Short-Term Job Adventures Connecticut
Overnight adventures range from overnight programs within a two hour drive from school to multi-night programs and wilderness expeditions throughout New England, the Adirondacks, Berkshires, Hudson Highlands, Delaware River, Housatonic River Valley and coastal Maine.
Wanted: Facilitators of Positive Change!
Mountain Workshop staff are dynamic, energetic people committed to creating personal growth opportunities for youth in the outdoors. Field Instructors are responsible for safely leading/co-leading school-aged children in a variety single and multi-day programs that focus on elements such as high and low challenge courses, group team building initiatives, tandem and voyager canoeing, survival skills, hiking and more! The season runs late July through late October 2017, with a limited number of spring positions also available. Benefits include competitive per diem rates, in-depth activity specific training, pro deal purchases, and a monthly housing stipend. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although priority will go to staff that apply early and possess the most relevant experience. Become a member of the Mountain Workshop team and join a movement to facilitate positive change in the lives of today’s youth!
Ropes Course Manager
• Mountain Workshop is now seeking a Ropes Course Manager who will serve as the team leader for the both a high and low ropes course. The position will run from June 24th through mid-October and housing will be provided. Apply online.
35 Miry Brook Rd.
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-1435, ext. 119
(203) 797-1436 fax
With its incredible location in the southern Berkshires, you will be connected to so many of the cultural hubs in the Northeast. Just 2½ hours from both Boston and New York City, but at the same time you are tucked away in the wilds of northwestern Connecticut.
Working with school weekday groups and weekend family and conference groups, Camp Jewell YMCA Program Instructors will teach outdoor educational classes, facilitate team building programs, lead activities that include archery, arts and crafts, low and high ropes and zip lining (with an incredible zip line that’s 1,400 feet long and crosses the lake!) and assist in leading two evening program per week. Positions are available during the spring (early April to early June—with a summer camp position option), fall (late August to mid-November) and winter (late December to April). If you like to work hard and have fun, fill out the online application or connect with Rich Krudner for more information.
|Spring Season Employment Alert
• Camp Jewell is seeking Program Instructors for the spring season! Positions run from April to early June, with a summer camp option. Apply now!
School Retreat Director
Camp Jewell YMCA
6 Prock Hill Rd.
Colebrook, CT 06021
Departing from New London, Connecticut, Mystic Whaler Cruises offer hands-on cruises that range from 3-hour sailing excursions (luncheon, Sunday brunch and lobster dinner cruises) to 2, 3 and 5-day overnight tall ship vacations, with ports that feature Block Island, Shelter Island, Fishers Island and Martha's Vineyard.
Come experience the golden age of sailing! Seasonal Deckhands with Mystic Whaler Cruises are responsible for ensuring passenger safety, sail setting and trim, reefing, line handling, dish washing, bed making and cleaning accommodations. The crew is a small, tight-knit community in which everyone must cooperate. The days are long and the work is often repetitive. But, for the right person it can be a very rewarding experience. The 2017 season runs from mid-April through early November, and a two-month commitment is necessary. Compensation includes $45/day plus tips, room and incredible meals. If you are physically fit, adaptable, sociable, personable, responsible, and have good personal hygiene, email your resume and cover letter to Captain John Eginton. Applications accepted year-round.
Cook Aboard a Tall Ship!
• Mystic Whaler is also seeking a full-time, seasonal Chef who will be responsible for provisioning, menu planning, and preparing meals (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free) for up to 40 passengers and crew. Applicants must be neat, personable and organized.
Captain John Eginton
Mystic Whaler Cruises
P.O. Box 189
Mystic, CT 06355
(800) 697-8420 toll free
Chief Guide/Adventure Course Manager & Facilitator and Zip Line Adventure Guides
Located in central Connecticut, just 20 minutes to Hartford or New Haven and less than 2 hours to New York or Boston. Experience four diverse seasons featuring amazing fall foliage, lush green spring and summer months and snowy winters.
Creating exciting, memorable and action-based adventure experiences focused on self and team development, EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center is a 30-acre outdoor adventure facility featuring Connecticut's only fully-guided zip line canopy adventure with tree climbing, rappelling, land navigation courses and adventure races. Featured 2017 job openings include an Office Manager and Operations Manager (full-time from February to November; $13-15/hour) and Zip Line Adventure Guides (full-time and part-time from March to November; $11-12/hour). All staff will experience every facet of the adventure operation on a regular basis and gain valuable customer service experience. This is not your typical 9-5 desk job; enjoy four seasons of amazing adventures! Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references to Dan Jaskot.
President and General Manager
EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center
2011 S. Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-0413 fax
Environmental/Outdoor Educators, Medical Team, Kitchen Staff
Andover, Colebrook, Ivoryton and Lakeside
Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses student groups ranging between the 4th and 8th grades in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 13 centers in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. In addition to Outdoor Educators, Medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a Kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired during the spring (as early as February through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving). The fabric of the Nature's Classroom community is woven by the individual uniqueness of staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred (paid Intern positions available for those without degrees). A science/math background is helpful; as are special interests and talents (music, singing, storytelling and group dynamics). If you have a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or download an application.
19 Harrington Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507
(800) 433-8375 toll free
(508) 248-2745 fax
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