Outdoor Education Instructor
YMCA of the Rockies

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Connect kids to nature in Rocky Mountain National Park!

Surrounded on 3-sides by Rocky Mountain National Park; we are an outdoor enthusiasts dream.


Outdoor Education Instructor

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
$12.81 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Mar 28, 2022)

If you're in the field of Outdoor Education, this is the job for you. Surrounded on 3-sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, Outdoor Education Instructors will teach outdoor education classes, lead team-building activities, facilitate climbing wall programs, perform organizational tasks, communicate with schools and school leaders, and assist in any project or task that better the Outdoor Education Program.

Dates: March 28, 2022 - June 10, 2022

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Participate in Outdoor Education training.
  • Facilitate classes and follow curriculum when working with visiting school groups.
  • Run climbing wall and low ropes programs for visiting groups and schools.
  • Predict, prevent, identify and respond to safety issues
  • Assist in program development and advancement
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Work in other departments or program areas as assigned
  • Facilitate indoor and outdoor climbing wall
  • Run Mountain Center front desk. Use computer system to assist guests in signing up for activities, check out equipment, check participant rosters, and provide general program information
  • Uphold YMCA of the Rockies' commitment to being an anti-racist organization and work to ensure our programs, facilities, staff and guests are welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and equitable for all

Compensation: This is a seasonal, 12.81/hour (based on 40 hours/week) position, paying  with employee perks including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free Wi-Fi and no bills!)
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center
  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
  • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips like MLB games, rafting trips, and more provided by the Resident Office
  • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf
  • 20% Discount at our General Store, Rustic Café, and Jackson Stable horseback rides
  • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for family and friends
  • Opportunity to live next to Rocky Mountain National Park

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