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Team Building/Ropes Course

Position

Do you consider yourself to be a very enthusiastic and qualified individual that wants to share their love of teamwork and outdoor activity? You’ve come to the right spot!

Position Includes

    • Set up and break down belay and safety systems for all high element Ropes Course events
    • Safety assurance and risk management at the Ropes Course
    • Periodic equipment and hardware inspections and minor repairs
    • Facilitate icebreakers, initiatives, and debriefs for a variety of groups including youth and adult
  • Add to the documentation of new initiatives and enhancement of curriculum on file.
  • Enforce gear organization and care among other facilitator staff
  • Facilitate the increase of knowledge about the natural environment, experiential education theory and practices, group dynamics, weather, and gear care
  • Serve as a representative of Cal Adventures to participants
  • Demonstrate good judgment in regards to participant safety and well-being

Minimum Qualifications

High level of experience and comfort level leading low and high element Ropes Course events for group sizes of 6 to 100+ individuals. The ability to facilitate meaningful discussions and debriefs pertinent to client goals and their performance as a group during activities. The ability to create an experiential learning environment while teaching a variety of topics. Proven technical skills in the setup of belay systems used at the Ropes Course. Demonstrated experience serving in a leadership role. CPR and First Aid – or the ability to attain these certifications by the first day of employment. Well-organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and mature individual. Knowledge and demonstration of Leave No Trace ethics. Attend required trainings for team building staff. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills

Outdoor Science training and ability to impart knowledge through predesigned curriculum while on course. EMT or Wilderness First Responder Certification. Past experience leading groups in the wilderness on overnight trips.

Contact

Cal Adventures Ropes Course and Youth Camp Manager, Lauren Gregory: laurengregory@berkeley.edu

Rock Climbing

Position

The Cal Adventures Rock Climbing Program operates at the world-famous local Berkeley rocks. The adult program hosts a range of classes: Intro to Outdoor, Rappelling, and Self-Rescue. The youth programs meet at the UC Aquatic Center in the Berkeley Marina during the summer season. Instructors serve in many different roles depending on their experience and are expected to help facilitate programs as scheduled by manager staff.

  • Set up and break down belay and safety systems for all high element Ropes Course events
  • Safety assurance and risk management at the Ropes Course
  • Periodic equipment and hardware inspections and minor repairs
  • Facilitate ice breakers, initiatives, and debriefs for a variety of groups including youth and adult
  • Add to the documentation of new initiatives and enhancement of curriculum on file
  • Enforce gear organization and care among other facilitator staff
  • Facilitate the increase of knowledge about the natural environment, experiential education theory and practices, group dynamics, weather, and gear care
  • Serve as a representative of Cal Adventures to participants
  • Demonstrate good judgment in regards to participant safety and wellbeing

Qualifications

High level of experience and comfort level leading rock climbing events for group sizes of 6 to 24 individuals. Ability to facilitate meaningful discussions and debriefs pertinent to client goals and their performance as a group during activities. Ability to create an experiential learning environment while teaching a variety of topics. Proven technical skills in the set-up and use of top rope belay systems in an outdoor setting. Demonstrated experience serving in a leadership role. CPR and First Aid – or the ability to attain these certifications by the first day of employment. Well-organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and mature individual. Knowledge and demonstration of Leave No Trace ethics. Attend required trainings for rock climbing staff. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills

Anchor setting using natural protection. Outdoor Science training and ability to impart knowledge through predesigned curriculum while on course. EMT or Wilderness First Responder Certification. Past experience leading groups in the wilderness on overnight trips.

Contact

Cal Adventures Ropes Course and Youth Camp Manager, Lauren Gregory: laurengregory@berkeley.edu

Water Activity Instructors

The Positions

Cal Adventures is looking for excellent instructors for Sailing, Sea Kayaking and Windsurfing. If you love your sport, and want to share your knowledge and experience, come work at Cal Adventures!

About You

  • Excellent practical skills in your sport.
  • Strong safety boat skills, or the willingness to learn them!
  • Ability to teach adults of all ages
  • Safety First focused. Safety Fun and Learning as a motto.
  • Ability to both teach with others and to be a leader on your own.
  • A good role model for boating of all kinds

About the Job

  • Great atmosphere and a good place to work.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Lots of opportunities for Cross-Training.
  • Safety First focused. Safety Fun and Learning as a motto.
  • Co-workers who care about Cal Adventures and our students.
  • Very team oriented staff and managers.

 

Things we need:

You will need to be CPR/First Aid certified, or able to get it before working. Similarly we are working to get all of our staff Safe Powerboat Handling trained and certified. Certifications from American Canoe and Kayak and US Sailing are desirable but not required.

Contact

Cal Adventures Boating Programs Manager, Morgan Collins: morganjcollins@berkeley.edu

 

Dockhand/Dockmasters

The Position

Cal Adventures is looking for people who love the outdoors and helping other people enjoy and experience Cal Adventures at the Berkeley Marina. If you love people and enjoy meeting and working with others, and if you want to share your knowledge and experience, come work at Cal Adventures!

Dockmasters open the marina, prep the safety boat (we will train you!), and get the UCAC ready for the public. Once open Dockmasters talk to people, check them in, help them with equipment and provide a safe, fun, open atmosphere.

You don’t have to know boats or boating, we can teach you that. You do have to want to engage with people, try new things, and be excited to share what Cal Adventures has to offer.

About You

  • Outgoing, friendly, and with a strong desire to help others.
  • Enjoy a varied, interesting work day.
  • Open to new experiences and trying new things.
  • Safety First focused. Safety Fun and Learning as a motto.
  • Organized, creative and flexible.
  • A good role model.
  • Know or want to know a lot about boats and boating!

About the Job

  • Great atmosphere and a good place to work.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Lots of opportunities for Cross-Training.
  • Safety First focused. Safety Fun and Learning as a motto.
  • Co-workers who care about Cal Adventures and our students.
  • Very team oriented staff and managers.

 

Things we need:

You will need to be CPR/First Aid certified, or able to get it before working. Similarly we are working to get all of our staff Safe Powerboat Handling trained and certified. Certifications from American Canoe and Kayak and US Sailing are desirable but not required.

Contact

Cal Adventures Boating Programs Manager, Morgan Collins: morganjcollins@berkeley.edu

NOTE: If hired, you will need to be in possession of documents that prove you are authorized to work in the United States. A list of accepted documents can be found on the last page of Homeland Security Form I-9.

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