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

Wilderness Inquiry: Sea Kayak Program Manager

Details: https://intranet.wildernessinquiry.org/jobinator/jobdesc_detail.php?j=94

Wilderness Inquiry: Base Camp Manager for their Little Sand Bay Base Camp, Posted: 4/21/15

Wilderness Inquiry is looking for a Base Camp Manager for our Little Sand Bay Base Camp. We’re looking for someone with a servant-leader mentality, strong decision-making skills, and a strong work ethic.

The Base Camp Manger would be responsible for day to day operations at the Wilderness Inquiry Little Sand Bay Base Camp, including facility maintenance, staff supervision, and program operations management.

Potential applicants can learn more and apply for positions by going to www.wildernessinquiry.org/jobs

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks, so much, for your help,


Karl Huemiller, Operations Manager
Wilderness Inquiry

(612) 676-9438

Jobs with Birch Trail Camp For Girls, Posted: 4/14/15

Climbing Instructor Description-pdf: BirchTrailCampForGirls_ClimbingInstructor_4-14-5

Trip Leader Description-pdf: BirchTrailCampForGirls_TripLeader_4-14-15

Summer Camp Lead Instructor Position with Positive Energy Outdoors, Posted: 4/14/15

Job Description-pdf: 2015 Summer Camp Lead Instructor Position Description

Job Openings at Lost Creek Adventures, Posted: 12/18/14

Lost Creek Adventures has openings in the following categories:

  • Sea Kayak Guide & Instructor
  • Stand Up Paddling Guide & Instructor
  • Reservations & Logistics Staff
  • Traditional Skills Instructor


Thank you,

Greg Weiss, Owner

Lost Creek Adventures
Storefront: Intersection of Hwy 13 & Superior Avenue
Cornucopia, Wisconsin 54827
Mail: 21740 Siskiwit Lake Road, Cornucopia

Exhibit Design Assistant at the Cable Natural History Museum, Posted: 8/9/14

Description_pdf: Exhibit Design Assistant

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