Brief overview of organization: At Summit Adventure, we use experiential education, adventure programming, service and cross-cultural immersion as tools to move individuals and groups out of their comfort zones into more reliance on God and each other. Since 1973, participants have told us that their experiences have been truly transformational, whether domestically in Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley or internationally in Ecuador, Mexico and Israel. Summit Adventure works with a wide range of groups, including youth (age 12+), college students, parents, adults and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Although every course is different, typical course components include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, trekking, cultural immersion and service.
-19 years of age or older
-Wilderness First Responder
-Successful completion of Summit Adventure’s Wilderness Instructor Course
-Excellent physical condition
Position responsibilities: Summit Adventure Instructors conduct exciting, spiritually inspiring and physically demanding wilderness courses for a variety of populations including but not limited to families, youth, adults, persons with disabilities and college students. Courses range from 1‐21 days in length. The Assistant Instructor has responsibility for teaching technical skills as well as leading group discussions and will assist the Senior in all areas. This is where all instructors begin. It is an opportunity to learn more about the Summit process and to develop one’s teaching and technical skills and processing abilities under the mentoring and encouragement of the senior and course directors. This position requires strong wilderness leadership and interpersonal skills. The Senior Instructor has significant experience with Summit, or a comparable program, and is very familiar with the Summit process. The Senior is ultimately responsible for decision making in the field. He/She will facilitate the trip in all areas and provide opportunity to allow the Assistant to gain experience. For more information, visit http://summitadventure.com/employment/
Dates of employment: The position is seasonal from late‐May through August or September.
Remuneration: Compensation includes and room board and starts at $55/day for Assistant Instructors and $65/day for Senior Instructors.
Application procedures and deadlines, including a "closing" date: To apply, please download an application at http://summitadventure.com/employment/.
Please submit a completed application along with a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins January 1. Closing date is March 15.
Graham Ottley, program director.
PO Box 498 Bass Lake, CA 93604 email@example.com