Dip your toes into multi-week outdoor guiding! We are currently hiring for our Pathfinding Instructor position for the 2024 summer season. This is a full-time seasonal outdoor guiding position based in Durango, CO from 5/20/24 – 8/12/24. Pathfinding Instructors are responsible for co-leading a group of 6-12 campers ages 16/17 on a 26-day wilderness backpacking expedition either through the San Juan Mountains of Colorado or the canyon country of Utah in high-snow years. Instructors will lead two 26-day programs throughout the summer with a 3.5-day break in between. Pathfinding Instructors will attend our two-week Staff Training but should have the skillset and experience to successfully lead this program upon arrival. This is an ideal position for candidates who have professional outdoor guiding experience and are looking to take their skills to the next level!
Job duties include:
Pathfinding Instructors will earn a minimum of $6,000 for a full eleven-week season (5/20/24 – 8/12/24). This minimum is calculated from the $5,100 base salary, $500 end-of-summer bonus, and $400 Wilderness First Responder bonus. Staff can also apply for reimbursable Travel Allowances ($0.13/road mile), field/experience bonuses, a Rental Assistance Program, and will receive bonuses for relevant certifications such as Wilderness First Aid, First Responder, LNT etc. Staff are also eligible for seasonal pro-deal memberships for discounted prices on outdoor gear from a variety of companies. Please click here for a description of our bonuses and travel reimbursement information.
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Please fill out a Staff Application here if you are interested in employment for the 2024 summer season. Applications are open until filled! If you have any questions please email Tyler or Truman ng [email protected]