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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. 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

Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse/APRN
Human Resources Administrator

Field Positions
Field Guide

Seasonal Positions

Family Services Therapist
Clinical Therapist


Business & Administration Positions

Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse/APRN

Seeking passionate medical providers to be part of Open Sky’s holistic and integrative treatment team. Open Sky’s wilderness-based, experiential treatment program amplifies change in ways that are unparalleled in other treatment environments, helping clients achieve remarkable and lasting success.

The position provides psychiatric treatment and medication management for adolescent and young adult clients; communicates with family members regarding clients’ treatment progress and relevant medication changes; and collaborates with a multidisciplinary treatment team of Medical, Clinical, Field, and Program staff. This position is 20 to 40 hours per week, year-round position based out of Open Sky’s main office in Durango, CO, with regular weekly visits to the field.  Other duties may be assigned.

Open Sky is fortunate to call Durango and southwest Colorado home. It’s impossible to list everything Durango and the surrounding area has to offer, but one thing’s certain, you’ll never be bored here. Our outdoor adventures are second to none and cultural environment rivals that of a big city.

Min. requirements

APRN, MD, DO, or equivalent and currently licensed(or able to be licensed) in the states of UT and CO.  Experience with child, adolescent and young adult psychiatry.  Passion for working collaboratively with holistic, integrative treatment team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly organized and driven to provide excellent customer service, both internally and externally


Wage commensurate with experience; Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply:

Provide a current resume and a cover letter or email to

Human Resources Administrator

Open Sky Wilderness is seeking a full-time Human Resources Administrator to join our innovative, holistic wilderness therapy program for young adults & adolescents.  This position is based out of our Durango, CO office. The Human Resources Administrator is the primary internal administrative contact for receiving and processing employee compliance documents, HIPAA data entry, incident tracking, and pre-audit review of clinical, medical, and admissions paperwork.  In addition, this position administers Worker’s Compensation claims, employee benefits, and provides other Human Resources and Administrative support. Responsible for ensuring organization’s compliance with regulations and internal standards.  Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred.  Five to ten years of Human Resources administrative experience in an office environment required.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.  Other attributes include a positive and engaged demeanor; ability to be self-directed; strong organizational skills and detail-oriented; discrete and professional.  Physical requirements include the ability to lift 20 pounds; adequate hearing to hear/talk with others in person and on the telephone; daily use of computers and monitors, keyboards, and mouse.  Position may also require long periods of standing, bending, walking, and frequent use of stairs.  Work hours are full-time 40 hours per week Monday – Friday.  Will be highly reliable and dependable.

  • Pass pre-employment physical and drug screening.
  • Pass annual physical.
  • Have clean driving record and maintain valid driver’s license.
  • Complete DMV Release for annual inquiry and review of driving record.
  • Pass initial Colorado and Utah background checks.
  • Pass annual Utah background check.
  • Review and sign annual Utah Provider Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to complete Harassment Training immediately following hire.

To Apply

Provide a current resume, letter of intent with salary requirements to  Three signed letters of recommendation will be required prior to hiring.    Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Field Positions

We are currently accepting applications for our March and May orientations: March 30-April 11 and May 18-29, 2020. To be considered for our March or May orientations, please submit your completed application by no later than March 20th or May 13th. We look forward to interviewing both intern and full-time candidates for our upcoming orientations.

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

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.

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


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; 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 in 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

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