CURRENT OPENINGS

Get Outside and Live the Adventure

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITIONS BELOW.

From Hemlock Overlook Regional Park to our newest camp in Miami, our Instructors are the backbone of Adventure Links and they have been integral to our years of successful programming. We employ a diverse group of individuals with notable integrity, experience, creativity, and above all, a love for the outdoors and working with youth. As our participants can attest, our instructors possess a unique blend of character, humor and compassion allowing them to create countless value-forming experiences for people of all ages.

Northern Virginia

Housing provided on-site at Hemlock Overlook in Clifton, VA

Miami

Local Applicants Only. Housing is not provided.

 

Northern Virginia - Two Season Instructor (Summer-Fall)

 

Duration: 6 Months

Start Date: June 2, 2017

End Date: November 19, 2017

 

Job Details:

During our fall season staff members lead our group programs. During our summer season staff members lead summer camp programs or group programs. On weeks that are not full with programs, supplemental hourly work will be available. Hourly work relates to current Adventure Links programs or facility projects.

 

Housing:

One of the major benefits of Adventure Links is the ability to live on-site, in small dorm like buildings on 235 acres of beautiful park land, with a community of peers. Along with this staff housing we offer a community kitchen/ bathroom with showers, laundry and wireless internet. Participating in this lifestyle is often a significant growth experience for our staff members.

 

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted year round. The hiring process for summer of 2017 will begin in December of 2016 for selected applicants.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 21 years old. College degree in related field preferred.
  • WFA and CPR Minimum. WFR expected by second year of employment. Staff members with WFR certification are given preference on overnight and expedition programs.
  • Experience working with youth in a leadership role. Training and experience relating to outdoor leadership, experiential education or classroom teaching is preferred.
  • Flexible, good humored and personable.
  • Invested in running quality Outdoor Education programs and developing skills as a facilitator and outdoor leader.
  • Strong work ethic, responsible and accountable.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are able to work for the entire length the employment period.

Essential Functions:

  • Work full and active days outside in the elements.
  • Supervision of campers, students and all other clients.
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
  • Genuine desire to work with youth.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise participants and maintain emotionally and physically safe environments.
  • Implement and instruct outdoor activities and Adventure Links curriculum.
  • Manage daily program logistics.
  • Maintain program facility and gear.
  • Communicate clearly and openly with Adventure Links administration.
  • Practice and facilitate Leave No Trace ethic.

 

Northern Virginia - Summer Camp Instructor

 

Duration: Three Months

Start Date: June 2, 2017

End Date: August 31, 2017

 

Job Details:

As a member of our summer staff, instructors facilitate week long outdoor adventure Day Camps, Residential Camps & Traveling Overnights for youth (8-14). Instructor teams facilitate a new adventure pursuit each day and lead groups of 14 participants as they explore a variety of outdoor recreation sites in Northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

 

Housing:

One of the major benefits of Adventure Links is the ability to live outside, in a platform tent, with a community of peers on 325 acres of beautiful park land. We also offer a community kitchen/ bathroom amenities, laundry and wireless internet. Participating in this lifestyle is often a significant growth experience for our staff members.

 

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted year round.  The hiring process for summer of 2017 will begin in December of 2016 for selected applicants.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • First Aid and CPR Minimum. WFA/WFR expected by second year of employment. Staff members with WFR certification are given preference on overnight and expedition programs.
  • Experience working with youth in a leadership role.
  • Training in outdoor leadership or significant personal outdoor experience.
  • Desire to develop as an outdoor leader and facilitator.
  • Flexible, good humored and personable.
  • Invested in providing positive outdoor experiences for youth.
  • Strong work ethic, responsible and accountable.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are able to work for the entire length the employment period.

Essential Functions:

  • Work full and active days outside in the elements.
  • Supervision of campers, students and all other clients.
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
  • Genuine desire to work with youth.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise participants and maintain emotionally and physically safe environments.
  • Implement and instruct outdoor activities and Adventure Links curriculum.
  • Manage daily program logistics.
  • Maintain program facility and gear.
  • Communicate clearly and openly with Adventure Links administration.
  • Practice and facilitate Leave No Trace ethic.

 

Miami - Summer Camp Instructor

 

Duration: About 4 Months (Late May – August)

Start Date: May 28, 2017

End Date: August 20, 2017

 

Job Details:

During our summer season staff members lead summer camp programs or group programs.

 

Housing:

Not Provided

 

Application Deadline:

Applications are accepted year round. The hiring process for summer of 2017 will begin in February.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 21 years old. College degree in related field preferred.
  • Lifeguard and CPR Minimum. WFA expected by second year of employment. Staff members with WFR/WFA certification are given preference on programs.
  • Experience working with youth in a leadership role. Training and experience relating to outdoor leadership, experiential education or classroom teaching is preferred.
  • Flexible, good humored and personable.
  • Invested in running quality Outdoor Education programs and developing skills as a facilitator and outdoor leader.
  • Strong work ethic, responsible and accountable.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are able to work for the entire length the employment period.

Essential Functions:

  • Work full and active days outside in the elements.
  • Supervision of campers and clients
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
  • Genuine desire to work with youth.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Supervise campers in an open water scenario
  • Operate a 15 passenger vehicle and trailer.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise participants and maintain emotionally and physically safe environments.
  • Implement and instruct outdoor activities and Adventure Links curriculum.
  • Manage daily program logistics.
  • Maintain program facility and gear.
  • Communicate clearly and openly with Adventure Links administration.
  • Practice and facilitate Leave No Trace ethic.