Positions Available

For the summer of 2019 we have 5 paid positions available. We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Field Instructor (4 positions available)
  • Logistics Specialist (1 position available)
  • MYLES Intern (1 position available): This is an unpaid internship, but housing and meal stipend are included

Summer 2019 Important Dates

  • Staff Training- June 5 – 14
  • Week 1: June 16 – 21
  • Week 2: June 23 – 28
  • Week 3 – Off for 4th of July
  • Week 4: July 7 – 12
  • Week 5: July 14 – 19
  • Week 6: July 21 – 26
  • Summer Closing, Clean-Up, & Debrief- July 27/28


  • $2300 stipend (paid out monthly in 2 installments)
  • Free Housing during summer employment period- from Staff Training-through Final debrief/clean-up (TBD)
  • $250 toward WFR or WFA training (if you need it for this summer)
  • Weeklong field based training covering field risk management & leadership
  • On-going training and mentorship
  • Amazing outdoor gear & equipment instructional supplies
  • The week of the 4th of July off

Primary Duties

  • Lead weeklong backpacking trips during the summer under the supervision of the MYLES Director
  • Help students conduct research in Biology and Ecology
  • Assist with data collection for MYLES of Science research
  • Conduct student intake in a professional, clear, and organized way
  • Engage MYLES participants during down times
  • Pack and organize backpacking and citizen science equipment as well as pack MYLES van & trailer for summer programming
  • Serve as primary point of contact for trip participants in the field
  • Communicate with MYLES Directors
  • Uphold MYLES and Montreat College policies and procedures and apply safe practices
  • Organize and clean outdoor equipment between and after trips
  • Perform equipment maintenance and log activity
  • Perform wilderness first aid as needed
  • Attend required staff meetings and trainings

Assist with

  • Marketing of program during academic school year
  • Presenting research findings at conference, if possible
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong belief in providing a quality and safe outdoor learning experience to MYLES of Science participants
  • Experience with outdoor recreation activities (primarily backpacking and hiking)
  • Strong interest in learning Biology, Ecology, and Natural Sciences lessons to teach to students
  • Experience with outdoor trips lasting seven days or more is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (primarily Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
  • High-quality written and oral communication skills, including the ability to understand and articulate policy and procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several projects at one time
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible
  • Balance of a professional attitude while having fun