Seasonal Field Staff
Who We Are Looking For
We recruit those who are passionate. Maybe you see yourself as an educator, a mentor, a guide, an environmentalist, or simply an outdoor enthusiast. This work requires positivity, creativity, organizational skills, professionalism, and a desire to learn and grow. We are looking for people who are willing to collaborate with a dynamic group of staff while at times working under limited direct supervision.
Workplace Culture and Community
We enjoy hiring those who make the work environment fun for all involved, not just participants. We seek to provide opportunities for our staff and volunteers to work in spectacular destinations across the beautiful, rugged landscapes of the west. We work in areas like Joshua Tree National Park, Idyllwild, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Colorado River, and the San Jacinto and Sierra Nevada mountains.
We strive to provide our staff and volunteers with adventures that broaden their horizons. While they may work long days in varying environmental conditions, they find that this is a rewarding field to work in. Staff often say that it is a privilege to see participants develop peer relationships, boost their self-confidence, and gain environmental stewardship skills.
Timeframes & Hiring Process
Our primary seasons are fall and spring. The fall season typically starts with staff training in mid-to-late August and courses run August through early November. The spring season starts with staff training in late February or early March and the season ends in early June. It is important to note that depending on the frequency of programming, employment may be intermittent in a given season. Also, due to the custom nature of our programming, your work schedule will likely differ from week to week.
We understand that people have busy lives, and will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. Some of our staff work every program in a given season while others may just work a few. If you have any concerns regarding availability, please let us know.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions for a given season are filled.
- When applications are received, we will review them and respond via email. Our intention is to respond to every applicant within one week.
- We conduct interviews (under one hour) over the phone. If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for three references at that time.
- If we choose to hire you, please know that part of the onboarding process involves a background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI).
If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While on program, staff are paid a daily rate and are provided with all meals and accommodation (typically a campsite at the program location). While we do not currently have housing available off-program, we can often provide you with reasonable accommodation on the nights before and after a program as well as between programs with a quick turn-around.
In addition, staff are eligible for industry discounts and pro deals with consolidation sites (Expert Voice and Outdoor Prolink) and companies such as Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, Prana, Cascade Designs (Platapus, Thermarest, MSR, Seal Line, Pack Towl, E-Case), and others.