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Lasting Adventures Employment

Thank you for your interest in working for Lasting Adventures!

We are a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit that operates various backcountry programs, utilizing Adventure-Based Programming to make personal connections with the environment and the world around us. We facilitate youth backpacking programs, adventure-based outdoor education programs, corporate programs, family adventures, custom backpacking trips, and day hikes. We work to ensure our programs are meaningful, supportive, educational, and fun.

We accept applications on a rolling basis for all positions and continue until all positions are filled. We strive to hire exceptional and professional individuals who share a passion for the outdoors and want to share that passion with others. Applicants should meet our basic requirements below, and we prefer those who have had similar work experiences and/or training in the past. Please note that we do not accept documents via email without a completed application. Only applications submitted through the application links provided can be accepted. (See below for more information)

Lasting Adventures is committed to hiring the best applicants, regardless of overall experience, but we follow a method of Diversity Hiring. We actively seek to recruit and interview more BIPOC, women, queer, and trans people to join our incredible educational team. It is important that our participants and guests see themselves in the lives of the people we hire to guide them, so we encourage anyone with genuine interest to apply.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to legally work in the United States (unfortunately, we are not an H2B Visa Employer)
  • Ability to attend our mandatory staff training from May 30th to June 5th (Yosemite Staff) or June 14th to 20th (Olympic Staff)
  • Open availability during our prime period of June to mid-August
  • Current Wilderness First Responder or higher AND current CPR/AED, kept valid through October 15*
  • CA Food Handlers Certificate/WA Food Worker Card, kept valid through October 15*
  • Able to pass a Department of Justice background check (fingerprinting required)
  • A minimum of 21 years old (18 for Operations and Marketing Assistants)
  • Solid communication and leadership skills
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Ability to work 5-7 days/week, 8-15 hours a day during regular duty
  • Although we do not require vaccinations, they are recommended

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (ex. Recreation, Environmental Studies, Youth Development, Outdoor Education, etc.)
  • Experience with backpacking and related gear
  • Experience with the outdoors and/or outdoor industry
  • Ability to work longer stretches than the above-mentioned during backpacking trips
  • Ability to carry a backpack of up to 50 pounds +/- for multiple days
  • Knowledge of (or desire to learn) the history, geology, plants, and wildlife in our program areas
  • Backcountry cooking skills
  • Reliable transportation to/from work
  • A passion for the outdoors
 

*If you need financial assistance with mandatory certifications, please contact us. As part of our mission to employ the best Outdoor Educators, Lasting Adventures offers a “WFR Repayment Program” for candidates who cannot apply due to the financial constraints of obtaining the Wilderness First Responder certification before employment. This program is only available to qualified individuals after receiving a job offer. It consists of paycheck deductions through the summer to repay the cost of the WFR program in full. 


Outdoor Educator/Assistant Guide

NOW HIRING for the 2024 season!

Outdoor Educators work hard to ensure our programs are meaningful, supportive, educational, and fun while providing superior service levels that exceed client expectations. Outdoor Educators will begin working in our youth programs while potentially gaining some experience as Assistant Guides for our adult/family programs. Must be 21 years old.

 

Operations and Logistics Assistant

Hiring will soon begin for the 2024 season. Check back soon to apply.

Assistants will work beginning with our mandatory staff training in late May, and will go through mid-August. Our Assistant Positions are a great opportunity for 18-20+ year-old applicants with job-level skills to gain more experience.

Marketing and Logistics Assistant

NOW HIRING for the 2024 season!

Assistants will work beginning with our mandatory staff training in late May and will go through mid-August. Our Assistant Positions are an excellent opportunity for 18-20+-year-old applicants with job-level skills to gain more experience.

 

Administrative Positions

There are currently no administrative positions open.

Our Administrative staff is the backbone of our operation; managing and assisting guide staff with all their needs. We have an Executive Director, Operations Director, Education & Curriculum Director, Site Directors/Leads, Marketing Lead, and Program Managers.


Apply For A Position

If you are interested in any of our positions, please complete the application associated with the position (found in the sections above). Applications are only open until all positions are filled. A free Google account is required to use the online application. You must have a completed Resume and Cover Letter before beginning the application process. Applications are automatically saved to your account, and you may return to complete your application within 30 days of initiating the application. If you need to make updates to your application after submission, please email us with your updates at admin@lastingadventures.org. Please note that we do not accept documents via email without a completed application. Only applications submitted through the application links provided (or the below paper application) can be accepted.

If you do not have a Google account and do not wish to register for one, you can apply using our PDF or paper application (link). Please email your Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to admin@lastingadventures.org, along with your availability for the coming season. Please note documents sent via email without an application cannot be considered for employment.

Applications will automatically and immediately be dismissed if they contain photos of the applicant. Do not upload photos with your documents. Applications missing vital information, including a Resume and Cover Letter, will be automatically disqualified.

Hiring Timeline:

Applications open on this page will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We typically begin interviews in early January and continue until all positions are filled.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at admin@lastingadventures.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

 
 

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