Trip Leader Jobs
Now accepting applications for 2014!
- 21 years old by July 1, 2014
- College graduate, or in the process of completing a degree
- Leadership experience with youth
- High energy, 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, 2014. Wilderness EMT and Lifeguard Training are highly recommended.
- Yes, certifications may be earned after hiring but before training begins in June
BOLD EARTH TRIP LEADERS
Since 1976, Bold Earth has set the standard for leadership in the teen adventure travel industry. 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 youth. In addition, Bold Earth Trip Leaders are certified in the highest levels of first aid, CPR and lifeguard training. Many Trip Leaders work with Bold Earth for six, eight, ten or more years and returning for multiple summers with Bold Earth is the norm. Bold Earth offers the highest salary in the the adventure travel business - PERIOD. Bold Earth is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or age.
Each of our adventure groups is an autonomous group of up to 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 begins on June 21 at 1:00 pm sharp in Golden, Colorado. YES, Bold Earth has an airport shuttle for those arriving by plane. Bold Earth staff training is challenging 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.