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Summer Rock Specialist 



The Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) provides active-learning through adventure education. YEP uses an experiential approach to connect youth with their local surroundings to make learning relevant and fun by utilizing Colorado’s greatest natural resource: the mountains.

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. 

Position Purpose                                                                                                                                                                               

To take lead responsibility for all YEP rock climbing programs assist the YEP program with all aspects of summer programming.


Job Duties

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


  • American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor certification or higher
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification.
  • 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 driver’s license and personal transportation required. Mileage Reimbursement of $.25/mile.

Hours and Compensation

  • 40 hours per week. Seasonal Position. Monday - Friday, May 18- August 14. 2015
  • These dates are very specific and all must be available for applicant to be considered. 
  • Classes and courses typically run from 8:30am-4:00pm on weekdays. Some weeks overnight supervision is required.
  • More dates may come available as registration fills but only the dates listed are guaranteed work.
  • Employment is dependent on clearing background check 
  • Compensation -$13/hour , $120 a day for overnights

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31st, 2015Submit cover letter, resume and two references via email only to 

No Phone calls please. For more information about the Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program, visit our website at


Youth Education Program - Spring Intern 


Position Qualifications 

  • Experience in natural science or related field.
  • Experience working in outdoor hiking and climbing programs.
  • Experience teaching youth from diverse backgrounds in environmental education and/or adventure education. 
  • Sense of humor, ability to relate to school-age children and adults of all backgrounds; including class room behavior management.
  • Self-directed, innovative thinker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Position Responsibilities 

  • Assistant Instruction rock climbing at the indoor wall at the American Mountaineering Center with youth.
  • Assistant Instructor for outdoor rock climbing and hiking programs.
  • Instruct curriculum for the Youth Education Program (YEP) Activities are primarily indoors and 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.  
  • 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



  • Two- Three days a week during March 31st - June 1st
  • Typical work day is 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Classes may vary from 4- 8 hours/day
  • Background check is required
  • This is an unpaid internship
  • Pro-deals and a fun atmosphere and outdoor work.
  • Ability to provide own transport to the American Mountaineering center in Golden, CO.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling through March 31st, 2015. Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and expectations of the position via email to


Youth Education Program- Summer Intern 



  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 7-August 14.
  • 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.



  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Background check is required
  • 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, 2015Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and expectations of the position via email to


Development Intern


Type: Volunteer Intern
Reports to: Development Director
Purpose: The Development Intern will assist with administrative tasks and general support of CMC’s fundraising efforts

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide administrative support for development activities
• Help plan and prepare for CMC’s annual fundraising events
• Research foundation and corporate fundraising opportunities
• Assist with marketing efforts related to fundraising
• Material preparation and assembly
• Special projects as assigned

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

Recommended Skills
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Hours & Compensation
• 5-10 hours per week with flexible hours and schedule; start and end dates are also 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 "Development Intern" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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.