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Outdoor Adventure (OA) Student Position Job Description
Outdoor Adventure (OA) is not accepting new applications at this time. For more information about OA employment opportunities, please visit PER 002 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Position Title: Outdoor Adventure Student Guide
Starting Hourly Rate: 8.50
General Job Description
A person in this position is responsible for participant safety, planning, supporting and leading Outdoor Adventure outings, equipment selection and maintenance, and any other activity associated with the successful operations of outdoor leadership programming and the delivery of recreation services at Campus Recreation at Auraria (CRA).
Specific Job Duties
- lead and participate on various single day, weekend and multi day OA outings.
- Assist in planning outings.
- Teach outdoor skills.
- Implement appropriate safety practices to assure the safety of participants and staff in various challenging natural environments and conditions
- Answer participants questions or refer participants to personnel qualified to answer questions.
- Perform duties associated with rental shop including customer relations and equipment maintenance.
- Train staff.
- Evaluate outings.
- Operate State vehicles in accordance with State policy.
- Attend regular Outdoor Adventure Center OAC staff meetings
- Lead groups in teambuilding or leadership development activities
- Clean OAC areas
- Develop promotional materials
- Post flyers
- Perform workshops on various topics as assigned
- Provide constructive feedback to fellow staff members
- Other Duties as Assigned
First aid and CPR (may be provided by CRA), current enrolment or commitment to enrollment in one of the Auraria Institutions, a keen interest in learning and teaching in the outdoors; a willingness to learn and share skills in supportive small group settings.
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
Outstanding supervision, communication, team and interpersonal skills, an ability to work positively and professionally with the community and OA team members, ability to work under stressful conditions, strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, a strong commitment to customer service.
Additional skills or experience you may have or will acquire while working within OA:
Experience leading groups in wilderness settings; knowledge of diversity programming; an understanding of experiential learning theory and philosophy; knowledge of adult learning practices; Wilderness First Responder or ability to obtain within one year; advanced skills in at least one of following disciplines: backpacking, minimal impact skills (e.g. Leave-No-Trace), rock climbing, gym climbing, mountaineering, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, avalanche training, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, swift water rescue, ropes course/teambuilding or other.