Wild Rockies Field Institute

Employment Opportunities


The Wild Rockies Field Institute is seeking field instructors for its 2016 fall semester course: "Montana Afoot and Afloat: Human/Land Relations".

Openings: August 25- September 8, 2016 and October 8 to October 25, 2016.

Academic content for this semester-long field course focuses on public lands management, contemporary environmental issues characteristic of industrialized society, ethical analysis of human interactions with landscapes, and sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Students will explore their personal land ethic and relationships with the natural world. The group will travel through central Montana on consecutive backpacking and kayak touring expeditions as well as visit several Native American Reservations in the area.

Candidates must have a Master's degree in a field related to the course content; outdoor backcountry leadership experience; and at minimum CPR/First Aid certification with preference for either Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certification. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Keri McWilliams, Executive Director at keri@wrfi.net. Position is open until filled. Field pay ranges from $95 to $125 per day depending upon experience. Food stipend and travel reimbursement provided. To learn more about the course and the Wild Rockies Field Institute, visit http://www.wrfi.net/courses/montanaafootafloat.html.


In addition to occasional course-specific instructor positions, WRFI accepts general applications for instructor positions. If teaching undergraduate-level college academics while camping and travelling in some of the most beautiful places in North America sounds like a dream job to you, then contact us!

WRFI requires a master's degree or higher to instruct, plus a minumum of a Wilderness First Responder training; group management experience in the outdoors and college-level teaching experience are given preference.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Keri McWilliams, Executive Director at keri@wrfi.net.