Outward Bound Canada’s greatest asset is our instructional staff. Accomplished outdoor educators with extensive technical and facilitation skills, and the passion and compassion to inspire students to learn, our instructors come from all walks of life with a vast array of talents and experiences. Some have worked extensively in outdoor education, while others come from university programs or other career paths. We value group facilitation skills, life experience, passion, dedication, resiliency, and teaching ability as highly as technical proficiency.
As a leader in outdoor, experiential education, Outward Bound Canada offers a diverse selection of working opportunities in scenic and remote wilderness or urban areas. Our busiest season is from April to October, with winter and year-round programs on offer only in select regions. We accept instructor resumes year-round.
At Outward Bound Canada, each region conducts its own staff training before the start of the summer season. Successful instructor applicants will be selected to attend these trainings in BC, the Rockies, or Ontario. In BC and the Rockies, this is a four or five-day training program for instructors who have been offered contracts. In Ontario, this expedition is called the Outward Bound Canada - Ontario Instructor Course. It is an intensive instructor training program designed for motivated people who want to further develop their skillset and depth of experience working as outdoor educators. Work will be offered to Ontario instructor course participants depending on their performance during the course.
Want to become an instructor, but need more training? If you are just beginning your exploration of a career in the outdoors, our Rocky Mountain Instructor Development Program is a two-week course designed to expand your training in the outdoor education field, focusing very specifically on industry craft, and ensuring you will walk away with top quality, first-hand training in camp craft and leading adventurous journeys through the Outward Bound model. To apply for this program, please follow the instructions in the course description.
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PINE RIVER INSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR (AND AUXILIARY INSTRUCTOR)
Pine River Institute (PRI) is an educational and therapeutic community where quality care is provided to youth and their families who are struggling with addictive behaviour. An instructor position includes working in collaboration with PRI to lead up to eight participants and two co-staff in the backcountry. OBC Instructors spend one week in the field at a time and lead expeditionary-style canoeing, backpacking, and snowshoeing trips. An auxiliary instructor will work with various programs within OBC, specifically with programs that involve supporting youth who are struggling with mental health and behavioural challenges. Click here to read the job posting. Application deadline: Position Open Until Filled. Start date: January 2017.