positions available

For the summer of 2019 we have 5 paid positions available.  We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Field Instructor- ( 4 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 2019 Important Dates

Staff Training- June 5 - 14

Week 1: June 16 - 21

Week 2: June 23 - 28

Week 3 - Off for 4th of July

Week 4: July 7 - 12

Week 5: July 14 - 19

Week 6: July 21 - 26

Summer Closing, Clean-Up, & Debrief- July 27/28



·      $2300 stipend (paid out monthly in 2 installments)

·      Free Housing during summer employment period- from Staff Training-through Final debrief/clean-up (TBD)  

·      $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

·      The week of the 4th of July off



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



·      Marketing of program during academic school year

·      Presenting research findings at conference, if possible

·      Other duties as assigned



·      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. 3405 or email dshuman@montreat.edu