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Want To Be an Instructor?

Wilderness Wild Survival School is happy to announce its expansion in the following areas:

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, California.

 

We believe in getting more people outside through learning wilderness skills. We pride ourselves on being top notch instructors who are invested in our students and in our own development. Our instructors strive to set up our clients for success in the field and at home by being prepared through the practice and use of the skills they learn with us.  Our clients leave a class or course with a sense of being prepared, as well as a closer connection to the land through the use of primitive skills.

Lead Instructor job  description

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 The duties of the Lead Instructor are as follows;

Scheduling - Lead instructors will be responsible for scheduling day classes and courses in their state of operation. This includes all ongoing courses offered at Wilderness Wild, & Private classes and courses. 

 Instructors must maintain a current schedule for classes as well as a current list of registrations. Lead Instructors are primarily focused on adult classes and courses.

 

Courses - Each Lead Instructor will also be guiding and teaching field courses in their state. The instructor must be able to live and teach in the wilderness for each course scheduled. Instructors should have detailed knowledge and experience for the location of the class or course.

 It’s the instructors job to map out all new course locations and make sure the location meets the criteria on the field course selection form.

 

Qualifications - Each instructor must be well versed in the list of subjects below. Instructors will be teaching a wide array of classes and courses and must be able to transfer skills and knowledge to students effectively. 

 Instructors must meet the minimum teaching and experience hours for the subjects they wish to teach. Teaching & experience hour requirements are listed next to the subjects. 

 

Locations - Instructors will choose the location of each class or course and must hold classes or courses in locations that are in accordance with local laws and regulations. If a location requires a fee or permit the instructor must contact the Leader of operations for approval. Once approved the instructor may purchase the permit or pay the fee. 

 

Logs & Inventory - Instructors will be responsible for maintaining gear, and supplies & must have a place to store the bins out of the weather. It is the instructor's responsibility to keep a monthly log of gear and supplies. Instructors will have a monthly fund for supplies and gear needed and must keep a detailed log of items purchased and accompanying receipts. 

 

Travel - Instructors will be travelling to classes and courses in their personal vehicle. All instructors must keep track of their miles to and from class and keep their fuel receipts for reimbursement. Our future goal is to supply instructors with company vehicles.



 

Experience - Each satellite instructor should be well versed in a wide array of wilderness skills. This includes wilderness survival, bushcraft, and of course primitive living skills. Instructors should have 2 years of teaching experience prior to employment with Wilderness Wild. Instructors should also have experience in living for multiple days in the wild with minimal gear.

 

Certifications - All instructors must possess a current First aid & CPR certification. WFR & EMT are preferred. 

Lead Instructor Requirements

 The Requirements prior to applying of the satellite instructor are as follows;

Age - Satellite instructors must be 18 years of age or older.

Health - Each satellite Instructor needs to be in good physical condition and be able to hike, climb, and lift 50lbs - 80lbs. Instructors must be able to live outside in all conditions.

Qualifications - Each instructor have a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience prior to applying or being hired. Teaching experience can be from another school, personal classes, or by another guide service. You must be able to provide proof or references of your experience. 

Driving Record - All instructors must have a clean driving record with no more than 2 accidents in the last 2 years and no "at fault accidents" in the last 4 years.

Criminal Record - Prospective instructors must not have a criminal record of any kind. 

Working With Youth - Instructors must be able to work with youth and be able to teach in groups of 6-10 youth students. 

 

Experience - Each satellite instructor should be well versed in a wide array of wilderness skills. Instructors must have experience in minimal gear wilderness living, primitive hunting, wild edible & medicinal plants, and friction fire. 

 

Certifications - All instructors must possess a current First aid & CPR certification. WFR & EMT are preferred. 

Satellite Instructor Benefits

 Travel Reimbursement - Satellite instructors will be reimbursed for travel to classes and courses as well as 2 monthly harvesting trips for materials. 

Health - We are currently looking to add health and dental to our benefits and hope to have those soon. 

Scheduling - Instructors have the freedom to schedule classes to fit their lifestyle needs. Teach as much or as little as you'd like. Choose the areas you'd like to teach in your state. 

 

Pay - Instructors make 75% of the classes and courses they teach. The total amount each month depends how many classes and courses you teach each month. The average amount for new instructors is $1200 - $1500 per month. Again this depends on how much you teach. 

Training - Instructors meet once a year for a gathering to train. Each instructor will bring 2 skills to share over a 6 days. Instructors should use this training time to help build new skills, practice teaching, and give feedback or suggestions. Lodging and food is provided by owner Kyle Thomson. 

Free Advertising - Class and course advertising is provided by wilderness Wild. Build your name, and your classes through our advertising offered by us. 

 

Gatherings and Fairs - Join us as instructors at many of the primitive skills gatherings and vendor fairs. Get access to vendor fairs paid by us to set up booths and sell your handmade items while promoting classes and courses. 

 

Pro discounts - Instructors can get access to discounts in stores!

 

Certifications - We are looking into paying for certifications that will help you succeed! We don't know yet when this will happen, but we hope to help instructors get financial aid for certifications like WFR, Herbal medicine, attend B.O.S.S Courses and more!

Youth & Family Instructor Position

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 The duties of the Lead Instructor are as follows;

Scheduling - Youth and Family instructors will be responsible for scheduling day classes and courses in their state of operation. This includes all ongoing courses offered at Wilderness Wild, Our homeschooling and youth program classes & Private classes and courses. 

 Instructors must maintain a current schedule for classes as well as a current list of registrations. Lead Instructors are primarily focused on adult classes and courses.

 

Courses - Youth & Family Instructors will may be guiding and teaching field courses in their state. The instructor must be able to live and teach in the wilderness for each course scheduled. Instructors should have detailed knowledge of local resources and experience for the location of the class or course.

 It’s the instructors job to map out all new class & course locations and make sure the location meets the criteria on the class location selection form.

 

Qualifications - Each instructor must be well versed in the list of subjects below. Instructors will be teaching a wide array of classes and courses and must be able to transfer skills and knowledge to students effectively. 

 Instructors must meet the minimum teaching and experience hours for the subjects they wish to teach. Teaching & experience hour requirements are listed next to the subjects. 

 

Locations - Instructors will choose the location of each class or course and must hold classes or courses in locations that are in accordance with local laws and regulations. If a location requires a fee or permit the instructor must contact the Leader of operations for approval. Once approved the instructor may purchase the permit or pay the fee. 

 

Logs & Inventory - Instructors will be responsible for maintaining gear, and supplies & must have a place to store the bins out of the weather. It is the instructor's responsibility to keep a monthly log of gear and supplies. Instructors will have a monthly fund for supplies and gear needed and must keep a detailed log of items purchased and accompanying receipts. 

 

Travel - Instructors will be travelling to classes and courses in their personal vehicle. All instructors must keep track of their miles to and from class and keep their fuel receipts for reimbursement. Our future goal is to supply instructors with company vehicles.



 

Experience - Each instructor should be well versed in a wide array of wilderness skills. This includes wilderness survival, bushcraft, and of course primitive living skills. All instructors working with youth must be able to pass a background check, be drug and alcohol free while teaching, and set good examples to the youth they work with. Instructors should have 2 years of teaching experience prior to employment with Wilderness Wild. Instructors should also have experience in living for multiple days in the wild with minimal gear.

 

Certifications - All instructors must possess a current First aid & CPR certification. WFR & EMT are preferred. 

Youth & Family Instructor Requirements

 The Requirements prior to applying of the satellite instructor are as follows;

Age - Satellite instructors must be 18 years of age or older.

Health - Each satellite Instructor needs to be in good physical condition and be able to hike, climb, and lift 50lbs - 80lbs. Instructors must be able to live outside in all conditions.

Qualifications - Each instructor must have a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience with youth ages 6-17 and families prior to applying or being hired. Teaching experience can be from another school, personal classes, or by another guide service. You must be able to provide proof or references of your experience. 

Driving Record - All instructors must have a clean driving record with no more than 2 accidents in the last 2 years and no "at fault accidents" in the last 4 years.

Criminal Record - Prospective instructors must not have a criminal record of any kind.

Working With Youth - Instructors must be able to work with youth and be able to teach in groups of 6-10 youth students. If applicants or instructors have ever had a restraining order or any other kind of legal, physical, or abusive issue regarding youth or their families they will be immediately disqualified or terminated. 

 

Experience - Each satellite instructor should be well versed in a wide array of wilderness and primitive skills. Instructors must have experience in minimal gear wilderness living, primitive hunting, wild edible & medicinal plants, and friction fire. 

 

Certifications - All instructors must possess a current First aid & CPR certification. WFR & EMT are preferred. 

Youth & Family Instructor Benefits

 Travel Reimbursement - Satellite instructors will be reimbursed for travel to classes and courses as well as 2 monthly harvesting trips for materials. 

Health - We are currently looking to add health and dental to our benefits and hope to have those soon. 

Scheduling - Instructors have the freedom to schedule classes to fit their lifestyle needs. Teach as much or as little as you'd like. Choose the areas you'd like to teach in your state. 

 

Pay - Instructors make 75% of the classes and courses they teach. The total amount each month depends how many classes and courses you teach each month. The average amount for new instructors is $1200 - $1500 per month. Again this depends on how much you teach. 

Training - Instructors meet once a year for a gathering to train. Each instructor will bring 2 skills to share over a 6 days. Instructors should use this training time to help build new skills, practice teaching, and give feedback or suggestions. Lodging and food is provided by owner Kyle Thomson. 

Free Advertising - Class and course advertising is provided by wilderness Wild. Build your name, and your classes through our advertising offered by us. 

 

Gatherings and Fairs - Join us as instructors at many of the primitive skills gatherings and vendor fairs. Get access to vendor fairs paid by us to set up booths and sell your handmade items while promoting classes and courses. 

 

Pro discounts - Instructors can get access to discounts in stores!

 

Certifications - We are looking into paying for certifications that will help you succeed! We don't know yet when this will happen, but we hope to help instructors get financial aid for certifications like WFR, Herbal medicine, attend B.O.S.S Courses and more!

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