positions available

For the summer of 2017 we have 3 paid positions available.  We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  •  Field Instructor- (2 positions available)
  • Logistics Specialist- (1 position available)
  • MYLES Intern- (1 position available) This is an unpaid internship, but housing and meal stipend are included

 

Summer 2017 Important Dates

Staff Training- June 10-16 - (begins at 9am)

Week 1- June 18-23

Week 2- June 25-30

Week 3- Off for 4th of July

Week 4- July 9-14

Week 5- July 16-21

Clean-Up & Debrief- July 22 & 23

***Week 6- July 23-28*** (TBD- Based on Enrollment, if it fills you would receive another $400)

***Clean-Up & Debrief- July 29 & 30

 

Compensation

·      $2000 stipend (paid out monthly in 2 installments)

·      Free Housing during summer employment period- from Staff Training-through Final debrief/clean-up (June 10th-July 23rd or 30th)  

·      Meal Stipend for days off

·      $250 toward WFR or WFA training  (if you need it for this summer)

·      Weeklong field based training covering field risk management & leadership

·      On-going training and mentorship

·      Amazing outdoor gear & equipment instructional supplies ($250 value)

·      The week of the 4th of July off

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

·      Lead weeklong backpacking trips during the summer under the supervision of the MYLES Logistics Director

·      Help students conduct research in Biology and Ecology

·      Assist with data collection for MYLES of Science research

·      Conduct student intake in a professional, clear, and organized way

·      Engage MYLES participants during down times

·      Pack and organize backpacking and citizen science equipment as well as pack MYLES van & trailer for summer programming

·      Serve as primary point of contact for trip participants in the field

·      Communicate with MYLES Directors

·      Uphold MYLES and Montreat College policies and procedures and apply safe practices

·      Organize and clean outdoor equipment between and after trips

·      Perform equipment maintenance and log activity

·      Perform wilderness first aid as needed

·      Attend required staff meetings and trainings

 

ASSIST WITH

·      Assist with marketing of program during academic school year

·      Possibly assist with presenting research findings at conference

·      Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Strong belief in providing a quality and safe outdoor learning experience to MYLES of Science participants

·      Experience with outdoor recreation activities (primarily backpacking and hiking)

·      Strong interest in learning Biology, Ecology, and Natural Sciences lessons to teach to students

·      Experience with outdoor trips lasting seven days or more is a plus

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (primarily Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)

·      High-quality written and oral communication skills, including the ability to understand and articulate policy and procedures

·      Excellent organizational skills

·      Ability to set and meet deadlines

·      Ability to prioritize and manage several projects at one time

·      Ability and desire to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals

·      Ability to work in a fast paced environment and be flexible

·      Balance of a professional attitude while having fun

 


For questions regarding our posted positions please call 828-669-8012 ext. 3419 or e-mail: myles@montreat.edu