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20 Dec 2017

Other Outdoor Field Staff Supervisor: Teen Wilderness Adventures

Appalachian Mountain Club – Posted by CKendrick Anywhere

Job Description

The Staff Supervisor will serve as a field-based member of the administrative team to help ensure quality and continuity of Teen Wilderness Adventures programs. Reporting to the Education Coordinator, the Staff Supervisor will model curriculum delivery for TWA instructors, deliver training sessions, perform field checks on staff, deliver feedback to individual instructors, and support trip logistics as needed. During the months of May – June this is primarily an administrative position finalizing hiring for the summer, planning summer trainings, confirming summer logistics, and working on strategic projects. During the months of June – August the position is split between field-checks and office/administrative duties.

Teen Wilderness Adventures runs approximately 40 multi-day, multi-element wilderness trips for 12 – 18 year olds in June, July, and August. See our website for more details about the program: .

RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to)

Work collaboratively with TWA administrators and field instructors to ensure quality program delivery.
Assist with the assessment of field staff professional development needs and strategize with program coordinators to address them.
Model instruction of outdoor education content and methods for TWA Instructors.
Evaluate field staff and give feedback.
Assist with and/or independently deliver staff trainings both pre- and in-season.
Act as on-site coordinator as needed.
Communicate regularly with program coordinators.
Assist TWA field instructors with trip preparation and transitions both in the field and at our base.
Share in rotating on-call duties. Understand and help manage the emergency action plan should it be used.
Attend and facilitate staff training as preparation for field and program support responsibilities.
Fill in for unexpected field instructor absences.


3+ seasons working in outdoor or adventure education. Extensive wilderness trip leading experience.
Ability to work a varied schedule, which will include evenings, overnights and weekends.
Friendly, motivated, and flexible personality with a commitment to and enthusiasm for working with people of all ages internally and externally.
Wilderness First Responder & CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification prior to starting employment.
Ability to carry a backpack daily, which holds teaching and emergency supplies (approximately 40+lbs).
Satisfactory driving record and background check, as verified by state record check.
21+ years old and ability to obtain DOT medical clearance to drive vehicles preferred.
B.A. or B.S. degree in the field of adventure education, outdoor leadership and recreation, or a related field preferred

Be part of a talented and energetic team of outdoor leaders.
Professional development through participation high quality staff trainings
Based at the foot of Mount Washington and in the heart of the White Mountains, outdoor adventure is at your doorstep.
30% discount on all merchandise sold at AMC facilities.
AMC membership
4-complimentary bed nights at AMC facilities
Start: May 1st, 2018 End: September 1st, 2018

Starting Pay: $10.00 an hour based on a 10 hour work day June-August (8-hour work day May-June). You will work a varied schedule including overnights and planning days. Days off may be interrupted by unexpected program needs and will probably not be on weekends. Optional room and board available for $45/week.

The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.

The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is the oldest conservation and recreation organization in the United States. The AMC has 12 Chapters throughout the Northeast and over 100,000 members and activists. The AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting, and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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