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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Colorado Mountain Club!

 

Current Openings

Youth Education - Rock Specialist - Summer 2016

Youth Education -- Field instructor - Summer 2016

Youth Education - intern - Summer 2016

Conservation - Seasonal Stewardship Team Member


YEP 2016 Rock Climbing Specialist

Organization: Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) located in Golden, CO

The Youth Education Program provides summer adventure courses for youth ages 9-18.  Adventure courses consist of rock climbing, hiking, nature discovery, and teambuilding. We offer day camps for a variety of ages and skill levels and overnight multi-day camps for teens.  Classes and courses typically run from 8:30am-4:00pm on weekdays. Some overnight supervision is required.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor certification or higher
  • Two or more years of significant rock climbing experience, including anchor building and institutional climbing instruction. Must be able to lead traditional climbs up to 5.8
  • Ability to coach & supervise a wide range of personalities, abilities, and people of all ages.
  • Familiarity with other youth rock climbing programs, statewide, and/or nationally.
  • Ability to work independently, and support a team.
  • Ability to lead and direct other staff and interns.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to correct technical skills with tact.
  • Ability to carry a load up to 40 pounds.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification.
  • Current driver’s license and personal transportation required. Mileage Reimbursement of $.25/mile.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate a safe, positive, cooperative, and fun group environment with youth ages 9-18.
  2. Set up and break down technical top rope systems at specified outdoor crags & at wall.
  3. Understand and follow all YEP safety and risk management procedures. 
  4. Assess and monitor YEP risk management practices and make recommendations for any changes to supervisor.
  5. Demonstrate and instruct safe climbing skills including: belaying, rappelling, knot tying, back-up systems, artificial gear placement.
  6. Coach students in proper climbing skills and technique.
  7. Inventory and maintain climbing equipment daily.
  8. Ensure safety of self while setting up and breaking down technical systems and model this behavior at all times to students.
  9. Assist with training and supervision of volunteer belayers indoors and outdoors.
  10. Assist education team with group management and well-being of youth participants on multi-day educational courses and classes.

 

Dates of Employment:  40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, May 16- August 12

These dates are very specific and all must be available for applicant to be considered.  More dates may come available as registration fills but only the dates listed are guaranteed work.

Remuneration: salary--$11-$13/hour , depending on expereince. Daily rate for overnights. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 29th, 2016Submit cover letter, resume and two references via email only to hollybarrass@cmc.org For more information about the Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program, visit our website at www.cmc.org/youth

 

Title: YEP Summer Field Instructor -2016 

Organization: Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program located in Golden, CO

The Youth Education Program provides summer adventures for youth ages 9-18.  Adventures consist of rock climbing, hiking, nature discovery, and teambuilding.  We offer one-day classes for younger students and multi-day courses for older students.  Classes and courses typically run from 8:30am-3:30pm on weekdays.  Some overnight supervision possible.  

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the area of natural science, outdoor recreation/education or related field.
  • Experience instructing rock climbing and teaching environmental education and/or adventure education. 
  • Strong communication skills-- able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Sense of humor, ability to relate to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Community First Aid and CPR required; Wilderness First Responder desired.
  • Current driver’s license. Must be able to pass drivers test and have no moving violations within the past year.
  • Submit a criminal background check.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older. 
  • Able to carry loads up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the American Mountaineering Center in Golden each day.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate a safe, positive, cooperative, and fun group environment with youth ages 9-18.
  2. Meet & greet small group of participants each morning and communicate with parents.
  3. Lead education team with group management, safety and well-being of youth participants on multi-day educational courses and classes.
  4. Understand and follow all YEP risk management and safety procedures.
  5. Assess and monitor all YEP risk management practices and make recommendations for any changes to supervisor.
  6. Create daily lesson plans as needed and lead activities in the following topics: teambuilding, outdoor discovery, natural/environmental science, and survival skills.
  7. Instruct and coach students in climbing concepts including belaying, knot tying, rappelling, back-up systems, equipment use and technique.
  8. Possibly co-lead one multi-day wilderness backpacking trip, and 2 multi-day camping excursions with teen participants.  
  9. Assist with set up and break down of technical rock climbing systems as needed.
  10. Prepare, clean-up and inventory equipment and materials daily as needed.
  11. Provide feedback and ideas to the CMC Youth Education Department.
  12. This position takes on the added responsibility of assuming a supervisory role in absence of direct supervisor.

 

Dates of Employment: May 31st – August 12th2016

Remuneration: $12 -$14 per hour depending on experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 29th 2016Submit cover letter, resume and two references via email only to hollybarrass@cmc.org

 

 

YEP Summer Intern - 2015

Responsibilities;

  1. To support the Youth Education Program Department with implementation of climbing and environmental education courses and classes.
  2. Facilitate a safe, positive, cooperative, and fun group environment with youth ages 9-17.
  3. Assist education team with group management, safety and well-being of youth participants on multi-day educational courses and one-day classes.
  4. Assist with leading youth in games and activities. Topics may include: teambuilding, outdoor discovery, natural/environmental science, and survival skills.
  5. Coach students in climbing concepts and technique.
  6. Assist with knot tying, belaying and back-up belaying
  7. Assist with set up and break down of technical rock climbing systems as needed.
  8. Prepare, clean-up and inventory equipment and materials daily as needed.
  9. Provide feedback and ideas to the CMC Youth Education Department.

 

Commitment and benefits

  • Five-day, non-paid training: June 1-5
  • Dates vary monthly. Weekly camps June 6 - August 12.
  • Typical work day is 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Classes may vary from 4- 8 hours/day
  • Small monthly stipend. Amount dependent on experience.
  • Pro-deals and a fun atmosphere and outdoor work.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Interest in the outdoors, particularly science, natural history or recreation.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Rock climbing experience, demonstrating competency in the fundamental skills including: belaying, back-up belaying, knot tying, equipment, and communication. 
  • Sense of humor, friendly and honest—ability to relate to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds and work in a team environment.
  • First Aid and CPR desired.
  • Able to carry loads up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MArch 31st, 2016

Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and expectations of the position via email to hollybarrass@cmc.org


Conservation - Seasonal Stewardship Team Member

Job Description and Details

Colorado Mountain Club is accepting applications for its seasonal Stewardship Team (ST) program.  Applicants should have a strong desire to actively engage in an outdoor conservation program that will train, challenge and support participants’ growth and development in their pursuit of meaningful careers in the conservation field.

The ST will receive opportunities to work with public land management agencies, non-profits and volunteers on a wide variety of conservation projects. Program participants will engage in an extensive training period that focuses on enhancing technical project skills, field-based knowledge as well as conservation leadership strategies.

  • Pay:  $400-480/week (DOE).
  • Program Duration: April-October 2016.
  • Project Locations: Throughout Colorado.
  • Work environment: Extensive outdoor, field-based work with exposure to remote work and camp locations, inclement weather and challenging physical work duties.
  • Status: Position(s) will remain open until filled.

A seasonal worker is defined as a person who works for an employer who conducts business only during a defined period of time. Seasonal workers may also be hired in an occupation that operates only for a defined period of time.  The season as defined by this job position is April to October, 2016.  Seasonal workers cannot collect unemployment benefits based on wages paid for the seasonal employment unless they are out of work during the specified season. Seasonal workers who work outside the season are no longer considered seasonal workers and may be able to collect unemployment benefits based on the seasonal wages.

Position Duties

  • Recruit and oversee volunteers on conservation oriented projects and events.
  • Coordinate logistics with CMC staff and land management agency personnel.
  • Efficiently complete conservation projects in a variety of environmental conditions.
  • Effectively communicate to CMC staff, project partners and volunteers.
  • Complete paperwork as assigned by CMC staff and land management agency personnel.
  • Assist in management of team budget and expenses.
  • Support and participate in CMC activities and tasks.
  • Utilize and engage in CMC risk management strategies.
  • Transport team and gear safely in vehicles [manual transmission, 4-wheel drive].
  • Position duties are subject to be altered based on changing program and project priorities.

Required Qualifications

  • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.
  • Demonstrated experience with conservation work such as trail work, restoration work, etc.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Capacity to professionally communicate in complex situations.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing work conditions and/or priorities.
  • Good driving record and must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, talk and listen.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership experience in the conservation field.
  • Experience teaching, facilitating and team-building with diverse groups of people.
  • Participation in outdoor activities, work, lifestyle and/or pursuits.
  • Knowledge of land management agencies operations and expectations.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or college coursework with a focus on natural resources.
  • Experience operating manual transmission (stick-shift) vehicle.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to toddloubsky@cmc.org.

More info on the Stewardship Team Program is available at www.cmc.org/stewardship


The Colorado Mountain Club is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.