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

 

Current Openings

Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI) Intern

Adventure Travel Intern - Spring/Summer 2016

Membership Intern - Spring/Summer 2016

Marketing Intern - Spring/Summer 2016

Youth Education Rock Climbing Specialist - Summer 2016

Youth Education Intern - Summer 2016

 

 

Job Description | Adventure Travel Intern Spring/Summer 2016

Type: Adventure Travel Intern

Reports to: Membership and Marketing Director

Purpose: The Adventure Travel intern will act as staff liaison for the Adventure Travel Committee. Projects will be centered on enhancing the Adventure Travel program. CMC Adventure Travel specializes in active vacations and small group itineraries to inspiring destinations around the world including Ireland, New Zealand, Tanzania and more! From mountain biking in Moab to summiting Denali, our experienced all-volunteer trip leaders provide participants with an intimate knowledge of the areas in which they guide. Intern must be passionate about the mountains and the people who recreate in them.

Overview: This outstanding individual will be self-motivated with the ability to follow through simultaneously on various projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and superior written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as staff liaison for the Adventure Travel Committee
  • Use email marketing software to design and send communications to Adventure Travel participants
  • Data management and entry
  • Update and create web pages using a content management system
  • Monitor help desk ticketing system and answer questions from committee and participants
  • Interface with all CMC departments, as well as work with members, volunteers and the Adventure Travel Committee
  • Assist with outreach and promotional events
  • Identify potential marketing opportunities for the Adventure Travel program
  • Attend monthly Adventure Travel Committee meetings

Requirements:

  • Minimum of college level Sophomore; at least 1 year of previous work experience
  • Knowledge of and significant interest in Adventure Travel 
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows
  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite, Content Management Systems and Customer Relationship Management

 Skills:

  • Self-motivated team player with a strong problem solving skills and initiative and motivation to research
  • High energy and a passion towards improving the customer experience
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in outdoor recreational nonprofit and Adventure Travel
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the nonprofit sector
  • The Adventure Travel intern will work between 20-25 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule are flexible
  • Preferred start date April 2016 with a preferred 3-month commitment
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

How To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Vermeal at adventuretravel@cmc.org. Subject line: Adventure Travel Intern. No phone calls please.


Job Description | Membership Intern Spring/Summer 2016

Type: Membership Intern

Reports to: Membership Manager

Purpose: The Membership Intern will support the membership department in creating a superior customer experience for the active, adventure-loving members of the Club. Projects will be centered on member acquisition, retention, and communication.

Overview: This outstanding individual will be self-motivated with the ability to follow through simultaneously on various projects.  The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and superior written and verbal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver terrific customer service to our members, volunteers, guests, and community members 
  • Connect members and non-members to the resources they need to participate in CMC activities
  • Run membership reports, schedule logistics, and use email marketing software to communicate with members
  • Develop supporting materials for Groups (slideshows, manuals, marketing handouts, etc.)
  • Assist with outreach and promotional events
  • Data management and entry
  • Assist with membership mailing

Requirements:

  • Minimum of college level Sophomore; at least 1 year of previous work experience
  • Knowledge of and significant interest in customer service, nonprofit membership and data management
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows
  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite, Content Management Systems and Customer Relationship Management, a plus

Skills:

  • Self-motivated with strong problem solving skills and initiative and motivation to research
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in outdoor recreational nonprofit 
  • High energy and a passion towards improving the customer experience
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the nonprofit sector
  • The Membership Intern works between 12-20 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule are flexible
  • Preferred start date April 2016 with a preferred 3-month commitment
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

How To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Shockey at LaurenShockey@cmc.org.  Subject line: Membership Services Intern.  No phone calls please.


Job Description | Marketing Intern Spring/Summer 2016

Type: Marketing Intern

Reports to: Communications and Digital Marketing Specialist

Purpose: The Marketing Intern will organize and complete tasks for the membership and marketing department in support of the goals of the Colorado Mountain Club.

Overview: This outstanding individual will be self-motivated with the ability to follow through simultaneously on various projects.  The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and superior written, photo/video and verbal skills. In addition to marketing and communications initiatives, duties will include supporting membership projects.

Responsibilities:             

  • Coordinate and organize CMC presence at events
  • Help build and curate a CMC photo database (digital asset management)
  • Create short 15-second videos for social media and longer videos for YouTube
  • Update website content using content management system
  • Send and analyze e-mail marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate with department directors and statewide groups on marketing needs
  • Draft and edit marketing copy for print and web use
  • Assist in social media content management  (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog)
  • Provide administrative support for membership services
  • Aid membership in customer service
  • Special projects as assigned

Education/Work Experience:

  • Minimum of college level Junior classification; at least 1 year of previous work experience
  • Knowledge of and significant interest in marketing, communications, advertising, events and nonprofit membership a bonus

Recommended Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiar with web content management, e-mail marketing and social media best practices
  • Strong photography and video skills

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the nonprofit sector
  • The Marketing Intern works between 8-16 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule are flexible
  • Preferred start date April 2016 with a preferred 3-month commitment
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter and a writing sample to jeffgolden@cmc.org.

The CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.


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 31st- 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: Open until filled.Submit 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

 

YEP Summer Intern - 2016

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: April 15th, 2016

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


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.

 


 

Job Description | Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI) Intern

Reports to: CMC Conservation Director

Purpose: The BSI Intern will assist in recreation mapping, winter travel planning and event coordination for the Colorado Mountain Club’s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative.

Position Overview: The ideal candidate will have experience with ArcGIS mapping platforms, a familiarity with backcountry winter recreation in Colorado and the ability to plan event logistics.  This individual will be self-motivated and willing to take initiative on a variety of tasks and projects.  Strong communication skills, attention to detail and a willingness to learn are essential.  The candidate may work remotely from anywhere in Colorado, although travel may be required (approved mileage will be reimbursed).

Responsibilities:             

  • Collect and analyze backcountry winter recreation geospatial data using ArcGIS
  • Assist in planning and promoting mapping workshops
  • Collect and analyze existing winter travel and resource management geospatial data
  • Meet with public land management agencies and backcountry users to collect and assess data
  • Create maps for advocacy campaigns, mapping workshops, and other events
  • Create WebApps and StoryMaps for public engagement
  • Assist with planning and logistics for Backcountry Film Festival screenings across Colorado
  • Assist in outreach, marketing, sponsorship efforts for BSI programs

Required Education/Work Experience:

  • Minimum of college level Junior classification; at least 1 year of previous work experience
  • Basic experience with mapping platforms including ArcGIS and Google Earth.  Applied coursework and/or ESRI certifications preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiar with backcountry snowsports in Colorado (Backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with event coordination
  • Experience with web content management, e-mail marketing or social media marketing preferred

Hours & Compensation:

  • A $500 stipend will be awarded upon completion of a 10-week internship
  • The BSI Intern works between 5-10 hours per week; hours and schedule are flexible
  • Preferred start date May/June 2016
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events/meetings
  • The candidate may work remotely from anywhere in Colorado
  • A reliable personal vehicle is necessary for travel, reimbursed at $0.25/mile

To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter and a writing sample to juliemach@cmc.org.

The CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.