Field Camp Coordinator – Americorps

  • Position status: Filled
  • Type: Seasonal, spring, full time
  • Schedule: Mid March through early June, 2016.
  • Note: Accepting applications now for spring 2016. This job is a UCC/Americorps position.

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.  Our Professor Valley Field Camp is on private land, and is located about 25 miles outside of Moab in a spectacular setting among red rock spires, and set against a mountain backdrop. Professor Creek winds through the property inviting the presence of a variety of wildlife and birds. The Colorado River is 15 minutes away.


  • Become familiar with the mission and programs of CFI.
  • Work approximately 22 days per month, mostly “in the field”, with days & hours varying dependent upon bookings.
  • Work primarily with school/youth groups of 12-60 participants, but also some adult programs.
  • Manage and oversee crew of 2-6 naturalist-guides, cooks, etc.
  • Manage and oversee rigging and de-rigging for trips/programs.
  • Maintain direct communications with participant group’s leaders.
  • Oversee risk management and safety protocols.
  • Fill out necessary forms, paperwork, office requirements, etc.
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on gear, equipment, etc.

Employee housing is provided at Professor Valley Field Camp in a private 8×10 canvas tent with a cot provided. The camp is located 25 miles from Moab, 1 mile off Highway 128 and does not have reliable cell phone coverage. Candidate must be comfortable living alone for much of the time, and should consider the Field Camp as home-base. Other staff may be on-site about 50% of the time, guest policies apply, and couple housing is not available. No pets are allowed. Meals are provided during overnight training and programs; otherwise intern provides own food and may use cooking facilities on-site. There are bathroom facilities (and only simple solar showers) at the camp.

Bunkhouse and office in town can be used for “real” showers and breaks, to store extra gear, and for computer/internet access. Intern needs to provide own transportation to Moab.  A vehicle is not required for CFI job duties, but having one will allow getting to town on free time and for exploring nearby National Parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. Moab is famous for hiking, biking, river running and climbing!


  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Wilderness First Responder certification (or other 40+ hour equivalent), including CPR.
  • Good driving record (Motor Vehicle Report required with application.)
  • Utah Food Handler’s certificate obtained within 2 weeks of job start (CFI can cover the cost)
  • Some college or related technical training in related field.
  • Previous work with students/teaching/interpretation in any setting, though outdoor programming and outfitting is preferred.

To apply, please submit to info@cfimoab.org (Please no drop-ins or phone calls as we are busy with clients!)

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • 3 References: name, email, phone. At least should be 2 employment-related
  • copy of driver’s license
  • motor vehicle report (current within 1 year)
  • declare any felony conviction
  • copies of First Aid/CPR cards (current through July of 2016)

Candidates will be contacted for interviews.

CFI is an equal opportunity employer.