Help Wanted: Climbing Instructor
Essential Skills Outdoor School is a local independent guide service based in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin since 1999. Our passion is adventure education and our mission is to provide conscious outdoor experiences that awaken one’s connection to the natural world and a deeper understanding of our place on Earth. We are looking for a Rock Climbing Instructor who will work with our lead staff to provide top-rope climbing programs to a variety of clients.
Rock Instructor Job Description: Main responsibility is teaching top-rope climbing skills to co-educational youth groups ages 12-18 years old. All classes take place at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI. Classes take place three days/week during summer season and typically run from 7 am until 5 pm daily. Occasional half days.
Benefits: Pay is $160 per day. Pro-purchase discounts on technical climbing hardware and select outdoor gear available as an added benefit.
Operating Season: Begins June 2011 ends August 2011. Three days per week from 7 am-5 pm and other times by arrangement. No overnights required.
Candidate Requirements: Current certification from American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) or Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) in single pitch or base managed climbing systems preferred. Must possess current Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certification. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must demonstrate professional, compassionate behavior in every aspect of leading along with the ability to effectively communicate with students and peers.
Responsibilities: Facilitate day-long climbing experiences through proper route selection. Build top rope anchors for bottom managed and top managed climbing and rappelling routes. Safely store, maintain and transport technical rock climbing and rappelling equipment. Instruct students in safety protocols, climbing ethics and technique. Provide leave no trace training and land stewardship ethics. Demonstrate good communication skills by working in partnership with trip leaders and support staff. Manage risks and have fun while providing adventure education programming for groups of 10-20 participants in partnership with a highly qualified staff team.
How To Apply: Send resume and letter of interest to:
Essential Skills Outdoor School
433 W. Maple St.
Viroqua, WI 54665