Backpacking and Hiking Jobs

Hiking and Backpacking Position Announcement

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Hiking and Backpacking Director, Camp High Rocks, Cedar Mountain, NC

We run an intensive program that requires considerable backcountry experience as well as experience teaching skill sessions. A director should have experience with backpacking, camping, teaching skills and lessons, managing staff and gear, as well as other related outdoor skills. NOLS or Outward Bound experience is highly preferred. A majority of our backpacking trips utilize the trails in Pisgah National Forest, though we do also venture into the Nantahala National Forest and Linville Gorge Area.

Responsibilities: Direct a staff of five to six instructors. Instruct outdoor skills and environmental ethics. Create program lesson plans. Lead hiking and backpacking trips up to a maximum of five days in length.

Qualifications: At least 21 years of age, hiking and backpacking experience, Outward Bound or NOLS experience highly preferred. Clean driving record and Wilderness First Responder certification.

Benefits: From $320 to $500 per week for the nine week season and one week of orientation, depending on experience and qualifications.Training courses available in late May. Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge and wireless internet available; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to Dupont State Forest, and a 15 minute drive to Pisgah National Forest.

Dates: May 28 – August 10, 2019

Application Procedure:

Hiking Instructors, Camp High Rocks, Cedar Mountain, NC

Instructors should have experience with backpacking, camping, and related outdoor skills. NOLS experience is a plus. A majority of our backpacking trips utilize the trails in Pisgah National Forest, though we do also venture into the Nantahala National Forest and Linville Gorge Area.

Responsibilities: Hiking instructors teach outdoor skills, environmental ethics, map & compass, and other skills associated with backpacking for campers 7 to 16 years of age. Help lead trips up to a maximum of five days in length. Male applicants would also be cabin counselors for group of 5-7 boys. Female applicants would have other responsibilities in place of cabin coverage.

Qualifications: At least 19 years of age or rising college sophomore with a strong interest in teaching children. Previous experience and enthusiasm for hiking, backpacking, and learning about the woods.

Benefits: From $260 to $420 per week for the nine week season, depending on experience and qualifications. Training courses available in late May. Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge and wireless internet available; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to Dupont State Forest, and a 15 minute drive to Pisgah National Forest.

Dates:May 30 – August 10, 2019

Application Procedure:

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