Discovery Programs Lead Instructor

Job Description

Department: Camp Programs

Expected Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week

Dates of Employment: May 22, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Reports To: Camp Programs Coordinator

Housing Available: Yes

Keystone Science School's historic Colorado Rocky Mountain campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of outdoor education programs. We balance hands-on science activities, field-based exploration, and adventure programming to create engaging learning experiences for our students. Visit to learn more!

Program Overview and Job Summary

The Discovery Programs Lead Instructor works with children ages 5-17 in residential (overnight) Camp Programs. In addition to leading educational activities focused on science themes, Instructors will lead hikes, camping trips, and accompany students on off-site Adventure Day activities, such as white water rafting and rock climbing. The Instructor is the primary caregiver for children and is responsible for guiding children in their personal growth and daily living skills. Instructors will also perform support staff duties, such as facilitating meals and the check-in/out process. The Lead Instructor must be completely familiar with the daily schedule, client/cabin assignments, and the overall energy of the Discovery Program.

Main Areas of Focus:

  • 50% Teaching;
  • 20% Lesson planning and curriculum development;
  • 20% Support staff duties.

Required Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Minimum of 460 hours of work experience with school-age children;
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
  • Age 21+ with an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license;
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.


Competitive salary + room and board is provided at no cost.

To Apply

Please submit the Employment Application (Seasonal Positions) found at All applications will require a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references. For more information, contact the Human Resources department at [email protected] or (970) 468-2098.

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Keystone, CO
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