Field Instructor
Telluride Academy

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Field Instructor

Telluride Academy
Telluride, Colorado
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 26, 2020)

Telluride Academy will be accepting applications for summer Field Instructors beginning January 7, 2020. Strong candidates must possess sound and responsible decision-making skills, have previous experience working with groups of children, as well as strong organizational skills to handle weekly student field reports, program logistics, instructor evaluations, and activity budgets. Successful applicants are flexible, motivated individuals that have an affinity for creativity and spending significant time outside!

Instructor responsibilities include ensuring a safe, engaging and educational experience for groups of students ranging in ages from 5-17. The majority of Academy programs occur in the Telluride region of the San Juan Mountains and the deserts of the Southwest. During a typical two-week Telluride Academy program, two co-instructors (male and female) will share responsibility for a maximum of 13 students. Programs typically run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday with overnight camp-outs each Wednesday. First-year Academy instructors will typically run programs that cater to our younger participants and will visit locations that are located within the Telluride region. However, we try to create an experience for all of our staff that involves interactions with a range of ages and activities.

Types of activities that instructors may facilitate include; field games, overnight camping, day hiking, ecological exploration, mountain biking, swimming, inflatable kayaking, SUP'ing, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, rock climbing and backpacking. Additionally, all staff is expected to practice and teach environmental stewardship principles as well as leadership and team-building initiatives to groups of students. Within the structure of established itineraries and program descriptions, Academy instructors are given the freedom and flexibility to shape, plan and implement daily programming – a unique and successful key to the Academy’s long-standing success. Potential instructors must pass a criminal background check, as well as a safe driving check and be available for our annual Pre-season staff training held the last week of May.

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