Dear Wilderness Enthusiast,

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Thank you for your interest in RedCliff Ascent. Our Field Instructors play a major role in the success of our program. Field instructors work an eight day on, six day off schedule. The eight days that they are in the field they are living out of their backpacks, working with youth at risk.

Although experience is not necessary, it is helpful to have some experience working with teens. Our prospective instructors are invited to attend a 9-day field interview. Check here for field interview dates. During this field interview, they are taught wilderness skills, such as bow drill fires, camp set up and tear down, hiking and backpacking as well as therapeutic and communication skills. They are also informed of the rules and regulations as well as the philosophy of RedCliff Ascent. Going through the 9-day field interview does not automatically guarantee that they are hired as field instructors. Although we hope that everyone that is invited to interview continues on to work as a field instructor. The field interview is not currently paid.

The Redcliff program is meant to be a therapeutic intervention for these youth. Field instructors that are emotionally stable and have strong boundaries will have great success in working with our students. It is of utmost importance that our field instructors are not easily manipulated and are willing to uphold the rules and regulations of RedCliff Ascent.

Our employees are required to be at least 21 years old, pass an annual physical examination, have a high school diploma or equivalent, pass a pre-employment and random drug screening tests, clear a Federal Criminal Background check, have a current CPR and First Aid certificate be patient and love the outdoors. Also, we do not allow employees to have dreadlocks or piercings.

Be prepared to send three letters of professional recommendation, a resume with a cover letter and copies of all current certifications.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can help with anything. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
RedCliff Ascent

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