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Field Instructors

WRFI accepts applications for instructor positions on an on-going basis. If teaching undergraduate-level college academics while camping and traveling 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, in addition to Wilderness First Responder training, college-level teaching experience, and group management experience in the outdoors.

To submit an application, please send a resume and cover letter to Keri McWilliams, WRFI’s Executive Director at keri@wrfi.net.


Restoration Ecology Instructor

The Wild Rockies Field Institute (WRFI) offers academic field-based courses accredited through the University of Montana. Our courses take place in Montana, the Canadian Rockies and Utah and combine rigorous academic inquiry with cultural immersion and extended back country expeditions. Students join us from colleges and universities across North America and from a wide variety of majors. We currently offer courses in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources & Science Management, Native American Studies, Geography and Philosophy. WRFI courses broaden the nature of a liberal arts education; teach critical thinking about environmental and social issues; and foster understanding of and respect for natural and human communities

Job Title: Restoration Ecology Instructor

Job Description: This is an instructor position for a 300-level college field course. Students and instructors travel through Southwest Montana and will explore a variety of ecological restoration issues while participating in hands-on restoration projects.

Job Qualifications: Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in a related field, prior college-level teaching experience, a background in outdoor leadership, and Wilderness First Responder certification.

Location: The WRFI headquarters are located in Missoula, MT. The Restoration Ecology course begins and ends in Bozeman, MT with field expeditions in and around Yellowstone National Park, the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

Dates: Field dates are June 22 – July 11, 2020. In addition, instructors need to be available in Missoula for approximately one week before and after the field portion of the course.

Compensation: Field pay ranges from $95 to $115 per day depending upon experience. Pre and post course work is compensated at $13-$15 per hour. A food stipend and travel reimbursement will be provided.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Keri McWilliams, Executive Director at keri@wrfi.net.

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

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