Short-Term Job Adventures Oregon
With each changing season, you can set up a new work-play-live experience in Oregon. Work in guest services near Crater Lake in the summer months; in the pristine backcountry during the fall; at a ski resort in the Cascades in the winter; and finish it off with an outdoor leadership position in the spring.
Mentors & Farm Mentors
Klamath Falls is located in Southern Oregon within the shadow of Mt. Shasta and on the shores of Klamath Lake. At an elevation of 4,000+ feet on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, this high desert area boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine annually
Dragonfly Transitions is looking for bright, self-confident and motivated individuals to become Mentors for young adults in transition to healthy living. Mentors will serve as role models and support students in their quest for independent living skills, personal growth and emotional maturation. Farm Mentors are also needed to teach life skills and facilitate daily farm chores at The Homestead, Transitions' 30-acre farm where students work on therapeutic issues in a quiet, rural setting. To begin the application process, email your resume to Brian Rossiter.
505 N. 9th St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
The Cascades field area is located in the High Desert on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush and bitterbrush. Positions are also available in the beautiful red rock sandstone region of southern Utah.
Looking for an office with a view, a meaningful career in the outdoor industry, and being part of a community that cares? The Evoke Field Instructor position will allow you to transform your love of wilderness and community into a meaningful, life-changing career! Instructors act as a guide, teacher, role model and constant support to the teens, young adults, and families with whom they work. Energetic, fun and creative individuals who love the outdoors are encouraged to apply.
Upcoming Cascades Orientation Sessions
Now accepting applications for the next Field Instructor orientation session from March 3rd–9th or May 12th–18th. Learn more about the application process »
Evoke at Cascades
20332 Empire Ave., F-7
Bend, OR 97701
Wilderness Field Instructors & Therapists (Full-time & Seasonal)
The West Coast location is based out of Bend, Oregon, in the abundant Cascade Mountains of Western Oregon. Opportunities are also available at their North Woods location, based out Medford in the Chequamegon National Forest of Northern Wisconsin.
Are you looking for meaningful work where you can make a difference in people’s lives while working in beautiful, outdoor settings? New Vision Wilderness Instructors serve as healthy role models for struggling young adults. You will live, eat and work together as a group, and also help process and guide clients to more appropriate decisions in their life. While in the outdoors, you will teach outdoor living skills (building shelters, preparing food, making fires), use problem solving techniques to maneuver through environmental challenges, and lead daily personal reflective time, journaling, and meditation activities.
New Vision Wilderness
P.O. Box 191
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 780-1781 fax
Team Leaders, Field Staff & Crew Members (Residential and Non-Residential)
Across Oregon (positions are also available in Northern California and Washington)
Imagine working and camping in remote, rugged and beautiful natural areas throughout the Pacific Northwest and getting paid for it! The Northwest Youth Corps is about accepting challenge, getting in shape and being outdoors. It is a life where boots, sleeping bags, mosquito repellent and dips in icy cold lakes replace the usual comforts of home—time where building a campfire, pitching a tent and cooking in a Dutch oven becomes second nature. Field Staff responsibilities include supervising the successful completion of conservation projects, implementing daily environmental educational programs, coordinating camp life, preparing paperwork, leading weekend recreation trips (for residential programs), and learning skills to safely operate chainsaws. Read through the Field Staff FAQ, apply online or email email@example.com for more info. Positions are available throughout the year.
• Are you fluent in American Sign Language? NYC also hires a special team of summer ASL Crew Leaders to work outdoors helping deaf youth achieve success.
Northwest Youth Corps
2621 Augusta St.
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 349-5060 fax
Outdoor Science Instructors
The museum is situated right on the bank of the Willamette directly across from the Portland downtown district with outdoor schools at Hancock Field Station (John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in central Oregon) and the Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport (the hub for marine science research and environmental stewardship).
The OMSI Outdoor Science Education Program takes a get-in-the-mud, walk-in-the-rain, climb-that-hill, search-those-stars and ask-lots-of-questions approach to learning. Outdoor Science Instructors will be responsible for planning and teaching a concept-based natural science curriculum, blending a mix of outdoor and classroom settings for students K-12 as well as adult learners. During the summer months, Instructors will lead onsite and offsite adventure programs that includes driving a van or bus, teaching, dispensing medication, preparing meals, and campsite set up/breakdown. Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, and Class B commercial driver's license are required certifications (opportunity for trainings provided). Positions run from March to June or October. View detailed job descriptions and apply online.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Rogue Farm Corps' land-based network includes farms and ranches in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, South Willamette, Portland Metro Area and Central Oregon Region.
As a student in Rogue Farm Corps' FarmsNext Internship, you will work hard. You will learn from a diverse community of mentor farmers, agricultural specialists, and food system professionals, while living and farming in one of the most beautiful places in the country. This immersive experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of sustainable agriculture, a foundation of entrepreneurial skills, and practical knowledge to plan for and start your own farming operation. The program begins in March/April with lengths of stay from 6-9 months. Learn more about participating farms and fill out an application by March 1, 2017. Thirty-five students will be accepted into the program this year!
Rogue Farm Corps
P.O. Box 533
Ashland, OR 97520
• View the FarmsNext experience »
Farm Internship Program
White Oak Farm is located in the beautiful and biologically diverse Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon. The property is blessed with three ponds for irrigation, swimming and wildlife habitat, a two acre organic garden, pastures, an orchard of over forty fruit tree varieties, ample space for camping and hiking, a straw bale-cob farm house, communal kitchen, yurts and tipis for community housing, outdoor showers and composting toilets. The farm is currently home to five community members, small flocks of chickens and turkeys, a small herd of goats and sheep, and many thousands of honey bees.
White Oak Farm & Education Center is dedicated to cultivating connections between people and their local ecosystems by pursuing community food security, fostering agricultural and ecological diversity and teaching the arts of sustainable living. The 2017 Farm Internship Program will focus on teaching skills and techniques including organic farming for market, CSA, and seed production, natural building, children’s education and homesteading. Specific skills include care of livestock, planting, cultivation, harvesting, marketing, food preservation, eco-forestry, and environmental education curriculum and teaching techniques. A full season commitment is required from April 1st–October 31st; however, a 3-month summer Internship is also available from May-September with flexible dates. If you have a passion for environmental education and organic farming, send your resume, references and cover letter noting your desired term and relevant experiences and interests to Taylor Starr.
• Interns also get to participate in the FarmsNext Internship Program (see listing above) tuition free! Read a former Intern’s perspective on life at White Oak.
• The Farm is also offering a Natural Building Practicum beginning in April for an experienced builder looking to refine their skills.
White Oak Farm & Education Center
P.O. Box 450
Williams, OR 97544
ROW offers guided whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, canyoneering, stand-up paddle board instruction, kayaking and fly fishing adventures in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona and Utah; sea kayaking in Baja California and British Columbia; diverse adventure tours around the world; and owns and operates the River Dance Lodge, an outdoor adventure resort in North Central Idaho.
Attention friendly, self-starting, energetic, creative and hard-working individuals who have a love for people, life and the natural world: ROW Adventures is hiring experienced and inexperienced Adventure Guides in the Northwest Rocky Mountains for the summer season (May–August). No whitewater guiding experience is necessary to apply, but all hires must successfully complete ROW's Guide School Program and other required training before guiding commercial trips. If you’d like to work for a leader in the adventure travel industry that pride’s itself on their professionalism and commitment to guest services, conservation and interpretation, apply to join the ROW team!
P.O. Box 579
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
Read the FAQ about Guiding for ROW
Group Travel Leaders
Throughout the U.S. and Canada
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 AmeriCanAdventures.com 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.
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• 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).