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21 Feb 2020

Trek & Backpack Field Instructor

National Center for Outdoor and Adventure Education – Posted by National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Field Instructors manage the safety of trip participants while co-facilitating multi-day adventure education programming in the field. Instructors manage risks and assure effective courses, while serving as an educator, role model and friend. Must be able to teach and facilitate NCOAE’s curriculum to teens, and adults, complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion and participate in pre-trip and post-trip meetings. Additional duties include: facilitating meaningful group experiences and setting an emotionally and physically safe, fun and engaging tone for students to follow.

Minimum Requirements:
• 3+ years of experience working with wilderness programs, outdoor education, or residential summer camps
• Current Wilderness First Responder certification
• Competency in risk management skills
• Prior to hiring: Satisfactory completion of an NCOAE on-campus instructor training or NCOAE Outdoor Educator Training

• 5+ years experience leading domestic and international outdoor education programs
• Current WEMT certification
• Leave No Trace Master Educator
• Master’s, Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in adventure education, outdoor education, recreation, wilderness leadership or related degree

How to Apply

For more information visit Interested individuals should apply by submitting a cover letter & resume to

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Trek & Backpack. Job Tags: #outdoor, adventure travel, backpacking, environmental education, Experiential Education, kayaking, outdoor education, rock climbing, surfing, wilderness, and Wilderness trips.

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