Thank you for your interest in working for On-Belay!

Current Openings:

Wilderness Trip Leader (positions open until filled)

Position Description

On Belay is seeking 1-2 wilderness trip leaders for the Teen Outdoor Adventure (TOA) Program  The TOA is a wilderness trip program for On Belay participants ages 11-18. Wilderness trip leaders play a critical role in meeting On Belay’s objectives by working directly with the Program Director to brainstorm, coordinate, plan, and implement the Teen Outdoor Adventure Program.  

Positions available for:

  • Winter Teen Outdoor Adventure:  March 6-8, 2020
  • Summer Teen Outdoor Adventure/Summer Basecamp:  August 1-8, 2020

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Assisting the Program Director in brainstorming the framework of the trip to meet On Belay objectives.
  2. Assisting the Program Director with prepping materials for the TOA trip.
  3. Assisting with keeping the TOA participants safe during the trip through careful planning, risk management, and troubleshooting.
  4. Leading all assigned activities during the TOA trip.
  5. Playing a lead role in TOA participants having fun, feeling supported, and uncovering their inner resilience. 
  6. Be a mentor and role model 


  1. Experience leading backpacking and/or winter trips 
  2. Experience leading youth programs
  3. Knowledge of adventure/experiential program principles
  4. Minimum Wilderness First Aid certification or equivalent 
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop rapport with youth


Summer trip pays $960 and winter trip pays $300.  Includes all hut, food, and equipment fees during the trip. This will be given after the completion of the trip. Wilderness trip leaders are required to be present at pre-trip planning meetings (dates are flexible) and the full trip including pre-trip & post-trip duties.

To apply,  please email cover letter and resume to