Lasting Adventures Employment

Thank you for your interest in working for Lasting Adventures!

Lasting Adventures is a nonprofit that operates a variety of backcountry programs which utilize Adventure Based Programming as a means of making personal connections with the environment and the world around us. We facilitate youth backpacking summer camps, adventure-based outdoor education programs, corporate adventure programs, family adventures as well as custom backpacking and day trips. We work to ensure our programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun.

For all positions, we accept applications on a rolling basis 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 prior similar work experiences and/or training in the past.

Minimum Requirements for Educators/Guides:

  • Able to legally work in the United States (unfortunately, we are not an H2B Visa Employer)
  • A minimum of 21 years old (18+ for Interns)
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (Wilderness First Aid for Interns) certification or higher and current CPR/AED certification, both valid through the end of the season (generally October 15)
  • California Food Handlers Certificate, valid through the end of the season (generally October 15)
  • Reliable Transportation to/from work
  • Solid communication and leadership skills
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in backpacking/hiking and related gear
  • Knowledge of Yosemite history, geology, plants, and wildlife (or a passion to learn it quickly)
  • Advanced backcountry cooking skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Able to pass a pre-employment Department of Justice background check (fingerprinting required)
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (ex. Recreation, Environmental Studies, Youth Development, etc.) is desirable
  • Ability to attend mandatory Staff Training in late May/early June

Administrative Positions

Our Administrative staff are the backbone of our operation, managing and assisting guide staff with all their needs. We have an Adventure Consultant, three Program Directors, a Marketing Manager, a Gear and Intern Manager, an Operations Manager, and an Executive Director.

We are currently hiring for our Adventure Consultant Position. Please see our position statement here, and apply at the bottom of this page if you are interested. We will be interviewing for this position on a rolling basis, and expect to have this position hired by December for an early January start date.

Outdoor Educator/Assistant Guide Staff

All Outdoor Educator/Guide Staff positions for 2021 have been filled. Please check back in early November 2021 for our 2022 positions.

Our Guide Staff begin as Outdoor Educators on our flagship summer camp program, which begins in late May/early June with mandatory staff training, and runs to mid-August. In an average season, educators can expect about 15-20 days of work per month; some months may have more or less work than others. Pending availability and success of our summer camp program, some guides will have the opportunity to work as Assistant Guides on our Guide Service program on Backpacking and Day Trips. This can extend the season through September or early October. All Outdoor Educators/Assistant Guides must be at least 21 years old prior to beginning work. See here for a Outdoor Educator/Assistant Guide Position Statement.


All Internship positions for 2021 have been filled. Please check back in early November 2021 for our 2022 positions.

Lasting Adventures also accepts resumes for those looking for a great outdoor internship. Interns will work beginning with our mandatory staff training in early June, and will go through August. We are offering positions that focus on the following areas:

  • Operations and Logistics
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Program Management

Our internships are a great opportunity for 18-20+ year-old applicants looking to gain more experience. For descriptions of the above positions, see here for Intern Position Statements.


Apply For A Position

If you are interested in any of our positions please complete our application below. Applications are only open until all positions are filled. A free Google account is required to use the online application. You will need to 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 an application. If you need to make updates to your application after submission, please email us with your updates at [email protected]

If you do not have a Google account and do not wish to register for one, you can apply using our paper application (link). Please email your Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to [email protected], along with your availability for the coming season.


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


Hiring Timeline:

Our Outdoor Educator and Internship applications are closed for the 2021 season. For consideration for 2022, please check back early November, 2021. Once open, applications will remain open until all positions are filled. Hiring is expected to be completed by mid-April, 2022.

We do have Administrative positions open, which will remain open until the position(s) are filled.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!


Applications Now Open:

We have applications open for the following positions:

Adventure Consultant (ages 21+)


The following applications are closed for the 2021 season. Please check back starting in early November for 2022 positions.

Outdoor Educator/Assistant Guide Positions (ages 21+)

Internship Positions (ages 18+)