Internship Job Opportunity
Gateway Mountain Center – Sierra Experience Program
$130 per day of guiding at 8 hours- $17.50 per hour when hourly - $100 additional to day guiding rate for overnight programs
Non-profit organization leading youth on outdoor experiences to learn environmental education, sustainability practices and mindfulness practices while weaving in guided adventures.
Send Resume & Cover Letter to the Sierra Experience Program Director Cali Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides are employed on an as needed basis to provide guiding services and teach educational curriculum with a group of students for either 8 hours per day, hourly work or occasional overnight programs.
Guides must complete mandatory internal training including: CANRA, Sexual Harassment, "Gender Befriender", Sierra Experience Curriculum & Scientific Inquiry.
Guides must complete mandatory outside training including: Wilderness First Aid, BLS/ CPR.
Additional training may include: Leave No Trace, "Person Centered Guiding" and more.
Job Duties Include:
Assisting in guiding outdoor programming; facilitating meaningful educational experiences in the mountains while minimizing the risks and hazards for participants and other staff.
Assist lead guides in presenting curriculum on environmental education, sustainability practices, LNT, mindfulness practices and interactive leadership games.
Assist lead guides in facilitating adventure activities including hiking, rock climbing, rafting, SUP/kayak and more while mitigating risk and maximizing participant involvement and fun.
Assist lead guides and community service partners in facilitating community service projects while mitigating participant risk and maximizing engagement and fun.
Observe your co-guides and programming with the intent to give feedback; communicate areas of growth and celebrate strengths.
Engage in a continued learning & training process to develop guiding skills including current environmental and mental health science lessons.
Client operations under the guidance of Lead Guides, Program Managers, and the Program Director: Provide guiding and instructional services to youth groups such as YEA! Camps and school groups in support of the program's mission and goals. Apply Leave No Trace principles within your groups and teams. Implement safe and supportive touch-points for participants and their parents—emphasizing hospitality, adventure, self-awareness, and responsibility to our risk mitigation expectations. Team Operations: Join guide meetings before programming to review team operations, risk management and support clear communication channels. Join debrief meetings after programming to explore areas of improvement, propose solutions, and generate actionable next steps. Follow gear management protocols. Observe and participate in program production responsibilities with your agency supervisor including logistics, budget planning and program implementation. Co-create a supportive working environment that promotes a space for all team members to thrive and grow.
TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP
Bi-weekly meetings with the Program Director/Intern Supervisor including performance evaluation, feedback and goal monitoring/setting. Presenting and following up with a mandatory training schedule. Reviewing training experiences with the intern to ensure knowledge retention. Offering opportunities for non-mandatory training with the intention to present learned material to other guides and the leadership team. Open feedback with the Intern Supervisor after presentations. Pairing the intern with Lead Guides when in the field with the intention for them to teach, lead and guide the intern in methods of being an effective guide. Join our team! Apply now: