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Employment Inquiries

Listed below are our employment opportunities at Open Sky, including current open positions that we are actively seeking for our administrative and/or field teams. We regularly hire for our Field Guide positions throughout the year in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Our next hire date for Field Guides is in May of 2019. For application information and deadlines, see details below.

Finally, Open Sky hires some positions on a seasonal, part-time, or as-needed basis. As our needs frequently evolve, we are interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the roles listed below under “Seasonal Positions”.  Please follow specific application instructions (as outlined below) for each job title.

 

Business & Administration Positions

Administrative Assistant

Field Positions

Field Guide

Seasonal Positions

Food Assistant 
Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist


 

Business & Administration Positions

Administrative Assistant

The Office Assistant is a full-time, year round position based out of our main office in Durango, CO. The schedule is Monday through Friday. Ideal candidates will have an administrative background and enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Responsibilities include being the first phone contact with families and professionals, filing, additional clerical duties and support for multiple departments.

Open Sky is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Min. requirements: Phone and clerical work experience is required; excellent communication and customer service skills; computer literacy, including Outlook, Excel, and Word, at a minimum; attention to detail and organizational skills; has a service-oriented mindset; possesses good stress management; has a professional demeanor; creativity, enthusiasm and ability to work with others a must.

Benefits: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and letter of intent with salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com


 

Field Positions

We are currently accepting applications for our next orientation: May 20 – 31, 2019. To be considered for the May Orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, May 10, 2019We look forward to interviewing both seasonal and full-time candidates for our May orientation.

Field Guide

If you are interested in joining the Open Sky team in this unique and vital role, please visit the following link for specific application requirements and additional information:  Open Sky Field Guide

Candidates who are offered employment after successful completion of the orientation generally begin working in the field within 3 weeks.

To Apply:  Provide a cover letter, current resume, completed Application Form, three letters of recommendation, copy of Wilderness First Responder or higher (W-EMT) medical certification, and copy of current CPR certification.  Please use “Orientation (Month) Application: (Last Name)” in email subject line and send completed application, including letters of recommendation, to recruiter@openskywilderness.com

Seasonal and Part-Time Positions

The following positions may become open seasonally and based on our staffing needs. While we may not immediately be hiring, we always accept talented and qualified individuals for these positions. If interested, please follow the specific instructions under each job title.Food Assistant

Food Assistant

Job Description: Open Sky Wilderness is seeking a full-time seasonal (May-September) Food Assistant to join our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults & adolescents based out of our Operations facility in Mancos, CO.  Responsibilities include supporting the food coordinator to accomplish the following tasks: packing food rations for field teams, Family Quests, Student Quests, and Graduations; accommodating special dietary needs for specific students; providing lunch for outgoing staff on Staff Exchange Day each Wednesday; receiving food shipments, stocking and storage.

 Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; knowledge of and interest in natural foods, nutrition and outdoor food preparation; current CPR and First Aid certification; strong communication skills; enthusiastic; self-directed; organized; detail-oriented; professional demeanor; with the ability to lift 50 pounds from the ground. Part-time hourly with variable hours based on the season,; wage commensurate with experience.

Open Sky is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D. Apply now and find out if you are the next smiling face that will meet our new students.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and letter of intent with salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com

Family Services Therapist

Job Description: This is a full or part-time position to support our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for our Family Services team based in Durango, CO. Primary duties include working 3 days in the field (2 overnights) and 1 day in the office. Primary responsibilities include facilitating Family Quests and Wellness Weekends, offering weekly phone sessions with parents, and participating as a member of an integrated treatment team. Position reports directly to the Clinical and Family Services Director.

Minimum Requirements: PhD/Master’s therapist; licensed or license-eligible in UT and CO. Prior experience: clinical work with adolescents, young adults, and families. Strong preference for clinician with Family Systems background and prior wilderness experience. Must be open to research-based mindfulness aspect of program, computer literate, have excellent communication and writing skills, and have a passion for adolescent and family treatment. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay: Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and Supplemental insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Paid Time Off; Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply: Provide a current resume and letter of intent with salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com.


 

Clinical Therapist

Job Description: This is a full or part-time position to support our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults and adolescents based in Durango, CO. Responsibilities include: carrying a caseload of young adult clients; providing individual and group therapy; facilitating weekly phone calls with parents and referral sources; delivering clinical training to field guides; marketing, including attending national conferences; working 2 days in the field (1 overnight) and 2 days in the office.

Minimum Requirements: Clinical Master’s, Ph.D., or Psy.D. (Focus in family systems preferred); licensed, or able to be licensed, in UT and CO; minimum of 3 years’ clinical work with individual, group, and family therapy with young adults; wilderness therapy experience; openness to mindfulness aspect of program; presentation skills; computer literate; excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Must be living or willing to relocate to Durango, CO. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

Pay/Benefits: Competitive wages; Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy with Sick Leave; Employee Assistance Program; sabbatical opportunity.

To Apply: Please email current resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to employment@openskywilderness.com


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