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She Summits Co.
Bangor, Maine, United States
8 hours ago

Description

She Summits Co is seeking passionate, courageous, outdoorsy women who want to serve as role models for girls finishing 4th- 12th grade in an adventure travel camp setting to teach backcountry skills. These women are balanced, responsible, trustworthy, excited, and love to have fun.

Special Note:

● JMG Trip Leaders will stay in the field for the duration of the summer, with at least a day off in various places of Maine every week and 24 hours off during the change of camps.

● JMG Trip Leaders facilitate learning with JMG candidates- this is an experiential atmosphere where you will get to use your facilitation and teaching skills.

● JMG candidates are tested at a camp during the 5th week of their program where they will meet with other camps across Maine.

● These Trip Leaders will need to have past facilitation experience and backcountry skills in the following areas: Major Areas- Axemanship, Canoeing Individual Shelter, Individual Fireplace, Topographic Map, Map of Area, Map of Maine, Trip Equipment, First Aid/Wilderness First Aid, Cooking, Group Encampment Minor Areas- Maine Issues & Environmental Concerns, Fire Building/Wet Day Fire, Trees, Hiking / Backpacking, Equipment Knowledge, Environment Concerns, Leave No Trace Camping, Wilderness Regulations, General Knowledge, Wildlife Identification

General Expectations

● Supervise campers while they are learning and improving upon their backcountry skills that include axemanship, fire building, trip planning, cooking food.

● Lead multi-day backpacking trips and canoeing adventure activities

● Teach outdoor living, camping skills, and Leave No Trace ethics

● Maintain a constant awareness of and provide attention to individual camper needs

● Assess and manage environmental and human risks

● Provide wilderness medical care

● Drive campers in 15 passenger vans with trailers

● Communicate with contracted activity outfitters, logistics leaders, and camp director

● Complete written reports and co-staff evaluations

● Make decisions that benefit the group as a whole

● Trip Leaders will work in groups of two leaders for the duration of the summer.

● This group will work a 4th-6th grade group for a week, then a 9th-12th grade group for six weeks, followed by a two-week 7th-9th grade group. Time off will look different for this group as third-party vendors and directors sub in to teach different skills.

Essential Functions:

Applicants must be physically able to perform the following:

● Hike up to 10 miles at elevations up to 6,000 feet 

● Traverse uneven terrain that could include gravel, dirt, mud, snow and ice

● Hike quickly for up to 10 miles in emergency situations

● Live and work in a setting with variable weather conditions

● Move and/or lift up to 60 pounds; load and unload equipment/packs from vehicles

● Reach, climb, grasp, push and pull above and below shoulder levels; squat and bend

Applicants must possess the following mental and emotional requirements:

● Emotional stability and maturity

● Promptness, reliability, and trustworthiness

● Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, co-workers, campers, contract outfitters/vendors, and parents

● Ability to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds

● Ability to self-motivate and make independent decisions

● Flexibility, spontaneity, and the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to camper needs, daily program needs, and emergency situations

● Ability to model and teach safety and risk management

● Ability to organize and recall facts, figures, and information

● Ability to concentrate, focus, and accurately and efficiently perform required tasks

Applicants must be tolerant of the following environmental exposures:

● Potentially hot, cold, wet, dry and humid weather

● Variable and potentially extreme temperature conditions, depending on elevation, time of day, and season (June-August)

● Potential exposure to toxic substances (i.e. bleach, petroleum vehicle fuel)

● Potential exposure to natural disasters such as fire, flood, earthquake, landslide, or heavy snow

● Potential exposure to dust, pollen, poison oak, and a variety of animals, plants, bees and insects



Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
● Minimum age of 20 years
● Completed at least 1 year of college
● Personal health insurance coverage
● Clean driving record and clean criminal background record
● Previous experience leading backpacking trips
● Previous experience with youth outdoor education and leadership
● Fun, funny, and fun lovin' attitude

Advanced Qualifications
● Minimum age of 21 years
● Completed 3 or more years of college
● Wilderness First Responder (nationally recognized certifications only, WMI preferred)
● Lifeguard certification

Additional/Desired Qualifications
● Leave No Trace certification
● Previous experience driving 15 passenger vans
● Previous experience leading canoe trips
● Yoga instructor certification and/or yoga experience
● 2 or more seasons experience working with teenagers in a camp/outdoor education setting
● Knowledge of and/or experience with the geographic area of trip
● Experience teaching science and/or natural history

(Be Brave! Even if you don't think you have the qualifications but this position sounds like something you would love to do...Apply! You never know what can happen until you take the first step. ) 

Compensation
● $400/wk which is negotiable based on outdoor experience and camp experience
● Yearly pay increase for returning Trip Leaders
● Access to pro deals and gear discounts

Staff Training

  • Trip Leaders will attend a three-week-long staff training in various areas around Maine, prior to
    the beginning of the camp season.
  • Trip Leaders are responsible for personal transportation to Maine for staff training.
  • This on-site, experiential training includes camping, backpacking, camp cooking, skills demonstrations, yoga practice, practical scenarios in first aid and risk management, and a review of camper files, permits, maps, menus, and itineraries.
  • Staff Manuals will be sent prior to training and you are expected to be familiar with them upon
    arrival

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59135284
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine, United States
  • Company Name: She Summits Co.
  • Position Title: Junior Maine Guide Trip Leader
  • Position: Counselor / Activity Instructor
  • Setting: Travel Camp
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • accredited: No
  • Season of Job: Summer
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
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