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Positive Adventures, LLC has been providing premier Outdoor Education programs in Southern California for over 15 years. Our family-owned company is leading the way in professionalism, industry standards, and risk management. Positive Adventures is born with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commitment to our community and volunteerism.

Positive Adventures outdoor educators use the outdoors to inspire health and wellness in youth across California. Our programs focus on learning new skills and expanding individual’s awareness of self and others through Emotional Intelligence education. Be a part of a team that is making a difference in our world by teaching youth invaluable skills for their future!

Overview

Positive Adventures hires Outdoor Education Facilitators to support our Spring and Fall Outdoor Education Seasons. Each Program is generally 3-5 days in length and takes place in a variety of world-class settings including national parks, mountain retreat centers, Joshua Tree camping, Santa Barbara beaches and more. We offer basecamp and backcountry programs working with students ranging from 5th to 12th grade. Students come from a large variety of diverse backgrounds. Be part of a team that is making a difference by getting youth outdoors!

Work Season Overview:
Summer Camp – June to August 2021
Fall Season – August 9th to November 7th, 2021 
We have multiple trips each week!

Staff Training (Idyllwild or Big Bear):
August 10th-13th Mandatory for the Fall season

Locations for Programs

  • Residential or Basecamp in Big Bear
  • Residential or Basecamp in Idyllwild
  • Residential on Catalina Island 
  • Residential in Santa Barbara 
  • Basecamp in Yosemite 
  • Basecamp in Joshua Tree 
  • Residential Surf Camp San Diego 
  • Backcountry High Sierra (WFR Req.) 
  • Backcountry Glen Canyon (WFR Req.) 
  • Backcountry Havasupai (WFR Req.)

Position Responsibilities

  • Facilitate groups of 13-15 students through multi-activity OE curriculum in the residential camp and basecamp settings.
  • Ability to facilitate team-building initiatives, group games, ice breakers, and warm-up activities. Training provided. Prior experience is a plus.
  • Manage the risk involved with OE programs including group management, activity-specific risks, and emotional and social boundaries.
  • Manage belay stations effectively in both the ropes course and top-rope rock climbing site environments. Training provided. Prior experience is a plus.
  • Lead groups through activity rotations such as high ropes course, scrambling and hiking, environmental education hikes and lessons, low ropes team building. Night adaptation and astronomy. Training provided. Prior experience is a plus.

Position Qualifications

  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • WFR or WEMT preferred
  • 2 years of experience working in the outdoor education field with youth.
  • Proficient skills in the following: group facilitation, team-building initiatives and games, belaying, ropes courses, risk management, environmental education and interpretation, ecology and natural history.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to manage youth groups.
  • Reliable mode of transportation (carpool options avail) and cell phone.
  • Availability to attend one of our paid trainings.
  • Ability to pass a background check/live scan.

Compensation

Positive Adventures is proud to compensate our staff at a highly competitive rate. We value your expertise, hard work, and dedication to our field. When working as a Field Facilitator on programs, compensation is arranged as follows:

Field Staff:

  • Prep-Day(s) defined as the day(s) before the client arrives $125.00/Day  
  • Field Day(s) defined as full days of facilitation $225.00/Day  
  • Debrief Day: Typically a partial day client-facing, plus cleanup/debrief hours. $100.00/Day  

Example: A three-day youth program from Wednesday-Friday, will include one additional prep-day, would be paid as follows:

  • Prep Day: Tuesday at $125.00
  • Field Days: Wednesday + Thursday at $225.00 each
  • Debrief Day: Friday $100.00
  • Total Program Pay: $675.00 

In addition to the daily rate, staff accommodations and meals are provided. All Positive Adventures Field Staff will be enrolled to receive pro-deals. Staff returning for the following year are eligible for the Returning Staff Bonus and WFR Reimbursement Program.

Application Procedure

Step 1: If you have an interest in a position at Positive Adventures, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the following application. This will serve as an informal 1st interview.

Step 2: Once you have submitted the application, please send your cover letter, resume, and a 1-minute video introducing yourself to our team and telling us a little bit about your life, passions, and fun adventures to pajobs@positiveadventures.com

Thank you for your interest in Positive Adventures!
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