Gear and Logistics Support

This is a Full Time Seasonal Position. Contract dates are May 15 – August 15 and the work schedule 40+ hours/week with weekend work required.
15 passenger Ford van with a uHaul trailer attached in front of the Tetons.

Job Duties

The Gear and Logistics Support will have a variety of roles in managing a range of aspects of Wilderness Adventures programming and gear and will report to the Director of Operations.

Affordable housing in Jackson, WY is available as a part of this contract. Please contact WA to learn more.


  • Assist the logistics team in planning all logistics for the set of trips assigned. This includes lodging, transportation, gear, activities, backcountry routes, hygiene stops, food shopping, and more. 
  • Vetting, evaluating, communicating and liaising with all subcontracted partners for each detail of every program. 
  • Provide Trip Leaders with all resources needed for successful program execution. 
  • Create, collect, manage and track student paperwork required for each program. 
  • Work with the Director of Operations and other members of the Leadership Team to create and improve systems that contribute to the successful execution of WA programs. 
  • Provide consistent, informed, and professional support to all groups in the field regarding the logistics of their program, subcontractor relationships, itinerary wrinkles, etc. primarily via phone when trips are in the field. 
  • Support the TSD intern with any Jackson-specific needs including gear maintenance and repair, vehicle maintenance, facilities duties, and any other assigned duties as they come up during the contract period. 
  • Management of all summer Trip Updates and photo management during the program season.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Operations or any other member of the WA Leadership Team.


  • Assist the Director of Operations in establishing an organized gear system, including storage, maintenance, budgeting, and procurement procedures.
  • Organize Gear Allocation and decommission events at the start and end of our operating season. Including the preparation of trip duffles and equipment lists for relevant trips.
  • Support trip leaders with gear checks and gear replacement before they are in the field to ensure trip groups have the smoothest possible experience. 
  • Assemble staff boxes for all trip groups.
  • Coordinate the movement of gear from various locations to trip destinations at the beginning of the summer and reverse coordination at the end of the season.
  • Act as the liaison for gear purchases during trips.
  • Assist in the setup of Base Camp. Perform a daily Base Camp walkthrough.


  • Participate in the On-Call Team during the length of the contract. On-Call Team members are required to be available outside of the regular work day (6pm-7am) to respond to any emergencies or time sensitive issues when the office is closed. The assigned on-call member is responsible for managing all incoming requests during this time period (6pm-7am) and therefore must maintain stable cellular and wifi service and be available to assist at any time unimpaired. 
  • Participate in the on-going training of the summer staff team including staff training  (two weeks at the beginning of the summer), continual coaching throughout the summer, and engagement after the summer.
  • Utilize WFR experience to provide guidance to trips in the field experiencing medical situations including treatment, internal and external communication, and follow-up.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Exceptional organizational skills with a strong focus on attention to detail.
  • A team player with excellent communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of Wilderness Adventures.
  • Positive attitude and ability to see where support is needed and supply that support even when it is outside of the boundaries of this job description.
  • Willingness to learn, grow, and evolve with the organization.
  • Passion for the mission and values of Wilderness Adventures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including spreadsheets and reporting tools, database management, typing, and data entry skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


Requirements & Work Environment

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit; and frequently required to stand and walk.
  • Physical demands related to travel.
  • This job frequently requires lifting or moving heavy gear up to 75 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


Salary, Schedule, & Benefits

  • $18/hr
  • Wednesday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm (36 hours/week)
  • Bonus opportunities for staff with additional certifications (i.e. WEMT, Lifeguard Certification, Teacher Certification, PADI)
  • Bonus opportunities for staff referrals
  • Opportunity to earn a WFR Certification at half-price through the Wilderness Adventures sponsored course (see FAQs for details)
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals with outdoor brands like Outdoor Research, Orvis, Mountain Hardware, Crocs, Smith, and more!


Dates of Employment

Required Summer Contract: May 15 – August 15

Optional WFR Course: May 28 – June 1, 2023


How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and two references to!