Apprentice/First Year Naturalist-Guide

  • Position status: Filled
  • Type: 2016 field season, March-October
  • Note: Now Accepting Applications Apprenticeship/internship is offered early March through May followed by continued employment as "First Year" Naturalist-Guide through contract season (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 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. 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 hourly/daily wages 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. Apply by December 31 for upcoming year. Interviews by telephone start in January.
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Camp Cook – Camp Assistant

  • Position status: Filled
  • Type: Seasonal, Spring and Seasonal, Fall
  • Note: Dates for spring: late March through mid-June
  • Description: The Camp Cook / Assistant position provides the opportunity to work with CFI’s outdoor education programs for either spring or fall (or both) season. He/she lives and works 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. Wall tent housing provided with access to in-town bunkhouse. (Note: if the Camp Cook / Assistant is a Moab or Castle Valley resident, the option to commute is available).
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Camp Host with RV

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, Volunteer
  • Description: We are looking for an individual or couple with an RV to act as a volunteer Camp Host at our field camp in beautiful Professor Valley. We will provide full RV hook-ups and (electric, septic, water utilities); volunteers will live in RV on site.
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Field Camp Coordinator – Americorps

  • Position status: Filled
  • Type: Seasonal, spring, full time
  • Note: Accepting applications now for spring 2016. This job is a UCC/Americorps position.
  • Description: The Field Camp Coordinator will act as Trip Leader during our land-based, school/youth programs at Professor Valley Field Camp - managing and overseeing crew and participant safety, program quality, trip efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Responsible for such tasks as rigs/de-rigs, communication with participant leaders, assigning/delegating crew tasks, etc. May include "daily" river rafting on the Colorado River.
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Naturalist-Guide, River & Land

  • Position status: Dates TBA
  • Type: Permanent, full-season, seasonal
  • Note: Accepting Applications We continually accept guest guide resumes for both land based and river programs.
  • Description: Outdoor education nonprofit seeks professional river and land tour guide with experience and Utah river guide license. THIS POSITION IS FOR THOSE WITH PREVIOUS CFI EXPERIENCE and current licenses/certifications. Must 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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Program Intern / Field Camp Intern

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, Three month internships, spring summer and fall.
  • 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 2016
  • 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 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, Weswater, 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 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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