Outdoor Education Lead Instructor – Colorado

Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures

Larkspur, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $110/day ($550/wk) + Housing
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Located between Denver and Colorado Springs and with the Rampart Range of the Rockies as your setting, you will have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally in a dynamic working environment. We are looking for the best of the best to positively engage and impact our seasonal instructors, bring new ideas to continue developing the program, and be a part of a community that fosters growth. If this sounds appealing to you, then the mountains are calling…

The Lead Instructor position is a robust role within OE. The Lead supports and mentors seasonal Program Instructors while maintaining a clear line of communication with the program manager to report any problems or concerns related to program or staff. The Lead collaborates with and assists administration with day-to-day operational support. Lead instructors are expected to provide a fun and safe environment for all clients, while developing and maintaining a positive working community.    

The essential duties and responsibilities of a Lead Instructor include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a fun and safe environment for all students and clients.
  • Teach activity groups of 12 - 15 students in an outdoor classroom setting, and deliver lesson plans that cover various topics such as Science, Outdoor Education, and Leadership. 
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly schedules and group organization.
  • Mentor and support seasonal Program Instructors by performing class observations, providing instructional guidance, and constructive feedback. 
  • Facilitate a clear and effective line of communication with the program manager to voice any needs, questions, or concerns brought forward by seasonal Program Instructors. 
  • Collaborate with administration to plan and implement new staff training sessions twice a year.
  • Oversee instruction and effectively communicate with the supervisor any discipline or other issues that may arise within the group.
  • One (1) Overnight On-Duty shift per week. Act as the point of contact for various needs and emergencies that may occur.
  • Properly care for program equipment and supplies. Set-up and takedown of classrooms and activities, and leave areas of teaching in good condition for the next instructor. Develop teaching aids as assigned.
  • Support and assist with High School Lead volunteer coordination when needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or related experience
  • Have 2-3 seasons of OE, summer camp or related experience
  • CPR and First Aid Certified (can be certified as part of staff training)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to work with and supervise school age students in an outdoor classroom environment & enjoy working with young people!
  • Enjoy sharing their passion for the outdoors and personal growth with others!


  • Paid staff training
  • On-site housing accommodations (private room)
  • Meals provided during programming
  • Free counseling sessions through the Employee Assistance Program
  • The opportunity to build on technical and interpersonal skills to continue development in the experiential education field
  • Pro deals and teacher discounts available

Start Date: July 29, 2024

End Date: May 23, 2025

Pay: $550.00 per week


To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to the OE Program Manager, Seanna Kautz, (skautz@dcsdk12.org ). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Category Environmental Education