Apprentice Naturalist Guide

  • Position status: Filled
  • Type: Seasonal
  • Note: Accepting Applications for 2019; Apprenticeship is offered early March through May followed by continued employment as "First-Year" Naturalist-Guide through end of October.
  • Description: This Apprentice Naturalist Guide training program is a way for outdoor educators to begin their career of connecting people to, and fostering care for, the natural environment, with a focus on the Colorado Plateau. Based in the canyon country near Moab, Utah. The spring apprentice/internship is twelve weeks long and includes training in Colorado Plateau geography and ecology, trip and outfitting logistics, vehicle (van, 4wd, and trailer handling), basic river running skills, camp cooking, risk management, and equipment maintenance. Housing, living stipend, and meals (while in the field) are provided during this period. The initial focus is on teaching school/youth groups at our Professor Valley Field Camp, and the nearby Colorado River. At the completion of the apprenticeship, applicants will become “First-Year”, full-time guides, and earn a full-time monthly salary through the remainder of the field season. Apprentices will earn "crew" Utah River Guide licenses and Food Handler's certificates at CFI expense. Summer work includes river trips and kids camps in nearby mountains and adult/family trips in National Parks; fall season brings a return to Professor Valley Field Camp.
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Program and Camp Interns

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, 10-12 week internships, now hiring for spring, summer, fall 2018
  • Description: The Program Interns and Field Camp Interns for CFI in Moab, UT will get exposure to a wide range of CFI's adult and student field study programs in canyon country around Moab. Programs take place at our Professor Valley Field Camp, and in National Parks, on BLM land, State land, and Forest Service land. Interns are provided free housing - bunkhouse in town, or wall tent at field camp.
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River Guide

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, spring and summer, 2018
  • Note: This is listing is for licensed, certified, and qualified guides, with previous multi-day experience on specified river stretches
  • Description: River Guides will work the spring and/or spring and summer season (April-May) on student and adult programs, based out of Moab, Utah. Must be fully licensed and qualified to guide, cook, drive, rig/de-rig, etc. and also be capable of acting as Trip Leader on some programs. Some "Daily" stretches are also possible. Work is based on bookings, but "full time" availability is expected. River stretches include: the Colorado River (Ruby/Horsethief, Westwater, Cisco/Hittle, the "Moab Daily"), the San Juan River (Sand Island to Mexican Hat, Mexican Hat to Clay Hills), and the Green River (Labyrinth Canyon).
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Summer Teen Guide Training

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: One or more weeks in July for teens entering 10th through 12th grades
  • Note: For teens entering 10th-12th grades
  • Description: Apply for Summer Teen Guide Training for CFI’s Explorer Base Camp out of Moab, Utah. Earn money, learn, and work alongside CFI Naturalist Guides as we lead kids in 5th - 8th grades through a four day, three 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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