Who We Are:
The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.
Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Our 45 staff, divided between our program centers and our nonprofit publishing division, Mountaineers Books, and 2,500+ volunteers work together to achieve our mission to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Visit mountaineers.org to learn more.
The Program Instructor is responsible for providing excellent program instruction for our Mountaineers youth programs. Program Instructors will instruct primarily with Afterschool Programs, as well as our year-round Pathfinders, and Explorers youth programs. This position will lead 1-2 week night camps throughout Olympia’s local parks, as well as monthly single-day or multi-day outdoor experiences over the weekend. These are designed to expose youth to basic outdoor skills including hiking, snowshoeing, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, wilderness first aid, 10 Essentials, Leave No Trace, and more. The curriculum is designed to match the goals of the visiting group and impart on the youth participants a desire to explore and conserve the outdoors.
Lead Instructor for After School Camps and Youth Programs
o Map & Compass
o First Aid
o Outdoor Cooking
o Leave No Trace
o Other outdoor skills
Belay for Indoor and Outdoor Rock Wall
This role is based in Olympia, WA . After-School programs and Summer Camps are currently running in-person and will continue to do so while following state and Mountaineers reopening guidelines. As such, this position will remain 80-100% in-person throughout the year to support programs. The Mountaineers will provide a laptop for administrative work and, when necessary, remote access.
Who We Are:
The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington…
This position is for a part-time, as-needed employee. averaging 15-20 hours a week. Hours vary between weekdays, evenings, and occasional weekends. Starting pay range is $16-$18 per hour. Benefits include:
This position is for a part-time, as-needed employee. averaging 15-20 hours a week. Hours vary between weekdays, evenings, and occasional weekends. Starting pay range is $16-$18 per…
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Nielsen through the link below. The cover letter should address 1) what experience, skills, and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you (1 page max).
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Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are considered, and as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.
We are a dog friendly environment. We are unable to sponsor H1-B Visas at this time.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Nielsen through the link below. The cover letter should address 1) what experience, skills, and personal…