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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 on August 30th. 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
Tranporter

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

Pay/Benefits

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 employment@openskywilderness.com.

Transporter

Are you looking for meaningful work positively impacting the lives of young people? Driving across the beautiful Four Corners area in Colorado and Utah? Are you looking for a Summer job that provides you 40 hrs/week?

Open Sky is looking for compassionate, professional, and responsible drivers to meet, greet, assist and transport the new students arriving into our program. Applicants will align with our core values, including contributing in a positive manner, demonstrating respect, and performing with excellence. This is a great opportunity to build skills in a medical and mental health environment. Work is full-time with shifts lasting 8-14 hrs. Auto Insurance requirements stipulate that all drivers must be 21 years of age or older.

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.

Pay/Benefits

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 employment@openskywilderness.com.

 

Field Positions

We are currently accepting applications for our next orientation: September 16-27. To be considered for the September orientation, please submit your completed application by no later than Friday, August 30thWe look forward to interviewing both seasonal and full-time candidates for our September 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.

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; 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 employment@openskywilderness.com


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