Field Instructor
Second Nature Wilderness Family Therapy

Do you love camping and backpacking? Are you patient, resilient, and have a desire to help others?

Beautiful, wild, and rugged. From remote high desert terrain, to the tallest mountains in Utah.

Field office in Duchesne Utah 2 hours from Salt Lake City; home to most Field Instructors
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts soon! (Sep 20, 2019)

Celebrating a rich 20 year history as one of the industry's most sophisticated wilderness therapy programs, Second Nature provides insight direction and hope to teens and their families. With the aid of the wilderness, licensed therapists and experienced staff, adolescents from the ages of 13-17 embark on a journey towards healthy choices and rewarding relationships. 

Second Nature Field Instructors learn and develop psychology and communication techniques, outdoor education, hard skills (like friction fire building), and practical outdoor survival and navigation tactics; knowledge they in turn pass on to the students with whom they work. Physical and emotional safety, teamwork, relationship skills, and problem solving is expected and emphasized. Traits for success include affinity for outdoor living, creativity, resilience, compassion, flexibility, patience, and a desire to help young people lead healthy productive lives.

Field instructors work eight days on, six days off; the eight-day shift is spent in the rugged and remote Uinta Mountains or the high desert terrain of the Uinta basin hiking and camping with students. Pay starts at $170/day and can reach up to $270/day, with benefits that include full health and dental insurance, performance bonuses, participation in a 401k plan and a variety of professional gear deals. Field staff enjoy living and playing in the Salt Lake City area and beyond during their 6 day off shift and form lifelong friendships with likeminded coworkers from all backgrounds and walks of life. 

Stunning drone footage of the field area, courtesy of Field Director David!🌲🏕💜

Posted by Second Nature Wilderness Family Therapy on Friday, September 8, 2017

How to Apply

Click APPLY NOW for details. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, current CPR and first aid certification, and make a minimum commitment of one year.

Prospective applicants must attend a week long training orientation in the field. Upcoming trainings are scheduled throughout the year and are posted at

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