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

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

 

STAFF POSITIONS

 

 

SEASONAL POSITIONS

Stewardship Crew Member

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Event Coordinator Internship

Safety and Education Internship

Youth Education Intern 


 

Stewardship Crew Member

Job Description and Details
Colorado Mountain Club is accepting applications for its Stewardship Crew (SC).  Applicants should have a strong desire to actively engage in a conservation-focused program that will train, challenge and support participants’ growth and development in their pursuit of meaningful careers in the conservation field.
The SC will receive opportunities to work with public land management agencies, non-profits and volunteers on a wide variety of conservation projects. Crew members will engage in an extensive training period that focuses on enhancing technical project skills, field-based knowledge as well as conservation leadership strategies.
Pay: $480-580/week (DOE).
Program Duration: *Seasonal*, May through late-October 2018.
Project Staging Area: South Central Colorado
Project Locations: Field-based, throughout Colorado.
Hours: 40/week (field-based)
Work environment: Extensive outdoor, field-based work with exposure to remote
work and camp locations, inclement weather and extensive physical work duties.
Status: Position(s) will remain open until filled.


Position Duties
● Efficiently complete trail and conservation projects in a variety of environmental
conditions, including adverse weather and terrain.
● Coordinate logistics with CMC staff and land management agency personnel.
● Recruit and oversee volunteers on conservation-oriented projects and events.
● Positively interact with all user groups of public lands throughout Colorado.
● Communicate to CMC staff, project partners and volunteers in a timely manner.
● Complete paperwork assigned by CMC staff and agency personnel.
● Assist in management of crew budget and expenses.
● Support and participate in CMC activities and tasks.
● Utilize and engage in CMC risk management strategies.
● Transport crew and gear safely in vehicles.
● 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 60 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.

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


Event Coordinator Internship

Reports to: Development Coordinator

Internship period: August 1 2017 – November 3 2017 (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

Evaluation

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 lucyjayes@cmc.org with "Event Coordinator Intern" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Safety and Education Internship

Reports to: Director of Safety and Operations

Internship period: January 1 2018 – December 15 2018 (flexible)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Safety and Education Intern will support the Director of Safety and Operations by assisting with acquiring permits from federal, state and local land management agencies, reviewing credentials of international travel providers, working with CMC School directors to manage current certifications of leaders and instructors, and other educational and safety projects. Intern will assist with all stages of the above mentioned activities from research through implementation. 

Education/Work Experience

Undergraduate or graduate level and/or at least some outdoor related leadership 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

Evaluation

The Safety and Education 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 - 4 months with 15 hours/week during school year. May include some field time and travel around the State of Colorado. 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 philipswiny@cmc.org with "Safety and Education Intern" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 


Youth Education Intern - Spring 2018 (March 12 - June 1, 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!  Spring programming at YEP consists of day and week-long 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. 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Positive attitude and 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.
  • One or more of the following:
    • 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. 

 

Position Responsibilities

  • 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. 
  • Assistant instructor for rock climbing at the indoor wall at the American Mountaineering Center and outdoor climbing in and around Golden.
  • Assistant instructor for outdoor hiking and geology programs.
  • 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.

 

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 (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·        

  • 20 hours per week, March 12-June 1, 2018 (flexible). 
  •  This is an unpaid internship with a small travel stipend
  • Access to pro-deals with hundred 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 elsiethomson@cmc.org by February 15, 2018.