American Explorers

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American Explorers Basecamp
121 Hyalite Creek Road
PO Box 1219
Emigrant, MT 59027

(406) 333-7002


Whitney Lane, Challenge Course and Basecamp Manager

  • Email: WLane@americanexplorers.org
  • Phone: 928-864-9160

Tawnya Rupe, Director, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund

  • Email: tawnyar@mountainsky.com
  • Phone: 406-570-2125

Whitney Tilt, Director, Lands and Wildlife Conservation

  • Email: wtilt@ambfo.com
  • Phone 406-223-8972

 

Spring-Summer 2018 Positions Available

Community Facilitators

Looking to add to our team of Facilitators at the Big Creek Challenge Course in Emigrant, Montana. Constructed in April 2015, this state-of-the-art course features both high and low elements allowing participants a full range of experiential and leadership activities. The course is utilized by the nonprofit partners of the Blank Family of Businesses; including Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund, and new to the businesses in 2018, West Creek Ranch.

Successful candidates for this position will work with nonprofit organizations who utilize the Challenge Course and Basecamp property as a tools for their program enhancement.  The position will be responsible for challenge course facilitation, and assisting in maintenance of Basecamp and Challenge Course properties, as needed. Community Facilitators will receive a hourly wage of $17/hour, and are expected to be willing and able to work up to 20 hours per week during the operating season, Mid-April through Mid-October, 2018.

Preferred experience includes:

  • An interest in working with diverse groups; youth, adult, and at-risk and/or disabled populations
  • An aptitude for managing risk, and an awareness of one’s surroundings
  • Facilitation Experience to include:
    • Initiative Games
    • Challenge course experience (high or low elements)
    • Team Building and leadership
  • Development of Curriculum or activities based on groups needs
  • Ability to adapt plans to groups needs
  • Experience or interest in working at height
  • Ability to work outdoors in a full range of weather conditions
  • Enjoys working with others to complete a common goal

Facilitators will receive mandatory challenge course and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training on and off-site from Mid-April-May, 2018. Upon successful completion of training, Challenge Course Facilitators will be available to assist the American Explorers Basecamp in conducting sessions on a mutually agreed-upon schedule. If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and previous challenge course experience (portfolio if available) to wlane@americanexplorers.org. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. 

 

 

 

Spring-Summer 2018 Positions Available

Community Facilitators

Looking to add to our team of Facilitators at the Big Creek Challenge Course in Emigrant, Montana. Constructed in April 2015, this state-of-the-art course features both high and low elements allowing participants a full range of experiential and leadership activities. The course is utilized by the nonprofit partners of the Blank Family of Businesses; including Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund, and new to the businesses in 2018, West Creek Ranch.

Successful candidates for this position will work with nonprofit organizations who utilize the Challenge Course and Basecamp property as a tools for their program enhancement.  The position will be responsible for challenge course facilitation, and assisting in maintenance of Basecamp and Challenge Course properties, as needed. Community Facilitators will receive a hourly wage of $17/hour, and are expected to be willing and able to work up to 20 hours per week during the operating season, Mid-April through Mid-October, 2018.

Preferred experience includes:

  • An interest in working with diverse groups; youth, adult, and at-risk and/or disabled populations
  • An aptitude for managing risk, and an awareness of one’s surroundings
  • Facilitation Experience to include:
    • Initiative Games
    • Challenge course experience (high or low elements)
    • Team Building and leadership
  • Development of Curriculum or activities based on groups needs
  • Ability to adapt plans to groups needs
  • Experience or interest in working at height
  • Ability to work outdoors in a full range of weather conditions
  • Enjoys working with others to complete a common goal

Facilitators will receive mandatory challenge course and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training on and off-site from Mid-April-May, 2018. Upon successful completion of training, Challenge Course Facilitators will be available to assist the American Explorers Basecamp in conducting sessions on a mutually agreed-upon schedule. If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and previous challenge course experience (portfolio if available) to wlane@americanexplorers.org. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.