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Listed below are employment opportunities at Open Sky, including all current open positions for field guides, therapists, and other departments (business, administrative and program staff). We regularly hire for our field guide positions throughout the year. For guide orientation dates, application information, and deadlines, see details below.

 


FIELD GUIDE

We are currently accepting Field Guide applications for winter orientation, which will take place February 28–March 11, 2022, for full-time, seasonal, and intern positions. To be considered, please submit your completed application no later than Friday, February 11, 2022.

Open Sky inspires people to learn and live in a way that honors values and strengthens relationships. Field guides at Open Sky work with students in a wilderness setting, providing a therapeutically rich environment where students grow and thrive. We seek field guides who are passionate about learning and growing in this work. If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to review this detailed overview about being an Open Sky Field Guide,  encompassing minimum qualifications, job duties, orientation information, compensation, schedule, and lifestyle.

Candidates who are offered employment after successful completion of the orientation typically begin working in the field within three weeks and receive a $1,000 stipend.

To apply you must provide:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of Wilderness First Responder or higher (W-EMT) medical certification
  • Copies of current CPR and First Aid certificates

We require Field Guides to complete their Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR, and First Aid certifications before their first shift in the field. Initial applications may be submitted without WFR, CPR, and First Aid certifications, but these must be obtained before working in the field.

 

THERAPIST

Therapists lead or support the treatment team to deliver a powerful and transformative experience for our students and their families, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. Primary responsibilities include supporting the functions of the Clinical and Family Services Departments. Clinical Therapists carry a caseload of students, develop treatment plans, provide individual and group psychotherapy, and coordinate care involving the student with family members, collaborating professionals, and the Open Sky team. Therapists support the program’s integrated therapeutic services, including the Family Quest™ experience, parent coaching, graduation, Wellness Weekends, and psycho-educational content.

Open Sky hires therapist on a full-time, seasonal, and part-time basis. As our needs frequently evolve, we are always interested in receiving applications for therapist positions, including extended internships (>6 months).

 


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