradAsst_10:24:12

The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program is pleased to announce the position of Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Program, to start in the fall of 2013 for a two-year term. Please see attached announcement for more details.

Interested candidates should read over the attached position description and consider applying to a graduate program of his or her choosing. In return of working 20/week for the Outdoor Program, Graduate Assistants receive a full tuition waiver, living stipend and health insurance (in addition to paying for all mandatory fees).

Applicants must be fully-admitted to a graduate program prior to being considered an applicant.

Graduate program deadlines for admission are approaching; check with the specific department of interest for deadlines.

Dan McCoy

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation

Outdoor Program

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

(307) 766-2402 w

(307) 766-6720 f


Coordinator of the Outdoor Program and Climbing Wall, at Colorado State, Posted: 9/28/12

Colorado State University has opened a search for a Coordinator of Climbing Wall/Outdoor Program. Please see below for relevant information, deadlines, links and how to apply.




Coordinator, Climbing wall/Outdoor Program

Position Description–Short Version

Position Description-Long Version-pdf: ColoradoState_OutdoorProgCoord_9-28-12

The Coordinator provides leadership, vision, and supervision for a comprehensive outdoor program including guided trips and educational classes/seminars, and management of the Student Recreation Center’s climbing area. The Coordinator is responsible for providing student development/leadership opportunities for student employees and program participants. S/he will work collaboratively with other units in Campus Recreation, the Division of Student Affairs, and throughout the University to enhance outdoor recreation, climbing and other departmental programs/services. This is a 12-month, exempt, Administrative Professional position that reports to the Associate Director, Campus Recreation.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, please send a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by October 8th, at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Complete job announcement may be found at: http://campusrec.colostate.edu/ Click on About Us then Employment.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

If you have any questions about the search process, contact Search Committee Chair Arin Dunn at Arin.Dunn@ColoState.Edu. If you have questions about the application process, contact Ruth Parker at 970-491-0275.

Wisconsin DNR Educator Recruitment, Posted: 9/18/12

The Wildlife Program is excited to announce the recruitment for Natural Resources Educators; please see the attached link.

This is a statewide test!

Natural Resources Educator – Senior (Wildlife) 
Job Announcement Code(s): 12-03332

The Department of Natural Resources is dedicated to the preservation, protection, effective management, and maintenance of Wisconsin’s natural resources. We are currently seeking Natural Resources Educators to join our wildlife team as educators at wildlife education and visitor centers.

Our current vacancies are located at Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center at Grantsburg, WI and the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center at Horicon, WI. However, we may fill additional vacancies that occur statewide in the next 6 to 12 months from this recruitment process.

Deadline to apply is 9/21/12! http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=61473&jobid=60988&index=true

JoAnne Farnsworth 
Chief, Management Systems Section 
Bureau of Wildlife Management 
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 
phone: (608) 266-2191 
fax: (608) 267-7857 
e-mail: joanne.farnsworth@wisconsin.gov

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIDNR

Seeking Candidates: Coordinator, Challenge & Leadership Programs, Posted: 9/18/12

Washington State University

Manager: Challenge & Leadership Programs, University Recreation

Position #94992. Full time, permanent position. Develops, implements, and manages programs, workshops, activities, and trainings for the Challenge & Leadership Program and Campus Life student staff development. Collaborates with internal and external agencies to create and sustain experiential educational opportunities for students and the public. Applications are due by 9/28/12 at www.hrs.wsu.edu. EEO/AA/ADA

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, education, psychology, management, communication, human development or other relevant field.
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Current Level II Challenge Course Practitioner in accordance with the standards as set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), or equivalent.
  • Qualifications to be a Level I Certification Trainer/Tester in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), or equivalent.

Be well, get outside and play!

Jonathan Stahl

Assistant Director, Adventure Programs & Experiential Learning

Campus Life | Washington State University

Pullman, WA | 99164-1830

http://orc.wsu.edu/ | http://challenge.wsu.edu | http://lead.wsu.edu


“When the pursuit of natural harmony is a shared journey, great heights can be attained.” – Lynn Hill

Coordinator of Challenge and Leadership Programs at Washington State University, Posted: 7/11/12

Details-pdf: AP_CoordinatorChallengeProgram_F12

Trail Staff and Internship Positions with Wilderness Inquiry, Posted: 3/19/12

We still have several Trail Staff and Internship positions open for our 2012 season. Please spread the word to all you know that might be interested and a good fit.

Those that are accepted will join an already stellar team of professionals here at Wilderness Inquiry and gain fantastic trail, leadership and operational experience.

To apply or read more about the jobs, go to: www.wildernessinquiry.org/jobs

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support!


Sharing the Adventure Since 1978. http://www.wildernessinquiry.org

David Haugen, Program Manager

Wilderness Inquiry

808 14th Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516

(612) 676-9418

Sea Kayak Guide Positions with Stone harbor Wilderness Supply, Posted: 3/13/12

Job Description-pdf: StoneHarbor_JobDescription_SeaKayakGuide_3-13-12

Application Form-pdf: StoneHarbor_EmploymentApplication_3-13-12

Positions at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, Posted: 3/12/12

Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is looking for potential employees who are interested in outdoor activities/kayaking instructing for the summer months. We are looking to hire 1 full time kayak instructor and 2 full time activities people to work and live on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Tofte, Minnesota.

Feel free to call or email me anytime.

Thank you for your time,


Chris Goettl

Human Resources Director

Blufin Bay Family Of Resorts



Young Adult Conservation Corp (YCC) Job at the Wittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Posted: 2/3/12

Details-pdf: FINAL_YCC_CrewAnnouncement_2-3-2012

Park Ranger and Park Guide Positions, Posted: 1/21/12

I wanted to give you and update about our hiring. There are changes ahead

in the way students are hired in the federal government.

The Riverway is still seeking to fill several GS-4 Park Guide positions for

the summer in Trego and St. Croix Falls, and one summer GS-5 Park Ranger

position in St. Croix Falls.

However, the Office of Personnel Management began a process just last week

to phase out the federal STEP hiring authority and replace it with a new

program, called Pathways. Details are still sketchy, but the immediate

importance is that parks will now only be able to hire students under the

STEP program if we have all application materials submitted by January 26.

Implementation of the new Pathways program will not begin until late


Due this short notice, we have also decided to post an announcement through

the USAJobs website to fill the summer GS-4 Park Guide positions. We

anticipate this will be posted towards the end of the month or early


Please let me know if you have any questions, and please encourage

interested students to submit all of their application materials by January



Branda Thwaits

District Interpretive Ranger

Namekagon River District

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

(715)-635-8346 x 425


Biologist Educator: Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, Posted: 1/21/12

Details-pdf: BiologyEducationJobPosting_WinnebagoCnty_1-21-12

Biologist/Educator: Severson Dells Nature Center, Posted: 1/21/12

Details-pdf: BiologyEducationAnnouncementJob_SeversonDells_1-21-12

Opportunities with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Posted: 1/21/12

Details: http://members.thesca.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=15308.0&dlv_id=24201

Summer Positions with Wilderness Inquiry, Posted: 1/13/12

Wilderness Inquiry is now accepting applications for summer 2012 trail staff and internship positions. If you are unfamiliar with Wilderness Inquiry, we are a non-profit located in Minneapolis, MN. Our mission is to make adventure travel accessible to everyone, regardless of age, background or ability.

Check out the attached flyers as well as our website to find out more about the following positions:

1) Summer Trail Staff – guide extended trips (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, etc.) to a variety of locations throughout the midwest and beyond.

2) Urban Wilderness Canoe Guide – guide day-trips on the Mississippi River through the heart of the Twin Cities, ideal summer job for teachers!

3) Internships – build your resume by gaining outdoor industry experience at Wilderness Inquiry.



Trail Staff Flyer:


Internship Flyer:


Please pass on and post the flyers as you see fit, and forward this to anyone you think may be interested. Thank you!

If you have any questions, email us at jobs@wildernessinquiry.org<mailto:jobs@wildernessinquiry.org>.

Camp Moosilauke: Hiring Hiking Trip Leaders and Rock Climbers for the Summer of 2012, Posted: 1/13/12

Application-pdf: Moosilauke_2012_CampApplication_1-13-12

Our trips include Mt. Washington, Mt. Lafayette, the Appalachian Trail, Mt. Moosilauke, the Presidential Range, Mt. Mahoosuc, Lake Umbagog, Mt. Smarts, Mt. Cube, rock climbing at Rumney, and the Androsgoggin River.

Our web site is (WWW.Moosilauke.com) Application is attached.

Great Summer Camp Counselor Positions Available For Certified Trip Leaders in Hiking, Rock Climbing, and Bouldering.

Camp Location: Camp Moosilauke is located in New Hampshire on 250 beautiful acres of land. We have an incredible lake and the camp is surrounded by mountains.

Camp Description: Camp Moosilauke provides excellent mountain biking, hiking and canoeing trips. Our trips include Mt. Washington, Mt. Lafayette, the Appalachian Trail, Mt. Moosilauke, Lake Umbagog, Mt. Smarts, Mt. Cube, the Androsgoggin River and many others. We teach outdoor life skills and leave no trace camping. We offer all land and water sports with great instruction and competition. Moosilauke is a small camp, which is perfect for counselors who love to do a variety of activities and go on trips. We hire men and women for counselor positions.

Hiring Requirements: Age 19+, Male and female counselors with experience in hiking and rock climbing. WFA or WFR required. We offer a free ARC life guarding certification course.

Salary Range: From $2,000 to $2,500

Staff Arrival Date: June 20, 2010

Staff Departure: August 16, 2010

Please contact Kenny Miller at kmiller451@aol.com or (720) 219-1310 if you are interested.

Washington State University Rental and Bike Coordinator, Posted: 1/13/12

Details-pdf: WSU_RentalAndBikeCoordinator_1-13-12

Summer Jobs at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Posted: 1/13/12

Details-pdf: Announcement 2012

Young Adult Conservation Corps job at Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Posted: 1/13/12

This position is only available to students who will not graduate before the end of the fall semester, 2012. The application deadline is January 20, 2012!

Details-pdf: 2012_WCNWR_YCC_CrewLeader_1-13-12

Hurricane Island Outward Bound Course Advisor, Posted: 1/13/12

Details-pdf: HIOBS_CourseAdvisor_1-13-12

Please see the attached job description for a key position in creating a robust and relevant Outward Bound in Maine and the Northeast.

The timeline is short; please send your CV and cover letter to me and Debbie Murray (dmurray@outwardbound.org) by the end of the day Friday, the 20th of January.

Thanks for your interest!


Caroline Blair-Smith

Program Director

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

Office: 207-824-3152

Mobile: 207-691-8328

Fax: 866-728-0717


Logistics/Entry Level Instructor Position with Eagle Rock, Posted: 12/7/11

Details: http://www.eaglerockschool.org/news/detail.aspx?pageaction=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=155&ModuleID=175&NEWSPID=1

Web site: http://www.eaglerockschool.org/

Summer Jobs at Wilderness Inquiry, Posted: 12/5/11

In the next few months, Wilderness Inquiry will be hiring about 30 Trail Staff to lead trips in Minnesota, North America, and Internationally. We are looking for people with:

  • Strong self-awareness
  • Great judgment and decision-making skills
  • Commitment to serving others
  • Canoeing, kayaking, backpacking and general camping experience

If you know people who may be interested, please have them apply by going to:


Trail Staff: http://fmp.wildernessinquiry.org/doclib.php?doc=3028

Intern: http://fmp.wildernessinquiry.org/doclib.php?doc=5343

Pay rates for the trail staff positions vary from $35 to $120 per day.

Best regards,

Cory Dahl

Program Manager


Summer Jobs at Birch Trail Camp for Girls, Posted: 12/1/11

I’m a summer camp director for Birch Trail Camp for Girls, near Hayward, Wisconsin, and we have begun hiring staff for the summer of 2012. We are a residential camp but also have a strong tripping program, which includes trips for campers ranging in length from overnight to 10-days. From looking through the Outdoor Education program at Northland, it looks like some of your students may be good fits for a summer job either leading wilderness trips, being a counselor in camp, or being one of our climbing instructors. I have attached job descriptions to this email.

Job Descriptions:

Counselor Position-pdf: Counselor_12-1-11

Climbing Position-pdf: Climber_12-1-11

Tripping Position-pdf: Tripper_12-1-11

Laura Beilman-Dulin

Birch Trail Camp for Girls

Laura Beilman-Dulin, assistant director

10523 N. Pine Tree Circle

Mequon, WI 53092




Team Challenge Course and Climbing Center Coordinator With Outback Adventures, Posted: 11/16/11

Details-pdf: TeamChallengeCourseAndClimbingCenterCoordinator_WithOutbackAdventures_11-16-11

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator at The University of South Carolina-Columbia, Posted: 10/13/11

Job Description: Responsible for all aspects of Outdoor Recreation’s Challenge Course, Bike Shop, Service & Sustainability, and Special and Weekly Events. Emphasis on student leadership development, risk management, advocacy, and acquisition of lifelong learning skills through these development activities. Assist Outdoor Recreation Director with Adventure Trips, Climbing Wall, Equipment Rental, Marketing and Backcountry Educational Clinics.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation, Student Personnel Services or a related field and one (1) year related experience, or a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years related experience.


  • Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification.
  • Level Two ACCT Certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Experience with outdoor education and leadership development in a college or university setting highly desirable.
  • Experience in outdoor leadership curriculum development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of outdoor education risk management principles.
  • Ability to lead a variety of trips offered through Outdoor Recreation’s Adventure Trip program.
  • Ability to perform and train technical proficiency in at least one of the following: rock climbing, whitewater kayaking or mountain biking.

Minimum Salary: $31,787

Expected Fill Date: ASAP

Job Type: Full-Time, 12 months

Outdoor Recreation Website: http://campusrec.sc.edu/orec/

USC Human Resources: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1313524507560

Katie Coley

Outdoor Recreation Director

University of South Carolina

WMI of NOLS Instructor

1000 Blossom Street

Columbia, SC 29208

(p) 803.777.1689 (f) 803.576.9370


Part Time Climbing Program Coordinator Position at Westminster College, Posted: 10/13/11

Details: Link

Freshman Orientation Leader-Trainers at Whitman College, Posted: 6/21/11

Whitman College is hiring 2 additional Leader-trainers to help us with our Freshman Orientation program (Scrambles).

We need one Kayak trainer, and one Backpacking Trainer. Each position pays $135/day, plus gas reimbursements, plus lodging while on campus. These trainings are field based, and will be with a group of college students preparing them to lead their own trip for Scrambles.

Start/work dates:

Kayak Leader-Trainer

Start: Aug 9th, 12 noon through Aug 15 (mon) 7pm

Total of $877.50

Backpacking Leader-Trainer

Start: Aug 9th, 12 noon through Aug 14 (sun) 7pm

Total of $742.50

If interested please reply via email with resume, and short description of why you feel qualified

Email (or call for info):

Sam “Salmon” Norgaard-Stroich

Assistant Director

Whitman College Outdoor Program


509.527.5791 office

509.386.7343 cell

509.527.5299 fax


345 Boyer Ave

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator position with the Town of Breckenridge, CO, Posted: 6/21/11

Details-pdf: CityOfBreckenridge_OutdoorRecreationCoordinator_6-21-11

Website: http://www.breckenridgerecreation.com/

Gonzaga University: Outdoor Program and Risk Management Specialist, Student Activities, Posted: 6/21/11

This position will be responsible for the overall management of all aspects of Gonzaga Outdoors, the office which plans, coordinates and conducts a wide variety of outdoors trips, events and educational programs for the Gonzaga Community. In addition, the responsibilities of this position include risk management advising of all student clubs with an emphasis on club sports. This position requires the incumbent to employ concrete professional judgment in an independent manner in planning and conducting various events.

FOR A FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY: please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/employment and apply on-line.

Position closes 6/24/11 at 4:00pm.

Questions? Call 509-313-5996

Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.


502 E. Boone Ave. MSC#2474

Spokane, WA 99258

509.313.4189 direct

509.313.5851 fax

Guide Canoe Trips for the Girl Scouts in Ely, Minnesota, Posted: 5/16/11

A Wilderness Canoe Guide is needed to guide for the Girl Scouts, in Ely, MN. We offer 3,5,7, and 10 day wilderness trips in the Boundary Waters and Quetico to girls who are 12 and older. Girls achieve their full potential as they paddle the pristine border lakes, portage canoes, see loons, waterfalls, and the northern lights. They learn about themselves, the world we live in, and teamwork during their adventure.

This is a position for someone who can doesn’t need a cell phone by her side at all times and who is not afraid to get muddy. This is also a job for someone who can keep a group of teenagers smiling as they fight headwinds on a stormy day, and who also enjoys a quick swim after dinner to relax your tired muscles before sharing stories around a campfire. Our safety record is stellar and participants and guides come back year after year to be a part of our program. We abide by

leave no trace principles, and participants leave with a deeper appreciation for our environment. All-women crews are still rare in the northwoods — be a part of our legacy!

Wilderness experience, an industrious work ethic, and a knack for working with people from a range of backgrounds is a must. Extensive training provided, including Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguarding training if not already certified. Season runs approx. June 10-August 20. Pay starts at $230/week and room and board is included.

Applications accepted until position filled.

If you are interested, fill out an application at the bottom of the following website: http://www.gslakesandpines.org/pages/WorkAtCamp/.

For more information, contact:

Ann McNally

206-861-5730, or


Summer Jobs with Living Adventures, Posted: 5/13/11

Details-pdf: LivingAdventures_SummerJobPoster_5-13-11

Hi Northland-ers!

A quick note to let you know we’ve got a couple positions still open for the summer here at Living Adventure. They are not our most high profile (guide-like) jobs; but for students wanting to be surrounded by the culture of a professional kayak company and wanting to earn some summer income – might be a fit.

Open Positions:

Full time in the boat house: equipment, logistics, shuttles.

Part time in the kitchen/outfitting: rolling wraps, packing overnight food, etc.

Thanks and wishing you all well for your May term work and SUMMER!

Come visit this summer!

Warm regards,


Gail Green

Director/Living Adventure Inc.

P.O. Box 874

Bayfield, WI 54814


Toll free: 866-779-9503

Local: 715-779-9503


STEP Job with the Seattle Environmental Protection Agency, Posted: 5/14/11

We have an alumni in the Seattle EPA office who has alerted us to a STEP (Student Temporary Employment Program) EPA Clerk position open for this summer. Students would have to be registered for class next fall. ONLY 50 APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR THE 8 AVAILABLE POSITIONS so please send this out to students that you work with or advise if you think they would benefit from getting a foot in the door with EPA. Here is the link to the description on USAJOBS:


Logistics Coordinator, Outdoor Program, Portland State University, Posted: 5/8/11

Details-pdf: Logistics Coordinator_OutdoorProgram_PortlandStateUniversity_5-8-11

Administrative Support Clerk for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Posted: 5/8/11

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Washburn Ranger Dustrict, Administrative Support Clerk, GS 303, Grade 4/5

This position is posted to the Outreach Notices of Forest Service Applications and at USAJobs as an Open Continuous Register vacancy announcement: PERM-OCR-303-45-AdmClk-DP

The weblink is: http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87314240&JobTitle=Administrative+Support+Clerk&q=PERM-OCR-303-45-AdmClk-DP&where=&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&x=66&y=11&AVSDM=2011-04-12+01%3a36%3a00

Interested applicants must list the duty station of: Washburn WI

The referral list will be requested immediately after Close of Business on June 6, 2011.

The area of consideration is Government-Wide and Demo.

Linda F. Hobbs, Assist. Ranger for Admin.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Washburn Ranger District

113 E Bayfield St

PO Box 578

Washburn WI 54891-0578


Voice: 715-373-2667 x 229

FAX: 715-373-2878

Guides needed at Matanuska Glacier Adventures, Posted: 5/8/11

My name is Seth Schumacher and I’m the General Manager for Matanuska Glacier Adventures out of Sutton, Alaska. We are looking to add interns to our guiding staff this year and would like to be able to extend this opportunity to your students. The Outdoor Studies department at Alaska Pacific University recommended we contact you with this opportunity. The internships would be paid and we absolutely will support any academic work you require of your students. I have attached the job flier to this email. If you think we can affiliate and work with you please let me know. We do offer a signing bonus to assist with travel to Alaska for our interns. We are also offering full guide positions as well.

Details (Scroll-down for the guide description)-pdf: GuideAndInternListing_5-8-11