Other Outdoor Wilderness Leader
Wilderness Leaders will facilitate wilderness expeditions and farm-based programs for highly motivated students ages 9-19 including:
SPRING & FALL
Multi-element programs including farming, adventure, sustainability and wild-crafting skills
Ocean canoe expeditions
Moving-water canoe trips
Rock climbing and canoeing day trips
7-21 day expeditions programs within Kroka’s seven adventure schools: rock climbing, caving, whitewater paddling, ocean expeditions, mountain biking, wilderness skills, and rites of passage.
Scheduled weeks alternate between expedition/program teaching and base-camp support including farm work, kitchen work, driving, and facilities maintenance.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation at Kroka is based on experience and meets or exceeds that of other guides in the outdoor education industry. All new staff start as Assistant Leaders with the possibility for promotion after the first season and/or assessment. Additional benefits include:
Room & board: simple and beautiful Kroka Village housing, and meals while you are on campus or traveling for Kroka
Extensive training opportunities in adventure sports and wilderness skills
One week paid vacation in-between seasons
Pro-purchase on personal equipment & extensive equipment library for personal expeditions
Being part of a forward thinking and energetic community that is deeply engaged in making a positive difference in the world
Love of teaching and mentoring children and youth: enjoys working with a wide range of ages, with documented and referenced previous teaching experience.
Previous wilderness expedition experience in remote environments, or an excitement to learn!
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: demonstrated cultural competence and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Adventure sports expertise in one of Kroka’s adventure sports (such as whitewater paddling, rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, back-country skiing, mountain biking, surfing, or another adventure sport with similar set of skills.)
Commitment to personal fitness: working at Kroka is physically demanding and requires a high level of fitness and excellent work ethic. You will be expected to wake early for shared work on the farm and participate joyously in the strenuous work of living close to the land. You will cook meals over the fire, lift canoes, set climbs on mountainsides and navigate challenging overland routes.
Commitment to ecologically conscious living and simplified personal needs. Experience living and working in community.
Professional certifications and education College degree and/or equivalent life experience, and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.
The following qualifications and skills are a plus, but not required:
Personal artistic skills: strong singing voice, handwork skills, visual and/or performing arts experience.
Drivers License: with clean record and experience driving vans and small cargo or canoe trailers.
International/cultural diversity: experience living, working, and traveling in other countries and cultures.
Waldorf Training: experience and/or training for working with Waldorf schools and schoolchildren
Additional Certifications: AMGA SPI, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness EMT, etc.
How to Applyhttps://kroka.org/hiring/how-to-apply/
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