Jobs at COE
InstructorsThe COE is accepting applications
for instructors for our summer camp programs. Unless you have extensive previous experience,
all new summer instructors must undergo two months (May & June) of training during which they will
assist experienced instructors with all activities. During this time room and
board will be provided as well as the opportunity to participate in
staff outings to work on hard skills and have adventures. This includes outtrips with ACMG guides which
can be invaluable experience for anyone looking to continue in this field. If all goes
well a paid position will be available for our summer camp programs. Another perk of the job is
subsidized certification courses (Swiftwater Rescue, ACMG Top Rope Instructor, etc.) for interested
and capable staff members.
Applicants must have an extremely high level of fitness and be physicaly and
mentally able to deal with the strain of being responsible for others safety and comfort for days at a
time. Being an intructor at COE can be tons of fun but it is also a very challenging job and
requires much more from the instructors than would be expected at a typical summer camps.
Deadline for applying is March 1st. Applicants must provide a personal resume, an
outdoor resume (listing climbs, trips and outings in which you
have participated), and a paragraph or two about why you want to
work at the COE. This may be followed up with an interview. For this summer we are looking for
general instructors as well as specialised instructors. In particular we are looking
for a couple of instructors who would be capable of taking the ACMG Top Rope Instructor program in
May. See www.acmg.ca for more information on this. We also have
need for one or two instructors with extensive river kayaking experience to help run our kayaking and
- Must be eighteen years of age or older.
- Must have a valid drivers licence.
- Must show up with a completed criminal record check and child welfare check.
- Must have minimum of a current 40 hour 1st Aid
Other training that is not mandatory to apply but that we have a need for includes:
- Class 4 Drivers License - All drivers of vehicles carrying guests must have Class 4, this can be arranged in May.
- Advanced Wilderness First Aid (80hr)
- Swiftwater Rescue
- Kayak Instructor certifications
- ACMG certifications
- Teaching Experience
Pay is dependant on experience level and certifications.
The Centre has many opportunities for volunteering year round. In
exchange for your time and hard work you will recieve room and board,
have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, and participate
in many staff outings. Perfect for those wishing to gain experience
for future jobs in the outdoors. Please call or e-mail if you are
interested. All volunteers must arrive with a completed criminal record check and child welfare check.
For more information about our programs please contact us:
Centre for Outdoor Education, Box 7, Nordegg, Alberta, T0M 2H0, Canada
Phone: (403) 721-2208 Fax: 1-888-314-3690