Bold Earth is currently hiring Trip Leaders for the Summer of 2013. Please see qualifications below:
Employment Requirements and Job Application
• 21 years old by July 1, 2013
• College graduate, or in the process of completing a degree
• Proven leadership experience with youth
• High energy, proven good judgement and decision making skills
• No more than four points on your driving record in the past three years
• A minimum certification in Advanced Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder and adult CPR by June 22, 2013. Wilderness EMT and Lifeguard Training are highly recommended.
• Yes, your certifications may be earned after hiring but before training begins in June
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BOLD EARTH TRIP LEADERS
Working for Bold Earth is a privilege with immense responsibilities. We hire Trip Leaders who are highly motivated role models with extensive experience working with teenagers. In addition, our Trip Leaders are certified in the highest levels of first aid, CPR and lifeguard training. Not just a summer job: Many Trip Leaders work with Bold Earth for six or more years. Bold Earth is an equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or age.
Each of our adventure groups is an autonomous group of 8-16 teenagers and 2-3 adult leaders. Trip Leader trainees are paired in a co-leadership position with an experienced Senior Leader. Your responsibilities include overseeing safety, successfully teaching teenagers to take initiative in learning camp skills, facilitating positive group dynamics, as well as teaching minimum impact camping techniques and map and compass skills. Bold Earth contracts professional outfitters to join your group for most skill activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, sailing, horseback riding, white water rafting and kayaking. You do not need to have expert knowledge in all activities, however, you will oversee and be responsible for campers at all times.
Staff training orientation begins on June 22 at 8:00 am in Golden, Colorado. and is the time to assess skills and pull together to get this complex, demanding job done. Employment is anywhere from four to nine weeks, ending around August 22. Eighty percent of all Bold Earth first year jobs are in the United States.
All trips include one male and one female trip leader who are at least 21 years old. Our average age is 25 years old with a return rate of more than 50 percent each summer. Our hiring process is competitive, resulting in what we believe to be the most professional, safe and experienced leaders in the industry.
We conduct an in-depth interview, check references and do a background check of all potential trip leaders. Organizational skills, sense of humor, and an ability to teach teenagers about leadership and adventure travel, are the qualities we value most. On most international trips, we employ a local guide fluent in the local culture and language.
Is it all fun and games? Yes it is. The vast majority of teens who join Bold Earth enjoy the privilege of Bold Earth and respect necessary limits. Bold Earth is NOT designed to correct behavior, but instead to be a haven of enthusiasm, respect, trust and responsibility. Disrespectful behavior requiring extensive attention or breaking the law will result in dismissal. We are happy to send you a copy of our Participant Agreement which clearly defines the boundaries of our community.