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Organization Overview

The Colorado Mountain Club has been delivering education, conservation and recreational opportunities to the Colorado public since 1912. The CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. The Club connects thousands of adventure-loving mountaineers and teaches the skills to safely and respectfully maximize living in an outdoor playground.

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.


Current Openings



Adventure Travel Marketing Coordinator 





Event Coordinator Internship

Youth Education Intern

Marketing and Content Internship

Adventure Travel Marketing Coordinator 



Through the Adventure Travel (AT) Program, the CMC offers exciting, unique,  and affordable outdoor adventures domestically and around the world for CMC members and the general public.  Existing for well over a decade, the program annually offers approximately 25 trips focused on mountain destinations both in the US and around the world.  Trips are primarily planned and led by CMC volunteers with professional guide services being incorporated to lead more technical trips. For more information on the program please see:

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Job Status: Part Time, up to 10 hours per week

Essential Functions:

The Colorado Mountain Club is seeking an innovative, business-minded, and enthusiastic individual who has experience in planning domestic and international travel.  The candidate will ideally be a seasoned traveler with a passion for exploring the world.  The position requires approximately 10 hours per week.

The Adventure Travel Marketing Coordinator will report to the Director Marketing. They will also work very closely with the volunteer-based AT Committee along with the Risk Management Coordinator to plan, approve, and market Adventure Travel trips to our members and the general public.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Craft a marketing plan for each Adventure Travel trip, including timeline and content for webpage creation, social media posts, blog entries, and email inclusions
  • Maintain the Adventure Travel webpage, creating new pages for each trip and updating as necessary
  • Create and manage Facebook events for each of the Adventure Travel Trips
  • Compose and send monthly Adventure Travel e-newsletters while tracking results on established KPIs
  • Design post trip surveys and send to all participants in a timely manner. Collect results and provide analysis for improvement
  • Collaborate with trip leaders after the trip to collect photos and content to share across all of our channels
  • Work with Risk Management Coordinator to ensure all trips meet legal requirement for guides and/or permits
  • Primary liaison with the Adventure Travel Committee – attend monthly meetings and act as the staff contact for committee members and trip leaders
  • Conducting in-depth market research and competitive analysis to help determine the future of the program


  • Have a passion for and experience in both domestic and international travel. Experience in the professional travel industry a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of marketing concepts and principals, especially digital and social media, required
  • Comfortable designing and editing webpages
  • Experience with email marketing a plus
  • Ability to track and maintain accurate data
  • Effective at managing Google Drive
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Volunteer management experience a plus
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workloads, meet deadlines, and perform gracefully under pressure
  • Team player who’s able to collaborate with and manage multiple points of contact within the organization
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Required experience: College education to a Junior or Senior year equivalent is required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Salary & Benefits:

CMC offers a fun and exciting work atmosphere. We also offer generous employee benefits, including:

  • This is a non-exempt, part-time, hourly.  Annual salary - 10k range
  • Employee/pro discounts on outdoor gear and CMC technical schools, as well as climbing gym membership discount
  • Offices in the historic American Mountaineering Center (also home to the American Alpine Club, American Mountaineering Museum, and other outdoor-focused non-profits).  Within walking distance of downtown Golden, Clear Creek, trails, restaurants, and other amenities


Applications open until December 10, 2018

Submit a resume and cover letter with your goals and expectations of the position via email to

No calls Please


Event Coordinator Internship

Reports to: Membership and Events Manager

Internship period: SUMMER/FALL 2018 (flexible)

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Event Coordinator Intern will: support the Development Department by assisting with events associated with the current season, with the largest events being the 25th Annual Backcountry Bash, Cidergrass Festival and Radical Reels Film Festival. Intern will assist with all stages of event planning and management from research and cultivation through event execution. 

Education/Work Experience:
Undergraduate or graduate level and/or at least one year of related work experience

Recommended Skills and Attributes:
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Ability to work independently, be creative and solve problems

Self-motivated, eager to learn and energetic

The Event Coordinator Intern will be evaluated as required by the student’s academic program.  The intern is also evaluated on a less formal, on-going basis during the internship period, with feedback given as needed. 

Time Commitment & Compensation:
3 months with 15 hours/week during school year. May include occasional evenings or weekends, depending on availability of candidate and specific event schedules. Start and end dates are flexible.  CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed.  This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the non-profit sector.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to with "Event Coordinator Intern" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Youth Education Intern - Winter and/or Spring 2019 (January—May, dates flexible)

The Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provides active learning through outdoor and adventure education. YEP uses an experiential approach to connect youth with their local surroundings, making learning relevant and fun by utilizing Colorado’s greatest natural resource: the mountains!  Programming at YEP consists of day programs for students K-12 throughout the greater Denver area.  Programs take place at the American Mountaineering Center, in schools, and at outdoor field locations.

Reports to: YEP Program Managers

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Positive attitude and sense of humor. 
  • Ability to relate to school-age children and adults of all backgrounds; including classroom behavior management.
  • Self-directed, innovative thinker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • One or more of the following:
    • Experience in natural science or related field.
    • Experience working in outdoor hiking and climbing programs.
    • Experience with snow, avalanche science, or snowshoeing (Winter only)
    • Experience facilitating teambuilding and group games. 
    • Experience teaching youth from diverse backgrounds in environmental education and/or adventure education.

Position Responsibilities

  • Instruct curriculum for the Youth Education Program (YEP). Activities are indoors/outdoors and are experiential, using models, props, games, and other hands-on teaching methods. Participants are children in grades K-12, and adult chaperones.  Typically instruction will occur in groups of 20 people or less.  
  • Assistant instructor for indoor and outdoor rock climbing and slacklining.
  • Assistant instructor for outdoor ecology and geology hikes.
  • Assistant instructor for science curriculum in the classroom. 
  • Facilitate a positive, fun learning environment through appropriate classroom behavior management, language and teaching methods.
  • Prepare activities, materials, and equipment for programs as needed.  Clean up program areas.
  • Provide curriculum feedback and ideas to the YEP program design team.
  • Assist with general office administration tasks for the YEP program.


  • 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 (highly preferred). 
  • 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.

Time Commitment & Compensation

  • 15 hours per week, January—May, dates flexible.
  • This is an unpaid internship with a small travel stipend.
  • Access to pro-deals with hundreds of outdoor brands.
  • Access to free outdoor skills classes with the CMC.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and why you would be a good fit for the position via email to by  January 4th, 2019 for a Winter start date, and February 15, 2019 for a Spring start date. 

Marketing and Content Intern 

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager

Role: The Marketing Content Intern will create, edit and organize content in support of the external communications goals of the Colorado Mountain Club.  

Overview: This outstanding individual will be a self-motivated and talented communicator 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. Enjoy a flexible schedule, working in beautiful and historic Golden, and spending time with passionate mountaineers and their equally passionate dogs. After work, take a tour of the Coors brewing facility, tube down Clear Creek, or enjoy some of the nation’s best rock climbing in Clear Creek Canyon—all within walking distance of the office!


  • Write short, engaging digital posts for the CMC blog, The Clubhouse
  • Provide articles for Trail & Timberline, the CMC’s biannual magazine
  • Create, edit and update website content
  • Assist with marketing collateral, such as brochures and sponsorship packets
  • Draft manuals, handbooks and other technical documents
  • Manage social media content  (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Provide copy for digital newsletters, member communications, membership campaigns and other marketing e-mails
  • Represent the CMC at outdoor industry events
  • Gather and/or create graphic images to support marketing e-mails, website content, print materials and social media posts
  • 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 journalism, marketing, communications, social media and public relations preferred
  • Some graphic design experience a plus

Recommended Skills:

  • Expert user of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience creating and managing social media content
  • Experience with WordPress or similar online blogging software
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with websites, content management systems and basic HTML code 

Hours & Compensation:

  • The Marketing Content Intern works between 8-16 hours per week depending on desired hours
  • Preferred start date June 2018 with a flexible end date
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events
  • This is an unpaid internship, offering plenty of perks and valuable experience in the outdoor industry
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

How to Apply

Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and why you would be a good fit for the position via email to