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Southwest Conservation Corps: Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment.

One of the many perks working for the Southwest Conservation Corps.

Summer Jobs, Seasonal Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Work in the U.S. & Abroad

Short-Term Job Adventures Colorado

Colorado Rocky Mountain High. There's no better place to blend a short-term job with the great outdoors than Colorado. From camps and dude ranches spotted all over the Rockies, conservation crews in the backcountry and winter ski resort jobs in Aspen.

Southwest Conservation Corps: leadership, teamwork, work skills, conflict resolution skills, environmental stewardship and personal responsibility

Southwest Conservation Corps

Crew Leaders, Trail Crew Members, Fire Training & Veterans Fire Corps

Durango and Salida (with work throughout the Four Corners region)

AmeriCorps Education Award ProvidedProgram in the SpotlightWork outdoors in amazing places. Contribute to vital conservation projects on public lands. Camp out in the Southwest. Get paid for your work. Connect with the Southwest Conservation Corps—meaningful outdoor job opportunities are available in beautiful Southwest locales throughout the year. SCC also has a special Veterans Fire Corps that recruits only U.S. veterans who desire to transition from service in the military to service to public lands and local communities. If you are positive, motivated, hard working, willing to work and participate as part of a team, don't mind a little dirt under your fingernails, and able to camp in all types of weather conditions, complete an application today. Positions run from April through November, with varied start/end dates.

Four Corners Regional Office
Teresa DiTore and Ryan Brink
Recruiting Coordinators
Southwest Conservation Corps
701 Camino del Rio, Suite 101
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 403-0141

Los Valles Regional Office
Matt Bullard
Recruiting Coordinator
Southwest Conservation Corps
701 Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-2438

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Avid4 Adventure introduces kids to the power of the outdoors. They give them professional-caliber equipment and expert instruction as they learn to bike, paddle, climb and thrive outside.

Avid4 Adventure

Summer Multi-Sport Instructors and Activity Specialists

Instructor positions are available at day camps located throughout the Colorado Front Range (Boulder, Denver, Golden, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock), and Colorado Mountain Camp, a residential camp in Bailey, Colorado. Positions are also available in the Bay Area, California (Oakland, Moraga, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Saratoga and Santa Cruz).

Avid4 Adventure was rated #25 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2016!This isn't your average job (it’s way, way cooler!). As a member of the Avid4 Adventure team, you’ll spend your days doing the outdoor activities you love—climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking—all while inspiring a new generation of intrepid adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding. Whatever kind of job you’re looking for—day camp, residential camp, focused on one sport exclusively or a new one every day, Avid4 Adventure has the job for you! Positions are available from mid-May to mid-August with varied start/end dates, and an option to extend work through the fall season. Read full job descriptions and apply online.

Haley McNabb
Staffing Manager
Avid4 Adventure
P.O. Box 287
Boulder, CO 80304
(800) 977-9873 x103

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Experience the Power of Four with Aspen Skiing Company. Four mountains means winter-jobs-a-plenty!

Aspen Skiing Company

Ski Resort & Hospitality Jobs (Winter, Summer and Year-Round)

Aspen (Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Snowmass)

Aspen Skiing Company was rated number 92 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!Live. Work. Play. Here.
Experience the Power of Four with Aspen Skiing Company. They operate four ski areas: Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk as well as their hospitality properties The Little Nell and The Limelight Hotel. When it comes to a great destination to land a seasonal job—from the great outdoors and incredible skiing to unique cultural activities and exciting nightlife—Aspen Snowmass offers the complete work, live and play experience. Covering 5,500 acres and hosting 1.3 million skiers annually, Aspen Skiing Company employs 3,400+ people every winter. Positions include opportunities in the ski and snowboard school, snowcats, snowmaking, mountain operations, food & beverage, housekeeping, retail and rental, guest service representatives, hospitality staff, lift attendants, childcare and more. Explore current job openings and apply online.

Lauren Cantone
Human Resources
Aspen Skiing Company
P.O. Box 1248
Aspen, CO 81612-1248

(970) 300-7700

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Now seeking hopeful, passionate, creative young people to work as Summer Crew Leaders or in the Junior Ranger Program with the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks.City of Boulder: Open Space & Mountain Parks

Junior Ranger Program Crew Leaders

Boulder's open lands, parks and community

Do you have a passion for for the outdoors, service, youth and learning? Make a difference as a summer OSMP Junior Ranger Program Crew Leader! You'll supervise, teach, mentor and organize crews of 10 teens (ages 14-17) on a variety of important trail maintenance, trail construction, land restoration and parks maintenance projects on Boulder's open lands, parks and community. These seasonal, non-residential positions run from mid-May through mid-August every year. Applicants must have accomplished outdoor leadership skills and experience working with teens (a background in environmental or outdoor education is a plus), minimum age of 21 years, a valid driver's license and good driving record, and CPR/first aid certified.

2017 Summer Employment
Open Space and Mountain Parks will begin accepting applications for Summer Crew Leaders beginning this February!

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
P.O. Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306

(303) 441-3440

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Now seeking hopeful, passionate, creative young people to work as Summer Crew Leaders or in the Junior Ranger Program with the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks.City of Boulder: Open Space & Mountain Parks

Ranger Naturalist

The lands shape the urban mosaic of the Boulder Valley and provide citizens with passive recreation opportunities. Trails are used by walkers, hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, dog walkers and other passive recreational individuals.

Open Space and Mountain Parks is seeking a full-time, year-round Ranger Naturalist to provide the community of Boulder with excellent customer service in the areas of recreational management, public safety, natural resource management and protection. Responsibilities include performing ranger patrol, code enforcement, visitor education and outreach, natural resource preservation and protection, and naturalist interpretive tasks; prepare and deliver environmental education and interpretive programs to support the public education and outreach activities; and assist with facilities maintenance. Compensation includes an hourly wage of $19.96-$27.94, plus medical insurance, leave programs, paid holidays, wellness program and more! Please review the required and desired minimum qualifications sections before applying. View the complete job description or direct any questions to

City of Boulder
3065 Center Green Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 441-3070

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Colorado Mountain Ranch: outdoor summer camp job adventures in the RockiesThe Colorado Mountain Ranch

Summer Camp and Ranch Jobs

Located at 8,500 feet just above Boulder and near the historic mining town of Gold Hill, The Ranch offers majestic vistas of the Rocky Mountain Front Range in the day and the twinkling lights of Denver by night.

Are you looking for the summer of a lifetime in the Colorado Rockies? Whether working as a children's activity instructor or group counselor, wrangler, driver, in the kitchen, office or grounds, the high-spirited, multi-talented and skilled Colorado Mountain Ranch staff are instrumental in creating and implementing every aspect of ranch programs and activities, construction projects, food service, facility use and maintenance. The summer 2017 camp season runs from May 31st with a week of orientation, followed by ten weeks of children's programs through August 14th. Applications are available for download online.

The Colorado Mountain Ranch
10063 Gold Hill Rd.
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 442-4557
(303) 417-9114 fax

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If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting, a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships and are creative, flexible, enthusiastic, and have a genuine willingness to learn, Colvig Silver Camps needs you this summer over a 10-week period!

Colvig Silver Camps

Program Coordinators, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Expedition Coordinator, Pathfinding Coordinators, Wranglers, Head & Assistant Counselors, Cooks & Prep Cooks, Registered Nurse and a Photographer

Family-owned Colvig Silver Camps is a residential, wilderness-oriented camp that blends traditional summer activities with overnight backcountry adventures in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.

Creative. Tireless, Patient. Flexible. Positive Attitude. Fun-Loving Spirit. Sense of Humor. Responsible. Sound like you? Colvig Silver Camps seeks these key attributes in its summer staff. If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting and a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships, read the staff FAQs, fill out the online application or connect with Tyler Dixon for more information. 2017 positions begin as early as May 15th with staff training from June 2nd-11th, a mid-summer break from July 10th-12th and work through August 12th.

Tyler Dixon
Camp Director
Colvig Silver Camps
9665 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-2564
(970) 247-2547 fax

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Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center blends traditional therapies with innovative modalities and is an idyllic setting for personal growth and built for long-term success.Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center

Wilderness Therapy Staff

The campus is located on 40 acres with breathtaking scenery in the majestic Rocky Mountains just east of Estes Park With facilities that have been recently remodeled and refurnished, their 17 bed co-ed residential treatment facility for troubled teens includes separated sleeping quarters, workout area, a large kitchen and dining area, a school room, and a large great room for group therapy and other group activities.

Fire Mountain is a residential program for teens 13-17 struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, conduct issues, minor spectrum disorders, self worth and more. A comprehensive experiential program integrates traditional family and individual treatment modalities with holistic health, equine programs, art classes, martial arts, and recreation, wilderness and nature based therapies where teens are taught the tools to transform into responsible, thoughtful teens. Current wilderness therapy staff job openings include a Wilderness Therapist/Guides, Overnight Direct Care Counselors and Clinical Therapists (with an art or adventure therapy concentration). If you are looking for work with a purpose, care about kids, are solution-focused and able to handle an intense emotional environment, send a resume and cover letter to Emelia Roso.

Emelia Roso
Human Resources
Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center
5532 US HWY 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

(303) 443-3343 ext. 204
(970) 577-3506 fax

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Open Sky Wilderness Therapy: discover your true nature!

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy

Field Guides

Field Guides arrange their own housing around the Four Corners region when they are not working in the field. Many live in Durango, where there is excellent climbing, world-renown mountain biking and boating, snow skiing, as well as great live music and restaurants, natural food stores and naturopathic health spas. Durango is also home to Fort Lewis College, a small, liberal arts college with approximately 4,000 students.

As a holistic wilderness therapy program with an emphasis on mindfulness and whole body health, Open Sky inspires people to learn and live in a way that honors values and strengthens relationships. Field Guides provide struggling teens and young adults with compassionate role models who they can look to for support and guidance. As a Guide, you will hike through beautiful landscapes while helping your students find themselves. You will teach students to make healthier choices. Open Sky typically holds four 10-day field guide orientations each year — in January, March, May and September. In addition to full-time work, summer-only employment is available as well. Please find more information and application details on the Guide Hiring page and view all employment opportunities.

Wilderness Field Guide Recruiter
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
P.O. Box 2201
Durango, CO 81302

(970) 382-8181
(970) 382-9494 fax

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Stone Canyon is an outdoor education and retreat facility situated in the foothills of the Rampart Range that provides fully customized programs for all of their clients, from elementary schools to corporate teams.

Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures

Outdoor Education Instructors

Located at 6,800 feet on the historic site of the Freedom School, the 99-acre campus is just minutes from Larkspur, 50 minutes from Denver and 30 minutes from Colorado Springs. Due to their great location, you’ll have quick access to the mountains, Garden of the Gods and tons of outdoor activities.

Stone Canyon has a young and energetic staff that are passionate and enthusiastic about working in the outdoors. Instructors will teach students in a variety of classes within the disciplines of science, outdoor education and leadership development; lead activities for retreat groups, including team building, ropes course and the zip line; and mentor high school students and provide leadership training. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March to early June) and the fall season (early August to October). Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree, one season outdoor education or camp experience and be easily approachable, able to have fun with kids, laugh at your self and be silly. Please apply online.

Spring 2017 Season Employment Alert
Stone Canyon is seeking Instructors for the spring 2017 season! Positions run from mid-March to early June.

Jolee Jones
Director of Outdoor Education
Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures
12163 S Perry Park Rd.
Larkspur, CO 80118

(303) 387-0720

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Seasonal employment at the YMCA of the Rockies is one of the best experiences you can give to yourself, all while serving the mission of the YMCA.YMCA of the Rockies

Seasonal Conference, Guest Services & Hospitality Staff

The Estes Park Center is the original site of the YMCA of the Rockies, founded in 1907, and is surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, with over 800 acres of mountain terrain to enjoy many opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Snow Mountain Ranch is located in a more remote area of Colorado, known as the Fraser Valley, near Granby and Winter Park. In the winter, SMR is home to one of the largest Nordic ski areas in the country, with over 100km of trails on the 5,000 acre property.

YMCA Job ListingAre you between jobs, want to take time off from school, looking to gain job experience, or would like to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Work, live, and play in the Colorado Rockies? Seasonal job opportunities at the YMCA of the Rockies run from 3 weeks to 8 months, giving employees the opportunity for a quick working adventure or a taste of every season in Colorado. Seasonal staff can gain work experience and skills in eight different departments, including buildings & grounds, chaplain, food service, conference set-up, guest services, housekeeping, human resources and programs. Another working option for those 18-25 years of age is the group-focused Elevate Gap Year Program offered every spring and fall for a nominal fee. If you feel like you would like to experience the Rocky Mountains and serve the YMCA mission, fill out the online application (a cover letter, resume and three reference are also necessary).

Ben Koenig
Human Resources
YMCA of the Rockies
2515 Tunnel Rd.
Estes Park, CO 80511

(970) 586-3341 x1032

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - Summer Naturalist Internship Program

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Summer Naturalist Interns

Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, the Maroon Bells and at the ghost town of Ashcroft

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies conducts an intensive Summer Naturalist Internship program that trains and employs 12 Naturalists each year. Summer Naturalists receive valuable education, training and experience while conducting natural history interpretive tours, children's environmental education programs and teaching bird of prey programs to the public. Naturalists will also gain knowledge of the local flora and fauna and have the opportunity to inspire the public in a beautiful natural setting. Positions run from June 5th–September 4th, 2017 (June 5th–16th mandatory staff training), with work options extending into the school year or winter. To apply, download and complete an application and send it to Jim Kravitz by February 15, 2017.

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Jim Kravitz
Director of Naturalist Programs
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
100 Puppy Smith St.
Aspen, CO 81611

(970) 925-5756
(970) 925-4819 fax

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AmeriCan Adventures: North America’s most inspired private group tour operator!

AmeriCan Adventures

Group Travel Leaders

Throughout the U.S. and Canada

AmeriCan Adventures was rated number 18 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!Do you love road trips, the outdoors and want to explore North America? Combine your passion for travel with the adventure of a lifetime! Doubling as tour guide and driver, Group Leaders for AmeriCan Adventures take small groups on trips throughout beautiful landscapes of North America that encompass camping in National Parks, exploring big city life, tasting local cuisines, and so much more. If you have the skills to accommodate a diverse group of travelers and the desire to challenge yourself daily, visit to learn more and apply. Positions are available from April to September. Sign up to receive email updates on new job postings, deadlines and info on what it's like to live the life of a Group Leader.

Join an AmeriCan Adventures Hiring Event!
The Hiring Event is a critical step to determine if you will be a good fit as a Group Leader. The day will consist of a mix of workshops, hands-on skills assessments, group scenarios, and a one-on-one interview. The next Hiring Event will be held in Santa Rosa, CA on February 3rd (apply by January 25th).

Tiprin Lujan
Recruitment Manager
AmeriCan Adventures
(707) 525-6776

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