MOLA is currently looking for 10-12 staff members for our 2018 Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp, including group leaders, climbing guides, and interns. Work outside all day, every day, leading youth ages 6-14 in outdoor activities based out of Missoula.
Group leaders take kids to hike, bike, raft, climb, canoe, kayak, swim, and camp out, with a different main activity each day. Work with a small group of kids and at least one co-leader for each week, leading all our different activities.
Climbing guides set up top-rope routes daily at various local sites. This requires experience building anchors and lead-climbing routes up to 5.9 rating. You are responsible for overseeing climb safety protocol, maintaining equipment, and you also help belay.
Interns work with directly with regular staff, under their oversight, to gain valuable experience.
To qualify for any position, first and foremost, you’ve go to like working with kids! We’re looking for people with experience doing so, and it can be formal or informal. Of course, previous work in a similar program, such as a camp, is most helpful. You will be an important role-model for lots of boys and girls throughout the summer.
Secondly, we’re looking for people with experience in the outdoor activities we offer. We don’t expect you to be a pro in everything we do, and it can be formal or informal, but we’re looking for enthusiasm for the outdoors. As we put together our team, we’re looking for people with various strengths. Additional helpful experience includes lifeguard, swim team, group challenges, 15-passenger vans, and trailers.
For qualified applicants lacking experience in certain activities, you will be required to gain additional training. We will provide a week of training before camp starts, or you can enroll in other training locally or elsewhere. All staff are required to have a current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification, as well as a guide permit from Montana FWP. We will advise you on those. Safety is our top priority every day, and we have a great safety record, and we will work hard to maintain that.
Dates for staff are June 4 – August 24, with some flexibility. Hours are generally 9am-5pm daily, with an overnight each Thursday. Time off is possible. Positions start at $80/day or $400/week, with additional pay for exceptional candidates. Staff have access to numerous pro-deals, along with free personal use of MOLA equipment. For climb guides, the position is usually Tue-Fri, with a few private guide trips on the weekends. MOLA provides all necessary climbing gear.
You’ll come out of your experience with us being a pro in a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, you’ll learn to work really well with kids, you’ll get to visit a bunch of amazing places around Western Montana, and you’ll get to work with an amazing group of like-minded people. You also get to meet a bunch of awesome kids and their parents!
To apply, email Porter@MissoulaOutdoors.com and attach a cover letter, current resume, and 3 references, in .pdf format please. If we call you for an interview, you can expect a 1 hour meeting in person (or by phone) with Director Porter Hammitt, who oversees all hiring.
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