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High Alpine Field Instructor Posted Mar 23
Rocky Mountain Field Institute , Colorado Springs, CO
Rocky Mountain Field Institute Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Type: Temporary
Salary Details: $15-$18 DOE
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
Required Experience: 2 - 6 years

The High Alpine Field Instructor (HIFI) works under the supervision of the RMFI Program Manager and in close coordination with the RMFI Field Coordinators. The HIFI aids in the planning and implementation of RMFI’s trail, restoration, and education field programs. The HIFI will be a 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 project 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 HIFI 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 HIFI may also be asked to assist RMFI with completing objectives for other single and multi-day field projects, in addition to the Kit Carson project. This may include 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 HIFI 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.

Complete the RMFI Employment Application by visiting this webpage.

Send cover letter to with “RMFI High Alpine Field Instructor_YourName” in the subject line.

The successful candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment background check. RMFI will notify you of the steps involved in this process after an official hiring offer has been made.