The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI; www.rmfi.org) is hiring for 1 High Alpine Project Supervisor and 2 Field Instructor positions for the 2018 field season.
The High Alpine Project Supervisor works under the supervision of the RMFI Program Manager and in close coordination with the High Alpine Field Instructor. The High Alpine Project Supervisor aids in the planning and implementation of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The High Alpine Project Supervisor will be the primary member of the field staff working the Kit Carson Peak-Challenger Point Trail Improvement Project. This is a multi-year project in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to reconstruct the summit trail to Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. This position requires stays of up to 21 days in the backcountry, completing highly technical trail construction and restoration projects at elevations up to 14,000 feet. RMFI works in partnership with youth corps and college students to complete project objectives. In particular, the High Alpine Project Supervisor will be expected to work in partnership with program staff to run RMFI’s undergraduate field studies course, Earth Corps, as well as providing supervision to youth corps crews from the Southwest Conservation Corps.
The Field Instructor (FI) works under the supervision of the RMFI Program Manager and in close coordination with the RMFI Field Coordinators. The FI aids in the planning and implementation of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The FI assists program staff in the on-the-ground management of field programs and completion of trail and restoration projects. Primary duties include completing objectives for single and multi-day field projects; instructing volunteers (including school-age children) in trail and restoration techniques; assisting with the oversight of tool, equipment, and food logistics in the field; and assisting with the maintenance of project work logs. The FI works with fellow Field Instructors, Field Coordinators, and senior program staff to ensure quality work standards, the highest degree of safety, and an enjoyable experience for all RMFI program participants.
For more information and a link to the job description and application, please visit: https://www.rmfi.org/about-rmfi/jobs.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIELD INSTITUTE
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Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
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