Apprentice/First-Year Naturalist-Guide

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Note: Apprenticeship/internship 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. Apply by December 31 for the upcoming year. We accept applications at any time for next season.
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Camp Cook

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Description: The Camp Cook 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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Program/Camp Interns

  • Position status: Now Hiring
  • Type: Seasonal, 10-12 week internships, now hiring for spring 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, 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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