Group Leaders, Field Educators, Cooks and more!

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Cottonwood Gulch offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture

We have a variety of positions available; each staff member at CGE is essential in order to facilitate high quality, place-based educational programming to youth ages 8-18. Below are brief descriptions- please visit our website for more information.


Farm Educator: Part of our Basecamp team providing high-quality farm education programming while also producing vegetables from a ¼-acre farm.

Field Educator: Supports the creation and facilitation of place-based educational curriculum. We are looking for scientists, artists, culturalists, and others who enjoy working with youth outdoors.

Group Leader: Take on the responsibility of leading their trek throughout the season. This position is ideal for those who are knowledgeable about the Southwest and seeking leadership opportunities.

Operations Coordinator: Is primarily responsible for maintenance, upkeep, and improvement of the 550-acre Basecamp property, as well as our fleet of vehicles and inventory of gear.

Youth Conservation Corps Group Leader:  Leads a conservation crew throughout the summer, working on projects in partnership with the US Forest Service.

Program Staff: Works with the Group leader to plan educational programming based on the needs and location of the group and are essential in maintaining the ‘flow’ of a trek. We are seeking self-motivated, well organized individuals who enjoy working with youth.

Road Cook: Join a trek and must be adaptable, creative, and interested in mixing adventure into their daily routine. Our ideal candidates are detail-oriented, flexible and self motivated to create nutritious and delicious meals.

Basecamp Cook: Work as a team to create menus inclusive of trekker’s dietary and nutritional needs and often cook for large groups. Our ideal candidates are detail-oriented, flexible and self motivated to create nutritious and delicious meals.

Naturalist: Part of our Basecamp team providing high-quality science education programming including, but not limited to: ecology, biology, geology, astronomy, and ornithology to trekkers.

Art Specialist: Leads art activities both in the Nature Arts Workshop and in the field, to summer trekkers. Activities can include pottery, leatherwork, weaving, beading, watercolors and more.

Mountain Bike Specialist: Facilitates adventure to trekkers throughout the summer with our fleet of mountain bikes. This role includes teaching youth mountain bike skills, IMBA Trail Etiquette and leading single-day and multi-day bike excursions.

Climbing and Adventure Specialist: Provides exceptional adventure education to our school and summer trekkers, including rock climbing, navigation and team building activities.

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