Apprentice/First Year Naturalist-Guide

  • Position status: Dates TBA
  • 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 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. 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 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. Apply by December 31 for upcoming year. Interviews by telephone start in January.
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Camp Cook – Camp Assistant

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: HIRING NOW FOR September and October
  • 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 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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Membership Coordinator- part time

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Part time, year round
  • Note: 16-20 hours/week, M, T and Thurs
  • Description: Membership Coordinator is a year round part-time position with CFI. The Coordinator will grow our national and regional membership and public outreach through online, mailings and event activities. We are seeking someone established in Moab that will oversee and consolidate data base records, bring in fresh ideas and assist with office coverage. Strong people, data base, writing skills and attention to detail are required. Regular work hours can fit within school day and will include very occasional weekend event work. Previous Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) and internet skills required; QuickBooks experience preferred. Potential for position growth in all aspects of fundraising. High School diploma required, related college degree preferred. See below for full job description and qualifications.

    To apply: Please EMAIL OR MAIL: a cover letter, short resume, three references with emails and telephone numbers.
    With application, please submit ALSO:
    -driver license and current (within 1 year) motor vehicle report,
    typing test results (online typing keyboard tests available), min 40 words minute 90% accuracy
    declare any felony conviction
    Send to info@cfimoab.org or CFI P.O. Box 68, Moab, UT 84532. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews; all notified of hiring decision. Position open until filled.
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Naturalist-Guide, 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 land based naturalist/ guides with experience and extensive knowledge of area. Must have minimum of one day first aid and cpr certifications; "better" i.e. wilderness first aid or first responder preferred. Guest naturalist guides would lead special adult trips, educational bus tours and custom/charter by request hikes in nearby national parks and forests and help mentor interns and apprentices. Our field season runs late March through end of October.
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Program Intern

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, 10-12 week internships, now HIRING PROGRAM INTERN FOR 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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