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25 Sep 2019

Climb & Mountaineer Rock Climbing / Activity Specialist

SOAR Inc. – Posted by SOAR Sylva, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

RESP: Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses; set rock climb and rappelling sites and act as site manager; provide relief to instructors in the field; work with youth in-between courses. NC only – facilitate and manage high ropes course activities; support caving activities; potentially support whitewater rafting days or mountain biking activities. WY only – lead flat-water canoeing and riflery. Available NC: May 11 – August 14, 2020; WY: May 10 – August 15, 2020.
QUAL: Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred). Lifeguard certification required for WY staff. Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management; for NC additionally ropes course facilitation or caving. Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required (vehicle stipend provided).

BENEFITS: $2,550-$4,000/season, d.o.e. Room and board (excluding personal tentage). Extensive two-week training.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Complete a staff application on-line at or contact Andrea Wackerle at

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Climb & Mountaineer. Job Tags: #education, adventure, climbing, high adventure, Lead Climbing, Outdoor Adventure, Outdoor Instructor, outdoors, rock climbing, and summer job.

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