Summer Guide In Training Program

  • Type: One week for teens entering 10th-12th grades
  • Note: For teens entering 10th-12th grades
  • Description: Be a Guide-In-Training (GIT) for CFI’s Explorer Base Camp this summer. Earn $100/week to join two CFI Guides as we lead kids in 5th -8th grades through a 4-day, 3-night camp in the La Sal Mountains with a day of rafting the Colorado River ‘Daily’ stretch. The position is designed for teens interested in becoming professional guides or outdoor educators. This experience is useful for anyone who wants to practice leadership skills and gain job experience.
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Program Intern

  • Type: Seasonal, half-season
  • Note: Now Hiring
  • Description: The Program Internship will provide exposure to a wide range of adult and student field study programs that CFI conducts in the canyon country surrounding Moab, UT. Programs take place in National Parks, and on BLM land, State land, and Forest Service land. Approximate 12 weeks in length, start April and August.
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AmeriCorps Caretaker/Cook

  • Type: Seasonal, half-season
  • Note: Position Filled for Spring 2014 Accepting applications through February 28, 2014.
  • Description: The AmeriCorps Member will serve as Camp Cook/Caretaker for CFI’s outdoor education programs for the spring 2014 season. Camp Cook/Caretaker will live and work 90% of the time at Professor Valley Field Camp, which is a remote high desert field camp located amidst remarkable red-rock mesas about 25 miles outside Moab, UT.
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Camp Intern

  • Type: Seasonal, half-season
  • Note: Position Filled Internship runs early April through mid June.
  • Description: The Camp Program Internship will provide exposure to a wide range of adult and student field study programs that CFI conducts in the canyon country surrounding Moab, UT.
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Naturalist River/Land Tour Guide

  • Type: Permanent, full-season
  • Note: Accepting Applications We continually accept guest guide resumes for both land based and river programs.
  • Description: Professional guide with experience and Utah river guide license. During our season there are 3 weeks non paid furlough (2 weeks are scheduled July 17-31, 1 other week personal leave at your request and depending on work priorities.) This position is for those with previous CFI experience and current licenses. During the summer break you can visit family, hike in the mountains or do guest guide work locally in Moab.

    Guest river guides should not apply unless they have a current Utah River Guide license, current medical certificates and be familiar with CFI stretches of river. Guest land tour guides should be well versed as "generalists" about the Colorado Plateau with expertise in one area: desert ecology, cultural history/anthropology or public lands issues and have current medical certificates. Our field season runs late March through end of October.
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Apprentice Naturalist-River Guide

  • Type: Seasonal, full-season
  • Note: Positions Filled Apprenticeship is offered mid March through late April (6 weeks) followed by continued employment as entry level Naturalist-Guide through contract season (end of October) with a 10 day furlough/break in July.
  • Description: This Apprentice training program is for outdoor educators who do not yet have river rafting/guiding skills and includes river rescue, vehicle and trailer handling (van and 4 wheel drive manual transmission), trip logistics, river and land based school program curriculum, Introduction to Colorado Plateau and more. Apply by December 31 for upcoming year. Interviews by telephone in last two weeks of January/early February.
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Aug-Aug 2014-15 AmeriCorps-VISTA Position

  • Type: Year-round
  • Note: Position Filled
  • Description: The VISTA position is a full-time, year-round post college program for 12 months in the capacity building for CFI (school recruitment, fundraising, public relations, office systems). Member may choose to serve a second year. APPLY VIA AmeriCorps-VISTA website. Accepting applications for August, 2015.

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