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


Current Openings

Youth Education - Summer Rock Spacialist 2017 

Marketing Content Intern - Winter/Spring 2017

Youth Education Intern - Winter/Spring 2017

Youth Education Summer Rock Specialist 2017 


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 equivalent (or higher cert)
  • 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:  Summer 2017. 40 hours per week.  Monday - Friday, May 2, - August 4th

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, day rate for overnights.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15th 2017 

Submit cover letter, resume, professional log, and two references via email only to

For more information about the Colorado Mountain Club’s Youth Education Program, visit our website at


Marketing Content Intern Winter/Spring 2017

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Purpose: 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.


  • 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 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 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 February 2017  with a minimum commitment of three months
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events
  • This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the outdoor industry
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and one additional writing sample to Marketing Manager Jeff Golden at No phone calls, please. Deadline Jan. 24, 2017.


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.

Youth Education Intern - Winter 2017


Position Qualifications

  • Experience in natural science or related field
  • Experience working in outdoor hiking, climbing programs and winter recreation.
  • 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 skill

Position Responsibilities 

  • Assistant Instruction rock climbing at the indoor wall at the American Mountaineering Center with youth.
  • Assistant Instructor for outdoor climbing and hiking with youth.
  • Assistant instructor for snowshoeing and winter avalanche safety programs 
  • Instruct curriculum for the Youth Education Program (YEP) Activities.
  • Experiential teaching, using models, props, games, and other hands-on teaching methods. Participants are children in grades K-12, and adult chaperones.  
  • 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


  • 20 hours per week. January-March, 2017
  • Typical work day is 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Classes may vary from 4- 8 hours/day
  • This is an unpaid internship - travel stipend offered 
  • Pro-deals and a fun atmosphere and outdoor work. 
  • Ability to provide own transport to the American Mountaineering center in Golden, CO.



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

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.