Work at Wilderness Adventures in 2024

Working for Wilderness Adventures offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting locations, cultures, and remote wilderness areas. Applications are currently open!
Group Staff Photo in front of the Tetons

Wilderness Adventures is excited to launch the hiring season for our 52nd summer of inspiring growth and wonder! Strong field staff are the backbone of our organization. They are the teachers, the risk managers, the guides, and the magic makers. We seek to hire highly motivated, flexible, hard-working individuals who have a passion for youth development and celebrating the natural world. Our Trip Leaders are the driving force behind our mission to inspire growth and wonder and Do Something Wild. 

As a Wilderness Adventures employee, you will emphasize our core values  of Community, Leadership, and Natural World on the daily while participating in activities like backpacking, kayaking, rafting, sailing, mountaineering, and more! You need not be an expert in any of these areas as your personality and drive will outweigh your hard skills this summer. During our 2-week staff training program that takes place at our headquarters in the Tetons, we will ensure each individual is equipped with the technical skills necessary to lead a successful summer of adventure. As a Trip Leader, you will be working long, action-packed, and sometimes tiring days back to back. While this work is rewarding, fun, and non-traditional in many ways, it will be challenging mentally and physically. Read on to find out more about what we look for in our field staff and check out the current available positions!


Field Positions

Wilderness Adventures is looking for Trip Leaders who are enthusiastic about working with students ages 10-20 in group settings.

*Our Trip Counselor position is currently FULL for the 2024 season! All Trip Counselor applicants will be waitlisted at this time.

Trip Counselors are 19-20 years old and will work alongside two Trip Leaders to take students through exciting, yet challenging adventure activities.

Logistics Support Staff will be based at our headquarters in Jackson, Wyoming and will have a diverse range of responsibilities encompassing both office-based tasks and fieldwork.

Gear and Logistics Support

May 15 – August 15

40+ hours/week, weekend work required. 

Gear and Logistics Support will be involved in various operations and management of all aspects of Wilderness Adventures programming (both Overnight and Day Camp operations).

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