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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.

Benefits to be discussed and explained if applicants passes interview round.

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.

Sailing-Paddling / Sea Kayaking / Wind Surfing / Dock Hand / Kayaking Day Trip Leaders

Below is the link to the application for all of the above mentioned jobs. Do be aware that we are looking for qualified individuals and that your resume should show us that you have the proper skills for any of the positions mentioned, do apply and join us on the Cal Adventures team!

Contact

Sam Johnson at Cal Adventures: s_johnson@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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